Sunday, April 10, 2016

Making it Modern



Making a modern quilt is a new challenge for me. I have a friend who requested a black and yellow quilt. I found this quilt pattern and she loved it. 


I started the Crossroads quilt along by the Fat Quarter Shop. Here are the first two months of blocks. The money made from this quilt along will go to March of Dimes. I am using Fig Tree and co fabrics.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Table Runner


It has been raining this weekend! I finished this table runner in hopes for spring flowers!
This quilt is from Sew Kind of Wonderful's pattern, "Metro Rings". I was able to use most of my 30's fabric stash!.

Friday, February 12, 2016

A long time….

 This quilt has been "in the works" since my husband decided to move to a new town, starting a new chapter in our life. It is a Shabby fabrics Block of the Month that I finally finished this year.  It was fun to add all of the dimension after it was quilted. The pinwheels, the small little quilts on the clothes line, and all of the buttons. It was truly a labor of love I enjoyed.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas is coming...

One of my favorite things to do every year is to meet with this awesome group of ladies. This is only a portion of our friendship group, but I am always so happy to see them! We revealed our challenge for the year.
 Kathy requested "Crazy Quilt blocks", and made hers into a wall hanging.
 Barbara requested "Easter" blocks.
 Carol requested "Crazy Quilt blocks"
 This is Adena's quilt from one of our exchanges a few years ago
 Deolinda requested "Halloween" blocks
Anna requested 4th of July "themed" blocks. 
I know the New Year will be awesome!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Quilting 2015 Retreat

 We had our second annual Material Girls Quilt retreat this weekend. It was a great time with wonderful ladies held at Wonder Valley.
Anna Koelewyn, Lynn Marie Neilson, Janice Minyard, Kathy Morrison, Barbara Sindlinger, Diane Mitchell (me), and Elaine Berry
 Elaine and Kathy discussing quilt patterns!

Lynn Marie and Anna discuss patterns

 Anna showing her completed table topper
 Barbara maching quilting…busy, busy..
 These were the blocks I was working with. This was from a "Pat Speth" class sponsored by Common Threads Quilt Guild, March 2015.
 Janice Minyard was working with this awesome panel. Getting ideas on border designs
 Kathy Morrison worked on her "Downton Abbey" Mystery Quilt
 Barbara Sindlinger finished quilting one of her quilts
 Lynn Marie finished the top she was working on….scrap therapy pattern.

 These are some of the projects I have been working on for the last few months. This was a purse patten purchased by my Mom. I made it for her. She picked the fabric. The inner lining is a red polka dot!
 This was a pincushion made for our Guild's boutique in October
 This is a "frozen" quilt and pillow case made for my great niece Mallory Thomas. I will send this at Christmas.
I also helped a very good friend of mine do some demolition in her house. We removed three rooms of tile….I would much rather be quilting. But she is an awesome friend, and I was glad I could help her!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fall finishes..

 I finally finished quilting and binding this embroidery quilt. I am going to thoroughly enjoy this quilt during the holiday season!
This quilt was made for our Material Girls challenge. Darby Myers did a beautiful job quilting it. My sister has requested to have this one….

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Not quite a finish

 I have been working on this quilt for a very long time. I think the redwork was finished much faster than the quilting :)   It's drying, just waiting for the binding!
I finished the top for the Shabby Fabrics BOM. This is their pattern called "Garden Tea Party". It was very fun to make.  I enjoy having a whole month to complete a block before the next one arrives :)