Sunday, July 15, 2018

Verve + Road Trip Day 1

One definition for "Verve" is "enthusiasm or vigor, as in literary or artistic work". Karen, as a fairly new quilter, definitely embodies "verve"! Take a glance back here to see her first quilt, made for her older son. Now she has made a quilt for her second son:

I quilted it with "Verve":

Karen said the quilt starts out as a 4-patch, then the two opposite corner slivers are added:

Both the top and back are beautiful batik fabrics:

Quilted! Great job, Karen! Keep quilting with verve!!!

We went on a road trip in June. DD2 makes day-by-day videos of these every year. Here's Day 1 of our road trip to California (DD2 started vacation 2 days earlier with her friend's wedding, so for her it was day 3):
Grace & peace!!! ~Nancy
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

A Trio of Quilts ㆔

This trio of quilts, made by Regina, has a wide variety of styles: 
The first quilt is a printed "penny rug" flannel, with an added border of printed vines and printed "lamb's ears":

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Charity Quilts 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26 of 52 πŸ’

I'm making 52 quilts in 2018 for Jack's Basket, where babies with Down syndrome are celebrated. I went through my calendar and numbered all 52 of the Saturdays in 2018. Since June has 5 Saturdays, I finished 5 quilts this month.

We went on a road trip to California this month. While staying at my DH's childhood home, I pieced 11 baby quilt tops on this Singer 201 that was his grandmother's sewing machine, manufactured in March of 1950. With a lot of oil (there must've been 30 oil spots in the manual!?!), it sewed like a champ!

Quilt number 22 is quilted with what is called in Japanese, "Hana Maru" or flower circle. In Japanese schools, the teacher puts this mark on an assignment with the meaning of "outstanding" or "goes beyond expectations"! I was totally inspired by Yvonne of Quilting JetGirl blog, and her recent quilted finish, which you can see here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Road Trip πŸš™ Stitching ✂️ 2018

We went on a road trip to California and back earlier this month. Here are a few stitching and other highlights.

This was my main passenger project. I stitched it from a pattern I got at one of our local quilt shops, Eagle Creek Quilt Shop. It didn't come with a color key so I had to wing it. I was going for the rainbow look:

I also crocheted 10 of these hanging kitchen towels. Two were gifted before I could take a photo. I buy the towels at Costco in a bundle of 10, crochet across the first row using an awl, steel crochet hook and crochet cotton, then crochet the topper with worsted weight yarn:

Sunday, June 17, 2018

You Are My Sunshine 🌞

My quiltin' cousin, Sue, made this wonderful quilt for her son! 

The pattern is "You Are My Sunshine" from the booklet, Slice of Home by Creekside Stitches. It's a layer cake friendly pattern, or you can cut from stash like Sue did. Here's a close-up:

Sunday, June 10, 2018

It's a Mystery⁉️

Quilt Cove, where I work a couple days a week, does two free mystery quilts per year. Here are 3 quilts I quilted from a mystery we gave out a couple years ago: 

Wendy made her version out of four batik fabrics:

Monday, June 4, 2018

June Minikins Challenge ✅

Sara at Sew Sweetness is having a different challenge each month with her Minikins patterns. The Minikins are 12 patterns of small bags, with step-by-step videos, that are fun to make, use and give as gifts.

The Minikins challenge for June is the Zeppelin Pouch, a bag that can be used as a cosmetic bag, shaving bag, toiletry bag, or just about anything you might want in a bag! I made two of them:

I made my first one out of this Tula Pink's All-Stars print:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Charity Quilts 18, 19, 20 & 21 of 52 πŸ’

I'm making 52 quilts in 2018 for Jack's Basket, where babies with Down syndrome are celebrated. In May I worked on quilts 18, 19, 20 and 21:

Quilt number 18 is quilted with Macaroni:

Thursday, May 24, 2018

T-Shirt Quilt Parade🎽

  Graduation season is also t-shirt quilt season! Here are 5 t-shirt quilts that have recently come out of the Grace & Peace Quilting studio.
  This first quilt was made by Hannah, close friend of DD2, Susanna. Hannah and Susanna have been working together on this quilt for more than a year, so it's fun to see it come to a finish and get used!

For the backing, Hannah had a favorite piece of fabric she wanted to use, the horse fabric, and she pieced some extra, coordinating fabrics to bring it up to size:

Friday, May 18, 2018

May Minikins Challenge ✅

Sara at Sew Sweetness is having a different challenge each month with her Minikins patterns. The Minikins are 12 patterns, with step-by-step videos, of small bags that are fun to make and use, or give as gifts. 

Sara's Minikins challenge for May is the Grab and Go Sleeve, a custom sized sleeve with handles, for a device or book.
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