Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bloggers Quilt Festival πŸ‚ Fall 2018, Part 2

Every fall Amy Ellis, over at Amy's Creative Side, hosts an online quilt show for bloggers and Instagramers. Two entries per person, and they can be any quilt finished in the past year. Visit Amy's site here to enter your quilts and take in the whole quilt show.

My second entry is this mystery quilt. The quilt shop where I work, Quilt Cove, gives out free mystery quilt clues to all who attend the monthly "Quarter Inch Club". These are mystery quilts by Debbie Caffrey and have 6 clues.

The patterns call for 3 or 4 fabrics in light, medium light, medium dark and dark. Always trying to use stash, I pick a border fabric and choose my colorways from there, making my quilt scrappy. In this quilt I used white, orange, green and purple, all fabrics from Japan.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Blogger's Quilt Festival πŸ‚ Fall 2018, Part 1

Every fall Amy Ellis, over at Amy's Creative Side, hosts an online quilt show for bloggers and Instagramers. Two entries per person, and they can be any quilt finished in the past year. Visit Amy's site here to take in the whole quilt show.

My first entry is called "Ruby Tsunami":

For all you Bonnie Hunter fans, you'll recognize this quilt pattern as "Talkin' Turkey" from Bonnie Hunter's book, String Fling

Here it is on my longarm, where I quilted it with "Lovegrass". 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Charity Quilts 35, 36, 37, 38 & 39 of 52 πŸ’

I'm making 52 quilts in 2018 for Jack's Basket, where babies with Down syndrome are celebrated. πŸŽ‰ Check out their Instagram for a lot of cute baby pictures.

Since there is 52 Saturdays in 2018, each month I'm making the same number of quilts as there are Saturdays. This month I've made 5:

Since I can't quilt 5 at a time on my longarm, I quilted one by itself first, number 35:

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September 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 September is the Moto Pouch. I made a size small and a size large:

I started out by quilting my fabrics with Annie's Soft and Stable (yes, there's a chunk cut out of the navy fabric where I fussy cut a different block!):

Friday, August 31, 2018

Charity Quilts 31, 32, 33 & 34 of 52 πŸ’

I'm making 52 quilts in 2018 for Jack's Basket, where babies with Down syndrome are celebrated. πŸŽ‰

In June I quilted two quilts side-by-side on my longarm. In July I quilted three quilts side-by-side. This month I went for the max and quilted all 4 quilts side-by-side on my longarm:

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

August 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 August is the Morsel Lunch Bag.

I chose to make my Morsel Lunch Bag out of a chopstick print, a tribute to the 24 years I spent in Japan.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

My August Dreami Projects

Quilters have a vocabulary all of their own. One of those words is the acronym, "Dreami":

DRop
Everything
And
Make
It

Also known as a squirrel project, it's when a quilter is inspired to stop whatever project she's working on and make something else. Right now!

My first Dreami projects this month contains a rainbow of fabrics, not all of these, but I love this photo of the fabrics I was picking from!

I found a feather pattern at one of our LQS, Eagle Creek Quilt Shop, and who doesn't love a good feather pattern these days! The pattern is Skylark, by Sewn Into the Fabric... It includes one feather, or an entire quilt of feathers. I had just the spot on our stairwell quilt gallery for a single feather to hang. 

Picking out threads for the quilting:

Friday, August 24, 2018

Last Week, Minnesota; This Week, the World!🌏🌍🌎

First off, I quilted this Minnesota themed quilt for my sister last week:

The quilting is Harbour Wave, for the waters of Minnesota's 10,000+ lakes:

Monday, August 20, 2018

A Bit of Crochet γ‹γŽι‡η·¨γΏ + Road Trip Day 6

My quilt friend, Karen, was crocheting a rag rug at a recent guild meeting. She showed me exactly what she was doing and I was inspired to go home and start one myself.

I made this rag rug from selvages cut at a 1" width. Chain 41 stitches, turn, crochet in the second chain from hook, crochet 40 single crochet stitches. Chain one, turn, and continue to crochet 40 single crochet stitches, back and forth. I used a size M/N crochet hook. Here are some in-progress photos:

Monday, August 13, 2018

Number 499, 500!!! πŸŽ‰δΊ”η™Ύζžš πŸŽ‰

I recently quilted my 500th quilt on my longarm! I've had my longarm for 6 years now. Here's a rundown of quilts number 499 and 500.
Quilt number 499 is a baby quilt that I quilted for our neighbor, Patty. She wanted a play quilt to have on hand for when their grandchildren come over:
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