Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dog Days!

Here are the client quilts I got to quilt this week. The first is a cute Christmas jelly roll tablerunner that I quilted for Phyllis. It's quilted with "Feather Frond". She made it as a gift.

Next up is another tablerunner, this one for Kay. It is a Judy Neimeyer pattern called Winter Wonderland Tablerunner.

She requested custom quilting, which I did using dot-to-dot quilting, pebbles in the background, ribbon candy on the borders, outline stitching, plus stitch-in-the-ditch.

This next pretty kaleidoscope quilt is also Kay's.

She chose "Flirtatious" edge-to-edge quilting on this beautiful throw. It shows up nicely on the back, too.

For my own projects this week, I am excited to report that I finished this travel iron caddy!

I made this from a free pattern I found online here. I had some silver iron board fabric leftover from re-covering my big ironing board recently.

The buttons are from Japan, given to me by my dear friend, Yokii!

I finished up these 10 hanging towels that I've been working on for several weeks. I buy the towels in packs of 10 from Costco. They're extra thick and large and the whole pack costs around $12--great quality for a great price.

I leave my hanging towels doubled layered and crochet the toppers on using crochet cotton for the first row and worsted weight yarn for the rest of the topper. I attach buttons for the drawers that have handles. Ours have knobs, so we don't need the buttons. But I give many of them out as gifts, so I always add a button.

I decided to start a quilt of my own this week using the layer cake I bought during the 2016 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop. I thought I better get going on it before the 2017 shop hop rolls around! I'm using the Layer Cake Lattice free quilt pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop. It's simple, fun and shows off the unique prints!

Our Dakota County Star Quilters quilt show continues to run until March 17th at the Dakota County Historical Society, in South St. Paul. My husband and I went this past week. Here's a photo of a row of colorful quilts. The heart quilt is made by my quilting cousin, Sue!

And last of all, Friday night ended our 9th day of caring for our "grand dog", Lincoln! He's gone back home now. We sure had fun with him. He can do many tricks! And is super cute!

Grace and peace!  ~Nancy

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  1. That's some very nice quilting.

  2. You have definitely been productive! Such a good idea to use the iron board covering for the tote. When you unfold the tote, it looks so simple, but folded up it looks quite complicated. I am inspired!

    1. Great comment, Lori! And the iron caddy is actually very easy to fold up--lift handles and button buttons. Someone made a YouTube video on how to do it:
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wow! You are such a talented longarm quilter! I love your work! Your iron caddy looks so professional! I hope I can sew as beautifully as you when I "grow up!" :)

  4. Your quilting is so lovely. I want to make a plus quilt someday too.

  5. What a fun post with so many great projects. :) I should make an iron caddy - that looks super handy.

  6. MY, you have been busy. Thanks for sharing your lovely work and the quilt show photo. I really enjoyed viewing it, BUT that darn dog is the cutest of all!

    1. Thanks, Karen! That will make DD1 very happy! That is her baby! Thank you for stopping by.

  7. Beautiful custom work on that Quiltworx table runner! And I really enjoyed seeing a small peek of the variety in your guild's show--really cool.


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