Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kyle's King-size Kwilt

Kyle made this batik quilt for her daughter and future son-in-law's upcoming wedding and it's a beauty! 

Now, don't be fooled by Kyle's name--she is one of my co-workers at Quilt Cove. She is super talented at combining/picking out fabrics for customers' quilts, as you can tell by this quilt.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A Longarm Double Header

A longarm double header is quilting two quilts in one day. I did just that recently, quilting these two cheerful, colorful modern quilts made by my sister, Quilter Bonnie!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Flannel Jelly Roll Quilt

Jane made this soft northwoods quilt from a flannel jelly roll. She gave it a different look by having the strips go the long way. This is a super long quilt--62" X 98", just the way my family loves them, too!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bonnie Hunter Comes To Minnesota!

We were blessed to have Bonnie Hunter visit the Twin Cites this week! Here I am, left, with Bonnie, right, during her 3rd day of workshops. Bonnie was here at the invite of the Chaska Area Quilt guild. It took 4 1/2 years from booking to event!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Quilt Minnesota 2017 Southwest Region

My quiltin' cousin, Sue, myself and our chauffeur (DH) took off early Monday morning to do another region of the Quilt Minnesota 2017 shop hop! We visited 9 shops and covered 450 miles.

Here is our personal "Row'd Warrior"!!! Thanks for safely driving us around on the shop hop!

  1. Our first stop was Heather's Book Nook and Sew Much More which is half quilt shop and half used bookstore. It's a mother/daughter business set-up. They gave out chocolate dipped pretzel logs to all the shop hoppers--a nice treat!

This shop is in Granite Falls, so we stopped by to see the falls. There were several pelicans at the falls waiting for breakfast.

We walked over to get a closer look and discovered 30+ more pelicans down river!

2. Fabrics Plus in Marshall:

3.  Crafty Corner Quilt and Sewing Shoppe in Worthington had these cute samples:

4. Prairie Quilting in Windom shares space in a grain elevator!

5. Old Alley Quilt Shop in Sherburn is in a former bowling alley and had a bunch of samples made from the shop hop fabrics:

6. Michele's Quilting and Sewing Center in Blue Earth:

7. The Thimble Box of New Ulm:

8. Spinning Spools Quilt Shop of New Ulm:

They had a great idea for what to do with the 5" squares each shop is giving out:

9. The favorite for all three of us was our last stop, Sewing Seeds Quilt Co. of New Ulm:

The block on the right, below, was the free pattern Sewing Seeds Quilt Co. was giving out, called Minnesota Lucy, done in the Lucy Boston style. We bought kits for this adorable block done up in Minnesota fabrics:

And our reward for finishing the Southwest Region--12 flannel fat quarters! We are giving both bundles to DD2, who is making Days For Girls kits. These flannels are perfect for that project!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

Monday, August 7, 2017

Heirloom Baby Quilt

This is Lisa's first quilt!!! This beautiful rose red and gray pineapple quilt is for an upcoming baby shower for her first granddaughter.

This is definitely an heirloom baby quilt! It called for feather quilting--"Feathered Curls" is the name of this edge-to-edge quilting.

The backing is a Robyn Pandolph paisley print.

Lisa said she had some help from her quilting sister. What a beautiful first quilt, Lisa. Great job!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Two Baby Quilts

Arlyce made these two baby quilt tops!

I quilted the teddy bear quilt with an edge-to-edge design called "Pretty Paisley".

For the backing, she used 60" wide flannel--super soft and handy as there was no piecing for the backing! The pattern for this teddy bear can be found here, Quiltmaker's magazine. It can also be made as a panda bear!!!

The puppy quilt is quilted with "Modernish 3".  I was going for "Snips and snails and puppy dog tails" look.

The backing on the puppy quilt is plaid flannel. This puppy dog pattern can be found here, at Quiltmaker's magazine.

Both quilts finish at 41" X 52". So cute! Great job, Arlyse!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Quilt MN 2017 North Central Region

Ever visit 11 quilt shops in one day?! That's exactly what we did on Monday! The Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop 2017 has begun, and my quilting cousin, Sue, and I, plus our chauffeur (DH!), took off at 7 AM to do the North Central District. It includes 9 quilt shops, plus we tagged two more on at the end of the day.

Our first stop was The Old Creamery Quilt Shop in Randall, MN. 

Look for this shop in the upcoming Fall 2017 Quilt Sampler magazine!

For me, the most fun of the shop hop, which includes 67 shops broken down into 8 districts, are the projects each store made from the special Quilt Minnesota 2017 fabrics. Here's what The Old Creamery Quilt Shop has cooking!

Loved this decorative touch in their restroom!

2. Country Fabrics and Quilting in Brainerd, MN. Here are some of their Quilt Minnesota 2017 projects:

3.  Colorz Quilt Shop in Baxter, MN:

4. Mothers Originals Quilt Shop in Pequot Lakes, MN. This shop had a definite "northwoods" flavor to it:

5. Hometown Crafts & Fabrics in Wadena, MN--this shop is part of a Ben Franklin's store. Loved the dishcloths they appliqued!

6. Bay Window Quilt Shop, in Perham, MN. I did not get a photo here, but it is a super cute shop!

7. Quilter's Cottage in Fergus Falls, MN. This shop is half quilts and half large appliances (washers, stoves, etc.) They had free coffee and cookies for the shop hoppers:

8. Dawn's Quilt Shop in Alexandria, MN. This is an original design:

9. Family Fabric Shop in Sauk Centre, MN, which is moving to a new location on September 1st. The had a lot of farm and hunting panels:

Our reward for visiting all 9 shops in the North Central Region was a bundle of 12 coordinating fat quarters! How cool is that! Here are the two bundles DH and I picked out from the assorted choices. My quilting cousin got an Asian inspired bundle.

On our way home, we also stopped at Gruber's Quilt Shop in Waite Park, MN. Here are some of the cute samples they made up:

Each quilt shop designed a block from the shop hop fabric, and they are giving out the patterns to the shop hoppers, along with a 5" charm of the shop hop fabric. Gruber's has the master quilt with one of each of the shops blocks:

Here are the charm squares we've collected from shops so far:

We stopped at Millie P's Quilt Shop in Anoka, MN. Many a cute samples at this fun, modern shop that is part of the Metro Region:

Yes, they're already sold out of one of their quilt kits! The fabric for the shop hop flies out the doors fast and when it's gone, it's gone:

500+ miles of quilt shop hopping in one day! We're not doing the whole state, but we might get another region or two squeezed in before it ends on August 13th!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy
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