Monday, November 7, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
After being inspired by Natalie's Strawberry Shortcake, I pieced this top! I love the colors but like Natalie felt, not sure how I feel about it at this point. I hope to soon get the back and finish it. Can't wait to see it out once quilted, washed and dried....What should I work on next? Oh! The possibilities! :)
I made this baby rag quilt for a b-day present for Brad's niece who turns 2 in November. Kaylee helped with block layout, cutting and came up with the idea to put solid blocks along the bottom with her name! I am glad I listened to Kaylee's suggestions because I think it came out great! We can't wait to give it to her! :)
I was finally able to finish, what has turned out to be one of my favorite quilts! I have not been able to cuddle with anything else! Loved my first experience with strip piecing...and continue to enjoy practicing free motion!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
This is my first strip quilt, super easy and addicting! Because I am trying to sharpen my free motion quilting skills this was the perfect quilt to continue practicing on. Here are a few close-ups of the quilting I have done and then the completed quilt minus addtional quilting and binding.
Funny: I thought I would hate the colors and for a while I did and then it really grew on me.
I like it a lot!
I tried to find something in the pattern of the top fabric that I could mimic in the quilting like swirly suns.
Need to continue quilting the areas individually and then bind!
I made this at a quilting class with Natalie, it was definately different. I decided that it would be for my son Chris, however I never did finish it. I got as far as the top and that's it. I'm not sure why, it's one of the quilts I see daily as it has always hung on the walls of his rooms.
~Snowflakes and Snowmen~
I made this quilt for a private program called the Angel Fund. This quilt help raise lots of money through the sale of raffle tickets. I was so happy to be a part of this wonderful cause. The money raised went to families in need of presents and clothes for Christmas!
My very 1st quilt ever! My best friend Natalie who quilts beautifully, check out her blog, taught me to quilt. Together we pieced and quilted the above quilt for my daughter Kaylee's 3rd birthday. It was so much fun to learn how to use a sewing machine, and be able to see such tiny pieces come together and create a lasting memory. (When she grew out of it we turned it into a wallhanging for her room she uses it to display pictures)