Monday, April 14, 2014

Quilts For Kids

Here are a couple more Quilts For Kids that I made. I taught a class to the volunteers on making this quilt. The pattern is from Mary Johnson, called Twisted Happy Blocks.

 Cute novelty fabrics and coordinating fabrics make for some very colorful quilts.
 Just a meander for the quilting and cotton batting.
 I have tons of this fabric, so it's on the back of both of them and the binding also.
Here's a close up of the machine stitched binding. The hospital would rather have the bindings done by machine than by hand, so I used this decorative stitch and it works our great.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tiffany's baby shower

One of my coworkers, Tiffany, is expecting a baby girl later this month. We had a baby shower for her at Logan's Roadhouse a couple weeks ago.

Jen made the cutest little owl table decorations our of toilet paper rolls and scrapbooking paper.
 Criss made cute centerpieces with Pampers and added labels and the letters of Harper's name on the back sides of them.
 I made the cake, not perfect, but still pretty cute if I do say so myself. I looked at lots of owl cakes on Pinterest and this is what I chose.

 I added some owls to this tree and Jen bought a frame. We used ink pads and put our thumbprints on the branches for leaves and then we signed our leaf.
Didn't get a picture of it completed. Darn!

 Here's Tiffany with her quilt:
 The guests:

Southwestern Baby Quilt

Dan's niece in Denver just had a baby boy and she requested a Southwestern theme for his quilt. I did some searching online and found this embroidery design at

 I drew the design out on graph paper and changed it up a bit, but I love how it turned out.

Omni lite tan thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting. A simple meander on this one. A close up of the fabrics:

I sent the quilt about a month ago and didn't know the baby's name as they were waiting to see him to make the final decision on his name. I found this cute wagon label in my label tote and sent along the fabric marker so that she could write in the baby's name.

How's this for a great backing fabric?

And here he is, Glen Luxolo Bailey.

Monday, April 7, 2014

One more of Sharon's

This one is very similar to one I did a couple months ago. The size is different, but the blocks are the same.

 I chose Rhapsody panto for the quilting, Hobbs 80/20 batting and white Omni thread.

Very cute backing!

 I think it's a baby quilt and what baby wouldn't love it!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sharon's Reproduction Quilt

Another quilt of Sharon's. Yes, I've been saving them for a while and decided it was time. I have several customers that bring a bag of quilt tops at one time and tell me to do them "whenever."

I guess whenever has arrived.

This is a Carol Hopkins Designs quilt and I just did a stipple in the background.

 A wavy line in the inner border.

Feather border with little loops inside.

 You can see the block quilting much better on the backing.
Hobbs 80/20 batting and tan Omni thread.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Linda's Flannel BOM

Linda made this quilt and I believe it was a block of the month at Quilter's Harvest. Remember that really cool quilt shop that is no longer in business? It was in an old church in Shadeland, Indiana.

Just a wonderful building to house a shop that specialized in Civil War fabrics. They had lots of other fabrics, too, cute baby fabrics, and lots of homespuns. There was a loft that they hung quilts from and I bought more than one pattern because I saw a quilt hanging there that I just had to make.

While searching for a photo of Quilter's Harvest, I came across this video that I hadn't seen before:

Anyway, back to Linda's's flannel, so I didn't want a lot of heavy quilting.

 Lots of angles and some CCs, e's and l's.

 Did I say lots of angles? I didn't quilt the side borders as I went along, but instead, I unloaded it and turned it a quarter turn and re-loaded it so that I could do the length of ruler work with less stops and starts.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sharon's Half-Square Triangles

Here's another quilt that Sharon made. Very colorful, don't you think? I'm not sure if she used a pattern, or not. She just called it Half-Square Triangles.

 Simple custom quilting, including continuous curves and elongated loops. Hobbs 80/20 batting and PermaCore lime green thread.

Just look at all those half-square triangles. Sharon presses her seams open and they match up perfectly. The few times I tried to press open, I had a hard time matching those points. I would rather have them nest up against each other, but sometimes that makes for a very thick seam. Maybe I'll try it again....