Sunday, August 17, 2014

Carla's Owl Quilt

Carla made this oh-so-cute baby quilt for a business friend who is expecting. I think it's just adorable and looks like an easy one.

 You could use just about any theme to make the applique in the wide strip. The logs are 2" x 6" and the quilt measures 42 x 50.

I chose a new to me pantograph, Prickly Pear, and used Omni white thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Here's the back:

I LOVE it!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Julie's Star Quilt

About 7 years ago, (yes, it really has been that long) I won a $250 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop. I won this because I used the most fabric in the prior year's Stashbusting Club. We would report on our blog how much fabric we used and how much we bought. That entire previous year I only bought fabric if I needed it to finish a project and I was astonished at the end of the year that I had purchased over 100 yards. I would have guessed that I normally purchased about 100 yards/year on an average. I think I had estimated really low. Anyway, my daughter Julie helped me spend my gift certificate and this fabric and pattern was part of that. She worked on the quilt at retreats only and finished it at our Spring Break this year. I finally loaded it this week and finish it up this morning before she came to visit.

It's quilted with Bountiful Feathers, Omni Lite Tan thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

She did an excellent job at piecing. It's just beautiful!! Great job Julie!