Monday, December 8, 2014

daysail mini

I had to find something fun to make with my daysail fabric line by Bonnie and Camille, due out in February 2015, click here to be notified when it's available through

"Slice" by "Miss Rosie Quilts" was just the trick.  If you hurry, she has a moving discount in her shop right now, use the code "moving".  It takes 2 mini charm packs to make any of these mini patterns (SEE GIVE AWAY BELOW)

 I'm hesitant to put the spray adhesive onto anything that won't get tons of washing, so I basted this mini quilt before quilting.

 I wanted to quilt the same design as the picture on the pattern cover.   Each rectangle has a crescent moon quilted in such a direction that it mimics the pinwheel pattern in the quilt.

Start on the left in the middle of your quilt.  Pick a row and moving to the right, quilt the first 1/2 of the crescent moon shape in the first rectangle.  When you get to the bottom of the rectangle, you will see the next rectangle waiting for you as shown below.

when you get to the end of the row, start back along the same row you just finished, and quilt the second part creating the crescent shape until you get back to the start of that row.  Then move down to the next row and continue.  You will have to get creative along the bottom, following along the seams.  You will find that if you follow this pattern the quilting through out will flow nicely, also allowing you to stitch in the ditch all around the edge before the negative (white) border starts.

 This wide match-stick pattern was quilted through out the border, never changing direction.

The pattern called for a super skinny binding, cutting a strip 1 7/8th inch wide.  

GIVEAWAY:   CLOSED. . . thank you for your comments!!  Congratulations, Jani.  I'll be emailing you.

I have 2 mini charm packs (mini quilt pattern requirement) of the marmalade line by bonnie and camille by Moda.   If you'd like to win it, leave me a comment telling me how you baste your quilts before quilting, do you use spray? or pins? or some other secret method?

crazy mom

Friday, December 5, 2014

fig tree linens

After several years of playing with fig tree fabric, I can finally declare that I have a guest room with fig tree linens.

You can find a pattern for these pillows in Joanna's new book found here.

euro pillows made with etching plans (not fig tree fabric)

you can read about "chain reaction in figs" here.

those pillows are basically a pillowcase with ruffles on the end  . . .  easy peasy
Do you know how to make ruffles with fishing line?  it will make your day bright!  look at this post.

I don't think I've posted this bedspread yet.  It's a log cabin in fig tree.  post coming soon.


Friday, November 14, 2014

BYU Galveston Quilt Retreat

 I cut into my new fabric called Doe, by Carolyn Friedlander, which will be released in December.

Airplanes in doe.  More on that later.  

I've been in Galveston this week at a quilt retreat with these crazy women.  Here are some wip's: 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

chevron doll quilt for Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's festival time again!  Thank you again to Amy for sharing her "creative side" and masterminding this great event.  

This doll quilt is being entered into the "mini quilts" category.  It's made with the scraps from a matching chevron quilt.

The fabric is "Let's Pretend" by Sarah Jane Designs.

She is a beautiful illustrator and fabric designer.  Sarah Jane sells her designs in lots of shapes and sizes, including wallpaper and jewelry!  You can see her stuff here.

How fun to have a matching doll quilt to go with your own quilt!!!

You can learn more about the bigger quilt  here.

doll quilt stats:
17 x 20 inches (washed)
white is Kona pdf bleach white
warm & white cotton batting by The Warm Company
fabric is "Let's Pretend" by Sarah Jane Designs, and other assorted pinks

Thanks for visiting.  Now go see the rest of the mini quilts at Blogger's Quilt Festival.

gene pool in reel time - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Gene Pool in Reel Time was inspired by a quilt made by Jen Kingwell.  

This fabric is designed by Zen Chic for Moda, which I purchased at the Houston market which you can read (or rather, see cool pictures) about here and here.  This fabric isn't due out for a few months.  

It's a great line of fabric for all you film critics.    

I'm entering this into the small quilt category.

quilt stats:
34 x 45 (washed)
22 fabrics - Reel Time by Zen Chic for Moda
cut (8) 3 1/2 " sqs.  of 22 fabrics (plus a few extra)
arrange 2 pluses together on design wall, sew rows across
quilting is stippled with color coordinating Aurifil thread
warm & white cotton batting by The Warm Company
pattern is a take off of "gene pool" by Jen Kingwell

It will hang nicely in our theatre (tv room)

You can read more about this quilt's making here.

Thanks for visiting.  Now go see the rest of the quilts at Blogger's Quilt Festival.
And thank you, once again, to the ever so clever Amy for masterminding the festival!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

wip - plus 2 in reel time

I had to break into some of my market fabric and FAST!

Zen Chic's new line is due out in April 2015.  You can sign up to be notified when it hits your favorite online quilt store here.

It's got great boy colors.  I'm using it for a wall hanging in our theatre.  

It's got a fun film theme, with tv's (the old fashion kind), reels, film, and credits.  

I love the contrast in the colors and shapes.  

Ready for quilting.

Click here to see the current GIVE -AWAY

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