December 5th, 2011
This photo was sent to me by Carrie D’Andrea. She used the 7″ Crazy Curves template.
Here is a photo of the quilt I made for the American Association of University Women, Minneapolis Branch, for their fund raiser and auction two weeks ago. I received a lot of compliments from our members and also from the people who attended the benefit. The quilt sold in the silent auction to a wonderful woman who was so excited to get it and can’t decided just where to hang it or to use it on a bed or sofa. It gave me great pleasure to contribute in this way and I thank you again for permission to use the pattern….
How cool is that? Thanks for sharing Carrie. I love it! Thanks for donating your time to make the quilt.
November 11th, 2011
This is my block that is in Volume 4, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. It is called Corner Paths and uses my 3 1/2″ Small Paths template. Be sure to check out my videos on piecing these curves. The video shows how you can sew curves without fear.
My block is #399 on page 67. That is a lot of blocks!
The fabrics I used is Timeless Treasures Batiks.
I had a lot of fun playing around with this block. Below you can see a quilt that I made up using the block and some fun fabric. I designed this in EQ so there is no actual pattern for it. (yet)
Today I am on the blog tour and that means fun prizes for you. Be sure to check out the other blogs on the tour. First from Quiltmaker’s you will receive a copy of the magazine, Volume 4. Go to Quiltmaker’s Blog post to find out how to enter.
Second I will be having a drawing for my 3 1/2″ Small Paths acrylic template along with a copy of the magazine.
Third, in honor of Veterans day I will have a second drawing for all of the above (magazine and 3 1/2″ template) plus some sweet batik fabric strips from Anthology fabrics.
And, I am behind in getting my post up for the day, we had the grand babies spend the night last night, need I say more? “Busy” but fun.
So help me catch up to the other early birds by leaving your comment below. Tell me your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes, or if you even like them at all. Right now I have some baking in the oven. I slice them thin and spray a little olive oil on them and bake them until crisp like chips. Zachary and addison LOVE them! and eat a ton. I am barely able to sneak a few for myself.
Yes, we are still in our PJ’s! and the horses are outside wondering where their breakfast is. Ha, ha. Happy quilting!
November 7th, 2011
This quilt went to Houston to hang in Anthology Fabrics booth. It is a free pattern download. Yippee!
I was given some strips which they call Story Strips and 10″ squares which they call Story Books and needed to come up with something that was quick and easy. It is a little bit of a different look for me. I hope you enjoy the pattern.
I did not get to attend fall market but I did have a few quilts representing me. I will share more of those later.
October 20th, 2011
I hope you like this one. It is a free pattern at Hoffman fabrics. I made this one during the summer but I did not have a chance to share it with you.
It was fun to do. The fabrics are yummy and remind me of a box of chocolate covered cherries. Yummy pinks and browns. The border can be called a key board border, thus the name Bali Love Song.
I hope you enjoy the pattern, it is an easy one that uses the pre-cut packets of 2 1/2″ strips of fabric and goes together quickly.
Let me know what you think and maybe you can get started and make this quilt for your sweetheart before next Valentine’s day. It is guaranteed non-fattening
June 3rd, 2011
I have been meaning to share this post with you from Exuberant Color.
Wanda is a very prolific quilter and gardner and you will enjoy her blog.
This is where she cut her batik fabric and you can see the beginning stages of the quilt.
And this is Wanda’s finished top.
Thanks Wanda for sharing.
I love it when you share your projects with me.
It makes me happy!