Friday, January 27, 2012

Double Hour Glass Batik on Point

Well the top is finished and ready to go to the quilter. Instead of just doing a lap size my Sister recommended that I make it a little bigger so it would fit a twin size bed with a 14 inch drop.

The measurements for this scrappy quilt are 67 x 92.

I am very happy with how it turned out. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

New /Old Project

I started this quilt when I met my neices boyfriend (now Husband) last year some time. He came to meet the Aunt's at one of our Sisters Quilting weekends. I offered to teach him to sew and he jumped right in. He made a potholder quite quickly using this same pattern and also with batiks.

He spent 2 years in Africa so he was very attracted to the bright batiks. He chose all his own fabric and started sewing away on my machine.

Now he is married to my neice and I am so glad, he is a great guy.

Now I need to finish this quilt since I am going to be teaching a class at the LQS on how to make this quilt.

I have been quilting all weekend to try to finish it but as of now it is NOT finished...

but here is a sneak peak

I plan to add piano key borders around the whole quilt.

When its finished it will be a Twin or a Large Lap quilt

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kyla's Quilt

So while making Scott and Becky's pineapple quilt I decided since they have two autistic kids who might not understand why they don't get a quilt....well I'm now making a quilt for all 3 of their girls.

 Kyla is a girly girl. and you can see in these pic's getting muddy wasn't quite her idea of fun...she is the youngest. But she did finally walk in the mud with Katie convincing her.

I hope she loves this quilt....she loves all things girly and this is a very girly quilt it measures 40 x 51

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Quilt for Narissa

I just finished this quilt for Narissa one of my nephew's daughters. I needed to make sure this quilt would stand up to her abuse. She is active and autistic and is very hard on things. I practiced some free motion quilting. I would watch a video and quilted on one of the squares then I would get frustrated because it wasn't perfect then....stiple or loop for a while. Then I'd watch another video and try again. 
Leah Day's blog is where I watched the video's

I love the binding. I also picked a 3 straight stitch  stitch for the first time around, 
then did a blanket stitch the 2nd time around. 
I hope that it survives Narissa and keeps her warm and I hope she stacks all of her animals on it.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dr Seuss Quilt

This quilt was made for a special little nephew Drew.  I finished this quilt in early 2011 but couldn't bear letting go of it for a few months. It has become one of my favorite quilts ever. Kathy Wolfe quilted it for me. I did tell her I thought a fish bowl with a fish would be cool but never thought she would be able to do it much less exceed my expectations. Check out the elephant and the two fish....and I thought her thread choice was perfect for both the front and back.  Thanks Kathy.

This fabric line always looks awesome even with just simple strips for the back.

Meet Drew sportin his new Dr. Seuss Chef hat helping his 
Aunt Adele make eat Christmas cookies 
on her B'day !

I don't remember the dimensions but its a lap size quilt.