Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Listen - a Mini swap

This is the mini I whipped up for our local guilds mini swap.  We were supposed to make anything but keep it between 12"- 24".  I made "Listen" approx 16" x 16" and it is matchstick quilted.   The fabric in the center was the inspiration and it spoke to me so much as to what to add to it so thus..."listen". 

Since it was a hurry to finish I added the quick corners at the top for hanging and I added the small one at the bottom for a label. Was super quick to just sew it in the binding. 

The guild swap was pretty fun but stressful. We chose the mini's white elephant style so there was lots of stealing of quilts. Not my favorite thing to do as you briefly get attached to the ones you had in your hands.   

Here is the attempt to get our OMQG guild group in a photo. We are so fortunate to have access to Accuquilt for our new meeting home for next year. Thank you Accuquilt!!! 

linking up with Let's Bee social Sew Fresh Quilts

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Happy Monogram

 Happy Day! I made a Bionic Gear Bag as a sample for one of my lqg Saturday Sew Days.  I had a piece of AGF pastel thrift letter fabric and it just happened my initials were in the fabric together.  Since I love text so much I decided this was the way to go to make "myself" a gift.  
I used some more text in the inside and some happy colors.  Perfect to house those clips. This bag is so wonderful I could use it for make-up and jewelry. Or ...maybe I just need to make more?  

Linking up to Show off Saturday @SewCanShe

Thursday, November 3, 2016

In the Pink

This quilt I made using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I just love how easy it is to make curve blocks using this ruler.   I made this and several of their patterns for a demo I gave at one of my quilt guilds quilt show this last month.  
This is one of those times that a deadline was good because that is almost all the sewing I have gotten to lately. 

The pattern for this quilt is in their book One Wonderful Curve. I highly recommend this book if you want to give curves a try. Every pattern is so very different. And I am not being paid by them I just love this product. :)

I used all Moda Bella solids for this quilt. It measures approx 45" x 45" and simple straight line crosshatch quilting. 

I love the movement it has. Makes me wish I had quilted it in circles. 

Linking up with Kelly for Needle and Thread thursday 
and Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival -voting is open

Just a reminder that the Blogger's Quilt Festival is open for voting. 

My "Conversation of a Marriage" is in the small quilt category.  Check all the small quilts out HERE  and
then check out all the categories. So much fun to see all of the quilts from so many talented quilters. 

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2016 -

Linking up with Let's Bee Social with Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Conversation of a Marriage - Blogger's Quilt Festival

"Conversation of a Marriage"
Weight of Love Pattern by Libs Elliot
53" x 59"

My entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival Small Quilt category. I took a class with Libs Elliott thru my local modern quilt guild.  I collected many of the fabrics for a while as I love text.  These have some special meanings to me and I tried to include elements that represent my husband and myself over the years. 

Some of the fabrics includes are the Pastel Thift text letter fabric that I used to put the "lbs." to represent another kind of unit of measure in the 'weight of love'.   Also I ordered this great Pride and Prejudice fabric from a designer at Spoonflower. (sorry I could not find your name to link to)

The backing has tons of text and graphic prints. 

Please stop over the the Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016 fall edition and vote for your favorites when it opens. 

Also linking up with Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts

Friday, September 16, 2016

I am...

 I am a Maker
24" x 24"
pattern by Liz Harvantine  HERE
matchstick quilting

I have loved this pattern since it came out and this is my third time in making the small wall hanging size.   It is really fun to make.  This piece was inspired by a piece of text fabric that a friend who happens to be co-chair of this quilt show, gave me a few weeks ago. It has text and sheet music on it. Then I found some fabric that has sewing pattern terms and quilt blocks on it. Some fabric with writing, photography, architecture and diagrams and put them all together to represent the makers of many beautiful things.

This wall hanging will be donated to one of my local quilt guilds for their quilt show auction coming up Oct 6-8 to raise money for the guild.   I might have to buy it back I love it so much! If you are in Lincoln Ne during that time stop by to see the show or bid on a favorite piece to own. 

linking up with Crazy mom quilts