Eternal Moment Test Quilt

Here is my test quilt of "Eternal Moment" pattern by Simone of Simone Quilts. This pattern is currently in Make Modern Magazine issue 32.
 I wanted a rainbow theme for the orange peels and used up some scrappy low volume pieces for the background. 

 Lots of orange petals. I didn't want to raw edge them so I used freezer paper templates and starch to turn each petal.  Laying out some of the petals to see how they look behind the giant orange peel was so much fun.  I kept stopping to take more pictures of the progress because once all the little work was done this quilt top came together really quickly. 
I love the texture of the mix of background fabrics.  I wish I would have gotten this quilted before Simone's pattern was released but I have done very little sewing with my current eye issues. I look forward to getting to it though hopefully this year. 
Recently my black and white mini There's A kind of Hush was accepted into Curated Quilts Magazine. 
 It is so exciting t…

Best of 2019 party

I decided to link up with Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs for the Best of 2019 party. I had a small progress year as far as quantity but feel I did pretty good in the quality end.  Several of my quilts won ribbons at the fair and my first quilt got accepted into QuiltCon. 
Here are some of the top viewed quilts:
I admit that I love them all and for different reasons. 
Sunset Strip was another favorite. I really liked how this one turned out. 

and lastly "Path Interrupted". This one has been in my mind as part of a series so maybe in 2020 I can bring that to life. 
Lots of ups and down health-wise this year and continuing so right now into 2020 but I hope that none of it stops me. I am very grateful for all the opportunities and successes I had this year.  I currently am part of a wonderful group that sews for Quilts for Kids and I was included in an extra video clip for the recent PBS program Craft in America: Quilts. You can see the QFKs clip above and to the left on my blog.  Next …

Still Quilting..........

I have been doing a few quilts in a QAL hosted by Homemade Emily Jane. It has been really fun to dig into my stash and see what I can come up with.  My first one was inspired by this great rainbow gradation fabric.  You can see some of the fabric here. 
and here!!! so fun. I used a very light celery green thread for most of the straight line quilting. 

Next up I was trying to think more baby boyish.   Okay ...pretty cool if you see that beam of light slanting down right to my quilt!!! Here is my brown version. I found all the fabrics in my stash again. I managed to cut this a tiny bit small when I cut them out and had to improvise and add an extra arrow point to each row to get it to a bigger size. Of course I ran out of brown and had to sub white. Pretty dramatic still so I am okay with it.  Organic wavy line quilting for this one. 
Used up more fabric on the back. 
It was cold out and windy and suddenly very sunny but you get the idea. 
And lastly the one I made in throw size and may be my f…

Temenos or Sacred space

"Tremenos" - a greek word Meaning - temenos (plural temenoi or temene) A piece of land marked off from common uses and assigned as an official domain, especially to a king, chief, or god. A sacred circle where one can be oneself without fear. This is a Bee quilt. My Beemates were given strange pieces of fabric I cut from sari underskirts.  My sister helped to care for a lady and when she died there were a few leftover saris that her children didn't want and several cotton colored underskirts she had made herself. I really liked the idea of using those fabrics. 
The weather never seemed to cooperate so I tried to take pics here and there. My idea was to give this quilt back to my sister for her 70th birthday a few weeks ago.  Working with these fabrics and trying to make the color combinations work was really a challenge.  The back is made up of a couple wraps she also had in the box. These are cotton floral bouquet panels on one end and then more of that middle (above) overa…

2019 Online Quilters Meet and Greet

I am so excited to be taking part in the 2019 Online Quilters Meet and Greet organized by Victoriana Quilt Designs!

Welcome Welcome Welcome
My name is Kris and I have been quilting for quite a few years. I started pretty young, learning from my mom.  When she passed away I was not sure I wanted to continue to quilt and then......I did.  I made a portrait quilt of her and you can read about it HERE

Over the past few years since, I have jumped into trying and finding my way. One of favorite trys was this scrap quilt called Triumphal Arches. 

It was made of random scraps fitted with arch shapes. I used all sort of colors and then light to dark background scraps. It was so much fun to make. You can read about it HERE

Please take some times to visit the others on the Quilters Meet and Greet by clicking on the Logo up top  and click on the logo below to enter the giveaway. 

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck to you all!
If you feel inclined you can follow me up on the left. ~~

There's a kind of Hush...

"A kind of hush"  15.5" x 15.5"  Black and white mini challenge Improv pieced Sheer overlay Machine and hand quilted
I wanted to participate in Curated Quilts Mini Black and White Challenge so I started thinking of movement in air in water and in thought. I soon felt stuck and put it aside for a few days.  I was on FB and saw a photograph someone had taken of a really cool zen stack of rocks and the sun peaking through a crack between the stones. The hole was perfect and allowed rays of the sun to explode out through the hole.  I was so inspired by the beauty and calm that I walked into my sewing room last night and jumped back into my movement of air, water and thought.  Out came .... A Kind of Hush. 

I played around with the improv shapes but it felt too something? I always like to try new things and thought why not try a sheer overlay to calm it down.  I have a stash of clothing fabrics and found this sheer white organdy. I was scared it would be hard to sew but it quilted u…

Double Dash Pattern Release testing.......

Blossom Heart Quilts is releasing a new pattern on 8-13-19. It's Double Dash and it is a super fun quilt to make.  
I jumped at the chance to test the pattern thinking I would do a scrappy version. 
I was able to find several solids and a stack of low volumne to go with. I adore the colors of orange and pink and red. There is coral and raspberry too. 

 I jumped on the large 15" version and made enough for Queen size. 

I love how all the scraps worked together to make the lights and darks. 

Pretty soon it was huge!

I took the first pic out at the park near my house and tried to take some more but the weather never did cooperate until today. I was able to use a ladder and snap a few. 

Thanks to Alyce for creating a great design. I think she may be celebrating a birthday now too...Yay Celebrate!! To buy her pattern click on the link at the top!