Monday, March 26, 2012

Special Quilting for a Spring Table Runner

I decided I wanted to go above and beyond
my normal all over meander quilting.
A table runner sounded like a good place to start.
This runner is a store sample using the
Calypso line from Maywood Studio.
Bolts in the Bathtub will have kits available in April.
It is so cheery I can't help but smile.
I had fun with the quilting.
It sure does take a lot longer to do,
but the results are worth the time and the effort.
Isn't it sweet?

Now off to work on another one...

Blog at you later,

Monday, March 12, 2012

Little House of Quilts revisited!

I went to visit my Mom and Grandma over the weekend.
They live in Perris, and there is a quilt store in Sun City.
I have visited it and posted about it before,
but is has a new owner.
It is a cute store.
I acquired a couple of batik fabrics
(surprise, surprise)!
I love batiks!
There was a cute quilt on the table.
More fabric.
I have some pictures of my Mom's and Grandma's houses.
You will see those next.

Blog at you later,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

AVQA Guest Speaker - Lyn Mann

Tonight I attended the
Antelope Valley Quilt Association Guild Meeting.
There was a guest speaker, Lyn Mann.
She was great!
Her patterns are available on her website.
You can either click on her name above or
click on the link below:

She was entertaining
and had great ideas about borders.
I have collected all the pictures I took tonight
to share in one quick blog post.
I felt inspired to do some of my own creating again.
I have been creating quilt patterns
for fabric companies for specific lines.
I find that the quilt patterns
I create need to be simple in nature.
I have decided I may be a bit more complex
than I have been portraying.
Doing a little quilt designer soul searching.
Stay tuned.
Who knows what will come next.

Blog at you later,

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Leprechaun House

Finished constructing my second and final house.

Paper piecing has a purpose in my life.
Luckily, I don't need it too often.

I love the results.
Not sure I am in love with the process.
That said,
I am off to do a bit of hand applique
(that I do love!)

Blog at you later,

Monday, March 5, 2012

Little Pink House

This house is tiny!
The block measures 3 3/4" x 7"!
I added the dime
just so you could see how crazy this is.

I worked on it for hours tonight
and I have one more to make.
Not tonight!!

This will be one of many houses
that are being created for an auction quilt.
I am sure it will be adorable
when construction is completed!

This was the first time I have been at my sewing machine
in what feels like a really long time.
I must get back to sewing.
Website work is just sooo time consuming.
Time to make time to play again!

Blog at you later,