Saturday, May 29, 2010

Flower Garden

Three coordinating fabrics cut into a bunch of 10" squares = one bright little quilt.
I found these fabrics hiding in the piles and piles I have on shelves. I thought they would make a great little quilt. I got extra lucky and found some bright, yellow flannel to back it with. Only 16 simple blocks make up this quilt.
A little machine quilting (okay, more than a little, I ran out of thread three times) and a great little flower garden came to life. This quilt just doesn't pull any punches when it comes to bright and lively colors.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Whimsy, Again

I had two charm packs of Whimsy and decided to make two little quilts with it. Yes, it looks like the one from a few days ago. I assure you, each is an individual.
Block placement, sashing, borders and binding are different. Besides, I don't think it is possible to make two quilts exactly alike.
My collection grows. I wonder where will the next quilt take me?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Martinique Crib Quilt

I foolishly joined the Fat Quarter Shop's Moda Charm Pack Club. That means I get new fabric delivered to my mailbox every month. See, I said it was foolish. I do share with the ladies, though.
This quilt was created using two charm packs and about one yard of coordinating fabric from the same line. This is Martinique by 3 Sisters.
I played with the free-motion quilting a little, aiming for some big swirls. It is backed with warm, brown flannel.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


A little bit of vacation goes a long way.I've been working on this quilt for a while now. (And its mate, but you'll have to wait until another time to see that one.) On Sunday, I put all the layers together and quilted it.
I had to take a close-up of those stitches so you could see. Usually, my quilting is just a process to keep the layers together. Now that I have a sewing machine that does what I want (and more) I can create the wonderful quilts I'd only dreamed of.
A quilt is more than just good piecing, although that is important. A wonderful little quilt that would be perfect for a baby to spend some tummy-time on or for a toddler to drag around. I'm sure, with a little homework, I can find a good home for it.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Going Away

All of the ladies are moving this year, even me. That means that it is time for goodbyes. I didn't want anyone to go away without something to remind each of them how much they warmed my heart during the long, cold winters and our entire time here.
Jen is a big fan of pink. Pink everything. After all that sewing, I finally settled on Montana Spring as the name for this quilt. I'm sure it will come in handy at least a couple days in Knoxville.
June just needed a purple quilt. The Purple People Heater has found a great new home. She'll need it when she sees her first New England winter.

Lawena needed something that no one in Hawaii had. Okay, people in Hawaii don't need quilts. That isn't the point. She will take this reminder of Montana Winter back to the islands with her.

Three quilts, made in Montana, each off on a journey to another part of the world. How far does a quilt travel in its lifetime? I don't know, I just want those travels to be safe and joyous, no matter where they lead.

Fair winds, ladies. I'm sure we'll cross paths again.