Monday, February 25, 2013

Log Cabin

I loaded this log cabin in the frame last week. This is my 1st log cabin to quilt. Seems like I've had a lot of 1sts lately. Anyway it took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to qult it.

 Looks like this is becoming my signature border.
 I drew this out and figured it might work.
The backing is brown so I used brown thread.
 Here's another shot. Would be nice if both sides matched up better.
I think the overall will look good (hope so anyway)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Garden Path

Garden Path Bed Runner
Here is the pattern I used to make my table topper
Mine is a little different. It's shorter, thinner and I rearranged the pattern a little in order to make the table topper.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Table Topper

I finished my 1st table topper last night and it turned out alot better than I thought it would.
I took the picture above at work this morning on the table it will rest on.

I was in a hurry last night when I took these other 2 pictures.
The house was a mess but the topper looks ok.
I'm thinking about using this pattern and making a full size quilt. I guess that will just have to go on the bottom of the to-do list. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tee Shirt Finish

I finished the tee shirt quilt Monday and put the binding on Tuesday. Gave it to my customer on Wednesday and now I need to get another one in the frame.
It sure looks better than I thought it would. I was debating on how to quilt it and my daughter suggested a chevron pattern. That worked out perfect as far as not detracting from the tee shirts.
This was my 1st tee shirt quilt and the 1st time I used the chevron pattern.
I'll know better on the next one.

 I couldn't make up my mind on the binding.
I didn't want to be too bold and take away from the top or to have it be too plain.
I ended up using the yellow and I think it was a good choice.

 After I put the binding on Tuesday morning I put this table topper together.
I had to cut the pattern down a little and I also re-designed it.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Simon Beck - Snow Artist

I was going to show some of my stuff today but decided to show this instead.
This amazing work was done by artist Simon Beck.

He creates these sensational patterns in the snow along the lakes of Savoie, France. 

Spending  5-9 hours a day plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes) 
 The man must be a quilter at heart. These designs are so percise
 At least when I make a mistake I can take a seam ripper, rip it out and fix the problem. I wonder what he does when he makes a misstep

I'm just in awe. I truly love seeing a great artist and couldn't help but share.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tee Shirt Quilt

I have been working steadly for the past 2 week just to get to this point.
I need to make 1 more sashing strip and I can finish putting it together.
 I have used 10 yds of interfacing and embroidered 9 eagles.
 This was just time consuming trying to get as much done in the evenings after the kids went home.
Now I need to figure out how I want to quilt it. If anyone has any ideas just let me know.
 I also found this design and I couldn't resist it.
I wanted to put it on a blouse and send it for a birthday surprise but time just got away from me.
So I suppose I'll just send this practice piece and a round tu-it.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Giveaway Winner

I'll make this short and sweet - got alot to do today.

The winner of my scrap strips is

Joyce Carter said...
I love scraps and wouldn't mind having some of these. Thank you so much for the giveaway. You are very generous.

#27 picked by the random number generator.

I'd like to thank everyone who entered and everyone who follows