Friday, August 1, 2014

Heirloom challenge

When I heard the challenge word "heirloom", I immediately thought of tomatoes...maybe because I am totally consumed in my garden right now. Even though I had two months to do this challenge, I ended up making it from 9-midnight last night, July 31st.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute, being tired, having machine problems, etc.....   uggg.   Anyway, this piece is now hanging in my laundry room and will remind me of juicy flavorful tomatoes all year long.

Baby Quilt for Francis

I made this quilt for Kurt's (nurse coworker) new baby girl.  The back is a super soft minky fabric. The design is supposed to look like gingham.  It was quick and fun to make.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Jordan had an unsightly electrical panel in Winston's nursery.  Her nursey theme is deer and bear so I made this wall hanging to cover the electric panel.
This is a baby quilt I made for Ashley in cardiac rehab.  She had a baby boy named Tucker.  The back is a soft flannel.

Geometric-Theme 5

I made this 12 x 12" quilt for the Art Squared group.  I started with a 9 patch and cut, then sewed, cut, then sew, etc. It was fun to see the pattern that emerged.  The quilting went fast and then sewing on all the neat flat beads was fun.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Nina's quilt

I worked with Rebecca in Cardiology in Bozeman.  She just had her first baby and didn't know the sex so I tried to make a generic baby quilt.  It came out kind of girlish so I'm glad she had a girl!  I love the flannel back.

Caleb's Quilt

Kerri, from Cardiac rehab in MA, just had a baby boy named Caleb.  This was a fun and super easy baby quilt to make.

Amber Waves of Grain

This is the 4th theme for the Art Squared group.  The Theme was NATURAL.  All I could come up with is wheat.  I guess because of the color?

I used a spsecial stitch on my Pfaff to create the wheat shafts.  The quilt was a little boring so I added some insects.

I used little pearlized beads to make the grain on some of the shafts.  The beads were too white so I colored them with a Sharpie.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Gina and Adam's Christmas quilt

I made this full size quilt for Adam and Gina for Christmas-2013.  Gina had pinned the quilt on her Pinterest account so I knew she would like it.  It was fun to do something with fabric I have never worked with before and very freeing to make it with no pattern. (Sadie just has to get in the picture)

Shaye and Ben's wedding quilt

Shaye and Ben got married in July 2013.  It was a BEAUTIFUL wedding. Shaye chose a cheveron pattern in these colors.  It was fun and easy to make.  I started it at a GAW in MA.

The back is flannel. Sadie always tries to get in every quilt picture I take. :)
This is the 3rd challenge for my Art Squared group.  The theme was "Illuminate".  I immediately though of fireflies.  My friendly chipmunks, Chip and Munk ( I know... not very original) are playing a game of poker  under the illumination of the fireflies.  Chip and Munk caught them earlier in the evening to light up their humble abode.

I made the jar out of vinyl and lots of Angelina heat bond fiber illuminates their card game.

This is Chip and he is made out of thread........lots ........and lots of thread.  Looks like he will win the hand with his pair of aces.
My friend, Terri, aka Moonbeam asked me to make her 5 cell phone purses for Christmas gifts.  I made 6 and said she could have one.
My brother in law, Jim (all different fabrics and sizes)  gave me 85 Crown Royal bags and said he wanted a quilt for their camper.  After 1.5 yrs. of thinking, planning, and shopping for fabric this is what I came up with.

Kind of ugly, but he seems to really like it so that is what counts.