Sunday, March 4, 2012

Commissioned Memory Quilt

A client commissioned a quilt for her mother. She gave me 21 photos, which I scanned and incorporated into the quilt.

Here's the whole quilt:

And, here are some pictures of the photos:


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Celestial Dreams

Anyone who is a fan of Laurel Burch will recognize this fabric. It's her Celestial Dreams collection. I found this quilt as a kit at the Quiltmaker's Cottage in Hershey last July. At my guild's retreat in the fall, I put it together.

Joe loved it and asked me if I could "make it bigger" so that it fit our bed. I went back to the shop the week after Christmas and bought more fabric. I added a border of sawtooth stars and an 8-inch (rather than the 6-inch border called for) and now it fits our bed. I finished yesterday. (We have a waterbed, and when I make quilts, I don't make them with a drop.)

Biloxi "inspected" it while I was putting on the binding. I include this photo so you can see the awesome multi-color star fabric I used on the back.

We love it! A perfect quilt for beating the blahs of January/February!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Habitat for Humanity block

One of my quilting friends is collecting blocks to make a quilt for Habitat for Humanity. Here is my block:

Saturday, January 21, 2012

About Trout

I bought the embroidery CD for this quilt last spring or summer. I knew the minute I saw the quilt that I had to make it for Joe. He loved it too, although we decided to change the main fabric color from the brown used in the sample to something more "watery." Here's the original pattern:

And here's our version. I finished the top today. I just love it (and so does Joe). It will probably be next weekend before I can quilt it.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Story Book Farm

I posted a couple of comments on the forum about this quilt, and my friend Denise asked for some close-up pics. So, Denise, just for you...

Cute piggies :)

I love that the clothes pin onto the clothesline with little closepins :)

My friend Alison helped me cut out all the cows.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

More Organizing

Over on the quilting forum, there is a permanent Organizing challenge. There was recently a suggestion to use comic book boards to wrap fabric.

Ultrapro Silver Size Boards, 7 X 10 ½ (100/Pack)

So, I bought 300 (at $10 for 100, it was a small risk). I love this method! I managed to get what took a full unit to store in only two shelves. I also realized I have a lot of fabric. I've ordered 600 more boards. And, that probably won't be enough.

Just think: 1000 x .25 yard (conservatively) = 250 yards of fabric! And, that doesn't include the larger pieces I'm not wrapping.

This is what the shelves looked like before.... some semblance of order (sorted by color)....

And, this is my organized unit. This unit has just about the same amount of fabric as the one shown above. I did have to re-space the shelves, but I can get more on less space, so that's OK.

Back to wrap more fabric :).