Thursday, November 14, 2013

My studio

Every once in a while, someone asks me to post pics of my studio. I am lucky. When I bought this house, I finished part of the basement into my ideal quilt studio. I have a 20' x 40' room in which to create. It has 30 electrical outlets, great lighting, and even running water and a sink!

Usually, the place is a mess, but this week, I cleaned off my big work table. Because that's such a rare event, I took a photo. This is a 4' x8' sheet of plywood covered in batting and muslin and then half is covered with cutting mats and half with ironing board fabric. I've had this table for at least 10 years. I replace the muslin and ironing board fabric every couple of years. It's bolted onto plastic shelves. I love it and couldn't work without it! (and, yes, the rest of the studio is still a  mess.... what can I say? "Creative minds are seldom tidy."

It's commission season again!

I really need to post here more often! LOL

It's commission season again! (so, I'll post more often)

This week, I finished a multi-item commission. This client had a box of Lilly Pulitzer clothing her daughters wore. I made two twin-sized quilts and three "gumdrop" pillows out of the clothing. Here is a pic of one of the quilts (they are virtually the same) and one of the pillows.

Front of one of the quilts
Back of quilt

One of the pillows

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.