Friday, January 28, 2011

Ohh la la, that's a spicy meatball...

Well actually it's a quilt called Spice Market. We had this fabric a couple of years ago and I started it on retreat and finished it earlier this week. It's big and I really like the colors. I think I might give it to my mother-in-law for fall, or maybe not, not sure yet. Either way, onto the pile for quilting it goes.... Enjoy!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Flora & Fauna

With all the wonderful springtime weather we are having (in January), this was the perfect quilt to put together. Made from a new line at the store, this easy applique quilt will likely be a class once it gets quilted. I love the little birdies and butterflies that are on the quilt and it was easy to put together since all the blocks were 10" squares. I hope you like it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

My fall quilt....

Well I'm only a few months off. I had two quilts that I really, really wanted to get done before the end of fall. I wish I could get these projects done in time! Those darn kids and husband! Just kidding....anyways, we had our annual quilting retreat this weekend and I got the middle section of this owl quilt completed and finished the borders today. I've only had the fabric sitting in my closet for 2 years...Hope you enjoy it!

Arbor Rose

Here is another quilt from the Anka's Treasures book that I just love. I think if I could, I would make every quilt in this book. This one is called Arbor Rose and is applique on top of a pieced top. I think it will make a great class for teaching vine techniques. We'll see if I can get it quilted in time!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Patriotic Rose

This quilt has a history. I made this quilt on consignment over 4 years ago. The quilt was offered as a class and my client paid me to take the class. In that class was a woman named Phyllis who dropped out of the class after the second night. I finished the quilt and that was the end of it. Fast forward 4 years later...Debbie at the shop thought it might be fun to ressurect this quilt and offer it as a class again, but using me as the instructor. I like the quilt, but it's really not my thing and I didn't want to do it again. Then I had a brainstorm. I went to Phyllis (who is one of our regulars at the store) and made a deal with her...if she paid for the materials, I would make the quilt for her and use it as the class sample and when the class was over, I would hand it over to her and she would have one for her very own.. I'm going to show it off at our retreat this weekend and then get it quilted!