21 November 2013

Posh Pumpkin Quilting

I love this fabric line. Perfect for fall. 
I made these table runners for my Grandma to enjoy in her house. 
I found some pinterest inspiration for this one. 
I love how the quilting on the pumpkins turned out. 

28 October 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2013 - Baby Quilt

 Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2013

Thank you Amy for once again hosting this fun Quilting Event in Blog-land.
And Thank YOU for stopping by to see my entry.

Im entering my quilt into the Baby Quilt category.
An unexpected gift of comfort for an unimaginable loss...
The story of how a gift of my love and admiration became a great source of comfort and strength;

I made this baby quilt for a dear friend of mine whose miracle baby girl was nearing her due date. Throughout her pregnancy, every milestone seemed like a huge hurtle. Once each milestone was prayerfully met, on to the next with more prayers and caution. As the pregnancy neared 38 weeks, relief and gratitude filled their home and hearts. For at any time, this sweet baby girl could come and all would be healthy and well.

It was the 38th week when I delivered my quilt. As I handed the quilt to my friend's husband, he shared with me devastating news. News he had only been give a couple of hours prior. There was no heart beat. Their sweet miracle baby was now an angel.

Not knowing the significance and comfort a quilt could bring to someone.

A few months after my friend's loss, she shared with me how appreciative she was of the quilt.

She told me, when she's having a hard day she will lay on her bed with the quilt. And when she gets up, she folds it up nice and puts it back  in her baby's crib. She expressed how much comfort the quilt brings to her.

Up until this  moment, I didn't fully realize the significance and comfort a quilt could bring to someone. This reaffirmed to me, how much a quilt is a gift of love. How blessed I feel to have been able to offer a gift that would bring much needed comfort and healing. 
I love the backlight of the Sun shinning through.
Here is where the quilt belongs. 
For a very special Baby, and her Beautiful Mom. 
Quilt info;
Pattern; Thimble Blossom's 'Dilly Dally' (half the pattern size)
Fabric; Moda's Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille, backing is a soft yellow minky.
Pieced and Quilted by me. 
I love the quilting from the backside. 

01 October 2013

Halloween Squares

This fabric was from a few years ago. 
And has been a wip for a few years as well. 
I think it was a halloween bag panel. 
I cut up the cute images, and bordered them. 
I then bordered those squares with white fabric to make them pop. 
This is the perfect blanket for my kiddos to cuddle with. 
I quilted circles on all the sashing, 
and outlined all the images. 
Theres a bright Halloween Orange minky on the back. 
It looks really cool on the backside. 
You can see the Halloween images that are stitched, 
and outlined with circles. 
Happy October! 

05 September 2013

Quilt of Valor UPDATE

UPDATE; Im switching gears a bit with the fabric choice and placement to create a more uniformed quilt. Please read below for the details.  Thank you!

Our dear friend Brant was recently injured in Afghanistan during his fourth deployment.
My husband had the privilege and honor of deploying
and working with Brant for a number of years.
They were more than team mates, they were brothers.
my husband and Brant
His injuries sustained brought him back to the US, keeping him from the work he loves. The injuries continue to prevent Brant from serving and carry the devastating potential of being career ending.

He is recovering at home with his amazing wife and two daughters.
The sacrifices and heroic price Brant has paid and continues to pay to serve our country brings tears to my eyes.
There is no token of gratitude and thanks that would even begin to express my profound appreciation for Brant and his family.

It is an honor and a privilege to give back.

I invite you to join with me in extending all of our love, thanks,
and well wishes in the form of a
A Quilt of Valor.  http://www.qovf.org/

A Quilt of Valor is a wartime quilt made to honor our War Wounded. 
It is a tangible way to say: 
"Thank you for your service, 
sacrifice and valor for our country".

Would you like to join me? by making one or two blocks?
I will assemble and finish the quilt.
If you are interested in joining me, here are the details;
source; here

I am asking that you make a Wonky 
maverick star blockThere is a tutorial here.
To make it "Wonky"; follow the tutorial and by changing the angles of the triangles. 
I would like the blocks to be made Traditional American Flag colors;
Please stay as close to the Traditional American flag colors as possible.
Red, shades of Blue, White and some Grey.
Brant is a huge Ohio State fan, and I thought it would look nice to have some grey in there too.

Please use quilt shop quality fabric. And true white (white on white is okay). No cream or ivory.
Also please do not use flowery feminine fabrics; as this quilt is for a masculine male.
Please have the STAR be white with the background scrappy.

Please make sure the final block measures 12.5" unfinished.
If the block is not 12.5", I reserve the right to alter the block or to omit the block all together. My goal is to have the blocks all the same so they will come together easily.

I would like the blocks mailed back to me by the last week of October.

Anyone interested? Questions? please leave a comment which includes your email address.
Thank you in advance!
Feel free to spread the word and recruit fellow quilters. 

Im not sure what kind of response I will get, but for all of you go getters I would also like to make a quilt for Brant's girls out of the same maverick star tutorial block. 
If you are up for sending a block for this quilt; all is welcomed.

For the colors; Shades of pinks and yellows, purples and teals, pinks and purples, purple green ext...
Pinks, Purples, Teals, Yellows, White, with tiny dashes of green. 
source; here
The block needs to be a Two way Color Block.
(as seen in the quilts below; all background blocks are the same color and all Star blocks are the same color)
Source; here
source; here
again, please make sure you;
use quilt shop quality fabric and have the final block measures 12.5" unfinished. If the block is not 12.5", I reserve the right to alter the block or to omit the block all together. My goal is to have the blocks all the same so they will come together easily.

I would like the blocks mailed back to me by the last week of October.

Anyone interested? Questions? please leave a comment which includes your email address.
Thank you in advance!
Feel free to spread the word and recruit fellow quilters.

03 September 2013

Pow Wow Scraps

I put all the scraps I had from the baby pow wow and twin size pow wow 
and made this quilt. 
Wow! crazy small scraps. I swear this will be my last large quilt with small scrap pieces. 
My helpers were not tall enough to hold it right side up. 
I quilted straight "chevron lines" through the small squares, 
and broke up the borders with separate free motion quilting. 
I put fun minky on the back. 
This quilt fits nicely on a twin bed. Its not as wide as the Pow Wow twin version, 
but will will look nice and coordinate well when there both on the beds. 

03 June 2013

Quilting the TeePees

I think these triangle blocks look like teepees. 
I love me some American Jane Fabrics. 
My dear friend made this quilt top. 
And I quilted it for her. 
I did an all over stipple pattern. 
The backing is a solid navy blue minky. 
(thankgoodness there was not puckering. This backing is not forgiving of mistakes) 

29 May 2013

Pow Wow Twin

Here is my Twin version of the Baby Pow Wow I posted awhile back. 
I really loooove this quilt. 
I made this one for my 4yr olds bed. 
There are some pretty cute prints in the quilt. 
I quilted a meandering circle pattern. 
I didnt want to do a basic pebble quilting, and wanted more circles like bubbles. 
So this is what I came up with. 
There is a combination of the green and orange minky plaid pattern on the back. 
I made the outside white borders a little bit larger then the pattern suggested.
Total size is 72 X 93