I'm not good at naming quilts (we've been down this path before) but when I started this project and decided it was going to be something quite different than other things I've made I knew it needed a special name. The fabric itself inspired me to come up with a name befitting the luxury that… Continue reading Majesty – the silk quilt
The quilt I saw that inspired me to make this one was done in blues, greens, and lilac and I decided that while ordering my solids for one like that, I should go ahead and pick another color palette as well. I was attracted to the idea of making strips from solids to give the… Continue reading Marshmallow Candy Quilt
YAY! My most recent project is now finished and if only bright green fit into my home decor .... Yet again, upon laying the whole thing out in front of me I was faced with a decision about whether or not to keep a finished quilt, but alas, it isn't my color so as… Continue reading Number 100
quilt #100 sneak peek
Today I was reading the blog post of another quilting lady and I felt that in describing and critiquing her own work she was being much too hard on herself. So that inspired me to post a picture of one of my early quilting projects and talk a bit about how we judge ourselves and… Continue reading FMQ The Learning Process
Well, here I am again posting pictures of a new quilt before the binding is even finished. It seems I'm most inspired to write about a quilt when it's hot off the press! After I spread it all out and take a look (even I don't know what it really looks like until that point!) I'm… Continue reading Whole cloth quilt … almost
So I've received a few custom quilting jobs here, and that means it might be a while before I post a completed quilt, but just to keep you posted and involved, I thought we might play a little game. TWO OF THESE THINGS ARE NOT LIKE THE OTHERS ... Do you remember that song from… Continue reading Sandwiches Anyone?
...oops I did it again... (but unlike Britney Spears, I did it on purpose!) I wild quilted a baby quilt and to make it even more challenging I added some scrappy flower appliques first (will be re-thinking this one ...) It started out as a test for these cute flower cut-outs my mom had. She… Continue reading Hush Little Baby Quilt
Well, it's done. I hinted about it in my last post and now it's all finished. I think I used five M-size bobbins on this one! I even started getting concerned about the cone on top as I realized how much thread this was using up, even though it was pretty huge. My initial… Continue reading The Graffiti Quilt
First, I apologize for two posts in one day. When I took his one off my machine I was so excited to post it because I've been imagining doing a whole cloth quilt with blended motifs and fillers and hoping I could make it look as good as it did in my head, and… Continue reading Mission Accomplished!