Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Old Red Door Quilt

Yes, this is a quilt! "Old Red Door" by Susan Brubaker Knapp of Mooresville, NC.
This quilt was featured on Pam Holland's blog: I Am Pam
The texture is so realistic looking. Remarkable!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Box Wall Quilt with Hidden Apples

My latest finish! I made this quilt top for the purpose of practicing my free-motion quilting, and I'm surprised that I really like it. You can see the quilting better in the close-ups below.
See more photos of this quilt here.

I bought some Fons and Porter quilting gloves at JoAnn. They're supposed to be rubbery so that moving the quilt under the needle is easier. But these gloves aren't very rubbery at all, so I don't recommend them. I ordered some Machingers online from Leah Day. Her online videos of fmq designs are wonderful (and numerous!). 

Red apples appear in only one block. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Improv Wall Quilt is Finished

This improv wall quilt has no repeating block. It measures 40" x 44." 

I like the saw-tooth edge surrounded by border-less white (Kona Bone). 
This contributes to the modern look, I think. 
All my Kona solids made it into this quilt except the grays and dull colors. 
This kind of quilt is so much fun to make. Maybe I'll make another. :)
Aren't we lucky to have a hobby that never gets boring?
See listing here.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Vintage Pincushion

Charming vintage pincushion found on Pinterest, from Ruby Lane Vintage.
I've been collecting pincushion Pins here.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Elegant Daisy Chair

Trimble chair with a digitally printed Gerber daisy fabric from the Allan Knight Live Beautifully blog. This wouldn't "go" in my house, but it definitely would in my quilt studio! 
Do you want to see more incredible chairs? Click here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Strip Ribbons Quilt

Isn't this a great quilt? I like the eye-catching photo with her gymnast son too!  The quilt was made by Gudrun Eria of Minnesota. She has the "Strip Ribbons" pattern for sale here. It would look good with some selvages too. Nice job, Gudrun!