Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wabi Sabi Quilt


I've been wanting to make a wabi sabi style quilt for a while, and just finished my first one today. Now I can't wait to make another. This is raw-edge machine applique. The frayed edges will add a nice touch. I'll show you how it looks after machine washing and drying.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Memorial Quilt


My friend Martha passed away in February. This quilt is for her daughter Katie. Last year at Katie's wedding shower someone asked her what her favorite color is and she said red. I was thinking of that when I chose this quilt for her. I hope she likes it. The machine quilting was done by Linda Aquavia of New Hartford, CT. See the Houndstooth quilt pattern here


Here it is, wrapped and ready to go. Sent USPS Priority, she probably received it yesterday.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Daffodil Quilt from Latvia


Pieced daffodil quilt by Ilze Shulya from Latvia and for sale on Etsy at Denim Cotton Quilts. It measures 12" square. I especially like the free motion quilting. This Etsy shop just opened in January.
Nice job, Ilze!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Donna Bruno's Fandango Blocks


Donna Bruno of the Hearthside Quilters in Harwinton, CT is on a roll making Fandango blocks out of 1" wide strips! We had a Fandango quilt workshop on Saturday and she made all this since then!
Nice job, Donna!

Pretzel Pincushion Winner


The winner of the pretzel pincushion is Dolores from Toronto, Canada. Her blog is True Blue Canadian. Your package will be in the mail this afternoon.

Photo(No, this isn't Dolores' backyard. Just some gorgeous garden goodness to feast our eyes on. We could sure use some color here in Connecticut! We have snow on the ground and fog.)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Quilt Pattern: Chain Quilt



Chain Quilt is a raw-edge machine applique quilt. This easy modern quilt goes together fast.
Take a look at my pattern for this quilt. No curved piecing. No stress, fun to make. 



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hearthside Quilters Fandango Workshop



The Hearthside Quilters of Harwinton, CT had a Fandango Quilt workshop yesterday 
despite the springtime snowstorm. I recently joined this friendly and talented guild. There were 18 participants, just six shown here. We cut one-inch strips and sewed them into these scrappy fans 
using the Fandango Quilt pattern. The first one is a challenge, but it gets easier with practice.
A good time was had by all.