Saturday, May 30, 2009

Fun Time at Pine Needles--Gardner Village

Went to Pine Needles today and picked up these fun patterns. I am so excited to do these projects. The embroidery pattern will make fun Christmas gifts. The weiner dog pattern is for gifts and the baby quilt pattern--I'll make it just for fun!!! It was so fun to go to the quilt store as they just returned from Market and had all new stuff....

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My New Project...

This is a great little book by Atkinson Design, 9 Patch Reunion. My auntie wanted a nine patch quilt and after talking it over, we decided to try a quilt from this book.

We settled on this cute quilt and we will focus on the red with red borders...

Here are the fabrics I have gathered to do this...some really rich greens, golds and reds with off white to contrast. I think it looks like a delicious assortment...what do you think?

A Girl's Best Friend

I just finished piecing this quilt top for the store. It is "A Girl's Best Friend" by Abbey Lane. This pattern uses templates and there are a lot of points to match up when you sew it together to form the secondary design. It was, however, a fun quilt to do and my daughter really wants it for her.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Honey Buns, Weddings and more...

This quilt top was pieced for the store. The 7" blocks were pieced with the "Harmony" honey bun by Moda. and then set on point with the black contrast. By the time I was done piecing this, it occurred to me that it would be a cute quilt for my table. Imagine that. Fun project that was really quick.

Here is the wedding quilt. It is all quilted, labeled and we took it to the wedding reception tonight. The bride was radiant and it was a lovely reception. It almost did not make it to the wedding. My husband really liked the quilt.

The Bride and Groom. We had a really fun evening and the reception was nice.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Coming to America...

For our Barwick family reunion in July, I am making an auction quilt entitled, "Coming to America." I got the inspiration to do this while working on my Over the River and Through the Woods quilt. My husband drew up the images and I have been working on the embroidery. Panel 1 is all embroidered. My mother, along with her father and mother and 2 older brothers sailed to America in 1948 on the SSAmerica into New York harbor.

This image is to represent England with Big Ben and the castle.

This image is of the ship, SSAmerica

This image is of the New York harbor
and the Statue of Liberty

Fun at the quilt store...

Yesterday, my sweet husband humored me and drove me to Preston, ID to a new quilt shop called "Suppose." I had to keep telling myself, be still my heart. The fabric, oh the fabric was wondrous. Such an amazing selection from Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Anna Maria Horner, Alexander Henry, Kaffe Fassett to 30's reproductions and civil war reproductions. It was such eye candy to me.

This fat quarter is by Alexander Henry and I just love it. Can't wait to put it on a journal cover or bag.

I had to have this Alexander Henry fat quarter because I love the color combinations and the tulips.

My little sister, Rosie, has been looking for a fat quarter of this Aviary print with the eggs. She is going to make some wall art with it. We have searched several stores for this and found it at Suppose. The store is located on Main Street in Preston, ID. It has lots of charm and wonderful fabric.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

UFO Time Again...

Back in 2007, I flew out to Fort McCoy to see my husband before he left for Qatar. We decided if we were already in the Midwest, that we would drive down to see Nauvoo. Sadly, they lack a charming quilt shop, but I did manage to find a crafts shop and found a pattern for a memory. I got home all excited to make this to remind me of the wonderful time we had together walking the streets of Nauvoo and boy was I stumped. The pattern has a lot of paper piecing and sketchy instructions. I put it away for a year, got it out and put it right back. This morning, I got it out and I think I figured out how to do the paper piecing. We will see if I can do it or not. Hopefully, it will get done this time.

This is how far I got this morning. Several panels got paper pieced.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

All things little...

This little bag is called the Little Pouch by Whimsicals. It was a learning curve, but really fun to make. The binding is sewn on backwards from underneath. I had a hard time with the backwards thing, but I thoroughly enjoyed all other parts of the construction. I used 10 charm squares and 2 fat quarters to make this. If you have a stash, consider making up a few. It is 5" x 7" and would hold a camera, cell phone, small wallet and would be great to go shop hopping.

This little coin purse is from a pattern by Amy Butler. I made it with a few charm squares and a fat quarter. I had difficulty around the zipper, but overall was a delightful project to sew.

No these are not colorful muffins, but I copy catted my friend Shanna, who made these up at the quilt retreat I recently attended. They are for my family retreat and they are little pin cushions. It uses very small terra cotta pots and I used charm squares. You cut a circle as big as the charm will allow, then take dental floss and run a running stitch around the edge. Pull up the floss and stuff tight. Hot glue them down into the terra cotta pot. They were way fun to make and I hope they like them.

Little is good and fun and fast. Try it out on one of your weekends......

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Patchwork Friends Quilt Guild Meeting

We learned a new technique last night at our quilt guild. This block is called the Ivy Twist and is a free download from Timeless Treasures. You manipulate the fabric after you sew the squares and rectangles. It was a fun technique to learn and as you can tell, I still need a little practice. We are going to use these block for the Quilts of Valor quilt to be donated to wounded soldiers.
Fun baby quilt that was finished for the upcoming baby.
Mystery quilt started at the Red Rooster quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago.
This quilt was made from fleece and upholstery fabric.

A rag quilt made of stash fabric.

Cute fall quilt made from a kit from Bernina. She's a new quilter, and did a fantastic job!!

Another sew kit finished from the quilt retreat from Red Rooster.

A journal cover made from scraps of the quilt project below.

Table runner also made from scraps from the quilt below.

Fun quilt made from blacks, whites and red.

Dolly's Day out quilt made from the paperdoll fabric from Windham. It has a pocket on the back to hold the dolly clothes.

Swap meet quilt put together from a guild quilt project a couple of years ago. Nice colors, huh?

Fun applique quilt with scalloped borders.

Wall hanging with the shabby chic flowers.

Landscape quilt. Makes me look forward to sunflowers.

Wall quilt made out of homespuns. Great look.

This beauty was donated to the Quilts of Valor. It was a quilt guild project a few years ago. Some lucky soldier is going to love this one.

This is our auction quilt all put together and quilted. We are going to have prarie points and then binding to finish. I love this one.

This was our block jack for this month. I love how the blocks turned out.
Hope you enjoyed our guild pictures. It was a fun evening and we all had a good time.


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