Sunday, June 05, 2016

Front Porch Quilt QAL

Last month my good friend Cynthia of Wabi-Sabi Quilts mentioned a quilt along that she was joining, and sent me a picture of the quilt. I was completely smitten with the whales, watermelon, and flags, and knew I needed to join the fun!
Jan Patek Front Porch BOM Quilt Pattern -   JPQ 2131

I decided to use my huge stash of Bonnie and Camille fabrics to make my quilt. Block number one is the house at night. Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone and had to add a few creative flourishes of my own:

This is my first large scale applique project, which means I will get lots of needed practice. Luckily the primitive style lends itself to beginning applique! I'm looking forward to this month's flag blocks.

Linking up with Lori at Humble Quilts.

Monday, April 27, 2015

MQG Challenge quilt top

The Modern Quilt Guild is running a fabric challenge in conjunction with Riley Blake Fabrics. I was lucky enough to sign up for the free fat eighths of fabric from the RB Cottage Garden line.  The challenge rules state that you can only use coordinating solids and basics from Riley Blake, and that you should try a new-to-you technique in your project.

I have long admired the technique and style of Gwen Marston.  Her Liberated Quilts are so whimsical and fun.  I decided that this was finally the time for me to try out liberated quiltmaking, so I chose to work off of the basket method shown in Liberated Quiltmaking II. This was also my first time working with curved bias, as on the handles. It was a very fun project! I will definitely be incorporating more liberated piecing techniques into my quilts.

Hopefully later this week I will be able to start the quilting, again using a new-to-me technique I learned in a recent class with Leah Day.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Monday, July 07, 2014

It's raining.

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

New skirts!❤️❤️

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Friday, July 04, 2014


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Friday, June 27, 2014