Friday, February 28, 2014

Improv Fans

This is the quilt that's growing on my design wall. These fans are fun to make. No paper, no foundations. 
More on this soon!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Selvage Sheep Quilt by Lois Cox

Lois Cox of California finished her selvage sheep quilt. The bright green background really makes the sheep "pop." It measures 70" x 71." Nice job, Lois!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rainbow Selvage Quilt

This gorgeous selvage quilt was made by Natalia in Vladivostok. Her blog is: MishiNata
You can translate the blog into English by clicking "Translate" at the top of the page.
The photo below is a close up. Most of her selvages don't have writing. Nice work Natalia!

It's interesting how each quilter has her/his own style for arranging selvages. Some are mostly white, others are colorful, some have lots of color windows, and so on.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pincushion Giveaway and UFO's

Tell me how many ufo's* you have. I don't know my exact number, but it's over 50. I prefer piecing to machine quilting, obviously. I'll get to them someday. This backlog doesn't bother me.

Want to see more pincushions?

*A "ufo" is an unfinished quilt project.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hexagon Quilts Down Under

Look at what Melinda and the quilters at Quiltsmith in NSW Australia are up to!
I love these fussy cut hexagons. Wow! 

Want to learn the best way to make hexagons? See the post about Julia Wood's and Peggy Rhodes' recent book: Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts

Quiltsmith also has an online fabric store specializing in reproduction and Oriental fabrics.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Elena's Selvage Tote

Beautiful selvage tote bag by Elena has a pretty green batik bow. Nice quilting too. Good job, Elena!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mom's Selvage Quilt

This stunning selvage quilt was made by someone's mom. Dancingshiba has a flickr page where she posts pics of her dog...and this quilt made by her mom. So that's all I know about the maker of this quilt. Kids :)
I love the wide selvages and the quilting in the white spaces too. Nice job, Mom!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Little Purse Giveaway

This little purse ornament is filled with pretty fabric scraps. It stands 4.25" high and might look cheery in your quilting studio. You can open it up and change the contents if you like. You can change the ribbon too.

To win, just leave a comment. Tell us something that you have in your sewing area for decoration or inspiration. Random winner will be chosen on Tuesday Feb. 25.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Selvage Quilt by Kathleen Loomis

Kathleen Loomis calls this selvage quilt "Jaunty F." Made in 2005, it measures 26" x 30."

Here's another quilt by Kathleen. It's one of her Postage series quilts.
What a talented quilter!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Basketweave Selvage Quilt

This selvage quilt was posted by Patchwork Posse from Utah. She saw it at the Home Machine Quilt Show. If you know who made this stunnning quilt, please let me know. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Steph's Quilt

This "Line Art" quilt was made by Steph from Indiana. She featured a post on her blog answering all the questions she's received about this quilt: Steph's Stuff. Pretty quilt!

Steph likes scrapbooking, photography and quilting. She's a SAHM of 3. Before all that she was an attorney. 

This quilt reminds me of my pattern: The Stacks

Monday, February 17, 2014

Selvage Blocks by Lois Cox

Lois Cox of California (Bay Area) made these sample selvage blocks, 
then decided to make the sheep quilt first.
She's making more sheep and she'll add the words: "Counting Sheep to Sleep." 
Such a clean and cute shape for the little guys.

Lois does it all! Applique and piecing. She was having a very creative day! Nice job Lois!

You might remember Lois' World Strata quilt (shown below). Click here to see that post too.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Connie's Red Selvage Quilt

This pretty selvage quilt was made by Connie and featured on the Finely Finished Quilts blog.

The red squares act as their own foundation. 
1. Cut the red squares. 
2. Lay selvages diagonally across half of the block. 
3. Top-stitch the bound edges. 
4. Arrange the squares any way you like.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Vintage Basket Quilt

Antique African American Basket quilt from New Jersey, made in the 1930's, sold on eBay.

I love the colors and fabric combinations in this quilt.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Inspired by Mrs. Billings

"Gypsy Billings at Midnight" quilt by Roslyn Littlejohn, inspired by the 1805 Mrs. Billings Coverlet. Featured by Karen Styles' blog. Be sure to visit her blog to see more quilts inspired by the one by Mrs. Billings. Wow!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Vintage Op Art Quilt

"Layered Fans" quilt c. 1920, New York, featured on the Wonkyworld blog. This tied quilt from Laura Fisher's collection was made from solid color fabrics. I really like this one!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Op Art Quilt

"Hip to Be Square" quilt by Kent Williams of Wisconsin was featured on Art Quilts in 2010.

I love the colors in this quilt. Kent makes large quilts but the exact dimensions for this one weren't given.

Read more about Kent Williams.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Wanda's New Quilt

This gorgeous quilt layout is on Wanda Hanson's design wall. You know her from the Exuberant Color blog. I'm always so inspired by Wanda's quilts, and this one makes me want to run to my quilt room and get busy! I can imagine a quilt like this with some selvages here and there. Nice job, Wanda!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Olympic Quilt

This beautiful Olympics quilt was made by Marlene of KISSed Quilts in 2012. Take a look at her post for a tutorial. Also read about her connection to the Olympics here

I've been in Big Sur, California (below) with my husband and two sons. We had a wonderful time. 
Back home today and enjoying watching the Olympics.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Selvage Boxes by Tonya Alexander

Tonya Alexander from Eye Candy Quilts in the Pacific Northwest made these selvage covered hat boxes. She shows you just how to do it, starting at the beginning, below. And the story is charming too.

But that's not all! Wowzers, take a look at her quilts! Yayy, Tonya!