Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tokyo Quilt Festival

Ayumi lives in Tokyo and attended the Tokyo Quilt Festival. She posted this quilt on her blog: Pink Penguin. Her post is loaded with great quilt photos! She doesn't mention who made this one. It's truly amazing!

The show was held at the Tokyo Dome. It happened over 3 years ago, but the photos are as good as ever.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lisa Sipes Longarm Quilting!

The "Ruffled Roses" quilt by Lynn was longarm quilted by Lisa Sipes. Her blog is That Crazy Quilty Girl

Take a look at this post to see more of her quilting! The background motif below is called "Sand." (I know!)
In this post Lisa pours her heart out about her quilting. Wow, good stuff.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Modern Quilts from Canada!

This bright gold modern quilt is the creation of Melissa Hevey of Montreal, Canada. It measures 34" x 51." 
It has 4 shades of turquoise on the back. Melissa sells quilts on Etsy.

Here's another of Melissa's amazing quilts: Modern Geometric Baby quilt, 40" x 52." Wowzers!

Just one more: Geometric Hexagon quilt, 34" x 51." I love her colors and style. Yayy, Melissa!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jen's Sunflower Quilt

This Sunflower Quilt was made by Jen Houlden, a nurse in Canada. She has lived in the Arctic and the Australian Outback. Read more about the quilt and about Jen. She has the pattern available here

Here's a close-up of the center of the sunflower. Nice!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Carla Barrett's Amazing Quilting

This quilt was pieced by Molly Evangilisti and quilted by Carla Barrett. It was designed by Arlene and Melissa at The Quilt Company. You can read more about it on Carla's Blog: Feathered Fibers.
By the way, this quilt won a first prize ribbon at the California State Fair. Wow!

Carla's beautiful quilting designs are available at Digi-Tech Designs

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Prize-Winning Selvage Quilt from Down Under!

Meet Anne Robinson from Melbourne, Australia, the maker of this prize-winning selvage quilt!
The quilt is titled: Selvages Squared. The Highly Commended ribbon was from the recent Victorian Quilters' Showcase in Melbourne. I love the bits of orange that sparkle in this quilt. And the circular quilting is fabulous!
Wonderful job, Anne!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kristy's Ferris Wheel Quilt

Dianne made this Ferris Wheel quilt for her daughter's friend Kristy. It's a gift in memory of Kristy's mother. 
Dianne's husband drafted the pattern for the quilting. Beautiful job, Dianne!

Dianne's blog is EatPlayQuilt.

See the pattern here. The fans are made by eye, no foundations or fancy cutting needed.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pine Burr Quilt and Pattern are Finished!

Now I can cross this off my Bucket List! It really is an amazing quilt with so much texture that you can't help but pet it. It's fun to make too. See the pattern here.

See my Pine Burr pattern. Please Pin this for me. Thanks! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Lamps Quilt on the Design Wall

When our sons were little I did a lot of driving between home and school. Sometimes it didn't make sense to drive home and then turn around and go right back to school. One of the places I liked to browse was The Lamp Store in the Green Hills section of Nashville. I was always amazed at the huge variety of lamps. I guess they really stuck in my mind because it was so easy to come up with all these lamp ideas! Each block is 10" square. I plan to add sashing and a piano key border. I'll show you some close-ups soon.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Selvage Design Fabric from Timeless Treasures!

Here's a fabric that looks like the selvage arrangements that we make! Look at all those nice little color windows: sailboats, space-invaders, push pins and there are more too. Thanks to JoAnne in Diamond Bar, California for sending me this link

Here's where you can buy it: Nancy's Notions.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Yarn Bombed Mailbox!

Alessandra in Tacoma, Washington yarn-bombed her mailbox! Out of the blue. Read more about it on her blog: Just be Happy.

And here's a yarn-bombed tree in Iowa City that I found on Pinterest. (No source available.)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Stunning Vintage String Quilt

Quilt from the collection of Eleanor Bingham Miller, made around 1890 probably in Pennsylvania, exhibited at the Speed Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. I really like this quilt. The only thing that bugs me is the harsh dark red stripe in the middle.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fun With Striped Pine Burrs

Making pine burrs with striped fabric is fun. You can make a ring of horizontal stripe burrs, then flip the next row upside-down and use them as vertical stripes! They are all made exactly the same way.

The pine burr quilt is almost done. I'm quilting it now.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Improv Quilt Spill

This improvisational quilt was exhibited at the Bellevue Art Museum near Seattle, WA in 2011. It's from the Crib Quilt blog from Japan. It looks like the pieced center is spilling out into the lower border. Maybe I've just been playing too much Candy Crush!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Quilt in the Wind

"Colorific" by Pam Goecke Dinndorf for C & T Publishing.

Beautiful quilt in a fantastic photo location. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Progress on the Pine Burr Quilt

All the pine burr blocks are finished! Next comes the sashing and assembly. Maybe the sashing should be gathered so it's more 3-D, compatible with the thick blocks. The sashing will make the circles look rounder because it will hide the slightly wonky outer edge of the blocks. 

I had a relaxing weekend: sewing, listening to music and podcasts, reading, having tea outside enjoying the birds, baking, and going out for dinner with my DS. I hope you did too.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pine Burr Update


Here's my progress so far. I will add sashing (maybe black and white). It will have 9 blocks total. And batting, even though this already weighs a ton. I don't want there to be any question about whether this is really a quilt in case I ever want to enter it in a quilt show. I'm considering the fabric on the right for the border. I know it's a little gaudy, but that's what makes it suitable for this quilt. Haha. The block in the lower right corner has some pine burrs made from striped fabric, in case you were wondering about the little navy blue and white lines. My favorite block (so far) is the one in the center. I hope to spend some time on this today too. My husband is hiking in the White Mountains this weekend. Good sewing time. :)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pine Burr Quilt

This is my current project: a Pine Burr quilt. This is my first block. It's getting easier as I go. It takes a lot of fabric, that's for sure! I'm on block #5 now. Stay tuned.

P.S. Thanks for all the recent Pins!