Friday, October 29, 2010

A Quilt from Bubba & Blogger's Quilt Festival

Welcome to Blogger's Quilt Festival. To celebrate the big show in Houston for those who can't attend, Amy has done a wonderful job of gathering together a vast number of blogger's to hold an online quilt show. Click on the link on my sidebar, and you will find all of the info there. There are lots of great prizes to be won too!! The quilt I'm featuring today was not pieced by me, but I quilted it. It was made my John's, (my DH), Bubba. She made a lot of the clothes that his dad, uncles, and aunt wore, as well as ulitarian quilts for the family. She died a little over 25 years ago, and John's aunt was holding two of these unfinished quilt tops. The quilts were made with home dec fabrics, and she even left some of the paper with fabric descriptions attached to the squares.
Since I am the only one that makes quilts in the family, John's aunt gave the two tops to me. I quilted this one up, and gave it to DH for our anniversay a few years ago. I have yet to quilt the second one. I chose a flannel for the back. I just love the softness, and warmth that flannel brings to a quilt.

Have a great time at the festival!! Thanks for your hard work Amy!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Whooo Loves You

This quilt pattern is called Remember Whooo Loves You, by Acorn Quilts. My customer Sue made it for her granddaughter. I've seen it done in quite a few colorways, and it sure is a fun quilt no matter which you use. If you look closely, under the owl, I quilted in the words, "Whooo loves you". Lots of freehand feathers and swirls. Hope the little guy doesn't fall out of the tree!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rainbows, Blocks and Babies

Yesterday we had a couple of storms blow through here, more wind than rain, and definately not as bad as the good folks in Chicago. After it was all over, God saw fit to send us the most awesome rainbow I have ever seen. Thought I'd share it with you! The Bee Balm block exchange has started up again for another year. Elaine, from Texas, sent me some wonderful 5" charm squares. She wanted a disappearing four patch. Well now she has two!

Just wanted to share two of the cutest faces you'll ever see!! ;>)

.....and Juice!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Coming Soon!!

I'm really excited about this new adventure. Stay tuned for details!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Grampy's Run

It's almost a year ago that one of my dearest friends lost her man due to complications from diabetes. In honor of his life, their daughter Holly has put together a poker run on Saturday, October 23rd, and all proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association. You can register at Killer Creek Harley Davidson,
and you can find all of the info on Grampy's Run facebook page.
The quilt below was made from Harley t-shirts to help with the fundraising efforts.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Liberated Quiltmaking Classes

Join me on November 14th and 21st from Noon 'till four, at Anna's Sewing Center, 24357 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, Ohio, where I will be teaching a class on Liberated Quiltmaking. This is a process oriented class, as opposed to a project oriented class. We will cover the ins and outs of free from piecing, soft curve piecing, and angeled cuts. Call 440-716-8884 to sign up.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Court House Steps or Log Cabin....You decide

This was a beautiful quilt from Elaine. She sewed her amazing batiks in a courthouse steps fashion, but decided to frame each square in the block, rather than make it look like steps. When I quilted it, I used a pattern that had a feather on one side, and a leaf vine on the other. I placed the quilting patterns in such a way that it would look like a barn raising pattern. That is a pattern usually reserved for a log cabin quilt setting. It turned out wonderful!
Here's a close up of the quilting pattern on the block and border.