Monday, March 30, 2009

Here's the Bright Something I Promised...

Patti Murphy put together a bright array of colors in this quilt. The colors really shimmer. And the quilting enhanced the whimsical feel of the fabrics. Patti is the first customer I've had who requested whimsy with hearts, stars, and flowers. It really turned out cute. I have to go now...I'm supposed to be studying for a midterm....oh the joys of college....


Lovely colors...

This was a BBBIIIIGGG quilt. Took a while, but turned out rather nicely...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Something Bright is on the Way...

This is the coolest pic I found on google. I will soon be posting pics of a very bright and cheery quilt that I am currently working on. It will be a little while as I am in the middle of midterms - YUCK! And not to mention the fact that this quilt is a biggon'!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hello Springtime...

I'm in between quilting quilts right now but had some time take pics in out in my yard. I love the first hints of Spring! The pansys are smiling their hello to all!

If you look closely here, you can see my cat, Pebbles, in the tree above me.

This Iris bed will become a sea of purple blooms in about a month.
This purple flower was actually just a weed in the backyard - the kind you're so proud to bring your mom when you're a kid.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Funky Spirals

Betsy's modern, jewel toned quilt turned out perfectly with the spiral quilting. I love doing spirals. They really complimented the quilt pattern and colors well.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Over 1,000!!!!!!

HOORAY! YEEEHAAAH! ZIPIDEEDOODAH! I have officially had over 1,000 hits on my blog since starting it in December! Yay! Just a few weeks ago, I was at 500, and a 1,000?! Hah! Yessssss!!!!!! Ya know it's kinda funny, but this cartoon looks like me! That wasn't actually planned.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Perfectly Paisley

Eileen put a lush collection of colors together in this top. It is beautiful! The quilting echos many of the designs in the fabrics. It is also similar to the quilting I just did on Carol's quilt in the previous entry, except this is a combination of teardrops, curls, and paisleys sewn in medium size. The teardrops on Carol's were more open. It's interesting to see how many variations can be done with a few elegant designs. The quilting and the lush fabrics made for a smashing palette of rich colors and textures. I think it turned out fabulous. I really enjoyed working with such happy colors.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Soft & Elegant

Carol Brown gave me another one of her lovely quilts. It's smooth quilting when I'm doing one of her tops because they're always well pieced and pressed. Large teardrops and pedals quilting complimented the soft colors and feel of the quilt. The open stitching also left the quilt with more of a drape than if I'd quilted it closer.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Quilt is on Fire!!!!!

The flames were licking up the quilt as I stitched along. So exciting!
It's up in flames! Yeehaah! It worked! Thanks Nancy for letting me set your quilt on fire! It was fun!

This picture looks slightly odd because of the overhead light. I use these when I sew at night.

Here's the blazing hot entry I promised! Nancy, as always did a great job piecing her top, and she liked the flames. They were what she requested actually. This was my first try at flames. After drawing them ninety million times I was finally ready! I filled countless 81/2 x 11 sheets of paper till I felt proficient enough to move on to the real thing. All the hard work paid off!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Expect a blazing hot new entry soon!!!!