Five day quilt challenge

I’ve been nominated by my friend Barb Eikmeier to show a quilt a day for 5 days. I guess I will start small. I’ve always admired whole cloth quilts. Starting with a blank piece of fabric and having the quilting bring it to life is awesome.


I quilted it a few years ago on my longarm. I have people ask me that when they see it, because it’s only about 6″ square.


I held the can beside it to help show it’s actual size. It was fun to make and maybe someday I’ll get around to making another whole cloth quilt, but until then I’ll just enjoy my mini!

Theresa

Design wall 2/29/16 -strings

I have my sisters quilt hanging on my wall today. I finished quilting it and hung it to take a picture of it and since I won’t see her until Sat. I decided to leave it there. It’s one of our past Lock in quilts, Stormy Weather.(pattern available in our Etsy and Craftsy shops)


I’ve been busy getting things ready for this years Lock in which is coming up this Sat. I have my quilt made and I quilted it over the weekend. I attached the binding before taking it off the longarm, so I just need to fold it over and get it sewn down, which I’m doing by machine in order to get it done. I need to run up to the UPS store and get all the instructions printed off today so I’m not sure if I’ll get the binding finished today, but it will be done before Sat.😀

I’m still on a mission to use my stash and that includes scraps. So whenever  I get a few minutes, I’ve been pressing and cutting strips for string quilts. I have several string blocks made but the pile of strings keeps growing!!😳

  
Guess I better keep sewing…..

Not now though. I’m off to the printer then back to binding.

To see what others are working on check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Yvonne’s quilt

Sometimes it’s hard to decide just how to custom quilt a quilt. Since feathers are my favorite thing to do, I always look for places to put feathers first. I don’t always know what I will put in other areas or exactly  what kind of feather design I’ll use when I get started but as I start quilting and filling in the blocks, everything starts coming together. That’s how it was with Yvonne’s quilt.

The quilt is a medallion style, so  I knew I wanted feathers in the corners and around the center square. I love filling in the areas with freehand feathers.


The blocks got a continuous curve design and the rest of the spaces got filled in as I went.  The quilt is big so I couldn’t get a full shot of the whole thing.


I love it when everything falls into place. The quilt is currently on it’s way to Yvonne, so I hope she likes it.

Theresa

Design wall 2/15/16 top finished, another one quilted

I didn’t get a whole lot done this week as far as my stuff goes. I did manage to find time to get the rest of the borders sewn onto the Novelty Fun quilt I had on my wall last week.


I do like the green border in there. Now to find a backing and get it quilted………

Speaking of quilting, I was caught up on customer pantograph quilts, so I put my butterfly Cinema quilt top on the machine and got it quilted.

 I chose a butterfly pantograph pattern to go along with the fabric. The binding is attached, just need to sew it down and I can call it done! 👍

Guess that’s it for my wall this week. Check out more design walls at http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 2/1/16 finishes 

Well, my design wall looks the same as last week. I’ve been looking at those blue and white rows and that’s it. Still undecided on what to do with them………

I figure since I can’t decide on the rows, I’ll get other things accomplished, so I quilted both my snowflake quilt and my deer quilt last week. Yea!! I can now mark them off my UFO list.😀


I also have my cougar quilt cut out and I’m ready to start sewing on it. I had to finish my mystery lock in quilt first, which I did, but can’t share it as it’s a secret.😎


I guess I had a pretty productive week last week. Hope I can get that much done this week! We’ll see………..

For more design walls visit http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Columbine pattern/snowflakes fabric

One of the quilts in my book “Sew,Slice,Spin and Sash”, is called Columbine. I’m so creative when it comes to giving names to patterns, NOT!!! Haha!! Anyway, I designed it using 2 of the same prints but with different background colors.


I had a couple of snowflake fabrics in my stash so I used the columbine pattern and made a snowflake quilt. I finally had time to get it on the machine and quilt it.


I quilted it with a cute mitten pattern.

I used a solid blue flannel for the back so that it would be nice and warm to snuggle up in on a cold winter night.


Now I need to finish the binding and call it done!!

Theresa

Plans change……..😳

I planned on quilting customer quilts today but the old machine was acting up. It’s the machine with the IQ (computer) on it. I use it for pantographs. Anyway, I didn’t trust it enough to load someone else’s quilt on it  so I loaded my Kansas row by row and started quilting it. After lots of adjusting here and there, I finally got it back up to par and working like it should. Whew!  So, although I didn’t plan on quilting mine today, it’s done!  

 
I figured since it was a Kansas quilt I should quilt sunflowers on it, since that’s our state flower.  I love the way the quilted sunflowers matched up with the row of appliqued sunflowers. 

  
    
 

I made a scrappy back for it too, so I used up more fabric from my stash! Yea! 
  

 

Even though things didn’t go as planned today, it worked out because I needed to have my quilt quilted before my guild meeting next week. I sure hope tomorrow’s plan works out! 😀  but if not…..I’ll make the best of it.

Theresa