Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A New Project in the Works

I have had this fabric tucked away for a couple years just waiting for the perfect project. I decided I wanted to make something special for the kindergarten teacher at the school the kiddos go to. We have had the benefit of her teaching our children for a total of four years and I felt a quilt was just the thing. I have admired  the pinwheel sampler that Rachel of PS I Quilt did a couple years ago and think that is what I will do with this fabric.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Seeing Stars

I have been working on these star blocks from AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts, "Star Quilt Along" over the last couple weeks when time allows. Today I was able to get the last two completed and am ready to move on to the setting blocks. I am not totally loving it but hopefully once the setting blocks are done and ready to attach it will come together the way I had envisioned.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pieces of Hope

I put the final stitch in the binding for the first grade class quilt last night. I used Riley Blake's Pieces of Hope for the back and I think it is the perfect choice for these kiddos.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Couple More

 To Add To The Growing Pile:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

For Baby Silas

My cousin John and his wife just welcomed their first baby, a boy. I started this afghan for them back in January and worked on it when I had a free moment. Well, two weeks ago I finished all other "hand work" projects and was able to focus solely on it and finished it up last night.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Two More Stars

join the slowely growing stack. I did not have much time to work on them yesterday but took advantage of what time I could. So now I have six of thirteen complete.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Star Blocks

Now that the butterfly quilt top is complete I am moving on to the second of three quilts request by a co-worker for her daughters for Christmas this year. We choose to do a star sampler for this one using Kate Spain's Good Fortune fabric line. I was able to get four done today and hope to knock out a few more Monday.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Happiness is...A Finished Quilt

I put the final stitch in the binding last night of Ivy's kindergarten class quilt for the school's upcoming auction. I used the pattern, "Salt Water Taffy" from the Moda Bakeshop with some adjustments to the measurements to accomidate our 6 1/2" self portrait blocks. The end result is a queen size. I took the finished quilt in this morning when I took the kiddos to school and the teacher loved it.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pieces of Hope

I am calling this quilt such as that is the name of the fabric by Riley Blake that I am using on the back of this particular quilt. This one is for my kiddos school auction (the First grade class) and I have taken solids of the colors used in the backing fabric to put around each of the childrens self-portraits. It is going in tomorrow to the quilter.

As I have said on previous quilts like this one...I love doing these childrens quilts and seeing the personalities of each of the kiddos as I construct the quilt. So FUN

Blue and Green Butterflies

Well the top is complete at last. My first taste of needle turn applique and I must say that I quite enjoyed the challenge and look forward to another attempt soon. This will be off to the quilter shortly but in the mean time a new quilt is already in the works.