Monday, April 29, 2013

Eek Braces?!?

It's been another busy day! I took my kiddo to the dentist this morning. Yikes!! They did a panoramic x-ray of her mouth and discovered that due to crowding, she is going to need braces someday. Well, at least I know now so that I can quilt even more to pay for those things!!! So, as soon as I got home, I got busy.
I just completed this quilt. I made it!! YAY! I get to make samples at The Blue Iris Quilt Shop in Palo Cedro, and this is my latest.
It was made using an Avalon jelly roll made by Fig Tree. I love it!! It is a picnic blanket, there are these little "rock pockets" on each of the corners so that you can put rocks into it to weigh it down during picnic time.
I got to use a new pattern on it called "Petal Pushers" I'm in love. It is so cute!!
This next quilt was made by Barbara. I love the modern fabric designs mixed with the traditional piecing! I got to custom quilt it!
I've actually quilted this pattern before, and I pretty much mimicked the quilting design by stitching in the ditch, and doing a tight stipple in all of the background...
The biggest difference would be the fun feather that I put into the border!
This next quilt was made by Melissa. I've shown a few quilts of hers before. Her quilts always stick out in my mind because she has such great color choices!! That and she lets me use my newest patterns!! Thanks Melissa!
Do you see what I mean? Isn't this quilt gorgeous? I used my new pattern Shangri-La on it. Since she used a solid backing piece, you can really see the quilting, even if the thread color matches so well.
Well, thanks ladies. Not only for choosing me to quilt your quilts, but for helping me start a braces fund for the kiddo! We need this smile to stay gorgeous!
Happy quilting!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Busy Busy!!

Gosh a lot has happened since my last blog post. I've been busy quilting, of course. But I've also been busy being a mom to this gorgeous girl! Easter was a blast. Look at those silly eggs! My uncle bought this dye kit that included stickers for the eyes and the mouth, and MOHAWKS!!! What silly fun.
It was also my birthday. That's right...I'm 27 now! To celebrate, I went to a quilting retreat in Grass Valley, CA. It was wonderful! The food was amazing everywhere we went, and the class was awesome. If you love traditional piecing then you have to go check out Linda Ballard is my favorite!!! Check out what I got done in a weekend:
I just need to add one more brown border,  then I have to figure out how to quilt it! Those itty bitty triangles are 1 1/4" squares that were snowballed to create them. It was tedious but look at how pretty it is!!!
I got to quilt this adorable quilt. My customer, Louise, wanted simple, but the birds embellished a bit.
I did an overall loopy pattern while avoiding those sweet little birds. Then I gave the birds some feathers on their wings, and put some small curly-cues in their bodies. I love the way that it turned out!!
I just had to share this next quilt because of the sheer beauty of it! I wish I could show you a picture of each and every batik in this quilt...they are so pretty! Jeannie did a wonderful job on it.
Jeannie wanted me to quilt my river water pattern on it. I love getting to use that pattern, it's freehand so it always turns out a little differently.
Roxi pieced this adorable fairy. She hand appliqued the whole thing and did a fantastic job.
I had a little bit of fun playing with this one.


Ok, I'll show you one more quilt, and then I've got to get back to work! :)
This one was pieced by Melissa. She picked one of my new patterns Haiku, so I was very excited to get to this one!
Its another beautiful batik-filled quilt.
She used a muslin for the backing so the quilting really showed up well on the back! Isn't this a neat pattern?
All right, back to work for me. I hope you enjoyed the mini-quilt show!
Quiltmaker is going to be having another blog tour, this time it is for the newest 100 blocks issue. There will be plenty of fun and giveaways so make sure you check it out!!! It starts April 29th!
Happy quilting everyone!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Newest Scrap Squad Quilt is UP!!

Good morning everyone! This week is a special week for me...not only is it birthday week (Eek I'm 27!), and not only do I get to leave for a weekend quilting retreat in about an hour, but also (as if that wasn't enough) my newest Scrap Squad quilt for Quiltmaker Magazine makes its debut on their blog!
If you haven't gone to check it out yet, here is the link:
And here is my quilt!!
I used a new pattern on it called Wave on Wave. I charge a penny and a half a square inch for this pattern, plus the $5 thread charge that I charge on every project. For thread on this quilt I chose a light purple polyester thread that really shows up in the black, but in the middle of the quilt I wanted my piecing to show up, not the quilting, and it really turned out just how I wanted it too!

Please leave a comment telling me what you think!
Have a great weekend, and happy quilting!