Thursday, May 22, 2014

Elephant Quilt

I saw this adorable elephant graphic while scrolling through pinterest one day and I fell in love.

This quilt is a lot of firsts for me.
The first time I designed a quilt on the computer.
The first time I have appliqued.
The first time I have used a long arm quilting machine.
(On a side note, I am addicted to that machine and must own my own someday.)

I love the way it turned out.  The little elephants just make me smile.
It measures 41x57.

I am linking up to Blogger's Quilt Festival in the small quilts category.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Radiant Orchid

So...I love to quilt.  Perhaps more on that later.

Let's just cut to the chase.


Pantone's color of the year.  Not sure it is my style exactly, but after using it and seeing so many other people use it, I am sold on the possibilities.

I wasn't sure I even had time to make a mini quilt for this challenge, but once I saw all of the purples in my stash, I got to thinking about it and I got a bug in my brain and once it was there I just kept thinking about it until I had a pile of fabric that was just begging to be put together into something worthy of entering into this challenge.

All of the fabric came from my stash, which is to say, the stash that I inherited from my grandma.  It is so fun to look through the treasures of fabric that she collected in her life and find ways to use them to make something beautiful.

It measures 20" x 22" and has 161 little 1.5" squares.

This second shot shows the concentric circle quilting a bit better from the front.

Love the look of the circles on the backing.