Sunday, October 25, 2015

Swirly and Girly

My sweet friend Tami had her fifth child yesterday.  Her oldest is a girl, then three boys, and now another lovely girl named Ella Rose.  After all those boys, it was time for something feminine and most importantly, pink.

I backed it with a pink minky to make it nice and cuddly.  I quilted it with swirly hearts in two rings, a smaller one in the middle and an outer ring for stability. 

I love the way these colors came together.

A front view of the quilting.

Finished size is 40"x40".

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Trucks and Triangles

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Terrence and Becca,  had a sweet baby boy back at the end of May.  I hate to confess that this quilt has been done for over a month, I just didn't get around to taking pictures of it until now.  I have good excuses, I promise.

At the beginning of June, we had to temporarily relocate our family to Camden, Arkansas for the summer.  Jared's job had a project that needed done in an area where there was no one and they asked him to go work on it.  It has been quite the adventure.  The major bonus is that I have had more free time than usual and I have been getting a lot of sewing done.  I made this quilt and I have worked on several more UFOs (some of which have been sitting neglected for more than 7 years!).
This is a photo of a cute little train station in town that has been turned into a visitor's center.

Terrence and Becca love the color green, but I couldn't bring myself to not include any blue.
I made it out of solids so it would be bold and graphic.  I quilted it with just one row around the middle of free motion quilting on my new Janome 6600 (love that thing).

 The quilting is hard to see, but it is cars and trucks and little semis. 
 I love the boy aspect that it adds to the quilt. 
It is backed in a green dot minky to make it nice and soft for the sweet baby.
Finished size is 48" x 48" square.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Marsala Quilt

Here is my quilt for the Marsala Quilt Challenge!  I must admit that I like this color better after using it.  Not sure I will be using it again.... but I like it better.   I was not a fan at first.  I like Marsala in home decor (it's almost the exact color of my kitchen) but I was not sure how I was going to get it into a quilt.

Anyways, this came about because I saw some lovely embroidery and wondered what it would look like translated into a quilt.  I came up with this design and after  a lot of changes, I really like the way it came together.

Another thing about this quilt is that it was made on two different machines.  I inherited my grandmother's sewing machine about 8 years ago when she moved in with my parents.  It was a White brand machine.  I am not positive what year it is from, but ebay lists it as "vintage".  I don't think it's that old, but after 8 years, and tons of time put in, I decided that it was time for an upgrade.  So, in the middle of making this quilt, I got a new Janome Memory Craft 6600p.  It's AMAZING.  I did all of the applique on the White machine and I did all of the quilting and binding on my Janome.  What a change.  I can't believe how the Janome sews.  It is smooth.

The finished product is 22.5" x 22.5"
The back is pieced together using strips of the same colors.

Thanks for another fun challenge!

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala