Saturday, August 13, 2011

Teresa's Watercolor Runner

Last Christmas I made this table runner for my sister Teresa. Years ago I had made myself a wall hanging at a watercolor class. It's very simple but nice. Teresa loves it and so I thought it would be perfect. She doesn't use it as a table runner at all, instead it hangs on the wall. I think that's quite nice. The fabrics are the left over squares from my wall hanging.

The quilting is "square spiral" from 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting. I put it on an angle, but it's the same thing. I've learned so much from Leah Day and her blog. Very talented young lady.

Happy Quilting

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dawn's Table Runner


Here are photos of the table runner that I made my sister Dawn this past Christmas. Her kitchen has red in it and the toile is left over fabric is from the curtains I made for her. It was perfect.

It was my daughter Sarah's birthday today (yesterday). I have attached a couple more photos of her. The first is of her at two or three. And the other is another senior photo.  Sorry, I will try to stick with Quilts from now on. It's just hard it being her birthday and just getting all her senior photos.


Happy Quilting

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sarah's Baby Quilt (1994)

Yesterday I mentioned that I haven't made a quilt for her since the first one I made in 1994. I started it when I found out I was pregnant. I had been wanting to start quilting and never did until then. It seemed like a good time to start. We didn't know the sex of the baby so I just chose pastels and my husband made sure I bought yellow flannel for the back. "Baby's need to have a soft blanket". We loved it so much that I've never put anything but flannel on the back of all the baby quilts that I've made. Even the quilts that I've made for adults for that matter.

The lighting isn't great, but the bottom is closer to the color. Just a very simple pattern. 
Notice that the square was not pieced by piecing like colors together, with say a blue rectangle and a blue square. I didn't know to do this. I didn't use a book, pattern, or anything. Just graph paper and colored pencils. I can't remember but I think I sewed the white square to one of the rectangles together and then added the next rectangle to that and so on. How crazy. I then stitched in the ditch (not knowing that is what it was called). Then I tied it, most of which is missing. I had also made square blocks with the left over fabic. It was perfect. She loved it for so long. I think the only reason it isn't in her room now is because it doesn't go with her color scheme. It's nice to look back and see how far I've come.

Happy Quilting,

Monday, August 8, 2011

Working on Sarah's Quilt

OK, so it's been over a week. I'm starting this blog a little slow. Hopefully I will do a little more as I go along. I've never been one to keep a diary or anything like that. I decided to do this to push me a little to work on my projects more. Not working so well yet.

SO, this is a quilt that I'm working on for my daughter. Her room is brown with pink accents. She helped me pick out the fabrics which we bought at Patchwork Plus Quilt Shop in Marcellus, New York. There is a white boarder going on and then a brown dot print that is part of the quilt going on for the outside boarder.

I hope to have the top, which is almost done, done by the weekend.

I can show off a couple photos of my daughter. She is a senior this coming school year. This is the first quilt I've made for her since my first quilt I made back in 1994 when I was pregnant. I will have to add that photo sometime.

Below are some samples of freemotion quilting I've been working on. These are from Leah Day's 365 Days of Freemotion Quilting

Happy Quilting,