Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Walking foot circles and classes at Trailer Stash Fabrics

When I went to the Statesville show, I bought a collection of Tula Pink fat eights.  I saw Zen Chic's pattern at Sew Original and I knew these would be perfect for it. This is an adaptation of Zen Chic's pattern, but if you are interested, you can find it HERE.

I bought an adorable sofa for the kitchen at World Market and I love the colorful buttons. This is the perfect wall quilt to hang over it. I used my walking foot on my new Bernina to quilt circles all over it.

Gina Allen asked if I would teach a class on this technique at her new studio, Trailer Stash Fabrics. So if you are interested, it will be on May 19 from 10-12 at the studio.

She also asked if I would teach a beginning free motion class. That one will also be at her studio on April 14 and 21, from 10-12. I'll be starting with pin basting and basic free motion patterns. Come on out and learn some new mad skills!

This is my first time teaching and I'm a little bit nervous, but excited as well. Should be a good time:)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Nancy's accidental landscape

A friend of mine asked for a small wall quilt that she wanted to give as a wedding gift. The bride is a big FSU fan, hence the red additions lol. I decided to pull out Karen Eckmeier's Accidental Landscapes book. These quilts are so much fun to do and they come together quickly.

 This is my first abstract accidental landscape. Love it!

Jonnie's Village Square

Here's Jonnie's Village Square from Kim Diehl's What Not Club for her class at Knit One Smock Too.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Zen Chic Chevrons

This one's for you Tamarack Shack! Finally had enough snow to try a snow pic. Not sure I care for it. This stuff was lovely and powdery and stuck all over the back of my quilt. Had to hang it up in the basement to dry it out after lol:)

Probably about a year ago now, I won a layer cake from Orchid Owl Quilt's blog. It was Sphere, by Zen Chic (Moda). I loved the grays and blues and wanted to make a quilt for myself. There was not enough to do a whole queen, so I decide to ombre the chevrons from lighter to darker down the length of the quilt.

Then, I went way out of my comfort zone and decided to ombre the thread on the white chevrons as well.

The white space was quilted like an extra layer of chevrons.

The colored chevrons were quilted in straight lines, but each row of white chevrons has a different motif.

See how the thread gets darker as the chevrons get darker? I even threw in a splash of yellow, supplemented with some extra yellow fabric. There weren't enough yellow squares in the cake.

Love how these feathers at the end turned out!

Even the back ombres! Can't wait to get this baby on my bed:)

February edge to edge

Here's a bunch of quilts all together. I've been doing less blogging and tons of quilting! Here's a sampler of the month:)

Tomoe's scrappy beauty.

Stephanie's vintage blocks.

Linda's Hopscotch custom thrown in for good measure.

Shirley's baby quilt.

Cathe's Olivia's garden quilt king size.

Betty's beautiful rainbow quilt.

Linda's modern quilt.