Thursday, May 29, 2014

Almost done!

Quilted and trimmed...finally!  This quilt was a Christmas present for my father-in-law, but due to being sick due to the pregnancy, knowing it wasn't square, and some other things that came up I've been ignoring it.  Only the binding left now though!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Evelyn's quilt

I was a little behind in getting my niece's quilt finished for her, but the up-side was that I got to give it to her in person.  They live by a beautiful farm, so my pictures are more varied than usual.

The front.  A design by Anne of

A partial back.  The smallest middle piece has a heart.  The medium squares have flowers from Leah Day, and the big squares have circles and lines from Lori Kennedy.  The sashing has wonky diamonds from Angela Walters.  The flowers were surprisingly easy, but I had a bit of trouble with the spacing of the circles on the lines.  Not too bad, but not perfect either.

My son giving it a test run.

On the farm.  It was a beautiful day.

Linking up with LAFF and Whoop-whoop Friday.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WIP Wednesday: treasure map

I haven't been as active on the blog (or just normal sewing for that matter) due to a baby boy coming!  (Expected Aug 1).  I recently hit the third trimester and can tell a marked improvement in how I feel...and therefore have started sewing again too.

Right now I'm working on the baby's quilt.  The nursery theme is going to be maps, so the quilt is a treasure map from Emily Cier's "Pixel Play".  I really liked the twin version better than the crib version, so I'm cutting all the measurements in half.  It makes for really small pieces (some 1" x 1" - including seam allowance), but I decided that if my points don't line up exactly I'd just be ok with that.

So far I'm on track to finish it by the time the baby comes...

Linking up with WIP Wednesday.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tulip Time Quilt Show

I went to the quilt show again this year.  I didn't submit anything since I wasn't exactly sure about my vacation plans, although in hind sight I wish I had.  Oh well.

Here are some of my favorites:

Unparalled by Carol Vinnedge

Shoreline by Jen Hefka  (I think my mom would have really liked this one.)

Bargello top made by Ruth Kooiker, Quilted by Debra Becker, Designed by Eileen Wright.  (I always like's in the back of my head to make one some day.)

Tulip Quilt made by Myrma Duthler, Quilted by Char Koppenol, Designed by Paragon 1956.  (I'm not a fan of the bulb on one of the tulips, but I really, like the rest of the design.)