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Monday, August 27, 2012

Quilt for the shop

I pieced and machine quilted this Christmas quilt to hang in our local Mill End Textiles, just delivered it to them today and they really liked it. Getting good pic's was very difficult and I still don't like how they show but it was the best they were going to get. The pattern is Flatbread by Modern Quilt Relish, a very quick easy pattern. I used Glide Cleopatra and Lt. Burgundy thread on top and a cream So Fine in the bobbin, Airtex poly cotton batting. A little ruler work for cross hatching, then freehand holly swirl in the green and back and forth loops in the poinsettia fabric.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Not enough time

I am having a hard time keeping up with things and getting ready for craft show season. My first show is in less than 2 months and I am panicking I won't have enough to support 4 maybe 5 shows. The big problem is they overlap and it is hard to know how to divide items.
But I have managed to machine knit quite a few of these flaphats in the last 3 weeks. I decided to knit 2 hats a day then move onto something else so it isn't quite so boring. Almost done with them, yeah!
 I did however take a little time for myself last week and made this cute giraffe purse!!  I love giraffes and have wanted to make the purse for some time but just couldn't decide how I wanted it to look. I used the Shirley pattern from Totes by Sandy and revamped it a bit to include an outside pocket

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday progress

Here is what I accomplished today-more purses. This pattern called Shirley's purse is from Totes by Sandy, it makes an awesome purse with lots of pockets inside. I restyled mine just a bit to use strips on the bottom half of the outside of the purse. Aren't these yummy looking Batik's and I just happened to have some green/gold Signature variegated thread to quilt the green one. The purple one I used a deep redish purple Signature thread to quilt it. And I just happened to have the right buttons to finish them off-it does pay to have a large stash of supplies, LOL. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

What do I quilt on this?

This pattern is called Flatbread by Modern Quilt Relish. I pieced it for a local fabric store so now I am wondering just how to quilt it and looking for suggestions please!! I put the 6x12 ruler on a block so you can get the idea how big of a block it is. These are Christmas fabrics(poinsettia), I know I don't want to do a panto. I would like to custom quilt it, however I need it to be easy enough so I could do it on customer quilts should I get asked :-)  What would you do?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Original modern design


I really like how this table runner came out. I designed it myself and quilted it on my Nolting longarm. The quilting design was a fun one to do, Glide thread on top and MaxiLoc in the bobbin.
Connecting threads is having a sale on solids so I just ordered a bunch more!