Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This one is for you Bren

The other day, or was it last week, I got a comment from my friend Bren admonishing me because I had neglected to post pictures of the fabrics that I had purchased recently. So on that note, Bren here are the pictures.
The first pictures are of the fabrics that I purchased to make a block of the month at one of the local stores called J Rose. I purchased them from a lovely quilt shop in Belvidere called All My Stitches Quilt Shop. Cyndie, the owner must think that I'm quite insane. I bought two kits because there was not enough of the line left on the bolts to make my quilt. I then went back to purchase the backing (what could a self respecting quilter do, it was on sale for 50% off?). The next day Bren and I went back so I could purchase more to make pillowcases and the dust ruffle.

The pink plaid is for the backing and the green to the left is the dust ruffle.
Aren't they yummy?
This is my new favorite tool. These are actually scrap booking cases but they are the perfect size to carry your fabrics or to house 12 1/2" blocks. The quilt shops sell these for around $30 but you can get them at JoAnn's for about $15 and if you have a 40% off coupon.....well you see where I'm going.

Here is a picture of the pattern for the BOM. I'm not sure that I'm going to do the large block in the center. If anyone has any suggestions please share them.

I'm going to be very busy for the next 6 months. I'm involved in 2 BOMs and a Jo Morton club. Here are some pictures of fabrics that I've purchased for the Jo club.
One of the membership conditions was that you had to purchase 5 bundles of fat quarters to use in the quilts. We will be making 3 Jo Morton little quilts over a 6 month period.
This is a picture of the quilts that we will be making.

Here are more of the fat quarters.....

The Jo Morton collection is my favorite. The first collection that I showed is from Henry Glass for Buggy Barn called Sherbet. I loved the fabrics when I first saw them but I must say that they are not my usual choices. I am stepping way out of my box in using them. I usually do not prefer pastells. I prefer Jewel tones but not all the quilts in my collection can be red and green. This time I'm going for pinks, blues, browns and light green.
I will show some pictures of the fabrics for the other BOM and the pattern in my next post. Until then........

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another one bites the dust!

I finally finished the quilt from H***! It wasn't the quilt's fault, it was my fault. It's my very first customer quilt. When the customer and I discussed the quilting it was to be an allover meander. Well........when I got it on the frame I got a bunch of neat ideas so off I went. She hasn't seen it yet so I don't know if she'll like it or not, I'm hoping so. What do you think?
Here's close ups of a few of the blocks.......

This quilt took me forever because I spent a lot of time ripping stitches out. Sometimes I spent more time ripping than stitching. But it's finished now and I'm so happy. I'll be even happier if the customer likes it.
Happy Quilting!