Monday, July 11, 2011

Show & Tell

Over the last few months I've been busy sewing and now it's time to show & tell!  

Beverly Heels & Some Like It Hot have come back beautifully quilted from Melear's. Photos taken at my new favorite spot - Shaw Nature Reserve, Grey Summit, MO 

Beverly Heels

Some Like It Hot

I also have made a few new quilt tops!

Citrus Wave

Around The Block
(based on a pattern from Empty Bobbin Sewing Studios)

Peach Parfait

Learned how to applique with some fun projects like these:

What's The Buzz?

Stars & Stripes Table Topper

Made some sets of dish towels (which are now listed in the online shop)

And finally, I made a market tote that I think is just perfect for summer!

Hope you all are enjoying your summer as much as I am!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fun Filled Day!

The quilts are back from the gals at Melears!  These two wall hangings size quilts were photographed at my new favorite spot - Shaw Nature Reserve in Grey Summit, MO.  I can't wait to go back there and really explore the grounds!  The Bascom House provided a fantastic backdrop to hang these new quilts and get a good look at them!


Twist & Shout

On the way back home, we also went to the Missouri Botanical Gardens Chinese Cultural Festival.  We saw the parade and folk dancers.  I was glad the rain held off, so we could really enjoy the day!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Beverly Heels & Some Like It Hot

I've got 2 tops ready for quilting!  The Beverly Heels quilt is made from Moda's Objects of Desire and is 70x79 inches.  This was such a fun quilt to make during the dreary April weather here. With all it's lovely spring colors, it was a definate pick me up!  I also made two little throw pillows to go along with it!

Also, I finally got the top to my Some Like It Hot quilt completed!  It's seems like it has taken forever to make this one with all it's cutting and re-cutting, but it was worth it!  It's a Crazy Disappearing 4 Patch Pattern, using 30 different red fabrics from my stash.  It measures 98x98 and is a real eye-boggler!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I have been anxiously counting down the days until the Blogger's Quilt Festival and it's FINALLY here! I've been waiting to blog about this quilt just for this occasion and now I can finally share this quilt with all the fellow bloggers!


The fun story behind this quilt goes a little something like this:

Green is my favorite color, and I thought I would LOVE to make a quilt out of all my green fabric, but I didn't have enough greens in my stash and even if I did, would it all go together?  So, I gave my friends a mission - anytime they went to a quilt store, yard sale, auction, etc., if they wouldn't mind, I would love it if they could pick out a piece of green fabric they liked (any shade, pattern, etc) bring it back to me and I would put it in this quilt!  Well, my friends did an OUTSTANDING job and I ended up with a HUGE stack of EVERY shade of green imaginable, I even got some fabric from other states while friends were on vacation! 

Now, I had some definate decisions to make, I have all this fabric - what pattern do I want to do? Do all these greens really just go together? Do I make several quilts in different shades?  I finally came up with the conclusion - GREENS JUST GO - any shade, any pattern, so just use them all together!

I liked the idea of using a "add-a-piece" type of quilt pattern so that it would have a mosaic tile & grout feeling that emphasized each individual piece. When my friends see the quilt, they always ask where their piece of green is and then we go looking for it like a "Where's Waldo?"  This quilt measures approximately 70 x 70 inches, with polyester batting, and was long armed quilted by the fabulous gals down at Melear's Fabric in Salem, MO.  

Just for fun - enlarge the photos and see what fun fabrics you can spot!  (Hint: there are limes, owls, watermelons, stars, leafs, and many, many more interesting prints!)

Thanks again to Amy for putting on this fabulous festival!  It's so much fun to look at what everyone is up too! Thanks for stopping by to look, leave me a message and let me know you were here so I can return the favor and come see your quilt too!

Amy's Creative Side

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wall Hangings

I've been learning how to paper-piece with these cute, little wall hangings!

My first projects was the hearts - Used a bunch of scrap reds and I added some rick-rack for embellishment.  The next project was the easter eggs and chick - I did some hand-embroidery for the eye and legs on the chick.  Then I did the wine bottle and glass - the original pattern did not have the "VINO," but that space looked really blank so I decided to do a little more handstitching! Also, I couldn't resist putting a little raffia bow on the bottle!

I've also used these projects to learn more about binding - so far so good! 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Twist & Shout

My first attempt at a braid quilt top was a success! I really like how this one turned out and best of all it used up all my scraps of Ginger Blossom.  It turned out to be 39.5 x 47 inches - which I think will make a great play quilt size!  As soon as it's quilted and back, I'll be listing it in the shop!