Monday, August 31, 2015

Design Wall Monday–August 31, 2015

I showed you a tease last week.  It was fabric that I had created a gazillion years ago that I’m pretty sure was meant to be a jacket.  But when I found it I knew immediately it was perfect for a project that I was taking a class for last Saturday. 

Are you ready?????? TA-DA!!!!!!!!!


Presenting my quilted Market Basket.  Isn’t it just too darn cute??????  I love it!!!!!!

My BFF Marilyn and I went on a row-by-row collecting road trip a little over a week ago.  We headed south from where we live to visit several quilt shops in the northern San Diego area.  At one of the shops Grand Country Quilter we saw a quilted basket and immediately knew we needed to take the class.  There was a bit of homework prior to the class but there was never a doubt that we would head south again to take the class.  The class was only 4 hours but they “guaranteed” us that if we did our homework, we would leave with a completed basket.  And, by golly, we both left with finished baskets and we were both very, very happy. 

Here’s a few other pictures of my basket. 


If you live in Southern California, check with Grand Country Quilter in San Marcos.  I’m sure they will be offering the class in the future. 

In the mean time, I’m going to see if I can redesign this to work with the market baskets that you can sometimes find at World Market/Cost Plus or even at Wal-Mart. 

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog



Monday, August 24, 2015

Design Wall Monday–August 24, 2015

Not exactly new……….


This is a very old UFO that I uncovered.  I think it was meant to be a jacket but I’ve found a new use for it.   It’s already been quilted to a piece of flannel so I think it’s going to find a new purpose.  You’ll have to come back next week to see what it becomes.

To see what others have on their design wall, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog



Monday, August 17, 2015

Design Wall Monday–August 18, 2015

I just back from my guild’s quilt retreat.  I had a great time sewing some and visiting a lot.  It was a great 5 days.  I made several small projects and also this quilt.

Sweetwater Barn Raising

This is one of those quilts that was all about the fabrics.  I purchased a kit at Quiltique in Henderson Nevada last month.  I love the simplicity of it but I really loved the Sweetwater fabrics.  The kit included the exact fabrics that are on the pattern cover and used in the store sample.  Because of that, it’s hard to believe but the cutting was extremely time consuming.  Maybe not the actual cutting but figuring out the cutting and trying to be organized.  The actual sewing probably took less than 2 hours.  I think it’s about 64” x 64” and I love it.

It was extremely hot in Temecula just like the rest of Southern California but a little bit of cloud cover produces gorgeous sunsets.

Sunset in Temecula

It was actually more beautiful in person but this is not bad.  Can’t wait for next years retreat.

To see what others are posting about their design walls, check out Judy’s blog

Until next time………….



Monday, August 10, 2015

Design Wall Monday–August 10, 2015

On my design floor this morning is my One Block Wonder.  The rows are sewn together and now it’s time to sew the rows to each other. 


This started out as 6 fabric panels. 


To see what others are working on, head over to Judy’s blog

Have a great week.



Saturday, August 8, 2015

I Couldn’t Help Myself

I found this 1 1/2 yards of fabric just sitting there in my stash starring at me and I couldn’t help myself.




Monday, August 3, 2015

Design Wall Monday–August 3, 2015

This past weekend was very special for me.  I was honored to be the “Featured Quilter” at my local quilt show.  I will be showing pictures of my space over the next few days but for now I’d like to share with you one of my quilt show entries.  It’s a biggie, so this is the first time I’ve had a chance to photograph the entire quilt. 

Amish with a Twist

It’s called Amish with a Twist and was a block of the month that I purchased from Quiltique in Henderson Nevada.  It took me two years to complete and then I turned it over to Russ Lee for the quilting.  Between the two of us the quilt came to life.  As soon as I finish the matching pillow shams this will be going in my master bedroom. 

To see other design walls, check out Judy’s blog.



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