Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fat Quarter Giveaway !

Pumpkin Patch Primitives is having a GIVEAWAY ! Head over there and checkout the PPP blog and enter, tell them I sent you ! Aren't these fabrics yummy ? They are Pumpkin and Spice from Red Rooster. Thanks, Brenda, for the contest !

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pleasant Pheasant Pfabric - Pheasant Country

Well, now, isn't this a perfect quilt for this area ! Pheasant Country. . . . We have pheasants all over up here, and MANY pheasant hunters !

and how about this pleasant pheasant phabric ? sorry, I have wanted to do that for so long, I just couldn't help myself !

This quilt piecing pattern was a free pattern found on the Quilting Treasures website and my customer Kathy did a fabulous job of piecing it up in these gorgeous fabrics. Now, I personally have over 3,000 quilting patterns and thousands more available to me. . . and do you think I could find one . . . . . . . . . just one that would do this quilt justice ? na. . . . . but. . . I can have one designed ! Look below at the Pheasant Country quilt back for the quilting pattern we came up with ! It took 3 of us, Kathy, me, and most of all Laurie Thomas, the designer. I used a color of thread that blended in with the top, so the quilting wouldn't overpower the beautiful fabrics in the top. A special thanks to Kathy, who used a quiet tone on tone fabric for the quilt backing so the quilting can shine.

I just find myself drawn more and more to the quiet, tone on tones now, just to let the quilting tell it's own story.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's Andrea's birthday over at Junkfest and they are having a birthday giveaway ! Head over there and wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and be sure and read about their fabulous JUNKFEST they just had and see what they still have for sale ! You should just see what these gals can do with junk ( ahem, I mean cool stuff ! )

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Don't you just love T-Shirt quilts ?

Here's a picture of our nephew and his then girlfriend ( now wife ) on their graduation day with the t-shirt quilt that I made him. Actually, in full disclosure, this was before I purchased my longarm, so I pieced this quilt, and then had it quilted. This probably was the catalyst for me to get my own machine, though ! Now, my niece-in-law has asked me to make her a t-shirt quilt too ( no hurry she said. . . . ha ha . . . she doesn't know HOW LONG my project list is ! and my project list even includes a t-shirt quilt for me. . . anyway, she made it on the list. ) OOPS I probably just spilled the beans, because my niece also wants a t-shirt quilt, but she has a sewing machine and is just starting to learn to quilt. I told her that I would be very happy to show her how to piece one of these and then would quilt it for her, but that she would have to make the top ! Her quilt is for her son who is graduating this school year.
Don't forget you can click on the picture to see an enlargement, and look near my N-I-L's wrist, we put a picture of our nephew on photofabric of him singing in a concert in the quilt too !
Anyway, the quilt in the picture turned out so nice, and the backing is flannel, and we all know how cozy that feels to wrap up in !