Thursday, February 22, 2018

Micah 6:8

This was a thank you gift to a pastor that took on the role as our speaker while our minister was on sabbatical.  *aside* have you any idea how hard it is to choose a verse for a pastor y'all!?


I started by printing the design I wanted to do.  A quilt sandwich was created and the papers were pinned to the sandwich.

Using a darning foot, I traced over the letters, tore the paper away and started colouring them in.


But I didn't like it.

So I started in with the fans.


But I really didn't like it, so I started in with the pebbles.


Have you ever heard the expression "throw more thread at it"?   It seemed to work this time around.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Husband's Space Shuttle

Many years ago, after I made the Day Lilies, I said "never again" to complicated paper piecing.  Then my husband saw me browsing a Quilts with Style magazine and asked me to make him the shuttle he saw.  

How am I supposed to say no to that??


So I started the poor shuttle in 2014 and finally finished it last week. 

I chose to double the size of the pattern (it finishes at 48 x 48 now) so that I wouldn't be dealing with tiny bitty little pieces.

It hangs opposite his desk.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Yellow and Grey

I was asked to make a quilt in time for Christmas.  They needed it to be clean and modern.  I needed it to be quick because of the time of year!

I put together six different fun but simple ideas and this was the one picked.


HSTs are such an easy way to quilt and the design possibilities are just endless.  I really enjoyed putting this quilt together!

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts