Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fabric Sale

We went to St. George for Thanksgiving & had a wonderful time with the kids.  Trista & I got up just after 4 AM to be at Joann's Fabric store by 5 AM to stand in line until they opened at 6 AM.  We had a great time finding flannel.  We ended up with approximately 300 yards of fabric.  I also bought some fat quarters in brown, purple, pink, yellow & green tones for future projects.  The fabric filled the back seat of my car.  It is great to have this girls day out once a year.  I just have to decide what to make first!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Quilt 2011

 Finished my Christmas quilt for 2011. I adapted the Prarie Patches pattern by Vicki Bellino that was featured in the November/December 2011 McCall's Quilting magazine. I used my Accucut birdhouse die, fussy cut the birds from some Christmas fabric, and used only fabric that I had in my stash. The machine quilting pattern is holly & berries. I drew a pantogram & followed the pattern with the laser attached to my Grace quilting frame. I can't wait to do more pantogram quilting! I pieced the backing too. Bonnie Hunt, a wonderful quilter & teacher, pieces many of her backings. As Thanksgiving is tomorrow, I have been thinking of all my many blessings. I thank my Heavenly Father for our abundance of food, clothing, shelter, gospel, and so much more. I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day. Keep enjoying the journey.

 "NOEL"                                                                                   Pieced the backing

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Split Layer Cake

Finally have my computer back & working great!  I finished my layer cake quilt last week.  I bought a bundle of 10 inch squares, but them into 3 1/2" by 6 1/2" rectangles.  Turned the smaller pile over & sewed the large pieces to the small pieces.  Then pressed and cut the block in half (5") lengthwise through the seam.  Turned one pile over & sewed the pieces from each pile together.  The end result was great.  An easy quilt that was fun to do.  Did an overall swirl & leaf free motion design.  Called the quilt "Sunshine & Lavender" because that was the color of the thread I used for the machine quilting.  Sunshine on the back & Lavender on the top.  I used leftover scraps to piece the backing together too.  I didn't want any leftovers in this project.  The holidays are coming so I am working on a scrappy Christmas quilt.