Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Wall Hanging

Our Relief Society (the woman's organization in my church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) is working on humanitarian projects.  Someone had created the embroidered blocks & my job was to design a wall hanging.  Using the basic guidelines on the LDS Humanitarian Services website I came up with this little wall hanging.  The directions also requested that 1" nails be included for hanging purposes.  I made a pocket and sewed it to the back of the wall hanging and placed the nails in the pocket.  I had just purchased the jungle themed fabric on a clearance sale about a month ago and it was just the ticket for this little wall hanging.  I would like to challenge all the Mothers out there (new moms, to be moms, want to be moms, grandmoms) to do an act of service this week.  You will be amazed how good you will feel.

ldsphilanthropies humanitarian-services pattern

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mystery Quilt

Finished my Mystery Quilt this afternoon!  The pattern is from McCall's Quiling issues Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr & May/June 2012.  The pattern is an easy one and uses only 4 fabrics for the quilt top.  I made the queen sized one as that is how much motorcylcle fabric I had.  Hubby had picked the fabric out a few months ago.  I had the blue, gray & coal fabrics and they seemed like the perfect match.  The quilt is machine quilted with varigated thread in an overall pattern.  I called the quilt "Mystery Ride" because it is a mystery pattern & the ride, well that seemed fairly obvious to me.  This may be a pattern a few of you would like to try.  Happy quilting.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A New Door Opens

This morning took my hubby & I to Gunnison for the last day sale of a small quilt store that was closing its' doors.  Found some fun things.  Also ventured into a store 2 doors down called Quilt S'more run by a fun woman named Yvonne Willden.  The store is located in the old ZCMI store in Gunnison Utah.  Yvonne has fabric, sells Husqvarna Viking sewing machines, does machine quilting & tends to her other businesses too.  It was really fun to visit with her and talk quilting.  She does machine quilting on her A-1 longarm machine & has quilted for people in the USA, Canada, Australia and other countries.  She also has a machine that she rents hourly for quilters to do their own machine quiltiing.  Yvonne holds beginning sewing classes & machine embroidery classes.  I can't wait to visit her again!  The store is located at 98 South Main, Gunnison, Utah  84634.  Telephone number is 435.528.5393 & her email is quiltsmo@gtelco.net.  If you get to Gunnison I recommend visiting her store.  Hope you are all enjoying the spring weather and being creative in any way that makes you smile.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Blocks of the Month

Still machine quilting the McCall's Mystery Quilt so no photos yet.  However, the Craftsy May blocks of the month arrived!  Downloaded the patterns Monday evening (after a very eventful day I might add).  Poor little Pooh kitty is sick and my crown came off of my tooth.  *sigh*  But having the BOM downloaded, printed and on my mind I stayed up late last night to make them.  The first patterm is called a Modern Log Cabin.  Used my focus fabric as the center on this one.  The second pattern is Wonky 5 Sided Log Cabin.  This block was totally improvisansional.  No real pattern.  Just start out with a wonky center and build off of that.  I enjoyed making it up as I went along.  Hope you all are having fun with your BOM's too.  Have a great day.