Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Friday, May 24, 2013

Charming Little Quilt Shop in Salina, UT

Today I went to Gunnison Valley Hospital to see my new great-niece, Sophie Olivia Spraycar.  What a beautiful little girl.  Her Mommy is doing well too.
On my way home I stopped at a charming little quilt store in Salina, UT.  The name of the store is Cotton Tree Quilt Co.  The store is owned by Jennifer Gates.
I just happened to stop on "Fat Quarter Friday"!  My lucky day.  Every Friday the fat quarters are on sale.  What a bargain.
The store is small, but has a lovely assortment of wonderful fabrics, patterns, etc.  I suggest if you are in the neighborhood of 315 W Main in Salina that you stop in and say howdy to Jennifer.

Oh, and one of the things I absolutely adored was that my purchases were put into a brown paper bag with tissue paper & tied with a piece of selvage.  I felt like I was coming home with a gift just for me!

Go to their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CottonTreeQuiltCompany

I love how Jennifer packaged my purchases

Some of my "booty"

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Busy Day Projects

Last night I finished my May BOM(block of the month) project.  The block is called "Strippy Hourglass".  For those of you who know me, you know that I am all about scrappy.  I have black & white, tan, and gold fabric for this years BOM Craftsy project.  That means I am using only fabric I have on hand.  So far, I am really happy with the blocks.

I also had a project from the Summer 2013 Quitler's World magazine.  It is a "Portable Ironing Board".  You start with a TV table & add a removable ironing pad made from a fat quarter, heat resistant batting, & bias binding.  I just happened to have everything but the TV table.  Found one at a local chain store for $5.  I used Insul Bright by The Warm Company for the heat resistant batting.  The pattern says to add an additional 2" to the size of the TV tray top, but I think when I make another one I will add another 1/2" to all the sides.  But I do like this little project.  It will be so handy to press my quilt blocks as they are being put together.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wild Side

Finished a quilt that was ordered as a graduation gift.  It is made with cotton & cotton flannel.  Made a pillowcase as a gift bag for it.

The big blocks were made using a big block pinwheel pattern.  I really like the way that it turned out.  Called it "Wild Side" because of the leopard & zebra prints.

Next projects are the small ironing table cover (will post that when it's done); curtains for another little great niece's nursery; and of course the May blocks of the month which somehow keep getting pushed to the back of the lineup.

Took photo in bright sun - washed the colors out!

This represents the colors much better.

Label reads "Wild Side"

Friday, May 3, 2013

Another Just For You Quilt

When you have a few left over fabric pieces from a commissioned quilt you just have to make another quilt for that person!  That's what I did with the fabric from Katelin's quilt.  I decided to try Jenny Doan's "Falling Charms" layout and this is what I came up with.  I had all of the quilt top fabric & enough fabric in my stash for the backing.  It was quick, easy, and I really like this layout.  I will definitely be making another quilt with this pattern.  I have made a few quilts that I label "Just for You".  I hope the person receiving the quilt knows that I had them in my mind while making the quilt.

Next, finishing another quilt order, May Block of the Month blocks, curtains for my great-niece, and start my fair quilt.

Close up

Falling Charms pattern by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Left over block from Katelin's quilt used for the label