Monday, February 28, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys

My precious nephew William was born on December 27, 2010.  This quilt is in the mail to him now!  My first attempt at a design I made up as I went along.  I love the monkey fabric, from David Walker called 'Boys Will Be Boys' with a little Monaluna and Kona thrown in. I am very happy with how it turned out.  The last photo is my new project with my Accuquilt Go Arabesque #3 die.  I tried my best to win an Accuquilt but never did :( so I saved up from my 'moonlighting' job and broke down and I bought myself one.  I love it, it is so much fun, so easy and the results are beautiful!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Finally Finished!

I did it...I finally finished my son's quilt!  The top has been done for almost a year but I constantly struggle with quilting larger tops on my machine..I have a Bernina 180E and love, love it but I find the quilting process hard.  Someday my ship will come in and I will be able to afford a long-arm machine.  This process did get me in the mind-set to quilt WIP and actually finished a baby quilt for my new nephew William...he is only two months old, so not too late on the timing. I will post a picture of the completed quilt soon.  Hope everyone is having a great Thursday..looking forward to the weekend always.
(The quilt was made with Urban Couture by Basic Grey for Moda using 5 and dime pattern)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Quilts I have made

A little history...

Today is Sandy Gervais's turn for Moda Bake Shop Pillow Talk.  As I was thinking about my comment to 'win' I realized that I have made quite a few quilts from her different lines of fabric.  She said that she has been designing for Moda for 17 years.  The first 'real' quilt I made after I finished my beginning quilt class was for my MIL and I made it out of Pieces from my Heart.  I still remember picking out the fabric...that was almost 14 years ago.  Since then I have made quilts and table runners from Flirtations, L'Amour, Candy Kissing, Fall Back in Time and Merry & Bright.  Pieces from my Heart started my obsession with Moda and it hasn't slowed down one bit!  Here is the link to her blog...stop by and say hi and enter to win!