Monday, April 7, 2014

big stitch time

I am adding some big stitches to another quilt : )

I finished the machine quilting, leaving a blank row for some big stitches
and I like the way it looks!




I hope to finish soon, but I haven't decided on "scrappy" or "solid" binding.
What would you do?

piece,
elizabeth

Thursday, March 27, 2014

scrappy trip along finished

I finally finished my scrappy trip along quilt!
It is so colorful that it makes me happy to look at it : )



I quilted with big stitches using variegated crochet thread.



scrappy quilt along

The binding is scrappy too.


It is a lap-size quilt, the perfect size for sitting on the porch.

piece,
elizabeth

Monday, March 17, 2014

quick curves ruler color play

I purchased a Quick Curves ruler and could't wait to try it out, so I pulled
some solids and had some fun!

solid fabric


I think I like it!  I will probably machine quilt with straight lines, but
I am trying to decide if I want to use variegated thread or not : )

piece,
elizabeth

Monday, March 10, 2014

a little improv

I am having some fun playing with solids and improv piecing!

solid color improv




I don't know where it is going, but I am enjoying the bright colors of the journey : )

piece,
elizabeth

Saturday, March 8, 2014

big stitches on a dreary day

Today is cold and dreary....a good day for stitching my neglected scrappy trip along quilt.



Now if I could just keep my cat off of my lap! : )

piece,
elizabeth




Thursday, March 6, 2014

zig zag baby quilt

I made a baby quilt for a sweet little baby girl.  I hosted a shower for her
mom this week-end, and the little one should be arriving in April.

I used her nursery colors as a guide, but this is not part of the nursery decor.
I don't ever like to give a quilt with the expectation that I am trying to decorate
their home.  I just want the quilts to be enjoyed and used : )


I machined quilted along the zig zags.  Adding some big stitches in fuchsia
The quilt measures 33" X 50".






I used Kona snow and various browns from my stash.  The pop of color backing fabric is
from Amy Butler's Love called Sunspots for Rowan.  


The little one doesn't have a name yet(or maybe they just haven't told
anyone yet), but I can't wait to meet her!

piece,
elizabeth

Thursday, February 6, 2014

heart~catcher

I found a darling tutorial here that was just the project
I needed on a cold, snowy day!  All I wanted to do, on Monday,
was sit by the fire, so that is exactly what I did while making
my heart~catcher : )

I am going to show you my process in pictures, but please ask questions
if you decide you want to make one of these little ditties too.  I will be
happy to give you more details if you need them.

Here goes:














Today is another snowy day……

piece,
elizabeth