Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Italian tiles WIP


I love this little block.  I went to my stash and pulled every blue, red and yellow I had.  Then I put them together in groups of 3's.  The center is completely from my stash.






There are a lot of memories in this quilt.  I bought and used this yellow fabric in the 3rd quilt I ever made, which is about 13 or 14 years ago.
 




This blue was sent to me by a good friend.  It is amazing that a lot of the fabrics I remember when and where and for what project I bought them.  Which is really amazing since if I forget my grocery list I'm in trouble. 



And while the center Italian tile blocks are totally from my stash, I just couldn't stand it when it came time to put on borders.  I just had to go see what was at the fabric store.  I sure am glad I did!  It sure did turn out cute!  Today I'm piecing a back.

Happy Sewing and Memory Making!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Still plugging away



I'm still plugging away at these tile blocks.  They are finally all cut.  Now to finish sewing these.



I've made a dent today.  Will try to get a few in tomorrow too.

HappyThursday!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WIP Wednesday


It all starts with pile of fabric.....then the cutting begins.......



And then the blocks get sewn......


Happy Cutting and Sewing!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Flowery Finish


 My Tulips quilt is finished!  I actually had the binding on it earlier this week but couldn't get a picture til today.  And a GLORIOUS day it is to be alive in Austin, Tx!  It is going to be in the mid 70's after a week of real winter. 





 Here is a detail shot.  I heavily quilted the background to puff out my applique.  It really looks good!





And of course I do love feathers!


Happy Sewing!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Pieced Border

I just couldn't leave it alone.  What I initially thought I would use as a border did not work.  It competed with the tulips.  A definite deal breaker!  And while I like the quilt without a border I just wasn't ready for it be done.....So here it is.






I can't tell you how pleased I am with how it has turned out!  this quilt went together a lot faster than I thought it would.  I even have the back pieced.  Now if I could just find a chunk of time to get it pin basted.  Somehow I think I am going to find some.....


Happy sewing!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Listening to your quilt

This quilt is definitely talking to me. 






Besides singing opera to  me, I think it is telling me it is done.  Here is the problem.  I want to put a border on it but so far I haven't been able to make it work.  I'm not done trying and I will definitely let you know how it is going.  





This is my baby on this quilt.  He thought this was much funnier than I thought it was.  But guess what?  He has no idea that I am posting this pic.  And I am giggling as I'm typing, right now.  Cause I think posting his pic is a lot funnier than he is going to think it is.  And I do love him almost as much as I love this quilt.....   ;)



Happy Monday Sewing!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013