Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

      Happy Easter!

Friday, March 15, 2013

My quilts at the 2013 AQG Show

I entered two quilts in the the 2013 Arizona Quilters Guild show.  I was so happy to win second place on one of them - my Heart of Gold Miniature Baltimore.  This quilt means a lot to me because it's the quilt I made for my mother to hang by her bed while she was incapacitated by cancer.  She told me she loved looking at it and it made her feel good. Here it is hanging with it's ribbon at the show.

Here's a picture of the other quilt I entered hanging in the show.  I call it Home Sweet Home Baltimore.  It wasn't a ribbon winner but has a lot of meaning for my family because it depicts the house where my children grew up and memorable representations of things from those years.  This isn't a great picture because I couldn't move back far enough to get the entire quilt in the picture.  There are other pictures of it here in my blog though if you want to see more of it.


Simple Stitches from the Heart finished

Here's another quilt I completed the machine quilting on this year - Simple Stitches from the Heart.  I decide to quilt my Simple Stitches From The Heart quilt with an all-over pattern.  I used the Wandering Daisy pantograph and wool batting.  I wasn't sure how it would look with quilting over the top of the embroidery but decided that if the ladies in my grandmother's time could do it with cross hatching over the top of embroidery, I could do a modern version and quilt over the embroidery too.  I'm pleased with how it turned out.

DaChintzy Mystery Quilts

I've been slow posting pictures of the quilts I made in 2012.  To catch up here are pictures of the DaChintzy Mystery Quilts that I machine quilted this year.
This was a free mystery quilt on the quilting forum.  I call mine Floral Stars.  I wanted a throw for each of our beds so decide to make two of these because the pattern was so nice.  Here is the other one - I call it Floral Stars II:

Throw Pillow for Gift Exchange

Here are pictures of the two-sided throw pillow I made for our applique group's Christmas gift exchange. 

10 Minute Table Runner

Have you heard of the "10 Minute Table Runner"?  The description alone captured my interest so I decide to make one and see if it was really that fast.  I discoverd that the sewing time actually is 10 minutes - amazing (if you have everything cut out and ready to go first).  I decide to make these for Christmas gifts this year.  Here are the ones where I remembered to snap a picture.