Monday, August 30, 2010

Southwestern Cross pattern testing

I have finished testing a pattern for Sarah Whitney of Sweet Clover Canyon called Southwestern Cross.  This is the second pattern I tested for Sarah.  

I also tested her Every Day's A Holiday An Artful Table Runner.

Here is a part of the pattern.

As you can see I used White, Red, Gray and Black.

I will post the entire quilt when I get it back from Sarah.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My visit to JEllen's House of Fabrics in Lyndhurst Ohio

A few weeks ago I heard about a new quilt shop opening that would be carrying mostly Moda fabric.  So Tuesday I traveled to JEllen's House of Fabric.  She has only been open a couple weeks, but I think I will be visiting her whenever I get the chance!  The main reason I went was because she had her fabric on sale for $8 a yard and she had the Moda Let It Snow Batik fabric line that I needed.  I will return because she has a beautiful shop, great product and best of all she is a BUCKEYE!!!  As I do every shopping trip I picked up some more Scarlet and Gray fabric.  She had the Moda Marbles that I use in my quilts.  Another customer asked what I was going to do with the fabric and I told them about my quilts and my Blog.  Turns out Joyce is an alumni and there were a couple of other ladies from Ohio State visiting.  Check out Joyce's blog at JEllen's House of Fabric Blog where she talks about meeting me!

I picked up this pattern at Cottonpickers Quilt Shop and the Let It Snow Batik Snowflake Panel and Snowflake fabric for the borders. The pictures don't do this fabric justice. It's a really beautiful Dark Blue and with Gray accents.
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Then when I visited Joyce I purchased the rest of what I needed for the quilt top.




Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pinwheels and Whirligigs by Cary Flanagan, Something Sew Fine Quilt Design

Now that Cary from Something SewFine Quilt Design has published and posted her new pattern on I can post the picture of the quilt I made while testing Cary's pattern.

Pinwheels and Whirligigs is currently being machine quilted. I will post another picture in a few months when I get it back.

It is 50" x 50" and uses mostly Moda marbles.  I found the pieced border and and the piano key border the most challenging part of the pattern.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I have started putting together my Stars and Stripes Allover Quilt

I created this quilt based on a quilt I found in Eleanor Burn's Quilt Blocks on American Barns.

So far I have a few blocks put together.

I added shashing and a corner block.
I love the Blue Paisley fabric by EQuilter

I have decided to reduce the size of the quilt down to a 4 x 4 design.

Each block is 12" so it will stil be 72 x 72

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pets on Quilt Show August 7th - August 21st 2010

I want to thank SewCalGal for organizing this virtual Pets on Quilt Show.

This is Garfield he is 4 years old and he loves laying on quilts.  This is my Gerber Daisy quilt prior to the borders being added.

This is Nermal, he turned 1 this summer. Nermal came into my life after I had been unemployed for about 6 month.  He prevents me from quilting more then helps me quilt!!

I hope you have enjoyed my entries in this years show.

Darlene Gerber - Northeastern Ohio

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sticky, Sweaty and Smelly at Put In Bay!!

Those 3 words describe our trip yesterday to Middle Bass Island and Put In Bay.  But we had a great time catching up with our friends the Myerholtz family from California.  Greg is a friend of my DH and was in our wedding 22 years ago. His wife Patrica and children Miranda, Amber and Josh were a lot of fun to see the island with.  We were also joined by our nephew Ryan and his dad Clint.  It was great hearing high school stories of things that Jim and Greg didn't really want the kids to hear!!

We took the Miller Boat Line ferry over at 10:00 a.m.

Ryan, Amber and Josh in the Crystal Cave

Jim and Greg infront of the Perry Monument. 

We were disappointed to find out that the monument was closed for renovation.

This was the first time that Jim and I have actually been on the island together!!

I see us visiting again in the future!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekly Themed Quilt Contest - Log Cabins

I just entered a quilt at Quilting Gallery's Weekly Themed Quilt contest.  Voting starts Friday August 6th and runs through Sunday August 8th.  Please vote for the quilt below.

Scarlet and Gray All Over

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Which quilt should I choose for the Pets on Quilt Show August 7 - 21

I'm trying to decide which of the following pictures to enter in the Pets on Quilt Show I have a week to decide so leave me a comment and help pick out a winner!!!

Garfield on my Gerber Daisy Quilt

Garfield sleeping on my Daylily quilt

Garfield has been hunting frogs lately!!

Nermal likes this Christmas Day and Night Quilt

Nermal is preventing me from finishing Sandy's quilt

Nermal finds quilts very comfortable even if they have pins in them!!

Nermal likes frog hunting also!!!