Friday, October 28, 2011

Check out the Halloween Quilts and Vote

I have entered my Mom's Scary Kittens pillows at the Quilting Gallery themed quilt contest.

Please enjoy looking at the all the different Halloween quilts and Vote!!

2011 Bloggers Quilt Festival

This is the third time I have entered Amy's Creative Side Bloggers Quilt Festival.

I have decided to share with you one of my many Scarlet and Gray quilts.  I was recently honored to be asked to participate in a Scarlet and Gray Quilt Trunk Show.

Joyce Ely of JEllen's House of Fabric and an Ohio State alumni, asked me to share my quilts with her customers.

Of all the quilts displayed in the trunk show, my favorite quilt is Scarlet and Gray Allover.

Scarlet and Gray Allover 48" x 48" is a Marti Michell pattern I saw displayed in The Glass Thimble in Columbus.  It is made using Marti's Log Cabin Ruler and her Perfect Piecing acrylic templates.  I machine pieced it in 2009 and had it machine quilted by Jennifer McCann of Galena, Ohio in 2010.  I had the pleasure of meeting and taking a class from Marti at Lake Farm Parks the winter of 2010, it was awesome!! 

I learned alot about using Marti's rulers while making this quilt.  Since I have a large stash of Scarlet and Gray, I see myself making another one of these quilts now that I have even more experience using Marti's templates. 

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my quilt.  If you find my blog interesting, please let Amy know so that I can be a featured quilter!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Tote Bag pattern to try out

I recently purchased this pattern. I love the outside pockets of this bag.  I have all the necessary notions, now I just need to make the time to make one!

I didn't realize it, but I have some of Lila's fabric in my stash.  Woodland Bloom by Moda.  Lila has redesigned the cover of her Peasant Blouse pattern and is sharing the photos at her blog and is holding a contest. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Scarlet and Gray Trunk Show

I spent this past Sunday afternoon with Joyce Ely from Jellen's House of Fabric in Lyndhurst, Ohio.  When I met Joyce last year we discovered that we were both Buckeyes!  Which means that we graduated from The Ohio State University and we Bleed Scarlet and Gray!!!

She had asked me if I would be willing to share with her customer's some of my Scarlet and Gray quilts.  I said sure, it would force me to get them quilted and bound by the beginning of October.  I was able to deliver 6 quilts, 3 wallhangings and 2 tote bags.  With the help of my quilter Jennifer McCann and my friend Leita Shahan who helped me complete the bindings.

Joyce and her assistants did a great job setting up the displays and hanging the quilts.

She has some great scarlet and gray fabric if you want to make your own quilt.

If you stop to visit Joyce you need to check out the Script Ohio quilt that Mary Coffey made!

The quilts will be on display until October 15th.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Kittens

A couple of weeks ago I found this Halloween Kittens fabric at Keepsake Quilting from Hoffman Fabrics.

I have never been a big Halloween fan, but this fabric just was so cute!!

I sent a picture to my Mom and see decided she wanted a couple pillows for her 70th Birthday.

Nermal is helping me press Grandma's pillow top!!

There faces and customes are just so cute!!!  Nermal and Garfield sure have a little devil inside of them!

 And check out this little witch!!
If you look close you can see the spiderweb motif I designed for the machine quilting.

Nermal decided to cozy up with these cute kitties!

The pillows are 14" and I think the orange and brown work well with the fabric.

Happy Birthday Mom!!!