Monday, November 28, 2011

2011 Christmas Quilt Show entry

I have decided to enter my Cakewalk quilt into SewCalGal's Annual Christmas Quilt Show. 

Voting is Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th!!!

This is a pattern I tested for Barbara Chojnacki of Six Gables Designs back in the spring.  The majority of the fabric is Robert Kaufman Holiday Flourish 3 by Peggy Toole. It's beautiful holiday fabric with gold embossing to give it a very rich look!!

I used EQ7 to help me to decided the fabric choices.

The pattern is made of 2 blocks that are rotated to get the desired look.

Garfield liked the quilt also.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Check out the Quilted Kitchen items and Vote!!

I have entered a Christmas Apron I made in the Quilting Gallery's current contest.

I was asked to test the Christmas Kitchen pattern in July of 2010 by the designer Ruth Blanchet.  When looking through my stash of fabric I discovered the Folded Star block and the coordinating fabric.


 I decided this was an opportunity to create something and reduce my stash at the same time.  The mice and reindeer add a whimsical quality to the apron while using what I consider the colors of Christmas, red, green and white. 

The bib has been quilted diagonally and then the Folder Star was attached using a satin stitch on the sewing machine.  The red and white bias trim and straps tie the bib and skirt pieces together and make me think of Candy Canes.  The neck strap can be adjusted for length; waist can be tied in a bow in the back or brought to the front to add an accent.

I donated it to the Western Reserve Junior Service League. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving and check out my Turkey!!!

I love Thanksgiving!

It's a great time to see family and eat Turkey, Stuffing, Mash Potatoes and a little Wine!  What is even better is when you are visiting someone else and you don't have to cook!!  This year we will be visiting Jim's brother John and he is a great cook!  Don't worry I get my chance to cook on Christmas Day, more Turkey, Stuffing, and Mash Potatoes.  Oh yes and more Wine!!

Since I love Turkey so much I decided I needed a Turkey Wallhanging to welcome friends and family.

Here is how he looked when I designed him in EQ7.

Here he is hanging on the front door.

I want to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Check out the beautiful Thanksgiving quilts and VOTE!

I have entered my Fall Pumpkin Wallhanging in Quilting Gallery's Thanksgiving gratitude quilts contest.  There are some really great quilts that make us appreciate the change in seasons!

This wallhanging has also been posted on the EQ Blog, I hope it inspires some other quilters.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fall Pumpkin wall hanging completed!!!

I designed this wall hanging using EQ7 and a Quiltmaker quilting stencil.  I hand embroidered the center and then added the Marti and Me Club Twinkling Stars to the borders.  It is 36" x 36" and just fits on the back of my front door!  It brightens up the hallway.  My next project is a smaller turkey wall hanging.

Happy Veteran's Day - Check out all the quilts and vote!!!

I have entered my Stars and Stripes Allover at the Quilting Gallery's remember Veteran's contest.  There are a number of beautiful quilts to view and vote for your favorite.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Vote for Garfield and Nermal

I have been pattern testing for The Quilt Pattern Magazine for the last year.  It is an online magazine that has a variety of styles, patterns and projects for beginning quilts and those with many years of experence like myself.

The magazine is currently running a Quilt Kitties competition and you can help Nermal or Garfield to win!

Nermal is Kittie contestant # 4

Garfield is Kittie contestant # 5

Please VOTE !!

You can only vote once so please share with your friends and family!!