Monday, July 24, 2017

This is what laying out blocks on my "design wall", a/k/a floor looks like at my house:


Thursday, July 13, 2017

My sister, Kirsten, had a baby boy, Asher Jason Schwartz in February.


 I made him a baby quilt called "Feather Bed Quilt" by the fabulous Anna Marie Horner.  Seriously, one of the coolest quilts I have made in a long time.  The camera on my phone is terrible, and one of the reasons, I don't post pictures much, but I will post a picture anyway.  Trust me, it looks awesome in person!




I have been following the blog of fellow quilter Wedding Dress Blue for serveral years.  She has great free scrappy quilt patterns on her blog.  I have made the enormous 100 patch quilt and several mini Calico Rose quilts for baby quilts.  This summer she is doing a Irish Stars Quilt Along.  I was already in the process of making an Irish Chain quilt, so I am so excited to join and put some stars in my Irish Chain quilt.  In my opinion, you can never have too many stars!


 IrishStarsButton

https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/irish-star-quiltalong/


Here are some of the quilts I have made from her tutorials




Friday, October 14, 2016

I meant to post these pictures earlier.  Two quilts that I finished back in the spring.

I made a quilt for a friend's daughter, Betty Jane who recently turned 8 yrs.



Then a dear friend, Chris Courson, became a grandmother for the first time.  So in celebration, I made a baby quilt to welcome Shoshanna.


Sunday, August 2, 2015

I haven't posted anything in a while, so I went hunting through my saved photos on my phone for pictures of quilts I have made recently.

Here is one of my most favorite quilts that I have made.  It is a reversible Christmas quilt.  I gave it to my older brother for Christmas



I also made Brenna a quilt for her birthday a few days before Christmas.  It's called Fairground Quilt:


I made some Baby Quilts.  Quilt was for my great nephew:


This quilt is for my sister's first baby Caleb.  I used the same line of fabric:



This baby quilt was for Kelsey's Reed baby Maeya.  A really fun scrap star quilt:



I made this Bento Box Quilt for Joy and Calvin Lamireaux's wedding in April:




And the last picture is the quilt top of the scrap 1824 Hundred Patch.  I will take another picture of the completed top:















Saturday, February 7, 2015

Last year I joined Terry's Treasures quilt along for the Charming Stars Quilt.  I had wanted to made this quilt for a while, so this was the perfect opportunity.  I decided to go in a different direction colorwise so I bought Michael Miller's Norwegian Forest line.   It is crazy bright with foxes and owls and geometeric designs.   I finished the quilt and my husband really liked it, so he hung it up on the wall in the Living Room.  When you walk into the room, it looks so big!

I think it's funny that out of all the quilts I have made, that's the one he picked to hang on the wall.



http://terrytreasures.blogspot.com/2015/01/last-installment-of-charming-stars.html
Well I see once again it has been a long time since I posted any pictures of quilts.  The Sumter County Fair has long come and gone.  My girls did great, Kieran took a Best in Show and first place ribbon for her quilt!  Brenna the youngest got a 1st place ribbon on her Bubble quilt.  I got some ribbons too.   In the pictures, you can't tell, but the blue and white quilt is Bonnie Hunter's Blue Ridge Beauty quilt, it took me two years to make it, and it's huge!  I love it.






Monday, August 25, 2014

Right now, it's all about gearing up the Sumter County Fair.    I have been super busy during the brief summer break finishing up quilts to enter the Fair.    It's a great motivator for me to use the Fair as a goal to get some quilts done.   The girls are working on their quilts and it feels like October is going to be here too soon!

I've also decided to take the plunge and join a Quilt A-long.   I see them all the time on other quilter's blogs and I thought it might be fun.    Terry from Terry's Treasures is doing a quilt along with the Charming Stars pattern.   I have had my eye on that quilt pattern for ages, so it was a perfect project.

I have lots of charm packs and layer cakes, but I think I am going to use some fat quarters that I bought.  Michael Miller's Norweigian Forest line.   It has some crazy bright color and adorable foxes and squirrels.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

We went to New Orleans for my sister, Kirsten's, wedding.   It was a fun but exhausting trip!   I wanted to post a picture of the quilt that I made for her.  It is called "Ice Cream Sandwich Quilt".