Monday, November 12, 2018

Houston 2018 Inspiration

 Here are some of my favorite quilt from Quilt Festival followed by the signs about them.

This gentleman was from Spain and all the quilting adds the color.  It was absolutely stunning.  He said it took him 18 months to complete.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop!

I love blog hops!  Thanks to Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks for Hosting this hop!  I decided to create a pumpkin house for my pumpkin quilt.  I love how it turned out.  When I showed the design to my son he said it needed a black cat and thus it was added.

I had fun quilting swirls in the orange and making the window panes.

I love the shape of these leaves.

Who wouldn't want a lime green door?

And don't forget the cat!

I've been doing little house quilts in a series for all the recent blog hops I've been in.  Here are the other two.  The mushroom house:

And the witch's hat house:

Be sure to check out all the other amazing quilters on this hop!

Monday, November 5th

Tuesday, November 6th

Wednesday, November 7th

Thursday, November 8th

I hope you get to quilt today!  I work 12 hours....conferences and then off to HOUSTON for Festival!  Sew excited!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Free Motion Friday - Another Sneak Peek

Since contest entries are due today I'm giving you another sneak peek at my new quilt for the New Quilts from an Old Favorite Contest for the National Quilt Museum....stay tuned for more!

See the ombre effect in the quilting?

I hope you get to quilt today!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fabscrap is Fabulous!

I was on Facebook or someone's blog the other day....I really wish I could remember where I read it!  Anyways, they were talking about Fabscrap.  It's a recycling firm in New York dedicated to recycling fabric from the fashion industry. 

So what did I do?

I went to the website to check it out! You can find it here.

I've been into leather for a while thanks to the wonderful Cathy Wiggins.  I love using it for applique details as it doesn't shred!  And I love all the textures you can get.

So...leather scrap bags for $4? Yes, you have to pay shipping.  I ordered five.  Couldn't help myself once I had to pay the shipping anyways.

Here's what I got.

Some fun textured leather.

This amazing metallic leather.

All these fun things!

And a whole box more of mostly gray, brown, and black scraps and samples and swatches.  It's a treasure and it was for a good cause too!

Countdown to Houston....7 days!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Inspired by My Son

My son has my natural spark for all things symmetrical.  Here is a dragon he build out of blocks.  It would make an amazing quilt block.

I also like the silver on this packaging.  Are they better than the regular Microtex?  I haven't decided yet.  I'll let you know.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Cat Bag

I bought this kit (a rarity for me) at Missouri Star last March because while I can't see using this fabric personally in a quilt, I love it!  What to do?  There was a bag kit!  Perfect.

It has two inside pickets...

And a zipper pocket.

I hope you get to quilt today!