Thursday, March 8, 2018

Block of the month 2017

Each time a niece or nephew of mine graduate from high school I have given them a quilt as their graduation gift.  Sizes and patterns have varied a lot over the years.  When I started this, I had already had 3 of them graduate so one niece received the quilt when she graduated with her masters degree from U of U, a nephew received his quilt when he married last winter and now the oldest is getting married and so she to received her quilt as her wedding gift.


This quilt is Provo Cotton Shops 2017 block of the month quilt, made with Riley Blake fabrics (from a variety of different lines)



I free motion quilted this on my Babylock Aria machine.



I have one room in my basement that isn’t finished.  It is mainly a storage room, but I won’t let my husband finish it because this is where I baste them.  I duct tape them to the floor, using only the colored duct tapes ( they’re less sticky), and then pin them.



Jennifer and her husband John loved the quilt!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Arkansas Crossroad quilt

Years ago I made a quilt for my niece, it was an Arkansas crossroad quilt.  This became one of my favorite quilts ever.

Because I gave this quilt away, I never see it.  So, I decided to make this quilt for my youngest daughter Macey this past year for Christmas.    It is so easy to make, everything is just squares and HST’s, though they are very small.  I used a variety of fabrics, but the majority is Riley Blake fabrics.


Here I am sewing on one of the four borders!  I wanted this to be a large quilt that would cover the mattress well.  


I machine quilted this on my babylock Aria, with a open faced darning foot.


I forgot to get good pictures of the quilt and it is made on her ‘top bunk bed’ so..... pictures aren’t the best.  


This is the pillow sham that I have started to make for her bad.





Saturday, July 1, 2017

On the Go Quilt


I had never paid attention to the on the Go Quilt campaign, until this year when my friend  Tammy tried to talk me into doing a quilt with her. She has been making on the go quilts for years with her mother and her sister. 

My first stop was Pine Needles in Gardiner village.  This block was actually the only block that I could make without appliqué.


I also found this adorable fabric in their store that I knew would make the perfect background.


This block was one of my favorites.  The quilts and long johns are only attached at the top where the clothes pins are.  I had to drive down to Mona to a store ran out of a basement in their home to get this block.


Here are some random blocks I made from Provo Cotton Shop, Christensen in Richfield, and My Girlfriends Quilt Shop in Midway.

The center block here was from a quilt shop in Salem that I have forgotten the name of.


While putting all these blocks together I was also drawing up the quilt on graphing paper, trying to figure out exactly how I wanted it to look.  In this picture you can see the bee flying over a ruler, it was from Lora Lee's Rather Bee Quilting.  The block was still missing all the fun flowers.  The hot air balloon block on the side is from Floyd and Lizzies in West Jordan.


Here is the blocks when they were all put together.


Here is the finished quilt, when I was turning it in to My Girlfriends Quilt Shop in Midway.  I finished this quilt in 5 days!  I did have the help of my friends Tammy, who did the quilting on her long arm machine.  I can't believe, she finished her quilt in 4 days!


Thursday, April 28, 2016