7.30.2012

Farm Fresh ~ A Buggy Barn Quilt

MaryAnn pieced this darling Farm Fresh Quilt. I remember seeing this quilt at Quilt Market a couple years ago and LOVING it. I remember at that time Kathleen and I both adding it to our bucket list. Some day, when I have the patience to do a lot of hand applique I want to make this quilt!
I custom machine quilted this quilt and it was so much fun! Here are a few pictures of the detail on the quilt.
Pattern is Farm Fresh by Buggy Barn.
MaryAnn made this quilt as a block of the month through American Quilting.

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7.27.2012

Southern Fabric Quilt Shop ~ GIVE-AWAY!

Today I'm so excited to welcome our new sponsor Aubrey Marshall from Southernfabric.com.  She has been in business for over 7 years and has sold over 75 thousand items to happy customers worldwide.  Feel free to browse her shop and add her to your favorites. Southern Fabric is constantly adding new Moda, Free Spirit, Westminster and Riley Blake fabrics.  Check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Today Southern Fabric is hosting a darling give-away, click here to see the give-away and to enter!

You can also stop by Southernfabric.com right now all Little Apples yardage is 30% off!

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7.26.2012

Jars of Bugs ~ A Boy Quilt

Kim pieced this darling jar quilt. It's all boy so each jar has bugs! I love the idea for a boy quilt!

She brought it to me for custom machine quilting. I had a lot of fun with it, quilting each background differently and each background different as well.

Thanks for letting me machine quilt your darling quilt Kim!

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7.25.2012

No-Bind Simple Receiving Blanket Tutorial


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7.23.2012

Judy's Fandango Quilt


Judy pieced this darling Fandango quilt! One of her friends actually gave her the fabrics as a quilt kit. So cute isn't it!
She sent it to me and I machine quilted an all over Baptist Fan. I love the little bit of curvature that this pattern gives the quilt.

Thanks for letting me machine quilt this darling quilt Judy!

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7.22.2012

Irish Chain Quilt


I think I've shared before but I can't remember, I was born on my great-grandma Ella's birthday. She was a very avid quilter. She made the most beautiful quilts and made a ton of them. When I was younger I loved going to grandma Ella's house. She always had treats (yum) and quilts! I still remember the quilt that she had laying over the back of her couch. I was about six years old when she passed away. Her daughter, my grandma suffered from sever Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was never able to be much of a quilter/sewer because of the Arthritis but I know that she loved quilts. When I was a teenager my grandma LaRae passed away. When she died and everyone was going through the house I remember all I wanted was a big trunk full of old quilt tops, pieced by my great-grandma Ella and her mother as well, and that's what I got. I have yet to do anything with those quilt tops, but, some day I will and I will cherish them forever!

My grandma has two sisters, who actually live close to me. They are both fabulous sewers and love to piece quilts just as my great-grandma Ella (their mother) did.  This beautiful quilt below is a quilt that I recently machine quilted for my my great-aunt Kathryn. She re-created one of my great-grandma Ella's quilts. Some day she will give it to one of her granddaughters as a wedding gift, just like what great-grandma Ella would do. 

When Kathryn brought me the quilt she asked that I machine quilt it similar to how grandma Ella would quilt. I was and am truly honored to be able to quilt this special quilt like grandma Ella. Since her quilts were all hand quilted the quilting is very simple, grandma Ella would quilt a fun little motif in the center of the solid blocks, so I machine quilted a similar pattern. I just love the simplicity of the finished quilt.
I did add a little bit of extra detail to the borders, I know it's more than grandma Ella would have done but I really think it looks nice with the quilt.

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