3.29.2013

Fresh Mini Quilt Club - March 2013

Earlier this month I signed up for Megan's Fresh Mini Quilt Club. It seems as though whenever I sew anything for myself I'm always on a tight deadline and my projects are usually pretty time consuming. I signed up for the Fresh Mini Quilt Club because I wanted to make something simple and quick for myself. :)
I used these darling Sue Spargo, for Robert Kauffman fabrics and I love the colors.
When it came time to machine quilt my mini quilt I decided to quilt it just like my "Over Under" quilt. I loved how the circles turned out on that quilt so I quilted them again....and I still love them!
I used a grey Bella Solid for the backing and I think the machine quilting turned out pretty cute on the back too!

Hop on over to Megan's blog, Canoe Ridge Creations, I think you can still sign up for the Fresh Mini Quilt Club!

3.28.2013

Barrels of Fun ~ Simple Quilts & Sewing

Jocelyn and Cheryl from It's Sew Emma designed and pieced this darling "Barrels of Fun" quilt. This quilt is featured in Simple Quilts & Sewing Summer 2013 issue.
I machine quilted this fun quilt for them using a fun all over monkey pattern, it turned out pretty dang cute.
Simple Quilts & Sewing Summer 2013 magazine is available for purchase at Fat Quarter Shop.

3.27.2013

Union Jack Quilt

Sheila pieced this fantastic Union Jack quilt. 
Last year I had machine quilted a Swoon quilt for her and she loved how it turned out, so again she gave me free reign on this quilt.
I wanted to keep the machine quilting simple yet effective, so I machine quilted a wavy line that echos itself. I really love how it turned out.
I wish each one of  you were at my studio today so you could see and feel the texture that I was able to create on this quilt, sometimes I feel like camera's just can't capture it all. :)
Sheila also made a pretty awesome Union Jack quilt back.
Thanks again Sheila for letting me machine quilt your beautiful quilt.

3.26.2013

Over Under ~ A Piece N Quilt Original Design

Every time I design a new quilt it right away becomes my new favorite quilt, and in my mind I totally re-do my bedroom decor and imagine how cute each quilt would be on my bed.... This time, I'm serious. I totally want to re-do my bedroom and put this quilt on my bed. :)
Over Under is a fun twist on a traditional quilt block. The pattern for my new quilt is featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine, and will hit newsstands in just a couple weeks.
Since this is my quilt to keep I did something totally different, well for me, with the machine quilting. I machine quilted circles, lots and lots of circles. I love the curvature that they added to this very geometric quilt. :)
Quiltmaker Magazine has magazines and kits for Over Under available for purchase here.
I love how they displayed it on a bed in the magazine, it totally makes my bedroom make-over look like it can become a reality! :)

Also, since I know someone will want to know, below are the exact fabrics that I used to make the quilt.
Folkloric Blooms AUC-13416-213 TEAL
Folkloric Blooms AUC-13415-213 TEAL
Folkloric Blooms AUC-13415-50 LIME
Kona Cotton Grass Green
Kona Cotton Ash
Backing
Folkloric Blooms AUC-13416-12 GREY

Have a great day!! :)

3.25.2013

Jelly Roll Race Quilt

Teresa made this soft and beautiful floral Jelly Roll Race quilt.
She brought it to me for some machine quilting, we chose to machine quilt it in a soft floral pattern with a pastel green thread, the machine quilting really blended in nicely with her fabrics.
Love how it turned out!
Thanks for letting me machine quilt another one of your darling quilts Teresa.

3.23.2013

Chicken Quilt

Last fall I traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was a fun couple days and I had a lot of fun teaching and helping the students in my classes create fun quilts. 
One of the classes that I taught was Susanne McNeil's chicken quilt made from jelly-rolls.
Judy was one of the students in my class, I've actually met Judy a few times now and machine quilted several of her darling quilts.
During the class Judy was able to get all 6 of her chicken blocks pieced. She then went home and put the rest of the quilt together. I love how bright and happy her chickens are.
Judy then sent me her quilt for some machine quilting. We chose to quilt it with an all over pattern, chicken wire.
I love the look that it created.
Thanks for letting me quilt your darling chicken quilt Judy.

Email Natalia for more information about teaching and trunk shows. 

3.22.2013

Threads of Time & Fabric 'N Notions

Today I'm so happy and excited to introduce you to a new online quilt shop and sewing & retreat center, Threads of Time and Fabric 'N Notions.


Fabric 'N Notions is a very nice, easy to browse and shop online and brick and mortar quilt shop.
They carry a wide variety of fabrics from many manufacturers including; Andover, Anthology, Art Gallery, Benertax, Blank Quilting, Blend, Blue Hill Fabrics, Cloth Works, Dear Stella, Elizabeth's Studio, Eugene Textiles, Exclusively Quilters, Fabri-Quilt, Foust, Frond Design Studios, Henry Glass, Hoffman, In The Beginning, James Thompson, Kona Bay, Kunin, M&S Textiles, Makower UK, Marcus Brothers, Marshall Dry Goods, Michael Miller, Moda, New Castle Fabrics, Northcott, P&B Textiles, Print Concepts, Red Rooster, Richlin, RJR, Robert Kaufman, Roc-Ion, Shannon Fabrics, South Sea Imports, Studio E, Timeless Treasures, Treasures by Shabby Chic, Westminister Fabrics, Westrade and Windham Fabrics.
yeah, they've pretty much got it all.. but wait, there's more..
Fabric 'N Notions is also very nicely organized.
Products in the online store are organized into categories such as;
by collection, by designer, by manufacturer, by theme, by color and by pre-cut and kits.
Fabric 'N Notions also carries a wide variety of notions including;
adhesives, bags & totes, batting, books, cutting tools & scissors, embellishments, gifts, stabilizers, ironing, leather, machine accessories, marking, patterns, pins & needles, purse supplies, rulers, templates, snaps, tools, threads and zippers.
If you're in the market.... Fabric 'N Notions also carries quite a variety of sewing machines.
Make sure to check out Fabric 'N Notions on
Facebook
Blog - It Seams To Me
and their huge Sale page!

Take a few minutes and visit Threads of Time & Fabric 'N Notions, use discount code "piecenquilt" to save 20% off any purchase over $25usd. Valid 3/22-3/28 2013 only.

3.21.2013

Stars for Sydney ~ McCall's Quilt Quilts


Debbie Taylor from It's Sew Emma designed a darling, Stars for Sydney, quilt and it's published in the April/May 2013 issue of McCall's Quilt Quilts.
I custom machine quilted this fun quilt for Deibbie, it's always fun to machine quilt quilts that are going to be published in magazines, thanks Debbie!
The April/May 2013 issue of McCalls Quick Quilts is available for purchase at Fat Quarter Shop.
Kits for Stars for Sydney are also available at Fat Quarter Shop.

3.20.2013

Simple Chevron Pillow Tutorial

We love pillows!
They are simple to make, and add so much to any room.
Today Kathleen has created a darling tutorial for Simple Chevron Pillows.

3.19.2013

Merry Merry Snowmen ~ A Winter Quilt

Merry Merry Snowmen seems to be quite the popular quilt around here! I think I've lost track of how many of these I've quilted, although they have all been from the same pattern, they have each had their own little twist making them so much fun to machine quilt.
This version was made by Brooks, it's super cute!
Of course this quilt needed to be custom machine quilted to really add to all of the fun things going on with the snowmen. 
A few details about this quilt...
Fabric used is by French General for Moda Fabrics.
Pattern for Merry Snowmen is by Bunny Hill Designs, available here.
Fat Quarter Shop also has kits for this quilt available here.
Most of the machine quilting designs are taught in my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.

3.18.2013

Posy Party Quilt

My local quilt shop, Seasons of Home is hosting a quilt book club, it's a fun little club and right now they are making Jill Finley's Posy Party quilt from her new book Home Sweet Quilt.
Beth made this version of Posy Party and I machine quilted it for her. It's so cheery, I love it!
I had a lot of fun machine quilting little details on this quilt, and outlining the applique to really make it pop!
Beth used minky as the backing so the quilt is super snuggly and the quilting really shows on the back.

A few details..
Pattern is Posy Patch by Jill Finley of Jillily Studios and is available in her book, Home Sweet Quilt.
Book club is going on now at Seasons of Home in Midway, UT.
All of the machine quilting techniques used on this quilt are taught in my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.

3.16.2013

Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party

We had a fun time celebrating my babies first birthday, we decided to go with "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" 
We bought a few balloons and made a balloon caterpillar, got this idea from Catch My Party.
Hungry Caterpillar cupcakes, got this idea from Coco Cake Cupcakes.
Hungry Caterpillar fruit, oranges, apples, pears and plums that the Hungry Caterpillar ate.
We also ate cupcakes and ice cream cones just like the Hungry Caterpillar
Hungry Caterpillar grape kabobs, got this idea from Six in the Suburbs.

I still can't believe how fast this past year has gone and how fast he is growing up.
Bring on another year!

3.15.2013

One

One year ago I surprised all of you by telling you about my secret, I was pregnant and had given birth. Today that little secret turns one! I can't believe how big Brayden is now. I can't believe it's already been a year!
Happy Birthday Brayden! 

3.13.2013

T-Shirt Quit

Colleen made this T-Shirt quilt for her boyfriend. She was pretty stoked about this quilt because he never shows any interest in the quilts she makes, but he actually asked for this quilt and he really likes it. I can totally relate to Colleen in this department, my husband has no interest in quilting. :)
Colleen did a fantastic job putting this quilt together, sometimes if not done right T-Shirt quilts can be very difficult to machine quilt, this quilt is not that way, it's pieced beautifully making the machine quilting go very smoothly and the final result, fabulous!
Since it's going to be a mans quilt Colleen wanted me to machine quilt a very masculine geometric pattern. I did and I love the result.

Thanks for letting me machine quilt your fabulous T-Shirt quilt Colleen!
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