9.30.2013

T-Shirt Quilt

Jane pieced this adorable T-Shirt Quilt. 
I'm not an expert at piecing t-shirt quilts but when machine quilting them the way they are pieced makes my job either simple or very difficult. One thing I can tell you if you want to make a t-shirt quilt is to consider using cotton fabric as a sashing. It helps so much to stabilize the t-shirts.
Jane did just that with this quilt and and it turned out adorable! I love how happy it turned out!
I machine quilted this quilt with an all over Baptist Fan pattern, I love the soft texture that this pattern gives quilts.
I wish I would have taken a picture of the quilt backing as well, Jane even pieced some of the T-Shirts into the backing.

Have a great day!

9.27.2013

When Inspiration Strikes...

Sometimes inspiration just strikes, for me it comes from everything, nature, cement, textures, architecture. Today was one of those days that it just struck, and I designed this fun machine quilting motif, I think it'll look really pretty in a quilt block.
You can purchase and download this machine quilting pattern here.
After I designed this I started playing around with it and see what more I could come up with.
I ended up designing this cool pattern, it's called Bud and is designed to be an edge to edge machine quilting pattern, or pantograph. I Love it! Every time I come up with a new machine quilting pattern I think it's my favorite, but I think this one really is! :)
You can purchase the digital or paper version of Bud on our website.
And then, since we're crazy about embroidery applique, I turned that design into an embroidery applique pattern. I kinda love it too! I can't wait to stitch it out.
You can purchase the embroidery applique file here.

Have a great weekend!

9.26.2013

Dotty Christmas Quilt

Valerie hand applique'd this adorable Christmas quilt, it's going to be a gift for her daughter.
I love the simplicity of the design and the fun little bits of character that the scrappy fabrics give it.
Valerie brought her quilt to me and asked me to custom machine quilt it, we decided on a swirly design in the background and then a star flower type design in the circles. If you look closely at the one green circle you can see that I machine quilted it just a little differently. I love that there is one circle that's just a little bit different.

9.25.2013

No-Bind Receiving Blanket

Last week Kathleen made another darling baby gift, a no-bind receiving blanket. This time she used some minky on one side and some cotton on the other with a little fringe along the edge. I love the fun detail that the fringe gave the quilt.
We love doing embroidery so Kathleen added a Funky Daisy Applique and the babies name. 

You can download the Funky Daisy Applique here.

9.24.2013

College Quilt

Mary is in the process of making quilts for each bed in her home. She's making quilts to make each room unique. This quilt is going in the college room. Here's what's so cool about this quilt, every college that every person in her family, her and her husband and their children have attended is represented in this quilt. Some of the colleges didn't have fabric so Mary created her own. I just love it! What a cool idea!
She told me that she's going to have each person in the family sign their school's pendant and write the year they graduated. What a cool idea!
 I machine quilted this quilt for her, with straight line quilting, she wanted to keep the quilt very clean looking so straight lines were the perfect match!

9.23.2013

Gorgeous Batik Quilt

Lisa pieced this awesome batik quilt. Seriously, I'm in awe every time I see a quilt with curved piecing and paper piecing. They both scare me to death! Hopefully some day I'll get over that fear! :)

Lisa wanted me to custom machine quilt this beautiful quilt for her, she loves pebbles, and other than that she let me have free reign with this quilt. I machine quilted tiny pebbles and occasional swirls in most of the blue background. I really love how the heavy background quilting make the colored fabrics pop, the texture on this quilt is pretty awesome, I wish that you could feel it through the computer. :)
Thanks for letting me machine quilt for you Lisa!

9.20.2013

Outdoors Baby Burp Cloths

Yes, we've done it again! Made some more darling baby burp cloths.
This may be my favorite set so far. I'm just digging the colors and the appliques on these ones. :)
Whitnee & Kathleen actually made these ones as a gift for a friend's new baby.
I think they are so cute I had to take individual pictures.
Anchor Burp Cloth
Anchor applique is currently on sale here for just 50 cents, now thru September 30, 2013.
Canoe Burp Cloth
Canoe applique is currently on sale here for just 50 cents, now thru September 30, 2013.
Bubbling Fish Burp Cloth
Bubbling Fish applique is currently on sale here for just 50 cents, now thru September 30, 2013.
Oars Burp Cloth
Oars applique is currently on sale here for just 50 cents, now thru September 30, 2013.
Tent Burp Cloth
Tent applique is currently on sale here for just 50 cents, now thru September 30, 2013.


Fabrics shown are Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. All embroidery is done on a Bernina Aurora 440QE with the embroidery module.

9.19.2013

Jelly Roll Quilt

Paula has been one busy lady! She's making quilts for each of her grandchildren. I've shared a few of them, here and here. They are all so cute, I love that she is making each quilt to fit each grand-child's personality.
This adorable quilt is the most recent one that I machine quilted for her.
I machine quilted an all over swirly pattern, I love how soft this pattern is. I love what it does for quilts. :)
She's been using minky for the backings, the grandchildren love to cuddle up under it.

9.18.2013

2012 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Quilt

Last year Genny participated in the 2012 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery quilt, block of the month.
I always love seeing the mystery quilts after they are complete.
Genny asked me to custom machine quilt this quilt for her, I had a lot of fun with it, maybe too much!
If you look closely you can see that I had fun playing with the borders, the top and bottom borders are straight line quilting and the side borders are swirls. :)
Of course I have to share some detail pictures.

I just stopped by Fat Quarter Shop and noticed that they still have a few kits, on sale, for this darling quilt!

Have a great day!

9.16.2013

Jelly Roll Jam - with Fat Quarter Shop

Today I'm super excited to share a new free pattern from my friends over at Fat Quarter Shop, Jelly Roll Jam.

This fun little pattern is super quick to make, Kathleen actually helped me out and pieced the whole quilt in about an hour. Yes, super fast!
We chose to make our Jelly Roll Jam quilt from a Flats by Angela Yosten Jelly roll. I just love the colors in this fabric, matches my house perfectly!
Besides the pattern being darling and super fun, you can also make two of these quilts from just one Jelly Roll!
Of course I had fun machine quilting our quilt. I recently designed a new pantogrpah pattern called Interlocking Flowers, I think it's the perfect match for this quilt!
You can purchase the paper or digital version of Interlocking Flowers here.
I've machine quilted several quilts with minky backing, but never kept one for myself, this one may just be the one, I love the way the quilting pops on the minky and it's so soft!
Kimberly and the Fat Quarter shop girls have created a darling video tutorial for this quilt, hop over to YouTube to watch the video and make your own Jelly Roll Jam quilt!

9.13.2013

Confetti ~ A Modern Embroidery Applique Quilt Tutorial

As you've probably noticed Kathleen and I have gone Machine Embroidery Applique crazy!
We love it! Every single project we see we are trying to figure out how we can add  machine embroidery applique.

9.12.2013

Trip Around The World

A couple weeks back I machine quilted this beautiful traditional Trip Around the World quilt.'
As crazy as it may seem, in all the years I've been long arm quilting I'm pretty sure this is the first real Trip Around the World quilt I've quilted, crazy!
I machine quilted this beautiful quilt with a baptist fan, I love the simple curvature that the baptist fan added.

9.11.2013

Star Quilt

Since today is Patriot Day here in the U.S. I thought it would be most appropriate to share a star quilt.

This beautiful Buggy Barn Star quilt was made by Kathryn, it's actually a wedding gift for one of her grand-daughters.
A couple years back I custom machine quilted one for Marna and Kathryn loved it so much she wanted hers machine quilted the same way. :)

9.10.2013

Fall Quilt

Bev pieced this fun version of a Jelly Roll race quilt. She loves custom machine quilting and asked me to machine quilt it for her. 
I had a lot of fun custom machine quilting this quilt and adding different designs to each row.
You have to look closely to see the different designs. I really love how this quilt turned out.

9.09.2013

The Little Mermaid


Being a working mom and taking care of three little ones all day each day can be very challenging, yet rewarding.
I try to keep these cute little kiddos entertained, but sometimes their fighting wins.
Recently I was given the opportunity to review The Little Mermaid, which will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital October 1st. Movies aren't always a help, but right after receiving The Little Mermaid all 3 kiddos laid right down and watched almost the whole show.
There is something about this movie that they LOVE. Every single day since receiving the movie, Peytyn, the little girl (my niece) has asked to watch Ariel, and she really loves it! Brayden & Chesney, my kids aren't quite as crazy about Ariel as Peytyn, but, they love it as well and sometimes them watching a movie is just the break that I need. :)

It's fun to be a mom/aunt to these little ones and watch them "find their own voice". Each one has different interests and wants to play differently. Peytyn's mom LOVED The Little Mermaid as a child and even named her cat Flounder. Now I think it's so cute to watch her daughter loving the same movie! Brayden is also finding his own voice, although he's just 18 months it's fun to watch him develop and do things totally different then Chensey & Peytyn. Chesney is also finding her own voice right now, just recently she began all day dual immersion kindergarten. Even though it's just been a couple weeks now it's amazing how much she's already grown. It's fun to watch her develop, learn and then take the things that she's learning and teach them to her cousin and little brother. Sadly they are all growing and before I know it they'll be parents themselves! :)

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9.05.2013

Cat Quilt - With an Awesome Story

Karen made this beautiful cat quilt, I love to hear the stories behind quilts and this one has an amazing one. Hop over to Karen's blog, read about, and grab a box of tissues.
When Karen told me the story behind the quilt I knew that I had to help her out, even though she lives in Canada and I live in Utah we worked together and got this quilt done as quickly as we could.
I custom machine quilted the quilt for her. I love the way that it turned out. I know this quilt will be treasured for years and years to come.
Thanks for letting me be a tiny part of this beautiful quilt Karen.

9.04.2013

Fresh Mini Quilt Club {April}

My fresh Mini Quilt Club quilt for April is officially done! Just two more and I'll be caught up with all of them!
This quilt was pretty fun, I used prints as my background fabrics, totally not my "normal" type of piecing but it was fun to do something different.
I machine quilted this mini with my Zigs pantograph pattern, one of my very favorite patterns!

You can find more information about the Fresh Mini Quilt club over at Canoe Ridge Creations.
You can now purchase paper and digital formats of Zigs.

9.03.2013

Fresh Mini Quilt Club {May}

This is my Fresh Mini Quilt Club quilt for May, yes I know, way late, but better late than never. :)
I love the simplicity of this quilt. I chose to make mine with all different colored stars. I love how fresh and clean the quilt looks, and I love these colors in my studio, they are great all year long. 
I had some fun machine quilting this quilt. I used my Double Bubble Wrap pattern and love the look that it added to the little quilt.

You can learn more about the Fresh Mini Quilt club over at Canoe Ridge Creations.

Double Bubble Wrap pattern is available in paper and digital format.

9.02.2013

Modern Neutrals - Blog Tour

Hey all!

Today I have the chance to share a little look inside Amy's new book, Modern Neutrals. 
If you remember I shared a little bit about this book a few months ago, but today I'm joining in the blog tour and sharing a little more. I am honored that I was able to machine quilt all of the quilts in this beautiful new book, thanks for letting me quilt for you Amy, but today I'm sharing two of my favorite quilts.
Pleated Patchwork
This cool quilt has so much texture. One of my favorite things about quilting and quilts in the texture, I love to run my hands over a quilt and feel the texture. This cool quilt has so much fun texture.

Digital Pinwheel- is a cool modern twist on a traditional pinwheel. I love this quilt in the neutral colors but can you imagine it in brights. It'd be so pretty!

Amy is giving away 10 digital copies of her new book Modern Neutrals. The give-away is simple, 
simply hop click here and answer the question that's answer was stated in this post.

Have a great day and good luck in winning a copy!

For more details about Modern Neutrals hop on over to Amy's blog.
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