Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

This is my Whirly Gigs quilt which is my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. This is my favorite quilt that I've made so far. I love the Hope Valley fabrics, it just makes it so bright and cheery. I didn't buy the pattern to make this one, I just figured out how to make the blocks by trying a few.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Stitches in Time Quilt Show

I attended the Stitches in Time Quilt Show yesterday at Denmark Manor United Church of Christ in Export, PA. I entered 3 of the quilts that I made and one my grandmother's grandmother made. My great great grandma's quilt won 3rd place for favorite quilt. It has very dense hand quilting. It's pictured in the last picture above. It was fun looking at all the different quilts, most were older. Not too many modern quilts. I really like the tree one above, very creative.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Blocks for Breast Cancer & a Bib

There was an article in our local paper about a lady in Pittsburgh making quilts for Breast Cancer patients and their families. There was a request for 4 1/2" square blocks, so I put 2 of them together yesterday. 4 1/2" square is kind of small, I had to make each block on the wonky star 1 7/8", then square it off when I was done. I think they turned out pretty nice.

And then I also finished this bib yesterday for a baby gift for a friend of mine. She just had a little girl at the end of March.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I was quilting on Sunday, moving along pretty good. Then my bobbin ran out, I turned the quilt over and found that I had a huge pucker. I ripped for over an hour. I haven't been back to the quilting since Sunday. Maybe later today I'll start again.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Fabric Junkie

First, here's my Estate Sale find. I had gotten an email this morning about an estate sale that said they had a sewing machine and fabric, so I thought I'd go check it out. I found this 2 yard piece of fabric for $1. It has a G.C.Murphy tag that says it was $.44. I didn't buy the sewing machine, it was an old black Kenmore. Not really what I was looking for.

Then I went to my favorite quilt shop in the area, Quilter's Corner in Finleyville, PA. They have a lot of Moda, Michael Miller, and some Amy Butler. Here's what I picked up today. I had a gift certificate from Christmas, I love shopping for fabric. I spent 2 hours there picking these out.

And here's my progress on this quilt. I started quilting on Thursday, no progress yesterday or today. I'm doing the pebble quilting using a silver gray thread, I like how it looks so far.