Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nicey Jane Quilt - Finished for Bloggers Quilt Festival

I finally finished my Nicey Jane queen size quilt this evening.  I had to hurry up so I could enter it in the fall Blogger's Quilt Festival.  It's been over a 2 year process.  The quilt measures 96" x 102", it's giant.  I had it professionally quilted by Priscilla Jane.  Priscilla is local to western PA, but she does not have a website.  She did an awesome job.  She let me pick a pantograph design online and then I just let her know which one and she ordered it and quilted it.  The pattern that I used for the front of this quilt is Cherry House Quilts "The Sand Pebbles".  I loved the pattern because it looked so random.  

Here is the back of my quilt.  I used all Heather Bailey Nicey Jane prints on the back.  I fell in love with the Nicey Jane prints years ago and started stashing them.   I just love how they all flow together.

Here's a close up of the awesome quilting Priscilla did on this quilt.  As soon as I get a chance to wash and dry it, it's new home will be on our bed.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Paper Pieced Star

I know it's been forever since my last post.  I just fell away from blogging for awhile.  Over the weekend I put together this star and decided it was time to blog again.  I created my own diamond template, then followed Kati's directions at From The Blue Chair.  This is going to be a wall hanging as soon as I get it quilted.  It measures 25" x 25".  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Kati's step by step directions on putting it together were terrific.