Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Heads or Tails

My youngest''s quilt is all done!  

We named it "Heads or Tails" because some of the center blocks have little kitty heads and some have their tails.  

She picked the fabrics, pattern and placement.  I just sewed and quilted.  

The pattern is Alex Anderson's Square Dance Quilt. 

This is an easy block to piece and the quilt goes together so nice and easy.  I plan to make a few more of these - perfect for baby quilts!  

This was also the first time I used my walking foot to quilt.  Love, Love, love, love!  

No more frustrations with thread breaking because of going too fast...  

Highly recommend this pattern and the straight line quilting! 

(This quilt is folded and on my daughter's bed.... that really makes me happy!   

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Quilting Queen.....

Okay - Queen may be a little much but it sure feels like it is all about quilts at my place....  

Still working at my 2014 list of goals and while I am not 100% successful (numbers 1 and 2 for instance).....  I am reaching other goals....  Mainly spending at least 30 minutes in my sewing room and finishing up quilts. 

On Instagram.... you can find some other pictures of the progress....  

John's Quit is finished!!!!  

So glad he likes it!  

So handsome... boy am I ever a lucky girl!  
Of course we cannot finish one without starting another! 

My youngest picked out fabric at a Quilt Show - super cute cat fabric!!!  She chose the pattern "Square Dance Quilt" in "Start Quilting with Alex Anderson"..... so thankful she picked one I could handle.....    

However, in the rush - I mis-read the pattern and.... (so lucky) cut the strips too wide.... thank goodness it was not too thin!  

So after trimming and sewing.....  she got to play around with the layout

Such super cute fabric!!!

Now just to finish it up this weekend. (Got a surprise early release from work today - so I will get a good head start on it!)   

This quilt has actually named itself....... can you guess?  

She had fun "auditioning" inner borders, borders, binding and backing....  she has a great eye for color!  

Need to also cut and sewing this month's BOM....  

Maybe I really am the Quilting Queen.... at least for the day!