Pic borrowed from Connecting Threads website
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 7:11 PM
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 7:03 PM
(Picture 'borrowed' from Lily Pad Quilting blog)
How exciting to open my email this morning to find out that I am the "BIG" winner of this amazing giveaway from Lily Pad Quilting....see all those yummy goodies (there's even more inside that adorable pouch...handmade by Snoodles herself!) I'll have to start planning projects with all those great fabrics! Thanks again to Lily Pad Quilting and all her generous sponsors!!!
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 12:40 AM
Monday, February 27, 2012
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 12:45 AM
Friday, February 24, 2012
After making the large tumbler pattern lap quilt for our friend that I posted recently (and before shipping it to her yesterday) I made a quick, scrappy mug rug to go with it. It was so much fun to just stitch all these different scraps of fabric together and it gave me a chance to practice some free motion quilting... (don't know why it looks so wonky in the pic....it wasn't in real life...oh well). Thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 7:52 PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
While looking through my fabric stash I came across a quilt kit I purchased from a LQS. I liked the fabrics included in the kit, but not the pattern, and knew I'd come up with something else to do with them. I decided to make a lap quilt (as a 'just because' gift) for a dear 81 year
Monday, February 20, 2012
Front of finished itty bitty twister quilt
Back of finished itty bitty quilt
Cut and sew squares
Line up Twister Tool and start cutting
All cut and ready to sew
All stitched (see how much smaller it is now)
Binding stitched on the front, Wonder Clips to hold in place for hand sewing to back
I picked up this Itty Bitty Twister Tool on the trip to Colorado, I mentioned in a previous post, at the same time I purchased the slightly larger one. If you follow the instructions that come with it, you will end up with a tiny 10 inch square quilt. I wanted something smaller to use in my sewing room as a mug rug so I didn't cut as many 2 1/2 inch squares. The pictures show how I made this miniature quilt. Mine is approximately 7" square. I decided to have fun quilting it by using some blue thread to make free-form flowers in the center of each lighter color twist (they can be seen best in the picture of the back of the quilt with those cute mice). As a note, it is much easier to cut with this size tool if you have a rotating cutting mat (the yellow one in pics) along with a small rotary cutter. I love my Wonder Clips, they were especially helpful with the narrow binding on this project. While this was a lot of work, it was fun. The best part is you can use jelly roll strips to save time in cutting all the squares, which I'll probably do next time I do a project using this tool.
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 2:54 PM
Friday, February 17, 2012
Tea Kettle Junction
Zabriskie Point At Sunset
Zabriskie Point At Sunset
We just got back from a trip to Death Valley National Park in California with some close friends and I wanted to share a few pics that I took. The weather was perfect for off-roading with our Jeeps and hiking. We were 'welcomed' to DVNP by a giant dust storm as you can see in the first picture. It was at least 7 miles wide and several thousand feet high!!! We got to see snow on the mountains and even a bit of rain...not what you'd expect in the desert!!! I've labeled the other pictures so you can see where I took them. What a fun (and very different) place this is.....some women got flowers and candy for Valentine's Day...I got this.. LOL!!! Be back soon with another quilt project I'm working on.
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 4:09 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 4:19 PM
Friday, February 10, 2012
I don't usually decorate for Valentine's Day but wanted to create a little something to put on the new hanger I recently purchased (it holds a 12 inch block). It was simple enough to figure out that I would need eight half square triangle blocks and eight squares (six of the design fabric and two solid white) to make a heart. While looking through my fabric stash, I found a quarter yard of fabric that I got from my daughter (she bought it a long time ago to make some fun project but decided she wouldn't have time as she's extremely busy with her hand crafted jewelry business). The colors were right for my heart block, however, the design is (I'm guessing) Superwoman so I carefully fussy cut as much as I could but you can see in the lower right corner part of the 'S'. I used the rest of the fabric to make hanging tabs and pieced the back. To quilt it I straight stitched 1/4" around the inside of the heart, along the outside edge and outside the heart block. This could easily be made larger to use as a place mat by adding larger borders; as a mug rug or with extra batting as a potholder.
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 12:11 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
here (thanks Edna!!!) but after making them (one for me and one for my quilting buddy) I decided it would be perfect for storing my empty bobbins rather than for 'catching my threads'. My quilting buddy loves hers and plans on using it the same way. So now I think a mug rug is in order.....just have to decide how I want to make it.
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 12:31 AM
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Pinmoors that I just love!!!) and binding ready. I wasn't sure how I was going to quilt it, so I had to set it aside on Thursday. After a fun day out with my hubby, I took another look at it and knew that stitch-in-the-ditch was going to be perfect for this, along with stitching a large 'X' in the corner nine-patch blocks. The blocks can be found at a link here to Old America Antiques, the company that makes the set I used and many, many more. (I am not associated with, nor am I sponsored by, this company...just trying to let people know where to find these fun blocks if you are not near a National Park and are interested).
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 8:50 PM