Sunday, March 18, 2018

Patsy Thompson Ruler Work Class

Patsy Thompson's held a Ruler Work class on her blog. I quickly ordered her set of rulers.
I really like how the ruler work makes a frame for the fmq.
This medallion was super fun and great practice. I have to finish the fillers.

I designed a border inspired by the practice pieces for a bench cover.

Charity Baby Quilt

This is a baby quilt I'm going to add to the many quilts my Cocheco Quilters Guild of
Dover, NH are donating at the United Way baby shower in April.
I hope to finish one more in time to donate:)
This is a pattern I downsized to 30 by 40 from Animal Parade by Cheri Leffler.
 I love the turtles. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Totes for the girls for Christmas

 Black leather pouch with shark applique for Kelley and brown faux leather pouch with black leather labrador for Amanda. Note the mini carabinas I used with a flat shoelace for the straps.
Leather backpack purse made from a vintage leather skirt for Kim.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bag It for Elm Street Quilts

Here are two bags I've made this month for Yankee Swaps.
They were fun to make.
I'm going to share these at Elm Street Quilts for the bag it fun.
I have a few more bags to finish for Christmas presents.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Quilt Shop Gal FMQ challenge - Pumpkins

New pillow with trapunto pillow

Original pumpkin I made for the October, 2015 Lori Kennedy challenge.
I used insulbrite for one of the layers, so it's a useful hot pad every Thanksgiving.
Original post: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Monday, October 23, 2017

Trapunto Pumpkin inspired by Lori Kennedy and QuiltShopGal.

My new autumn pillow.
Lori Kennedy design for the FMQ challenge at Quilt Shop Gal.
I added trapunto to the big pumpkin.

A beautiful fall day in our neighborhood on a lake in NH.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What I did this summer:)

Inspired by Hawaiian quilts, I designed this whole cloth quilt. 
Appliquick machine applique with thread sketching,
then tapuntoed and lots of FMQ. 

Blue ribbon at the Cocheco Quilt Show this past weekend.

The shells were marked before FMQ.

Close-up of my adaptation of a Sue Heinz FMQ design around edge.

LLQG challenge inspired by an extra article from MQU magazine.

Cocheco Quilters challenge : Original design
inspired by the poem Stopping By Woods... by Robert Frost.
Thread painted deer, couched threads and lots of FMQ.