Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Finish

I love cats and this Purrfectly Pieced quilt by Bonnie Sullivan is sew fun.
I added some blue flannel and softened the flower and tomato center colors.
The FMQ was mostly echo quilting around the applique and
fmq added to the spools, flowers and the quilts.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Quarter 2 Finish along

This year's Lori Holt quilt is from Farm Girl Vintage.
I have one 6" kitty block sewn. 
The other three 6" blocks are cut and ready to sew.
I'll have a kitty, cow, sheep and hen looking out the barn doors.

I love this Bonnie Sullivan kit Santa got me for Christmas.
I added some blue flannel and changed some gold for a softer color.
I need to embroider some noses, eyes and bird feet, then assemble and quilt.

Bunny Hill's Rabbits Prefer Chocolate is made with my favorite colors from my stash.
The top applique and piecing was finished last December.
Since then I've finished the embroidery and now I need to finish the FMQ.
A closer look shows a couple of fun motifs I designed: bunnies and chicks.

Leah Day's Hearrs and Flowers whole cloth quilt with FMQ and trapunto.
Almost done:)

This is a linen table topper my daughter Kelley and I found at a cute NH antique store.
I love the colorful embroidery. The what knots are still there from the original sewer.
The trapunto is done with wash away thread and the quilt sandwich prepared.
Now I want to finish the quilting.

This is a tall order of sewing and quilting to complete but I really want to get these projects completed this quarter and ready to show in two quilt shows later this year.  
This summer I'm going to participate in the QuiltsShopGal challenge with Cindy Needham.
I bought the ultimate stencils this week and am excited to focus on my FMQ this summer!

Monday, April 4, 2016

March UFO

For March I finished the Fat Quarter Shop 2015 Snapshots quilt. I had to complete the bottom three blocks and assemble the top. It is sew cute in my scrappy version from my stash and a few new Pam Kitty Garden FQ's. I love it and can't wait to quilt it.
I started quilting Rabbits prefer Chocolate for April's UFO and love that one too.

Monday, February 29, 2016

February UFO finish

Hurray, it's quilted.
This is a Kim Diehl quilt Saltbox Sampler from her book Simple Charms.
I went with simpler quilting motifs on my Janome and am pleased with the results.
I started this quilt in September,2013.
 This is the 2nd UFO I finished this Quarter.
Here is the link to my blog where I posted my UFO's. http://lauraluvsloons.blogspot.com/2016/01/some-ufos-for-2016.html
I was a little optimistic in what I could finish.
I did get the FQS Snapshot BOM top done but not quilted. Hopefully next quarter.
I also quilted about 1/3 of the Rabbits Prefer Chocolate and am working on completing the quilt this month.
Kelley's linen piece has trapunto heart feather wreaths done with wash away thread.
Another piece to finish in Q2.






Saturday, February 13, 2016

Ruler Work Rocks Linky Party

Here's my practice sampler using my straight ruler to FMQ the basic block pattern of a snq with a churn dash in the middle.
I used a double curve ruler I bought from Amy's store. I love the curved cross-hatch in the corners.
I used a decorative stitch on my Janome Horizon to hide some practice threads that showed up too much on my first corner.
I like to use these practice quilt sandwiches as shelf liners for small kitchen appliances and small placemats depending on their size.
I'm linking this piece up with Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventure and her Ruler Work Rocks Linky Party

Friday, February 5, 2016

Progress on Whole Cloth quilts

Echo quilting the corner hearts and stippling the outsides has begun.



Tapunto on back.




Tapunto done on front of Kelley's linen, ready to make the quilt sandwich.


January UFO done!

Market tote is done. It is sew handy:)
Here's the link to the list of Q1 UFO's:
http://lauraluvsloons.blogspot.com/2016/01/some-ufos-for-2016.html