Saturday, November 19, 2016

November finish for Q4 FAL 2016

A beautiful fall day at the lake.

A bevy of totes ~ it was tricky finding something to hang them on :)
The Maywood Studio's Heartwood fabric is perfect for my three adult daughters.
The Christmas fabric totes are for a yankee swap and gift bag for a quilty BFF:)
One left over... for me?
I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts and their bag it challenge for this fall:)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Q4 FAL 2016

Lots of Christmas gifts to make this quarter. Time to get sewing and quilting:)
project 1: A small wall hanging with one arrow.

Project 2: a wallet

Project 3: 2 or 3 mesh totes

Project 4: FMQ this panel for a table runner

Project 4: Make a fanny pack with this brown leather and/or faux leather,
inspired  by my daughter's used but loved one.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

September Finish for Hello 2016, Good bye UFO's

Here's my September finish, Vintage embroidered linen bureau scarf.

details of some of the quilting.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

FAL Q3 Vintage Linen Wholecloth Quilt

This is vintage embroidered linen with trapunto hearts,
stenciled fans and orange peel motifs and lots of FMQ feathers, hearts and fillers. 

The link to the proposed Q3 FAL is:

Some details of the FMQ

FAL Q3 Hearts and Feathers Wholecloth

Finished Leah Day Hearts and feathers Wholecloth quilt.

The link to the proposed Q3 FAL is:

FAL Q3 Silo Barn Quilt

This is the finished Silo Barn Quilt from the book
Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt.

The link to the proposed Q3 FAL is:


Some FMQ details.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival Home Machine Quilting Category

                              This is my entry in the Home Machine Quilting Category
I'm linking up with Amy Ellis at Amy'

This is a vintage bureau scarf, hand embroidered linen, circa 1950's
I marked and quilted the Sue Nickels trapunto heart wreaths in the center,
used Cindy Needham background stencils for the orange peel and fans,
and FMQ unmarked Sue Heinz inspired hearts in the corners
and along sides, and FMQ for the dense quilting and feather borders.

Some details of the quilting.

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2016

This is my entry for the Applique Category.
I'm linking this post to the Bloggers Quilt Festival
 hosted by Amy Ellis at Amy'

                                                        Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016 

Rabbits Prefer Chocolate a Bunny Hill Design
made scrappy from my stash,
machine applique and FMQ on my DM.

Some details.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Linky Party #3 for the Ultimate Quilting Challenge 2016

September Finish.
My daughter Kelley gave me this beautiful vintage linen this past Christmas.
I wanted to use FMQ to enhance the awesome embroidery.

I used a Sue Nickels heart design for the trapunto in the center.
The Cindy Needham Ultimate Background stencils were used
to make the orange peel and clamshells.
I used the background stencils to mark one spine on the outer sash feathers.
I stitched that spine and then free motion quilted
the echoing spine and the feathers.
The free motion quilted micro stippling, clustered pansies,
swirls and feathers achieved some nice background quilting.

I used the Ultimate stencils to make registration lines 
for the Sue Heinz inspired hearts and half hearts.

Thanks so much to Darlene at QuiltShopGal.
Her blog has been so inspirational to me as I learn how to FMQ.
I'll be linking this post to the Linky Party #3 on her blog

Friday, September 2, 2016

August finish.

My August finish is Leah Day's Hearts and Feathers Wholecloth.
 It was fun to learn Leah's trapunto technique in the hearts and feathers and
 her hairball and micro stippling everywhere else.

I like the echo quilting inside the hearts.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Ultimate Free Motion Quilting Challenge ~ Summer 2016

Thank you QuiltShopGal for this wonderful FMQ challenge:
Linky Party # 2 Doodle/Sketching with theUltimate Stencil Collection and        the Ultimate Background Collection designed by Cindy Needham

Here are some sketches and practice using some background stencils.

Here is the sketch I drew before attempting to quilt the linen I had already added trapunto to.
I used the circle stencil to get a good size and shape for the corner heart design.
The corner hearts and half hearts along the edge are from a MQU article by Sue Heinz.
I used the 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch background grids for the orange peel doodles. I used the clam shell Papa background stencil for the Baptist fans.
I must say I love using these stencils for this quilt I'm working on.
I can't wait to share the finished quilt:)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Quilt sold for Friends of Feral Felines

Sew Purrfectly Pieced Kit by Bonnie Sullivan.
I added the blue flannel and FMQ the quilt.
I showed the quilt this weekend at my guild's quilt show .
(Ladies of the Lakes in Wolfboro, NH)
The tag on the quilt said it was for sale and that the
charity is the Friends of Feral Felines of Maine.
I am so excited that it sold for the asking price of $250.00.

Monday, August 1, 2016

July Finish

Here's my July finish. It's the Silo Barn Quilt from
Lori Kennedy's book Vintage Farm Girl.
I used 6" animal squares in the 18" silo barn blocks.
I like the animals peeking out of the barn doors.
I had fun FMQ this one. I like the silos, the wooden barns
and the bead board and feathers on the outer border.
Next month I'll finish my Leah Day Hearts and Feathers Wholecloth.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Q3 UFO's for 2016 Final Along

These projects should keep me busy this quarter:)

Beautiful linen: finish FMQ

Lori Holt Silo Barn Quilt from Farm Girl Vintage:
Quilt and bind.

Linen handkerchief: finish FMQ

Raw edge applique medallion:
Machine applique, quilt and bind
Leah Day Hearts and Feather whole cloth:
finish the fmq

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Q2 Finish 2016

Lori Holt's Silo Barn Quilt from Farm Girl Vintage
with animals in the doors.
The blocks are together and ready to quilt.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Second Q2 Finish

Here's the quilt top from the Q2 UFO blog post,
unquilted and unfinished embroidery.

Here's the finished Purrfectly Pieced by Bonnie Sullivan.

Q2 finish

Here's the quilt from my Q2 UFO page
Rabbits Prefer Chocolate by Bunny Hill, a scrappy version.
Lots of newly designed fmq motifs made this quilt lots of fun to quilt.
Bunnies and chicks

Coneflowers and bumble bees.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Another May finish

Silo Barn Quilt by Lori Holt in her book Farm Girl Vintage.
I made four animal 6" blocks to peek out the barn doors.
I love Lori's pieced blocks and can't wait to quilt this one.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May Finish

Rabbits Prefer Chocolate by Bunny Hill.
Made from my stash.
Machine pieced and machine applique (turned under)
Custom FMQ with new bunny, chicks, flower and bee motifs.

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!