Saturday, January 16, 2016

My Birds

My appliqued birds quilt is finally finished! I used a pattern called In the Meadow as the basis for the birds, although, with the help of a friend, I shrank the patterns by about 80%. I also added the half square triangles as sashing between the squares.
The borders were quilted using my long arm machine and then quilting in the bird squares was done on my regular sewing machine.

The whole quilt:

and  a few of the squares close up:

Friday, January 15, 2016

I am enjoying the monthly Seasonal Sundays class at Touch of Amish quilt shop in Barrington, IL. The creative ladies there present a new project for each class and provide a kit of pre-cut fabrics, so we can just sit and sew and chat...

On Sunday we made a table runner with pieced hearts in lovely themed fabric. I added a border to mine and then quilted it using a Valentine hearts pattern. It's the perfect size for the top of my piano!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I recently completed a quilt for my grandson Emmett. It's a twin bed sized quilt and it celebrates his love of animal, especially farm animals.

The animals were hand appliqued and then the sashings and borders were pieced. I quilted it on my Statler (long arm), using a program that stitched farm animals.