Have you ever played the “I Spy” game? Did you play it as a child? Well, I was in the dark until I came across a quilt named I Spy. The more I looked at it, I realized it was a great teaching opportunity and at the same time a fun game! “I spy something Red” or “I spy a bird”. The other person has to find that item.
Pinterest has several of these cute quilts. I’ve admired them for sometime. Now that we have a grandchild on the way, I could make one!
The top of the quilt is a total of 2.25 yards; Continue reading
It’s cream cotton sateen with silk thread. Approx 45″ x 60″.
When I buy fabric, I usually buy a 1/4 yard more. Continue reading
Hi again. I wanted to show you my Strata quilt that I started in April 2011. It was tons of fun to design and play with the different colors (see below). My stash had many batiks that I’ve never used so I decided to put them all in one quilt.
Here’s the finished quilt, but I wanted to talk about the designing part. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements to design. This allows me to make lay out decisions and ‘see’ the finished quilt long before I even start sewing. Continue reading
Back in 2002, when I found out a server at our local pub was pregnant, I already had an idea for a baby quilt.
I love paper piecing. It’s easier than applique and gives great accuracy to a design. The paper piece pattern comes from Margaret Rolfe’s Animal Kingdom. The quilt is approx. 50″ x 45″.
This small quilt was my first attempt at machine quilting from back in 2001-ish. I actually wanted to make a cute blanket for my Papillion, but she didn’t like it and only tried to scratch it to death!
I can’t remember where I got the pattern, but I loved the trapunto in the hearts. It was made with black cotton fabric and silver metallic thread.