Monday, February 27, 2012

Another Quilt to New York!!

I have been busy over the week-end - sewing a quilt for Michael Miller Fabrics - featuring a new release from Patty Young - Andalucia in Evergreen!

I quilted this one myself
 and want to share just how I did it on my home sewing machine!

First of all I made a design on graph paper for the quilting in the 6" squares.

Then I cut Press 'N Seal into 6" squares.

Lay a square of Press 'N Seal over the design on the graph paper
and walla - trace the design with an ink pen!

Lay the Press 'N Seal over one of the squares on the quilt top
and safety pin the corners down.

Machine sew on the ink pen lines.

And then tear away the Press 'N Seal!

I did some straight line quilting in the rectangular sections.
What fun!

And here is the quilt.......

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Snowy Day

A Snowy Day always reminds of the children's book by that name 
by Ezra Jack Keats.

There was no snow in our forecast today but take a look at this.....

And I am off to Fed Ex to ship this great quilt!
It is the free downloadable pattern at
Amy Butler Designs from her newest collection, Lark.

Rowan Fabrics needed an additional sample
and I got the call!!

Actually, it is a very large log cabin block and is very easy to make.

In fact, I sewed a top for myself - in a little different color combination!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!

I have had a busy day - doing some fun things for Valentines Day!

It was time to hang this quilt with the RED hearts!

This is made from fabrics by Sandy Gervais for Moda.

I love just about any RED fabric!! husband sent me flowers!!

This is unusual for him!!

I love to bake and usually make these chocolate heart cookies.

And, yes, they taste as good as they look!

When melting chocolate, I must dip some strawberries.

So, of course, I took cookies and strawberries to our dance class tonight.

And there isn't a better Valentine to give yourself than.....

a new pair of red patent dance shoes!!

To top the day off, I made a heart shaped pizza for my sweetheart -

The crust is the recipe made with cauliflower and is delicious!!

Now it is time to put my feet up and enjoy a glass of red wine!

Hope you had a Happy Valentines Day!