Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Just a few for September

September was a crazy busy month for me.  I didn't get the machines up and running until the 20th!!  That is beyond crazy for me since I usually finish up anywhere from 5-9 quilts a week depending upon many factors.
If you follow me you know that October was a record month with me finishing 40 quilts!!  WOW!!  That's amazing, the photos are still being sorted and I hope to have them up in a couple of days.

Let's roll into September....

First I have a couple of great quilts from Rita here in NH.  One of these actually belongs to Rita's Mom! Both quilts are amazing, I see where Rita's talent come from looking at Mom's quilt!





Next is Norma from NC.  How cool is this one?  Looks like it was a difficult one to put together.  Great job, Norma!  You will see another of Norma's fabulous quilts in October.



Polly here in NH made great use of her scraps on this quilt.  Tying all of the fabrics together with the dark burgundy sashing was an excellent choice!



Melynn from MA also gave me a very cool scrappy project of hers!  As you can see with the scrappy quilts anything goes!  Don't forget to click on the photos for an up close look - POTATOES!!



Lisa's quilts are always beautiful!  The red accents on this one really makes it stand out in the best way possible!  Lisa has a great grasp of combining colors!



Colors!!  And who's name do I think of....Judi in VT!  From her very first quilt she has always blown me away with the way she mixes, matches, and puts all those wonderful fabrics with their colors together.  Here's her latest, I guess I should mention that it's a wedding gift for a very special young couple.



JoAnn in NH, yep, another fabulous one!  Kaffe fabrics were mainly used to built this great house quilt.  With the flannel backing it's going to be warm and great for those cold New Hampshire nights.  I've got another of Jo Ann's quilts for October, it's cuter than cute!!



Adele also here in NH needed this one quilted up quick as a gift for someone special.  Braided quilts are always great.



Next we have Jamie in CT.  LOVE this beautiful blue baby quilt!  Blues are my colors and how wonderful is this cute little quilt going to be for a new little person?



And last but not least I had to quilt one of my own.  Another 1600 Jelly Roll quilt from a jelly roll I've had in my stash for a while.  I've decided that if I do nothing else but make the 1600 quilts at least the fabrics are being used and I'll have a quick already done quilt for a gift if needed.  This one is already spoken for and I need to get it in the mail.  But isn't this one cute?



Well, that's it for September!  Hope I'm back soon with those October quilts, I do have plenty of photos to share!  For more photos of these great quilts just click the link below to the other blog:


That's it for now,
Thanks for checking on me,
hugs,

joanne
love to hear what you've got to say.......




Monday, October 24, 2016

Giveaway!! When will I hit #40 quilt this month?

Happily I finished the 40th quilt this morning,
 October 30th at 10:42am.  
That's right people, a new record for me!

40 quilts in ONE month!!

Now to let you know who the lucky winners of the fabrics:

Doreen A wins the black & white sewing prints
guessing 10-30, 11:00am

and

Jeannie F wins the fatquarters 
guessing 10-30, 10:30am 

Thanks everyone for playing, it's been a GREAT month!!!!!!!

Update....
Just finished quilt #38 for the month!!

Guessing for the giveaway is now closed, 
Good Luck to all!

Quilt #32 is currently stitching out on my machine.  My October goal was to get caught up on the wonderful quilts that I have from all of my great quilters.  

Here's the prizes....


Fatquarter bundle on the left will go to the person who is closest on the negative side of guessing and the 5 one yard cuts with a 5 yd. quilt pattern will receive the bundle on the right.  

Just like the other postings let me know your best guess when I will complete quilt #40 for the month of October.  The one who gets closest in both directions wins!  It's like guessing when the baby will arrive, so you will need to give a date and time on your comment.

You can follow the progress on facebook, here's the link:


I will be closing the guessing after I complete quilt #38.  No additional guesses will qualify. I think that just about covers
 the details....let the guessing begin!

thanks for checking on me,
hugs,

joanne 

love to hear what you've got to say........

Saturday, October 22, 2016

August Quilts are Up!

October is my self proclaimed catch up month.  This means I've got to post August and September quilt photos.  
So, on with the show.....
And don't forget for more photo's of these
great quilts, you can find them all here:

SplittingStitches Longarm Quilting

Alex is a busy, busy girl!  Here's a couple of quilts she managed to finish and send my way.  The first quilt a fantastic wedding gift and the second I believe she's keeping for herself.  



Here's a very different quilt that came all the way from Arizona.  When Bobbi contacted me she warned me that she knew "a block was crooked" and it's all good.  Interesting quilt...


Deb over in VT sews during the winter months then passes her tops to me for the summer when she's busy, busy, busy!!  Honestly this gal does not stop!  Can't wait to see what I get next spring.




I think Dorothy in WA is my scrap busting gal!  She tells me that shes really trying to work through all of her scraps and manages to come up with these fabulous little quilts.



WOW!!  Was what I thought when I saw this very modern quilt from Elizabeth in KY.  It just had to have some modern quilting to match.  And her second quilt, FABULOUS, soft and super warm with the deep rich flannels that she used.



Karen in MN stitched up this bright little quilt! I just had to put one of my favorite designs on it.  Fun, funky and modern.


Katherine here in NH whipped up this adorable little baby quilt for a lucky new little one.  The colors aren't the best, ugh, but the fabrics were perfect!


Laila also here in NH made the two following quilts.  The blue one is an amazing layout when you might have a special print or panel, great way to lay it out.  And how fun is the second one?  It is easier than it looks.



Laura here in NH finished off these great quilts for her daughters.  Bright colors and quilting designs to match each of the girls personalities. Really, what could be more special?



Michele in NH is extremely productive with AMAZING results!  I haven't been working with her very long, but love when she drops her quilts for me to work with.  Double, triple, WOW!!!




Pam in NH pulled this quilt together for her son when she decided to redecorate his room.  Son was due home on leave and she was wanted to have his room finished.  It's a beautiful quilt, I sure hope he gets to see it soon and his Momma gets to wrap her arms around his neck and give him a big ole' Momma hug.  


Another scrap buster!  Peggy in NC used her red, whites and blue to make the first quilt.  And her second one was donated to the Orlando project.  



How wonderful are these two quilts from Sharon in VT?  The first she made for a co-work who gives her heart and soul to her patients daily.  The second a beautiful wedding gift for a special couple.



Totally modern.  Steph in CA, a friend of Alex, made this fun, fun quilt.  It just had to have a square quilting design.  I believe this is Steph's first quilt and hope there are many more to come.  She did a great job!


Fun, fun, fun!!  The fabrics in Wendy's in IN quilt were just that.  Looks like a great way to use a couple of charm packs that you might have just waiting to be stitched together in your stash.  Great quilt, Wendy!!


How many half square triangles did Ruthann in NH have to make to finish off this top?  TONS!!  But the end results - totally worth it!  How great is her quilt?


Final quilt is from Linda in CT.  Another stash buster! These scrappy quilts when combined with a solid sashing or border really looks good ladies!


Those were the fabulous quilts that kept me busy in August.  Check back soon to see a few that I managed to work with in September.

thanks for checking on me,
hugs,
joanne

love to hear what you've got to say.....