Sunday, May 31, 2015

It's been a record month!! 30! Quilts!

Thirty quilts!!!  Yep, that's right, I've quilted a total of 30 quilts this month between the two machines.  Whew!!  Want to see a few?  

Here we go!  
Don't forget you can click on the photo for a closer look!

Nancy in PA.  Nancy has been a return customer for many a years.  Always enjoy working on her quilts.  Her style varies from box to box (you know, when I get the box in the mail?) but they are always wonderful!

Karen in NH.  These beautiful quilts are Karen's.  She's a neighbor and we met during the Grantham Sew Days.  Karen's two quilts are fabulous!!  Of course the blue one is my favorite!  But it's all about the blues....

Brand new quilter Laura in NH did a fantastic job on her first quilt!! I love the soft colors and she selected the most perfect design for me to work with.  Can't wait to see more of Laura's quilts.

This great little quilt is from Donna in NH.  It's a quilt that her Mom started and she sent it to help with the finishing.  I am so glad that she did, it is a great little quilt and needed to come out and be loved!

Another one that I had a difficult time sending home!!  Sharon in MA put this quilt together for a raffle.  She did a great job and I'm sure it's new owner is going to love all of the efforts that went into this one!

Here's a quilt from Bonnie in NH.  Another soft and lovely one!  How cozy does this one look?  It's just begging to be on a big comfy bed, ruffly curtain, a big vase with white peonies and white wicker furniture all around it.  Can't you just see it?  

Here's another one!!  Renie in NH!  I can see this great quilt in the same room!  The soft colors are very girlie and soft!  I do know that this was a UFO for Renie with our guild.  Yea!!!  Renie!!  Congrats on the UFO finish!

Perpetua!!  Renie is teaching Perpetua how to make quilts.  I believe this is a first one for Perpetua, and it is perfect!  She has a fantastic teacher keeping all of those quilting rules tamed.  The quilt is amazing and how beautiful....

Karen in VT gave me a couple of quick project.  I LOVE the wall hanging!!  The poppy fabric and then stitching out a poppy quilting design with the red thread ended up with an amazing finish.  I'm sure the birthday quilt was received very well, it is a great quilt!

Amy in PA sent me the greatest quilt!!  For the life of me I couldn't figure out the story.  Every quilt has a story, right?  Well, I just found some cute little design and let the machine stitch away.  It wasn't until Amy got the quilt home did I find out it's the "picnic quilt"!!  What a fun picnic quilt!!  Amy's second just as cute as it can be.  Good job Amy!

Dorothy in WA has been super busy burning through her scraps!!  Here's her latest....

That's just about half of the quilts.  I've got more to share but it's time to start some dinner for the family.  Hope you all have had a great weekend and have a super week ahead.

Thanks for checking on me,


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Placemats and Mug Rugs!



they can be used as 
Cute little Mug Rugs, 
 They make a great little thank you gift...

I suggest using Tulip Fabric Markers.  If you are a quilter and would like to finish the edges with binding as I have done on the one shown above, that will work but I've just tossed a few into the washer and trimmed the threads afterwards. Pinking the edges will cut down on the threads. If I pinked the edges, prices would go up and I wanted to keep them as low as I could for you.

These are *continuous line designs*.  
What that means is the machine starts at point A and travels until it's finished the design at point B.  In some areas of the design you will find gaps where the design is not closed.  If you have younger children coloring you may want to "close" the design for them using a fine point fabric marker. All designs stitched out on pre-washed muslin with Warm & Natural batting for filling.

I can't begin to tell you how relaxing I found myself coloring the samples!!!!  You may want to purchase and color the place mat and then give as a gift to a child.  I can't wait to color another one, but wanted to get these posted.  This has been one project I've loved working on the samples!! 
 I think we all need to color more!!

If you are looking for a special themed item, let me know.  
I based pricing on the number of stitches in each design, 
just in case you are wondering. 
General disclaimer - prices subject to change and do not include 
shipping charges.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to email me!

Placemat Size 12" x 16" approx.
(click on photo for better view)