Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dot to Dot

It is blogger's quilt festival again. I love looking at all the great quilts and stories behind them.

Here is mine to share:

When I first started thinking of a quilt for my daughter Michelle, I wanted to do something with Circles kind of a M &M's thing. Just in time, I noticed a fun quilt pattern in my quilting magazine  (I wish I could link to the correct one. Sorry, I tried to find which one it was American Patchwork and Quilting 2009 probably Nov or Dec - at least the last part of the year). It had a circle on every block which was a bit much for my simpler taste but being the "maker" of the quilt, I realized I could change it up any way I wanted. So "Dot to Dot" is my version. Still filled with lots of wonderful dots (I love the dot fabric) and just a smattering of appliqued dots to make it fun!!
I hope they get lots of use and fun out of this Picnic quilt and many, many happy memories.

So what have I learned......
I LOVE dots!!
But I also learned I can venture out and make things my own way.  What I see can inspire me but simplify and or change to suit me!!!

For other great inspirations, stories and wonderful quilts
check them out here!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Vintage Progress

I am starting to get some of my vintage bee blocks.

I think I am really going to love this fun, vintage sheet project.

Now I just have to decide to I sash or not????

Project finished!!!

Yipee, hooray I got a quilt top quilted and bound.
I have had this top waiting since 2009 to get done and I did it!!!

It is called "Mud Block Madness"
Now don't you think all those little blocks are truly madness?

I also got my rail fence flannel plaid one bordered. Now it's ready to quilt as soon as I figure out the backing.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Table Topper - fun gifts.

Recently I made some table toppers for gifts. I really like how they turned out.

Looks like I forgot to take a picture of the one I gave in our RS traveling purse.
So sad :( I guess I will just have to make another one. (Maybe I could keep one for me - it was so cute!!)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mud Block Madness

I am trying to get some finishes done and quilted. I realize when I actually counted it that I have over 50 quilt tops in various stages but very few finished and actually done in to a quilt with it's quilting done.
I love how all the colors blend so well yet pop out of the brown background.
If you look closely at the lable you can see that the quilt was prepared in Jan of 2009 but it was finally finished ans quilted in April of 2011.  It is really a needed thing to hunker down and get all the quilting done and finished so we can enjoy and USE these quilts!! It is now all quilted (with a nice meandering stitch), bound and we are now enjoying it!! Yipee!