Monday, March 30, 2015

Kim's Tisket-Tasket

 This wonderful whimsical quilt belongs to my friend Kim. I have admired the top for some time as she has been working on it for some time. She finally finished it up and gave it to me to take home and quilt from the retreat we attended in February. It just makes me smile every time I look at it. Each block represents a month of the year. To make the feather in the border I marked the spine all the way around so that it all came out just right in the end.

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 I think it is safe to say that Spring has arrived! The temperatures are in the 60's and 70's during the day and it is not getting too cold at night any more. All the snow is completely gone. There are some clouds to the north but it was a beautiful last day of March here today.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sandia Sunset

I began this quilt with just the click of a mouse! I was surfing quilting sites and likely followed a link on Pinterest that lead me to Bonnie Hunter's free instructions for her  Scrappy Mountain Majesties HERE I was thinking what a slick way to really sew up something with lots of impact easy and fast. I did not file that one in the back of my mind to come back to someday. I instead, forged ahead and started pulling orange and blue fabrics from the stash and scrap bin. I ended up making a huge mess and spent way more time putting all that fabric back after cutting the squares to make the design. I first made a test block and really liked how fast it came together and loved the orange and blue colorway so I was off and running with this. I managed to piece together the top fairly quickly. I found different ways to set the blocks and played with them till I finally came up with my final setting. This reminds me of looking out west of my house at Sandia Crest and the beautiful sunsets we see in the evenings.The photoshoot was done at the University of New Mexico.


The Back
The back

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Misha's Celtic Solstice

I have been following my friend Misha's progress on her Bonnie Hunter Mystery Celtic Solstice. I was delighted when Misha asked me to quilt her Celtic Solstice top. She is going to use it as a lap quilt so did not want it quilted to death. I came up with a design to showcase the circular look of the piecing. I did a modified feather/leaf on one side and some swirls on the other side of an asymmetrical melon shape. I also took the Solstice theme and did a sun shape in the center of the circular sections. For the border I did a simple treatment that showcased her triangles. This was a very fun quilt to work on. Misha used a different color way than the mystery and I have to say that I really love her color choices and the fabric selection she used.

Thank you Misha for letting me quilt for you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Nicole's Quilt Done!

I have been working on a comfort quilt for Nicole a jewelry artist in the Methow Valley up in Washington State. Her house, workshop and forest burned down last Summer. You can see her post on her blog about it HERE Also check out the rest of her blog, she makes beautiful one of a kind jewelry.


finally finished Nicole's quilt and it is ready to go to her new home. I want to thank: Brigette from Oklahoma, Hilda from New Mexico, Kim from Arizona, Marcia from Maryland, Mary Jane from Georgia, Misha from Washington, Pat from Iowa, Pat from New Mexico, Patty from Oklahoma, Sandy from Texas, and Suze from California. All of you sent beautiful blocks to make this quilt for Nicole and her family.