Saturday, January 25, 2014

Doll Quilt Swaps

I have been participating in a doll quilt swap on The Quilting Board for nearly a year. Doll quilts are small quilts, ranging from 12" x 12" to 24" x 24". These are fairly quick little quilts to make and are good for trying new patterns and techniques. 

January 2014
Theme: "50 Shades of Gray with Pink and Red"
Technique: Cathedral Windows
Size: 21" x 21

Here is the quilt my partner justducky65 sent me for the January swap:

November/December 2013 
Theme: Participants choice
Technique: Trapunto, Embroidery
Size 18" x 18"
For this quilt I wanted to do a winter theme with a snowman. I appliqued the snowman with trapunto technique. Embroidered a few snowflakes snowflakes and used a high loft batting. For the back I used hob nail chenille because i wanted a "snowy" effect and thought that it would add warmth for this little winter quilt. 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Scrappy Stars Quilt

This is a quilt I made a while back, using only fabrics that I have in my stash for the top. No pattern, just made it up as I went. Quilted on my HQ Sixteen.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Special Quilt for dear hubby

This is a quilt that took me a year to make. It was a gift for my husband who is a Scout Master for a local Boy Scout troop. A couple years ago, a friend and I made quilts for two of the leaders of the troop. This quilt was done in mainly brown, tan and red because they are colors of the Boy Scouts and i wanted to keep it to colors that would suit my husband.

I took a picture of the local mountains and recreated the gist of the picture with curved piecing technique; mountains, treeline, meadow and then set it on point.

I appliqued a flying eagle cut from a panel to represent the accomplishment of Eagle Scout, which is the culmination of the scouting journey.

I appliqued the tents in the meadow to signify camping. My husbands troop camped often.

The inner border is an  arrow border representing the bow & arrow. A popular event at our scouting camps.

The second border is paper pieced mariners compasses to represent the compass, which the scouts learn how to use. They focus on using map and compass along many of their hiking trips.

The third border is a graded color border, which was a new technique to me and the math to accomplish it was interesting.

On the back of the quilt I put a large compass design with N, S, E, W appliqued letters. The center circle is the Boy Scout Motto printed on fabric.

I quilted the quilt on my HandiQuilter Sweet 16 all freehand, with original designs including my own fleur de lis design/template.

We presented the quilts to the Scout Leaders at their yearly week long camp out in appreciation for the men's service to the young boys in our community. These men put in many hours with the weekly scout meetings, leaders meetings, monthly troop meetings, weekly campouts, special events, ceremonies, etc. My husband's troop has had a wonderful group of boys who have grown into great young men.

I'm very proud of my husband and his dedication to the young boys in our community.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tissue Covers

These are some cute tissue covers that I recently made. Quick and Easy. 

I used the tutorial from feffertim on the Quilting Board :

Thanks, feffertim!

Purse Pincushion

Pincushions are so fun to make! Check out these cuties. I had fun gluing beads to the pins for extra bling.

Pretty Little Quilt

I joined in on another mystery quilt-along on the Quilting Board and this is the finished top.

 I haven't quilted it yet; the back fabric will be the lavender. I will save it for a baby quilt, hopefully someday there will a baby girl that I can give it to. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Personal Pouches

I started making these thinking about using them for coupons, recipes, notes, etc.  Then I realized that every lady needs something pretty to put her 'personals' in, right? But they really can be used for anything that you want to hide or keep safe in your purse.

Different version here. Same purpose, just a tad more involved to make.