Quilting Sneak Peek on “Bloom Wherever You Are”

My, my!!! I absolutely enjoyed quilting this little quilt with the Hobbs Heirloom’s Tuscany Silk batt. It has a soft and luxurious feel right out of the package. Right then, I knew it would be fun to quilt on it. It doesn’t have as airy of a loft as the Tuscany Wool batt, and it conforms to shaping very well. It does not tretch as much as the wool batt with dense quilting, so I hardly had to square up the quilt after I was finished. All I can say about the Tuscany Silk batt is, it ROCKS! Here are some sneak peeks on the quilting:

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day goes well for you.

Bloom Wherever You Are – “Sneak Peek”

I had the greatest time making the double tulip blocks using the “Always in Bloom” fabrics by RJR:

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I was a little bit surprised, but not in a bad way, at the “abstract” look contributed by the green as well as the white/multi-color confetti fabrics. I think the green confetti fabric really adds interest to the tulip “leaves”:

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I actually get to use a silk batting (YES, SILK!!) for this quilt. I will let you know how I like it. I have never quilted with a silk batt before, so I am looking forward to using it.  As always, the quilt will be shown in its entirety when it is officially featured in The Quilter‘s January issue.  The magazine is hitting the newsstands in November this year.

Thank you again for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed your little visit.

Bloom wherever you are

Hello again!  I hope all is well with you.  I received more sample yardages for another upcoming quilt that is to be featured in the January 2010 issue of “The Quilter“.

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These flowery fabrics are just delightful to the eyes.  They are from RJR’s “Always in Bloom” collection:

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I will have more pictures to show you later.  Meanwhile, I hope you bloom wherever you are!  Tootles.

Yummy got yummier…

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I am, of course, referring to one of the fabrics in the Victorian Courtship collection by Northcott.  I hadn’t noticed the yummy details until I was cutting the fabrics for the quilt top:

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A sneak peek for you:

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I am feverishly quilting this baby so that it can be shipped to the editor of “The Quilter” later this week.  I will have some pictures of the quilted quilt top for you in a few days!  Meanwhile, I wish you a lovely and productive day!

Pieceful Blue

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I know some of my “Blue Monday” friends haven’t seen my Pieceful Garden quilt, so I thought I would show the quilt for this week’s Blue Monday.  The quilt was featured in the November 2008 issue of “The Quilter” magazine.  I was told that it was a contender for the cover quilt.  You may click here to view more pictures of the quilt:

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I was able to make the following pillows with the fabric scraps:

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I wish you a pieceful week!  Happy Monday!!  Thanks for stopping by.  I will chat with you again tomorrow.

p.s.  I have at one time sold the quilt kit for the quilt top.  I am down to one kit should any of you be interested in purchasing the last kit.  You may do so in my Etsy shop.

Christmas Quilt Update

This will be a quickie – but I wanted to show you some updated pictures of the Christmas quilt I was working on a couple of weeks ago.

Blocks in the early phase:


Quilt top after quilted:




More pictures to come once it is officially published in “The Quilter”.  I am working on another deadline.  So, I will chat with you later!  I am hoping to be able to complete a dish-aholic post I have been working on here and there in the past few days.  Stay tuned!

“Three-in-One” – The Quilter (May 2009) – please scroll down for new posts!


Just in — The May Issue of The Quilter!! It is an extra exciting issue for me – as three of my quilts are featured in the issue! I would love to know which is your favorite!!

Cozy Patch:



Simple Pleasures:



Bluebird Ballad:



And a little blurb about me by the editor:


I will do closeup pictures of Simple Pleasures and Bluebird Ballad next week. I have already posted about “Cozy Patch” last week.

Meanwhile, I am going to work on finishing another quilt — and then, I still have to get things ready for dinner! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Updated 3/2/09: Click here to see closeups of “Bluebird Ballad”.

Updated 3/9/09: Click here to see closeups of “Simple Pleasures”.

Cozy Patch

A wonderful Wednesday to you! This is now safely returned to me:


I have initially named this quilt “Spring Cozy”, but the editorial staff at “The Quilter” renamed the project “Cozy Patch” for their May Issue magazine. I think “Cozy Patch” is a much cozier name (that’s why I am not an editor!):


I am pleased with the sweet and soft look of the quilt – perfect to go with all things feminine:



Who could resist these scrumptious floral prints? And the baby sky blue paisleys?!



Gotta run – I will catch up with you later!

Quilting makes the Quilt

It’s always challenging for me to capture the actual quilting I do on quilts due to the limitations of my camera — the lighting has to be just right, the stars have to line up, the barometric pressure has to be exact…

I stumbled upon the moment this past weekend where everything was just right for me to take pictures of the quilting I had done on Roslynn:






I have done all the quilting on my quilts using my home machine so far — it is possible! I want to encourage all quilters out there who do not have a longarm to not ever give up the possibility of using your home machine to free-motion quilt!

Happy Monday, Everyone!

The Quilter 20th Anniversary Issue (March 2009)

My first quilt published in “The Quilter” was in their 19th Anniversary issue:


I feel honored to have another quilt featured in their 20th Anniversary issue (HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a fabulous quilt magazine!). This time, it’s Roslynn. Remember this?


The quilt in its entirety used to decorate a tabletop:


Additional shots (I just love that burgundy fabric from Benartex’s Noble Familie):



We are experiencing a snow storm right now, won’t you join me for a hot cup of coffee and some petits four? I learned something new while making sure of the spelling — petit four is a small cake generally eaten at the end of a meal or served as part of a large buffet. The name is from the French petit four, meaning “small oven” (from Wikipedia):


Stay warm, everyone!

Christmas ain’t quite over…

… for me. I am supposed to do something with these Christmas fabrics for a Christmas quilt to be featured in “The Quilter” for their Christmas in July section in their July 2009 Issue.


Remember I told you I always delay putting up my Christmas stuff? I might just be tempted to leave them up the whole year! :)

I received my Roslynn quilt back from the editor over the weekend – check back tomorrow for more pictures of Roslynn that is featured in “The Quilter”‘s March 2009 issue.

Busy, busy!

My blue birds arrived in New Jersey safely:


I have been busy busy getting the butterfly quilt (using Awakened Pleasures by Wilmington Prints) quilted and sent off to “The Quilter“– that’s why I have been a little scarce in blogland. Please know that I will respond to all your comments when I get this baby in the mail.


Meanwhile, I hope the rest of your week goes well for you!