Monthly Archives: October 2011

Candy’s quilt

Candy’s quilt

Looking through my pictures, I found a recent quilt by Candy.  It’s a very fun quilt using brights and 5″ squares.  Any ideas for a name?

We used Spiral Path pantograph for the quilting design,  Superior King Tut variegated thread and Quilter’s Dream Poly select batting.

Candy’s getting to the end of her Double Nickel Quilt Challenge, check her blog for updates and her progress!

Thanks for looking!  Click on any picture to get a larger view.

LAQ Sneak Peak

LAQ Sneak Peak

I’ve been busy custom quilting multiple items for one customer and haven’t posted  pictures lately.  So here’s a sneak peak of the last one I’m working on and will hopefully finish soon.  More to follow when they’re done!

Thanks for looking.  And if you recognize this quilt, don’t tell Janann!

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival! My Amy Butler Apron Quilt

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival! My Amy Butler Apron Quilt

This is my first time joining the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival!  Check out Amy’s Creative Side for all the details.  There are so many awesome quilters out there!  Thanks for sharing!

This is one of those projects that starts as something else when you buy the fabric!  I bought this great Amy Butler fabric to make a reversible apron but when I came home from the store and read the apron pattern….well, the fabric went into the stash!  What was I thinking!  Years later, after getting a tumbler template, I cut up all that apron fabric and this quilt was born!  Using my design floor, I decided on this arrangement.  I challenged myself to leave the edges and this is my first attempt at a shaped border.

It  measures 63″ x 81″, so I think it makes a much better quilt than apron!



Thanks for looking!  And just keep stitching!




Shop, Shop, Shop

Shop, Shop, Shop

Eight quilt shops in 2 days!  October 21-22, 2011

We met in Williamsburg, IA before dawn and headed to our first stop at Yellow Creek Quilt Designs in Pearl City, IL and then on to Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe in Oswego, IL for lunch (and shopping!).   Next stop,  The Quilt Merchant  in Winfield, IL.  Our last stop for Friday was Life’s a Stitch in Janesville, WI.  They stayed open late for us and served us dinner!  We stayed overnight at a very nice Comfort Inn Suites in Milwaukee.  I had every intention of working on my hexagons but I was too tired to sew.  I did manage to take a couple pics and post them on Facebook!

My sewing project for the bus

Purchases and free stuff from shops!













Saturday we were up bright and early heading to Ye Olde Schoolhouse in Cedarburg, WI.  Mill House Quilts in Waunakee, WI was our next stop for more shopping and lunch.  And then we’re heading back to Iowa stopping at Vintage Threads in Dyersville.  We’re all tired and worn out but the last stop at the Woolen Needle in Williamsburg ended our spree with a fabulous dinner provided by Carla and Annette.

It was fun and interesting to see all the different types of stores, the displays and merchandising.  If you’re in their area, be sure to stop by!

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