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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Borders for Lizzy Mae's Medallion

Today I made the borders for Lizzy Mae's Medallion. I love this quilt so much - I am surprised every time I look at it! Sounds crazy doesnt it!!! I sure wish it was all sewn together. Tomorrow I will size the blocks and begin construction. Thanks for following me and Lizzy Mae!
Happy Quilting!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Progress on Lizzy Mae!

All the 5" blocks are done, will start borders tomorrow. Since I usually design my quilts myself, I am a bit challenged with using a pattern. I got mixed up and somehow got the blocks for the inside row and outside row backwards. The borders will be as suggested in pattern, with tan and browns outlining the applique and the outer row of blocks.
Happy Quilting!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

WIP - Lizzy Mae's Medallion

Yesterday I started Lizzy Mae's Medallion blocks.
 The appliqued medallion is done by machine with a blanket stitch. The center has been done for several months. I have chosen to use 3 large prints in gradating values for the alternate blocks. The pattern by Lori Smith used subtle changes in value from lighter on the inside row of blocks to darkest on the outside row. My plan is to give my own twist to make a blended version of the pattern. (originally I purchased shades of teals for this quilt, but used them in my Feathered Star so I am using my stash for this quilt) The pattern finishes 60 sq. I am considering adding an appliqued border. I will post my design wall as it progresses.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Feathered Star quilt is finished!

New pics today with my camera, I think I have been lazy taking pics with my phone, these show the color so much better!

Yesterday I finished quilting my Feathered Star quilt. I made it to fit my dining table, it is the first quilt I have ever made for my table! For anyone who has not followed my blog, I took a workshop with Marsha McCloskey on March 28. Our guild had about 16 members in the workshop. That evening Marsha gave a slide presentation on Feathered Stars. She shared her many quilts with us in person and in slide show. What a treat to see her amazing works of art in person! On my Facebook profile page I have added an album of pics start to finish. Marsha has also added one of my first pics of the finished flimsy on her Facebook page, THANK YOU, MARSHA.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Garden May 2011

The Hydrangeas are so beautiful I wanted to share with all you quilting bloggers! The mid morning shadows look magical, I think lots of fairies are also enjoying this morning in the garden.
Time to machine quilt! Learning to use my Bernina Stitch Regulator!
Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Payten Hope 3 yr old

Strawberry Shortcake is finished, it will fit the top of Payten's big girl  bed ( full size) I washed and dried it this afternoon and the shrinkage is perfect and oh so soft! Later I will make her some pillow cases with Strawberry Shortcake trimmings.

I decided against the Bernina quilting frame because it would have been too large for my space. I did invest in a Bernina Stitch Regulator and I love it!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bernina Quilting Frame question

Are any of you fabulous quilting bloggers using the Bernina quilting frame? I am considering purchasing one to use with my Bernina 430 and would love to hear your input, likes and dislikes etc. Thank you if you are able to respond to my post!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Progress on Strawberry Shortcake Tea Party

Today I had so much fun with the Strawberry Shortcake Tea Party applique. The realistic strawberries brought it all to life and helped me make changes to improve the teapot too. I pinned up border ideas, need to recut to match the pattern or might use all 3 Strawberry Shortcake fabrics and make patchwork border. I really worked too long today I am really tired tonight but am happy with progress. Payten's bday party is May 14, so I need to choose backing ASAP!
Happy Quilting,

Strawberry Shortcake tea party

Strawberry Shortcake tea party is ready! The strawberry fabric came yesterday afternoon, I was soooo ready to complete the cake etc. applique. I used monofilament thread and added some trim to the whipped cream, now to construct the blocks I have made and decide how much larger this quilt will finish. I have to have it ready for Payten's birthday party on May 14th. Friday and Sat of this week my Guild is having a sewing workshop to make more items to sell at our Festival in Sept.
Really tired now making a pot of coffee and will sew for a few more hours.
Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

design wall Tuesday

Payten's Strawberry Shortcake quilt, today I changed the background for the applique and  added stripe borders. I like it much better now. The strawberry fabric came this afternoon so tomorrow I will be adding strawberry topping and filling to the cake.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Design wall Monday

Payten's Strawberry Shortcake quilt. Today I made new letters for machine applique. Also, trying out different sashing colors. Still waiting for the strawberry fabric. I really want to work on the cake!
Happy Quilting,

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Birthday quilt for Payten

My youngest grand daughter Payten will be 3 yrs old in 2 1/2 weeks, She wants a Strawberry Shortcake quilt so of course I have started it. Just playing today, still waiting on the strawberry fabric for the strawberry shortcake on the cake stand. Not sure I like the letters but will work more tomorrow. Some of the fabrics are left from her nursery bedding and window treatments so I am carrying those colors through to this quilt.