Sunday, January 27, 2013


Last Thursday I quilted this using the longarm at the shop.  This quilt top languished in my closet for toooo long, since 2004... I think.  Originally, I had planned to hand quilt it with Baptist Fans after I'm done hand quilting another project.  But that project got put away and has been languishing for me to come back to it too. So when I discovered that there's a Baptist Fan pattern on the machine in the shop, it's time to get this puppy out of the closet and get it on the finish list.
I did a lot of online swaps back then with different Yahoo Groups.  These blocks came from Nickel Quilts Group.  We decided to swap the blocks using Civil War Reproduction fabrics.  The pattern is Paducah 9-Patch and can be found in the first Nickel Quilts book.
Can you see the Baptist Fans quilting?
I love it!

Paducah 9- Patch Whole Quilt
Up next, binding.
Let's hope that it won't take me another few more years to really put it on the finish list.
Happy Quilting,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine Apron

Most days you can find me here at my LQS where I teach.  So when the Stonehenge Valentine collection came in a couple days ago, I knew I had to make a sample for the shop.  Just in time for them to take it to the largest quilt show in Southern California.
The pattern is simple and fast.  It was finished in a few hours today.
Happy sewing,

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


 Worked on this for the last 2-1/2 days.
Total of 20+ hours of quilting.
Minus 4 to 5 hours of FROG stitching.

Started work on the quilt top back in October 2012.
Finished top in early December.
It sat on the longarm before Christmas waiting for quilting.
Didn't have the courage to until last Sunday.

So happy that it's finally quilted!
Happy Sewing,

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Xmas Gifts 2012

HAPPY 2013!!
I'm back to share some Christmas gifts that I've made, one for sister and one for MIL.
This one is for my younger sister.  The pattern is Stack-N-Whack Fan that I got a long time ago.  Fabric: Holiday Elegance collection by Moda. I started this quilt three weeks before Christmas mainly because I couldn't think of a gift for her and thought it's time for her to recieve a quilt from me.  It was a lot of pressure to make a quilt in December, but I did managed to get it done in a couple of weeks.
Look who has to get in the picture too!
This second quilt is for my MIL.  When she had some health issues and was hospitalized earlier in the year, I thought a quilt would cheer her up.
The quilt is made from printed flower panels or "cheater prints" with Bible verses.  All I did was cut the squares apart, add sashings and cornerstones, and borders.  The quilt was done at the end of summer except for sewing the binding to the back which I did finished on Christmas Day.  My MIL was very happy and appreciative to receive the quilt as she is also a quilter. 
Look who is checking for her presents under the tree!