Showing posts with label Daisy Garland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daisy Garland. Show all posts

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Daisy Garland in Spring Florals

I've been working on those piles on my sewing table, and have finished a couple of those projects already.  One of the projects was to get this bright top quilted and ready for a shop sample at Threads That Bind.  I even delivered it today!
I made this as a sample for my Daisy Garland pattern.  This is the third version I have made, and I think it's my favorite.  This is the first time I have quilted this design as an overall pattern and I really enjoyed it.  I simply quilted some daisy-like flowers, and did some echoing, leaves and spirals.  I used a light yellow Aurifil Thread and Warm and Natural batting.  The back is just as pretty as the front:

Here is a close-up so you can see the quilting:
I'm very happy with it!

I added the binding this morning, then took it to the quilt shop when I went to work with the American Heritage Girls.  We finished up the quilt block today and had a good time - I won't post a picture of them, but here is the block:
This will be sent off to be a part of the 50th anniversary quilt that is being made, and the girls will earn credit for the special anniversary badge as well.  It was really fun for me and I am glad they asked me to help them with the project.  I'll be blogging more about it later in May so I can show you how I used EQ7 to help us create it.

Then this afternoon I made the Lady Godiva Apron for another shop sample.  This pattern is from Abbey Lane Quilts and you really need to check out their patterns!  Lots of Beatles inspired names and really cute patterns.  This apron had good directions and wasn't very hard to make, just took some time.  They also have a little girl version of this pattern that would be just adorable.  I ran out of daylight, so will have to show you this project next time.  I am planning to work on Coral Queen of the Sea tomorrow, so am looking forward to showing you her as well!

I hope you are having a productive and enjoyable weekend as well.  I was even a good girl and cleaned up my sewing room after all of my sewing.  So nice to walk into my room and see it nice and tidy.  Maybe I ought to try to keep it that way all month, they say it takes 30 days to make  a new habit stick...this one might be worthwhile to work at!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Working Wednesday!

I haven't posted for a while about a workday at the quilt shop, so thought I would.  Today was a pretty quiet day.  I worked on cutting some fat quarter bundles, picked out fabrics for a new sample, and got caught up on our contacts for the shop newsletter.  I waited on a few customers, it was pretty quiet as our annual quilt run just ended.  It was nice to have a quiet day and the time to play with some fabric.  The sample I am going to make is for my Daisy Garland quilt.

This version will be brighter with a pretty floral print in pink, green, blue and yellow.

Don't forget about the Planes Trains and Automobiles Blog hop!  Today there are three great posts with the wonderful French Roast line:

KISSed Quilts
Made In Scraps
Happy Cottage Quilter

I hope you are enjoying the hop as much as I am - I really enjoy seeing what all the Ambassadors came up with, so much variety!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Crazy Busy!

Yes, it's been a crazy busy week for me. The quilt shop asked me to come up with a new sample for Quilt Run and I ended up with two ideas that were just begging to be made. Of course, with the original samples, there had to be patterns as well, so I had to piece, and quilt both samples as well as writing patterns this week. It was a challenge, but I rose to the occasion and now have two new patterns to show you!
The first one is CityScape. I designed this to use the fat quarter bundles we have made up for the shop that use the Bear Essentials line of fabrics. This one is in teals and blues. I love the way it came out, and my daughter would like to have one for her bedroom! The quilting is really simple on it - just straight lines - yet it really adds to the overall effect of the quilt. I have included every size from baby to king size in this pattern, so whatever size you would like to make, I've got it covered!
The second one is Daisy Garland. It uses the Simple Pleasures line from RJR fabrics by Debbie Beaves. Such pretty prints! The border is purple daisies and it is as sweet as it sounds! I loved working with these fabrics, like a shot of sunshine on a rainy day here. It features strip piecing and an easy no waste technique for the flying geese that make up the stars. It goes together pretty fast and looks great!

Another neat announcement - I have been featured on Stitched Stories. Jenn just wrote up the neatest little article, and it just made my day to see all the nice things she had to say! (Made me blush, too! What a sweet-heart!) She has a wonderful Etsy shop full of great fabrics patterns and fabrics - Little Shop of Stitches. I think this charm pack would look absolutely fabulous in my Windmills pattern - I might have to try it!
Hope your weekend was lovely - my grandsons were here and I had a wonderful time with them (and their parents, of course). I'm looking forward to a good sewing week, and hope you are, too!