Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Recent Customer Quilts

Here's a couple customer quilts that I have done in the last several weeks.  They turned out really well.  Both had quite a bit of 'blank' space.  Always fun to do quilts like that.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

10 Minute Quilt Blocks

I'm normally a skeptic.  If I see a title that says 10 minute quilt blocks, I'm thinking, yeah right, who can make a block in 10 minutes?  But that's exactly what I did this morning.  I sewed 9 blocks using the pattern from the book, '10 Minute Quilt Blocks', in less than 2 hours.  The first couple blocks were slow because the directions and pictures were a little confusing to follow.  Mostly it was something I'd never done the way the blocks were put together.  The center squares that are in gold are folded so it gives it a 3-dimensional look.  I'm going to put a border on the quilt and use it on the twin bed in our spare bedroom.  It felt really good to put a quilt top together in such a short time!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall is almost here

I could hardly believe when I looked at the last date of my most recent post -- April!  My intention is to post regularly -- but, summer came and life got extremely hectic.  Over the summer my life has been full of gardening, 4-H and fair, canning, grandkids and kids around a lot!  It's been a good summer though.  Needless to say, quilting took a back burner to life for the last few months. 

Here's a customer quilt I finished quite recently that will be shown at the NW Quilt Expo the end of September.  I hope it wins!