Floral Pinwheel Quilt

I have two quilts prepped and ready for some free-motion quilting. I love the pretty colors in the quilts, and I am thrilled that I used the leftovers from my mother's quilt to make these.

It sure keeps the costs low when I can use up every bit of fabric available. Now I just hope to find the time to actually quilt them. After all, it is summer and there's so much to do outside, these just might have to wait for a rainy day.


Client Free-Motion Quilting Projects

I've had 7 projects to free-motion quilt for some of my clients. These were all table runners and table toppers from a class that some of the ladies took last month.

I'm pretty certain these ladies do not need the classes, they just use them as an opportunity to socialize more than learn new skills. Their work is great, so that's why I don't think they really need the classes.

They are a bit afraid to try to quilt their projects on their own so they farm them out to me which I love. It gives me the opportunity to hone my free-motion skills and get more practice in on these small projects.

Funny thing about these projects is that even though they are small, it was a bit overwhelming to have 7 of them handed to me all at once! I am happy to report that I got them ready for binding rather promptly.


Happiness is . . .

Happiness is spending afternoons with my granddaughters on beautiful summer days.

The warm days are limited here in Wisconsin so we have to take advantage of every moment. We play in the pool whenever we can and the girls absolutely love the water.


Mod Squad Quilt - Completed

I completed my Mod Squad quilt today. I love how the modern fabrics complemented this pattern. When I made the quilt top I inadvertently made an extra block. So I incorporated it into the back of the quilt.

I quilted this quilt using a straight-line quilting technique. I needed to use my walking foot for a change instead of my free-motion foot.  It was a nice change of pace.

The quilting complemented the fabric and the pattern perfectly. I love modern quilting and really like the results.


Wisconsin 2016 Shop Hop - Day 1

The Wisconsin 2016 Shop Hop started today and I went to 6 different fabric shops. All the shops were near the Madison area.

While out on our little tour, we stopped at our favorite Wisconsin winery, Botham Winery in Barneveld, WI. It has the best white wines in the entire state.

Here's the loot I scored on day one of the shop hop! I can't wait to plan my next route to get to a few more shops...or maybe not. I am feeling quite burnt out already.


What's on the design board?

May was filled with many projects that did not include sewing. That doesn't mean I didn't try to squeeze a little sewing in here and there. I had so much fabric left over from my mother's mothers' day quilt, I decided it was a shame to put those beautiful fabrics back in the closet.

So I found a pattern to try out a version of the pinwheel. It was easily accomplished with charm square sized pieces of fabrics. So I cut up the leftovers into 5-inch squares. Once I had enough pinwheels, I just sewed the rest of the squares into 9-patch blocks.

I still cannot believe I had this much fabric left. And I still have more! I think I will try to piece together a backing with what is still left and probably buy another piece to make the other back.

That will finish off all the pretty florals left from this collection of fabrics. I am happy to have used them up!