Archive for February, 2010


Quilts for Kids

February 28, 2010


Would you like to take part in a FEEL GOOD PROJECT? Downy Touch of Comfort is sponsoring a quilting project. It is a "Quilts for Kids Challenge" and it is open to everyone who likes to quilt.

Here is how it works: Downy has made up a kit for each quilt. All you need to do is go on line to and request your kit. And the great part is the whole project is FREE. Downy will send you your kit, FREE. You will receive all the fabric needed to complete the quilt (this means you get everything for the Four Patch Blocks,the Feature Fabric, the Borders, Backing, Binding and label, plus the pattern, and all the fabric is already cut out for you. All you need to supply is a piece of batting, your labor and your love.

I ordered my kit today!! 🙂


Piano Man

February 24, 2010


My customer Ann pieced this wall hanging. I quilted it with a panto from Willow Leaf Studio called Mozart.


The fabrics all have a musical instrument theme.

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And I finished it off with a label on the back.



Irish Star

February 19, 2010

Now you all will know that I am truly insane.Irish Star 6

What do you think of this edge treatment for the Irish Star? The black is not part of the quilt. The edge of the quilt follows the Irish chain around the quilt. Can you imagine binding all those little squares with a 1/4” binding? Ouch!

But, oh how sweet it looks!


Whirling Star

February 17, 2010

My friend Vickie pieced this incredible wall hanging that looks like a Whirling Star.IMG_5084

Most of the quilt top is made up of a star block. The placement of the colors then makes up the large whirling pattern.


I quilted it with Rainbows thread and Jodi Beamish’s panto called Waterworld.IMG_5088-1


Irish Star

February 12, 2010

Thanks for all the comments on the Irish Star. I appreciate them. But you know, y’all are scaring me with your comments about picking a difficult pattern. Yep, I probably do need my head examined!!

I lightened the values in the chain and took some of the yellow out of the background. I’m happier with it but it’s probably not a done deal yet…

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Irish Star

February 11, 2010

This is a design I’ve been working on for a bed quilt for my guest room.

Irish Star

It combines an Eight Point Star and a Triple Irish Chain. In the guest room I also hang all of my “antique-ish” quilts that my grandmothers made during the 1930s and 1940s. I want the bed quilt to be more contemporary looking but to blend with the older quilts.

For the fabrics I am thinking of a scrappy combination of fabrics, except for the background, in the colors shown. The background would all be one fabric.

I’m not sure I’m happy with it yet though. What do y’all think? Any suggestions? Thanks!


Eight Point Star

February 7, 2010

IMG_4996 Remember the Eight Point Star I posted on last week? Here is a shot of the quilting on the back. The backing material is a cotton flannel and the batting is cotton also.


I wish these computers had a touch feature so you could reach into your computer and feel how soft this quilt is!

Related post:

Eight Point Star