Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Christmas Quilt

During the fall 2011 Southern Nevada quilt shop hop, I purchased a charm pack of "Flurry" by Kate Spain for Moda from the Christmas Goose quilt shop in Las Vegas, NV. I bought the white on white fabric from the Fabric Boutique (another store in Vegas) at the same time (that shop closed around 2014). The backing and binding fabric is from Jo-Ann's.

On point charm square Christmas quilt with Kate Spain Flurry fabric

I sewed the quilt top during Christmas break in 2011. I laid the squares out on the dining room table in the order I liked. I would take one row of the squares upstairs to my sewing machine, sew them together, then take them back downstairs to get the next row. It was exercise and sewing in one!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Keeping Secrets

While working on the Bloom Where You Are Planted quilt as a surprise for my friend, Laura, we had scheduled a ski weekend together! Out of the four of us, two like to ski and two don't. The two of us that didn't want to ski decided to stay at the cabin and work on projects. It was my very first sewing retreat!

Of course I couldn't work on the Bloom quilt, so I needed a different project. I had recently seen a tutorial for what seemed like a quick and easy quilt, so I decided to try it!

I bought the fabrics at my local Jo-Ann's (in Las Vegas, NV).

I cut the fabric on the kitchen counter of the cabin and ironed on a towel on the floor. I got three quilt tops (two blue and green ones along with a red and black one) done over the weekend! (March 3rd and 4th) I loved having such quick finishes amidst the much longer process of the Bloom quilt.

Quick and easy baby quilt

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloom Where You Are Planted

While living in Las Vegas, we became great friends with a couple, Jeremy and Laura, that lived just down the street from us. We had SO much in common and spent much time together. We even vacationed together!

Bloom Where You Are Planted raw edge applique flower quilt

Jeremy was in the Air Force, which required them to move regularly. Laura lived by the motto, "Bloom where you are planted," in order to make the most of each place they lived.