Christmas in August

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Anybody else having a busy month? I have several things on my plate this month, so I thought a simple quilting project was in order.

Christmas quilt as you go table runner
A year ago, one of my favorite online quilt shops went out of business and I snatched up a few yards yards upon yards of fabric for 99 cents a yard! I used some to make pillowcases, some to make my Scintillating Stars quilt, and now I'm using some to make Christmas table runners. Don't worry, I still have plenty for future projects!

Then and Now

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

After my most recent quilt finish (the Round Robin quilt), I've been thinking a lot about how far I've come since my very first quilt. Then this week, my friend Leanne (she blogs at Devoted Quilter), is hosting a linky party on exactly that subject!

Baby quilt using fabric book panels

I made my first quilt in 2010. I bought a fabric book panel and coordinating solid fabrics from Jo-Ann's. I knew nothing about fabric and less about quilting! I watched YouTube videos for every step. Then called my mom with a million questions. Then called my grandma with even more! I thought everything had to be done the "right" way. I tried many techniques in that first quilt - applique, biased binding, and even free motion quilting!

Teal Mini Swap 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Have you ever participated in a quilt swap?

Maybe you remember my deer quilt? Or my art quilt of the road I live on? Or my Horton quilt? Or my big dipper quilt? Those were all for quilt swaps!

Reverse applique deer mini quiltBig dipper mini quiltHorton Hears a Who Dr. Seuss mini quilt

Deer autumn leaves art mini quilt