Friday, March 25, 2011

Little Finishes

Confession time...I've been slacking off.  Instead of working on what I should be, I've been making little charm quilts.  Sometimes I find it's nice to take a break from the big projects to work on something quick and easy.

First, I made Endless Summer by Heartspun Charms using Lily & Will...such a cute quilt.  I love how it turned out and it only took a couple afternoons to complete it.

Next, I did two of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. Schnibbles - Hat Trick and Bennington.  Hat Trick is made from Sunkissed by Sweetwater.  And Bennington is made from Perrenials by Kansas Troubles.


Next week I'll share what's on my plate next.  Have a great weekend y'all!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Goodies Galore!

Each time I walk into my quilt room, I wonder to myself where all this fabric etc came from and when am I going to find the time to.  Each I tell myself I'm not going to buy another thing.  And then add my husband who says if I buy any more fabric, the fire marshall is going to require us to install fire sprinklers...AS IF! 

But here's the reality.  I LOVE QUILTING!  And every time I go to a quilt show there's GOING to be goodies to buy...those must have items.  And here's my recent haul from the Dallas Quilt Show...

First up...WOOL!  I made a stop at The Rabbit's Lair from Rogers, AR (  I bought a small wool kit and two bags wool circles in all different sizes for only $10 each. 

More wool came from the Folk Art Studio in Allen, TX, and Country Gatherings in San Antonio, TX (  I just LOVE these pieces and can't wait to find a project for them.

Next about some Boy Scout of America fabrics?  I'm starting to collect B.S.A. fabrics to make a quilt for a very special former boy scout that I know.  If you see any around online, let me know.  I need a lot more for this quilt.

Shirtings from Cotton in the Cabin from Spencerville, IN (  I loved this booth and could have spent all my money there.  They specialize in reproduction fabrics and I settled on these fantastic shirtings.  I don't know what I'm going to use them in yet but it'll have to be something really special.

And now my very two favorite finds from Material Girl from Grand Island, NE (  I'm not big into buying kits but whenever I see a Kaffe Fassett kit it's hard to resist.  And resist I did not.  Here's a kit I purchased to do Bordered Diamonds from "Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts" by Kaffee Fassett...LOVE IT!

And then at the same booth I found Kim McLean's Flower Basket Medallion pattern which I've been dying to get!!!   

I just love Kim's work and have been collecting these Kaffee Fassett and Philip Jacobs prints for this very pattern.  I'm so excited and can't wait to find some free time for this project!

Well that's my haul.  Yes I over indulged and the fire marshall is likely on his way to my house any day...but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Till next time...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Highlights from the Dallas Quilt Show

The time has come to share pics of my favorite quilts at the 2011 Dallas Quilt Show...and I even remembered to get names this time to give the quiltmaker credit.  Let's get to it...

3" Ohio Stars by Annie Rosser
I fell in love with this quilt the moment I saw all those tiny stars. 
I'd love to make one someday...maybe not as big though.

Come On-a My House by Janey Banks
This one has been on my "to do" list for a while.  I loved the blues and reds in this quilt.

Under the Stars by Barbara Kauffman
I've seen this design before and I just continue to love it.

Four Patch Elegance by the ladies of the Quilt Guild of East Texas
This is their raffle quilt for this year's show and it's their own original design.

Memories of Orlena by Angela Blahak
Check out the embroidery she added to each block...LOVE IT!

A Few of My Favorite Things by Serena S. Vrnak
Another great four patch quilt that orginated as a block exchange.

Dots by Sharon Chambers
Not my usual taste but I just love this quilt!  It's so fun and bright.

To Grandmother's House We Go by Arvana Goble
I love the way she used the embroideries from a Crabapple Hill pattern and
add her own flareto create her own one of a kind quilt...FANTASTIC!

Millefiori Revival by Rebecca Yarborough
Another quilt that is on my "to do" list.  I can't wait to hand piece this!

My That's A Lota Yella by Fay Pritts
This one was bananas!  The hand quilting on this quilt was AMAZING! 
I wanna be a quilter like this when I grow up.

Well that's all I have for now!  I hope you enjoyed the mini show.  Tomorrow I'll post pictures of my goodies.  See y'all then.

A Quick Finish

Plan C by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. 
using Charlevoix by Minnick & Simpson

Hey!  Just popping in to post a picture of a little sample I managed to finished just before the Dallas show.  This has got to be the quickest of Carrie's Schnibble patterns.  It was over about as quickly as it started.

What's next?  For today it's Endless Summber by Heartspun Charms using Lily & Will by Bunny Hill Designs.

P.S.  I went to the show yesterday and have pics to share a little bit later.  So stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

...and then it was over...

For now that is.  My Tree Farm is now completed and off to the Dallas Quilt Show to hang in a vendor's booth.  We're hoping it will be quilted before then but if not that's ok 'cause I think it'll look fine hanging either way.

This quilt was such a blast to make.  I enjoyed it so much that I would consider doing it again if the occasion ever arose to want/need to.

Next up, two Schnibbles - Plan C and Sweet Spot.  See y'all soon!