Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Flannel Essentials - Quilt

  Henry Glass Flannel Essentials 8
I just finished this flannel quilt top using Henry Glass Flannel  Essentials 8 that I got in a kit at Mountain Creek.  There were light and a dark version kits.  I went with the dark version because it reminds me of my grandmothers crazy quilt.   I believe they still have a few kits http://www.mountaincreekquilters.com/shop/Quilt-Kits/p/Flannel-Essentials--Male-Kit-x5346710.htm  available on their website.  The version I made is called the ‘male’ version because it is dark.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Big EZ Quilt Class

Ritzy Thimble Quilt Guild hosted a class with Sue Jones teaching the Big EZ quilt.  Here’s the different versions in various states of completeness from class.  I love to see all the different fabric choices and what a big difference it makes in the look of the quilt. 
collage big ez

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Valentine’s Day Ribbon Wreath

Valentine Day Ribbon Wreath

Found some pretty valentine themed ribbons at Hobby Lobby that I couldn’t resist.  I decided on coordinating  black and white ribbon instead of the traditional pink.  Also found a red wired ribbon with buttons that I had to have because remember I love me some buttons. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mountain Creek Quilt Shop

mountain creek quilt shop
 Mountain Creek is a quaint little shop in Greenback TN.  It is about 40 minutes outside Knoxville and well worth the trip if you are ever in the East Tennessee area.
They have lots of fabrics, wools, patterns, flannels, notions, fabric kits and more.  One of the best things about Mountain Creek is that Terry the owner keeps lots of quilts and wall hangings on display for inspiration.   Terry also keeps fabric kits for many of the quilt samples she has made. 
mountain creek quilt shop
Lots of MODA!!! and at very reasonable prices.   The fabric average is $8.99 yard and Terry has sales several times a year.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

2014 Quilts In Review

Mystery Quilt Floral Bouquet Summer In The Park Simply-A-Bloom Star 10 Minute Block Quilt Janes Quilt Jaxon Quilt Milky Way
 2014 Year of Quilts in Review 

Thanks to my group of friends 'Bags and Hags' for inspiring me to sew again.  Here's a look back at some of  the quilts I made in 2014.  Some went to new homes and some stayed with me for now.  You can click on the picture of a specific quilt to see it's blog post.    

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mystery Quilt: Legend of the Spinning Top

I took a Mystery Quilt class at Pappy’s in Maryville TN ( http://www.pappysquilting.com/pages/about-us ) last year with Sue Jones as the teacher.    Sue is my favorite quilting instructor.   If you have never heard of a mystery quilt, it’s a fun way to make a quilt where the quilt pattern isn’t  revealed until the end.  

Legend of the Spinning Top

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Flirt - A 10 Minute Block

10 minute block

I was going to do a ‘Year of Quilts in Review’ post when I  remembered a few quilts you haven’t seen from 2014.  This quilt is a faux cathedral pattern named the 10 minute block by Suzanne McNeill.  I alternated solid  blocks with patchwork blocks.    I used Moda’s Flirt and Moda Bella Solid in Snow for the blocks.  The borders are Moda Avalon which matched the Flirt colors really well. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Floral Bouquet Quilt


I made this  Floral quilt with Wallflowers fabric strips from Windham fabrics.   I like the vintage feel of the Wallflowers fabric and the pattern reminds me of the old timey tulip quilts.   I pieced this quilt top over a year ago on my Singer Featherweight.   It does a great job with straight lines used in quilting.  I need to get that little machine back out.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Rile’s Quilt


Look at this darling baby quilt that Sandy Donoho made for her cousin Morgan’s first baby that’s due this month.   The pattern is Play Ball! by the Pieceful Quilter and the fabric is mostly from Alexander Henry.   Great job Sandy!   She had the quilting done by Pat Pike of Pike’s Piece in Vonore Tennessee. 

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Funny thing how quilters of a feather flock together.  Sandra is a relative that I was just introduced to by ways of my blog.   We share a love of quilting and crafting and I can’t wait to get out of the virtual world and meet her in person.   

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Live on Moda Bake Shop!

Oh, oh, I am so excited.  My clothespin bag went live on Moda Bake Shop yesterday.  You can see it on the Moda Bake Shop home page   http://www.modabakeshop.com/
or the direct link is http://www.modabakeshop.com/2015/01/clothespin-bag.html#more-27713

It was supposed to be posted Jan 11th (next Sunday) but it went a week early.  I hope people enjoy it.    My next Moda  post is scheduled for Feb 28th, a denim circle quilt. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Washboard Remake


I’m trying to get caught up with some posts. You probably noticed I have been MIA.  I’ve been busy with the holidays and getting my Moda pattern complete.