Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Labyrinth - Arabella Rose by RJR Fabrics

This weekend was very productive for me.  I was able to get the Labyrinth (Calico Carriage Quilt Design by Debbie Maddy) in the Arabella Rose by RJR Fabrics pieced and quilted.  Purple is not a color that I usually sew with, not that I don't like purple.  But looking though my quilts, I have noticed that there is just not much purple.  I tend to go to blue...a lot (that is my favorite color). 

When I saw this line and especially the large floral.  I just knew I need to sew with it. 

This is my third Labyrinth.  I love the pattern.  It looks so difficult, but I can piece the top in a good 5 hours.  I just love how the maze pattern looks.  To me it is important for the maze to look seamless, I have to use fabrics that you can not easily pick out the seams.  The fabrics on the bolts that are used to make some of the maze pieces.


I just quilted the Labyrinth in a all over leafy vine.   I used a cream/tan paisley for the backing.  

Thanks for letting me share my work from this weekend.  I was able to get the quilt pieced and quilted this weekend, but the binding didn't make it on until yesterday. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Raise The Roof

Hello Again Friends,

I recently finished the Raise the Roof by Miss Rosie's Quilts.  I love patterns using Log Cabin blocks and to put stars in the mix...wonderful.  Miss Rosie's patterns just fit together so nicely.  Can you tell I am a fan of the Miss Rosie's Quilt patterns???  I even like to pull patterns that have been out a while and use my current fabrics.  The quilts look total different.  

I love how you can really see the Barn Raising layout when this quilt is spread out.  I used Civil War Fabrics from different designers to help give it a scrappy look and different color tones. The lights were all  tonal prints in tans and creams.  I think the piano key border is just beautiful and just accents the log cabin blocks.
I quilted the quilt with a stacked feather.  But it is really hard to see in the photo.  I used a piece of Judie Rothermel Civil War to back to quilt.  I had been holding on to the backing fabric for a while to find the right quilt.  I am so glad I waited.  It made a stunning back.
Thanks again for letting me share my quilt.  Next week I will share with you the quilt I hope to finish this weekend. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

History Repeated Book II by Julie Hendricksen

I have been on vacation for a few days, just in case you were wondering about me.  But when I returned to the shop I as so excited to see boxes and boxes of fabric waiting for me unpack and find a home on the shelves.  It was like Christmas. 

This fabric is just wonderful.  I love the cozy colors of the History Repeated Book II by Julie Hendricksen.   I have also been able to get the Creamery Neutrals 6 by Buggy Barn unpacked and on shelves too, but the picture of neutrals just doesn't show up as well. 

For our Family Vacation we went to the Outer Banks, NC.  I just love the area.  We have vacationed there for a week in June about 5 times now.  Just a nice relaxing vacation to watch the kids play in the pool and run around on the beach.  This year we had some Tropical Storm winds that made beautiful waves and wonder kite adventures. 
Thanks for letting me take a few days away and then listening to me glow about the trip.