Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monterrey Medallion by Atkinson Designs

Hot off the Quilt Frame is the Monterrey Medallions by Atkinson Designs.

Monterrey Medallion Book

I had this pattern booklet for a while now and could not decide what colors or if I wanted to make it scrappy like the photo on the pattern booklet.  But then we started getting in all the blacks in the Inkwell and American Gothic collections.  I just knew it was perfect for this stunning quilt.  It is now hanging at the shop.

I used one solid Moda Bella Natural - 12 for the background and the Moda Bella Kansas Red -120 for the contrast fabric.  The book has patterns for two version Simple and Challenge.  We chose the Challenge version,  the main visual difference is the red fabrics.  But I think that is what gives this pattern it's AHHHH!!! 

 The center is a large star with a log type block set on point.

The stars are simple Ohio star type blocks.

The outside is a Jacobs Ladder block.  I quilted it with a medallions, feathers and in the ditch.  I finished mine as the large 90" x 90".

I picked a light piece from the American Gothic Collection for my backing and bound it with a black print.  I just loved working with a scrappy type pattern, but in one color way.  It really adds contrast and texture, without looking busy.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Foursquare by Red Crinoline Quilts

I finished the Foursquare by Red Crinoline Quilts.  This one is a change from my normal sewing.  Most of my Civil War quilts are dark.  This one is light and bright.  The background is a tan on cream print.  I used a solid civil war blue for the set-in triangles.  Most of the colored blocks are tonal prints.  The outside border and binding is a solid Moda Bella Natural.  I just love how simple and clean the quilt looks.

I quilted with a very dense vintage rose pattern.

The simple nine patch was a very nice change from all the angles I had been sewing.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lilly by Red Crinoline Quilts

I have just hung the Lilly I finished last week from the new Red Crinoline 2014 patterns.  The pattern called for 18 different lights for the background of the pieced blocks.  However, I thought it looked took away from all the piecing in the blocks.
 Lilly Pattern
The alternating squares are a rosie pink from the Pin Money Collection.  The pattern showed a bubble gum pink, but I like the aged look this piece brings to the pattern.

The blocks have 18 different prints from various civil war fabrics.
I quilted the quilt using a Large Feather.
This is my favorite block.  I am not usually a purple fan.  But I just love the little pop of color that the purple brings to the quilt.  

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Parker's Crossing by Red Crinoline Quilts

I have been sewing a ton lately.  And over the next few post hopefully you can see some of the things I have finished.  First is the Parker's Crossing by Red Crinoline Quilts.  This is a new pattern that the Red Crinoline just released.  I was so excited to find fabrics that I thought look perfect for my living room.
 Parker's Crossing
The all over photo of our shop sample.

I quilted each block with a medallion.  I used a beautiful gold print for the alternate block and set in triangles.

I used a Brown star print from the Freedom Rings collection for the backing.

I love this black block.  My eye goes right to it every time I spread the quilt out.

Please note that if you are going to use this pattern, my copy had a typo in the cutting directions.  We have corrected all our copies at the shop, but if you get it from somewhere else please make the adjustment, or you will have several mis-cut blocks like me.  The gold alternate block should be cut 12.5".  The directions had 10.5".  

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Due South by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co

I just finished quilting the Due South by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. 

 We used 20 light Fat Quarters and 10 Print fat quarters.  I think the lights are so comforting.  I love all the geese flying. 

The pattern makes a 72" x 80".  But the pieced border make it great for adjusting to a larger size by just adding an additional border.

I love the stars sprinkled in the geese.    The cool grey, bright blue, cozy greens and gold tones are so comforting.   I think it look so cool for summer.

I used a tan on cream backing to keep it light.  I quilted it with a butterfly and flower pattern.  
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Savannah by Red Crinoline Quilts

I have just hung the Savannah by Red Crinoline Quilts.  I just love how cozy and comfortable the quilts looks.  The large red floral border is just beautiful.
Very quick and easy to make. It was nice to piece a quilt that I didn't have to think about.  Just Sew..... 

I used a Moda 108" for the backing and quilted it with an allover Damask Pattern.
The pattern finishes with a large 94" x 94".  I think this might have to be a keeper for my house.
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Monday, May 19, 2014


I have just finished Migration by Calico Carriage Quilts.  I just love how complex their patterns look, but they are so simple.  The queen is a large 90" x 102".

I used the fabrics from the Harvest Palette by Molly B's Studio for Marcus Brothers.  Brown and rust are not usually my color palette, but I just love this combination.
 I quilted the quilt with stacked peacock feathers allover.  

 I chose the tan check from the same collection for the backing and used the rust print for binding.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Little Trips in the Party of Twelve

I have had the Little Trips pattern by Glad Creations hanging on the bulletin board in my office for a few weeks and could not decide what I wanted to use with this pattern.

So when then I walked past the section at the shop that had the Party of Twelve fabrics it was just screaming Little Trips.  I think it looks so vintage.  Just like something my Grandmother would have made.
I tried to get an overall photo of the quilt.  But it is huge a 91" by 103".  

 I just love how the pieced border keeps the background square.  It makes the little trips just float.
 I had a hard time deciding how to quilt it.  But finally decided to quilt in the ditch.  I don't usually quilt in the ditch but this called for the extra work.

I picked out a simple cream with a little circle from the Party of Twelve and of course I had to bind it in blue.

Hopefully it will give you ideas of what to do with your Party of Twelve.
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Monday, April 28, 2014


I have recently finished the Hooterville pattern by Brandywine designs.
I just love the bright fun funky owls.  I choose to machine applique the owls and trees.

I quilted with just a little loopy meander.  
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Diaper Clutch....

 We have a friend of the family who is expecting a new grandson and they are very big football fans.
So of course I had to make something football themed for them.

I made a diaper clutch.   I stitched white lines on the green grass looking fabric and made the numbers on the sideline with iron on transfer vinyl. 

I put fold in pockets for diapers and wipes.

I used iron on transfer vinyl for the Touchdown in the end zone.  I used light weight clear vinyl over the inside
so that it can be easily cleaned.
On the outside I appliqued a football.
There is a few more weeks until the baby shower.  So if you know who it is for....keep it a secret.


Monday, April 14, 2014

I Got it Done.

I have finished the quilting and the binding is all done.  

It is not winter anymore, but Mom did put it on a bed at her house when she took it home.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

What is on my Longarm?

 I thought I would share with you what I am working on quilting right now.   Mom hand embroidered the Winter Wonderland by Crabapple Hill Studio.  Didn't she do a great job hand stitching all those snowmen and snowflakes? 
I wanted to quilt the pieced border a little special since it had large blank blocks.  I did a lot of micro stitching and ruler work.

In the area where she did all the hand work.  I just kept it simple with swirls and tried not to stitch over her hand work.

Hopefully it will be finished soon and I can show you the overall of the quilt.  I hope she is surprised with the quilting.
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Big & Bold and Beautiful...

I used the Big & Bold pattern by Cozy Quilt Designs with the Bold and Beautiful fabrics by Michele D'Amore for Benartex Fabrics.  I just love the cool beachy tones with an accent of brown.  (Whew...that was a lot of B's.)

All over photo of the quilt. Can't you just feel the ocean air.  Maybe I am just really ready for summer.

I quilted with an all over meander.

I used just a soft cream tone on tone on the back.  And continued the brown accent as the binding.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Kennesaw Mountains

I have found my groove with the flying geese.  I made the Kennesaw Mountains by Red Crinoline Quilts. 

The all over photo of the quilt....However, I am a quilter not really a good photographer and keep editing the photo, but it keeps turning back to being on it's side......I give up.  Good thing it is not directional.  You just can see the floor at the side.

I was never really a fan of flying geese.  But have learned to like them.  I really like the sawtooth boarder.

I quilted the quilt so that there would be curves and arcs in the set -in blocks and gives it a look of a cathedral window.

I used a piece of Tavern Reds on the back.  I have been looking for the right project to use this fabric on and it was perfect for this quilt.

Thanks for letting me talk about my flying geese adventure and huff a little about the crazy photo that keeps flipping.


Monday, March 31, 2014


Marguerite by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. is hanging in our shop.  But I used a large floral print as the alternating print in the pattern.  The quilt finishes 74" x 74", but could easily be made large with the addition of borders. 
All over photo of the quilt.
I just love how Miss Rosie sneaks in the stars in the quilt.  Just a few scattered around.

I quilted with a meandering flower.  I tried to make them look like roses.  But some of them have more petals then the others.  I put a cream tone on tone on the back.  The bold floral on the front needed a calm back.
Close up of the block.  I also bound the quilt with the large floral used in the alternating blocks.

Thanks for looking..