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..

Friday, March 28, 2014

I told you I liked blue....

On the last post I comment about blue being my favorite color.  I just as well share with you my Baskets of Plenty by Red Crinoline Quilts that was just hung at the shop.  When I got this pattern in I just knew that it would be perfect using blues and browns. 
Almost the all over photo.

I used the browns for the baskets and star centers.
And blues were all the half square triangles and cornerstones.

I used a cream floral print from the Mills Girls collection for the background. 
 I think it makes the quilt look vintage.  Many of the blues and browns are from the Strawberries, Blueberries and Chocolate.  I think the baskets in the corners of the border really showcases all the work in the basket.

 I put the same fabric on the back as I used for the background.  And bound it with the same fabric as the border.
I will try not to make the next quilt that I post about blue. 
Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sara Emma by Red Crinoline Quilts

It is no secret that I sew several of the Red Crinoline Quilts (formerly Bonnie Blue Quilts).  I have finished the Sarah Emma Quilt.  It is a huge 90" x 102".  But it is currently one of my favorites.  Just a cozy warm looking quilt. 
Almost the allover photo.  There are several 4" stars. 

I love how the first border has the star points set in.

I used kind of all over feather meander.  The background fabric was so busy, I just didn't want to make the quilting to busy.

I choose a fabric that was a cream with a blue leaf for the backing.

Blue is my favorite color, so this is right in my comfort zone.   I have to really work at picking out quilts to make for the shop.  If I don't keep an eye on myself everything would be blue. 

Thanks for letting me share....

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bounce in Tweet for Two

I used the Bounce pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. and it was perfect for the Tweet for Two fabrics by Nancy Rink.  I just love this line of fabric.  I think it is perfect set on white.  Lets all the colors just dance on the quilt.
Photo of the overall quilt.  Don't you think the stars just Bounce.

Close up of the quilting.  I wanted to use a kind of modern square in a square quilting.

The pieced border adds movement and that pop of color right at the edge. But I haven't met a Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. pattern that I haven't loved.  It was nice to do such a bright modern looking (at least for me) quilt. 

I chose to put the modern leaf on the back that is from the Tweet for Two line.  I put the red binding on that really just frames out the whole quilt for me.  I think this one might make it back to my house when it is finished at the shop.  Not really my colors.  But it makes me very happy to  look at it all quilted and hung. 
Hope you are having a great time.  Maybe you will find a little Bounce to keep you sewing....

Monday, March 17, 2014

Arlington by Red Crinoline

I know I am not a good Blogger.  But I will try my best to get back on track.  I don't want you to think I haven't been doing anything.  Really I have had the sewing bug....So there are several photos to share with you over the next little bit.

First I have Finished the Arlington by Red Crinoline Quilts (formerly Bonnie Blue).  The quilt pattern finishes 79" x 79".  The Border print is from the Summit Rose collection by Paula Barnes for Marcus.  It just makes a stunning frame for the quilt.

Photo of the overall Quilt as it hangs on the back wall.

I quilted half feather wreaths in the set-in triangles. 

I think the black on cream just pops. 
Hope you enjoyed seeing what the Arlington.  Hopefully it will inspire you.
Thank you for understanding that the days just fly by.  I have a lot of things I would like to share, but just keep putting it off.
I will try to be a better blogger.