I'm so excited to show you the gorgeous version of my Crossing Waves pattern that was done by my very talented friend, Paola of Love of Fabrics! The quilt was made using the brand new In Blue Art Gallery Fabrics by Katarina Roccella and it turned out amazing! I just might need to make another!
It has been way, way too long since I did a blog post. To be honest, .....
It's been a bit since I did a blog post which I plan to remedy very soon! Lots going on around here and with the holidays it's even busier.
In November, I took a fun soap making class and was hooked! It's so much fun to make.
Recently I had an opportunity to do a trunk show at my local St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild. Each month this year a member volunteers to bring a collection of their quilts showing the progression of their work from the beginning on through. It was the first time I had done one and a lot of fun to go through my stuff and see my progress. So I thought it would be fun to do a few posts as kind of an online trunk show.
Recently I tackled a long desired project - a quilt for my bed. We have a king bed and we needed something extra wide so no one would end up with no covers in the middle of the night and long enough to eliminate a bed skirt. I also wanted something simple and rather quick to put together since I knew tackling the quilting on my domestic machine would be a big job.
I've wanted to do a map quilt for a while - probably since the first time I saw one but hadn't gotten around to it. It ended up being the perfect project for a lay day at home watching movies.
I needed a little something to add to a little contrast to my other mini in my bedroom so I decided to try a little improv applique.
A friend from my guild, Cindy, hosted a quilt along on her blog, Hyacinth Quilt Designs. The goal was to make at least nine blocks of the pattern Outlined Plus Quilt by Meadow Mist Designs. I knew I wanted to partcipate but didn't really know what I wanted to do. Then one morning last week I woke up with an idea and ran with it.
I am part of a monthly bee, Sew Bee It, through my local quilt guild, St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild. If you are not familiar with a bee, basically it is a small group, usually up to 12 members. Each member gets assigned a month and during that month all the other members make a block or blocks of her choosing. They may provide fabric or part of the fabric and the rest is pulled from your stash.
Today I made some fun pen holders. They were quick and easy so I thought I'd share with you how I made them as well as give one away.