“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Quilt for All Seasons


Another quilt finish for me! I created this eclectic quilt from the left over fabric I used to recover our  living room throw pillows. The large floral print was purchased at Joann's and the colors immediately caught my eye. They were so appealing and comforting. With the extra fabric plus lots of scraps from my huge "scrap collection" I pulled quite an assortment of different fabrics that wouldn't normally go together but really worked well when built around the multicolored inspiration fabric. The quilt reminds me of the old, country quilts from long ago. I'm sure all the Denyse Schmidt fabrics helped with the vintage vibe! I made it nice and large (60" x 65"), perfect to use as a quilt for the couch on chilly evenings.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Scrappy Quilt Finish

I started this scrappy quilt back in March using lots and lots of Denyse Schmidt bits and pieces. I was able to finish the 30 scrappy blocks and that's as far as I got for quite a while until recently when I got everything out again and finished it up. I love the finished quilt and have been draping it over my lap while I do a little crochet in the evenings. The really enjoyed the paper piecing and plan to use this technique to create more quilts in the future. 

How many fabric lines can name? To the best of my knowledge, I believe I included these:

County Fair
Katie Jump Rope
Greenfield Hill
Flea Market Fancy
Hope Valley
Fancy Free
Daisy Mae
Sugar Creek
Winding Road
Farm Stand 

But there could be a few I missed!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bright and Colorful - Knitting Needle Holders

I'm so glad to be back in front of my sewing machine after a very LONG and BUSY summer! First order of business was to create a bunch of bright and colorful Hanging Circular Knitting Needle Holders for the shop. These are my best sellers and I only had about two left. So here they are! Now I need to start on my newest Bag design, very exciting! Then more baby and lap quilts and then it will be time for more Needle Holders. Ahhhh, SO glad to be back!

Available in the Shop, y'all!