Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Birthday to the country and my Mom!

I made this table topper using Old Glory Collection and linen. This was the first project where I quilted every square inch of negative space. I quilted the mini charms with meandering, pebbles in the corners, and squares in the borders. Everyone calls that Greek key work, but I believe that fights the patriotic theme. My sissy gave me the best compliment here 'you took fuddy duddy fabrics and made them modern!'. Goal achieved.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Laina's pillow

Last year, Laina forced me to sew her a patchwork quilt. We'd been inspired by the church of my youth, where the ladies there had produced 125 quilts to commemorate the church's anniversary. Well, these quilts seemed easy enough so we popped over to JoAnns and started the project. When you sew for Laina, she keeps you moving. In six hours this quilt was done! Now many months later, I'm obsessed with all things quilted, Pinterest, and the online quilt bloggers. I shamelessly copied the design of this matching pillow right from Pinterest.