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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Row by Row experience...The Cherry Pit ( Sevierville TN)

This is The Cherry Pit quilt shop's row by row sample.

This shop had sooo many samples displayed.
I loved them all.

I love the colors and "fun" look of this one.

Lots of patterns to browse and choose from.

I could not resist this one with the snowman.
The shop is well worth going out of the way to visit.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Row By Row experience...Red Barn Custom Quilts ( Sevierville, TN)

Red Barn Custom Quilts row by row...I love the sunflowers and their  license plate.

The shop had a nice display of color quilts on display....made me
 wish I had my sewing machine with me!

The color was colorful and very inviting.

I love this sample from the book Simple Stars Beautiful Quilts.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

row by row experience... Quilter's Quarters (Waynesville NC)

 
This is Quilter's Quarters row by row block. It represents the Fall season.

The store had a nice variety of quilts displayed. I wish I lived close
enough to attend classes there. They also do retreats.

I had to buy a layer cake (Rejoice by Moda). They had a large selection of Christmas fabrics, batiks, and colorful fabrics. Lots of patterns, quilty items.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Carpenter's Wheel

This was a quick quilt to make...half square triangles and a few squares. Now to get it on my longarm.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

2014 Row By Row Experience

 I have been on several road trips with friends collecting patterns, kits and license plates. I have completed my first row. The picture above is from their shop...mine is reversed. My snowflakes did not show up in my snapshot so I decided to use theirs.  This is from Quilter's Corner Quilt Shop in Midlothian , Virginia. I bought their kit ( and it had the appliques precut, so I only had to iron on and blanket stitch around.)  I am not from Virginia so my next block will be from North Carolina. It is so hard to choose. They are so cute. When I get some roads made then I will have to decide about borders, sashing, how to add the shops' fabric license plates  ( they are 3 1/2" by & inches).Off to choose!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wishes Quilt Along Blocks

 When The Fat Quarter Shop http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/p/wishes-quilt-along.html started  Wishes Quilt Along, I decided I would join in. Here are the first 4 blocks ( the patterns are free and still available on the website). You can print out instructions as well as watch videos for tips. I can't wait for next month's block. 
 January Block 1: Flying Kites
 
 
February Block 2: Double Windmills
 
 
March Block 3: Annie's Choice
 
 
April Block 4: Broken Dishes

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Latest project

I just finished quilting this one...now on to the binding. Perfect something to do this rainy afternoon.
My starting point was Peppermint Stars Quilt (http://www.freespiritfabric.com/graphic-elements/gallerys/t207_1.pdf) pattern from Free Spirit fabrics, but in their direction each block had a busy background and star points were striped pieced too.  It had way too much going on for my taste, so I changed it a little. I decided to make up the sashing also.