Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Another Dresden Plate project in the works

I have been working today on a new Dresden Plate embroidery project for a catalog company. They sent me this beautiful Moda charm pack to use as a base for the embroidery design. There were so many beautiful prints left after making the dresden plate that I decided to include a table runner along with the project. So, my morning project turned into my morning, noon, and night project.
Hopefully tomorrow I can finish pu the pillow, send the runner off to the quilter and check this off my list. I do love making those check marks on my list :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

More Big Block Baby Quilts

Here are some pictures of a few more of the Big Block Baby Quilts I designed based on traditional quilt blocks from the Wasatch Front Shop Hop. Each quilt is made of a 36" center block and was sewn by a different Pine Needles employee who added their own flare.

Brie added fun ric-rack around this darling pink & brown quilt we call French Village
Wendy sewed this little Wheels quilt using Riley Blake's fun boy line.

Cecilia created 16 Squares & Counting using Martinique by Moda including the FABULOUS pin tuck aqua fabric that adds the perfect touch of texture.

Wendy also worked up a fun quilt from Moda's Tweet Tweet by Keiki and added jumbo ric-rack sewn in the binding.

Cowboy Star was made by Cecilia and is a must for any little buckaroo!
Check back tomorrow for more pictures of these great EASY big block quilts!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Fans

Tomorrow is the beginnning of the Wasatch Front Shop Hop and I have been going CRAZY getting ready. I just finished piecing, quilting, binding, & writing instructions for this fun little quilt, Summer Fans. Riley Blake was SUPER kind and donated an entire line of Summer Song to the assocation. We cut the entire line up into charm squares and each store has designed a quilt using the set of charms. Summer Fans was my design for Pine Needles. Anyone that finishes the entire shop hop will receive a free Summer Song Charm Pack, plus they will have seen 15 different projects done using this set!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Big Block Baby Quilts #1

I am busy writing instructions for 15 new Big Block Baby Quilts. Still unsure of a name for this one.....any suggestions? Oh and all 15 patterns need to be complete by next Wednesday! You see, the Wasatch front Shop Hop begins then and the quilts will be on display at Pine Needles. Each store participating in the Shop Hop is focusing on a different reason to CELEBRATE and we are throwing a Baby Shower. So, I am going craaazy trying to get ready. That is no surprise for anyone who knows me well. I work best under pressure. I work best that way but drive everyone around me nuts. It's amazing though what I can accomplish with a bag of M&M's by my side and a couple of excedrin.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm back!

I cannot believe that it has been over a week since I returned from Quilt Market. It has taken me that long to catch my breath and get back in the swing of things. What a fun time we had! Holly, my sister, was busy buying for our store and returning to me with news of all the fabulous finds! I spent my days in the booth with my mom, sharing my quilts.Laundry Day my biggest debut for this market and I was so happy that so many liked it. It's scary to put yourself out there not knowing how people will react. I sold out of the books at Sample Spree and had 3 times as many printed when we got home to fill orders. It was such a fun quilt to make. I could finally say that I looked forward to doing my laundry.

So this was a market to Celebrate. That brings me to my latest table runner, CELEBRATE. The center diamonds and ice-cream cones are made using the folded faric technique that I used in my Hats off to Santa, and Hats off to Halloween runners. Easy Peasy!

This is my new Little Square Dance charm pack quilt. Blocks are made using an easy stack, slash & shuffle method. I used the new Kate Spain christmas charm pack because I simply don't love anything more than red and turquoise!

What do you think of this Funky quilt? Funky Flowers is made of stacked flowers of all the best Funky fabrics from Amy Butler and so many others. Raw edge applique makes it easy, jumbo ric-rac makes it fun, and funky fabrics make it pop!

Now of course I did not neglect my love for embroidery and I added to my line of pastry pin cushions with American Pie.
Well, that is it for now. Whew, what a blast, my mind is turning about what to work on next......