Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Twister finished

I got my Twister quilt back from the quilter and sewed the binding on today. I used a flannel polka dot on the back....again. I love the cozy warmth of flannel in the winter!

Happy Quilting! Lynda

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Asian Bag

I love quilting magazines. I find so much inspiration there....even if I don't make anything from the magazine. But while devouring everything in this magazine I ran across a great Asian bag pattern.

(Tilt your head to the side or this picture!) I fell in love with it. So in June for our Shop Hop I found a whole cabinet full of Asian prints. I was sure that I wanted red and black but when I saw the pink fabric I knew I had to use it instead.

Didn't it turn out lovely!! I, yes me, myself, actually did some machine quilting on it too. A blogging friend, Nine Lisa from Mrs. Moen blog, told me to just go ahead and try it. She often uses a wavy line so it's not so noticeable if your line isn't so accurate. I was quite pleased that it went so well. The pattern was easy to follow and quite simple. I may just have to make another one.

I've also made the binding ( it looks quite red but it is brown) for my pink and brown Twister quilt. I just got it back from the quilter so will be binding it tonight and tomorrow. It's for a wedding present on Thursday so I'd better get moving.

Happy Quilting! Lynda

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Great week!

Sorry about all the wrinkles but my back has been killing me for a week and I couldn't get down on the floor and smooth them out! (Yes I've been to my chiropractor and feel much better) I finished my red and green star quilt top. It is 86 X 96. I usually don't make my quilts that big anymore but I got carried away. I just love the fabric. It is called Petal Pushers but I forgot who made it. I only used 5 fabrics from the line of about 15 I think. The colors are much brighter in real life.

I love Halloween and all the bright colors and fun fabrics. This was certainly an easy quilt top to make. I used 10 inch squares, mostly from a Layer Cake, but after cutting and sewing they ended up to be 8 1/4 inch blocks. I think I'll find a polka dot flannel for the back.

Now I'm ready to start cutting and sewing on an Asian inspired purse I bought fabric for over a month ago!

Happy Quilting! Lynda

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pink Baby Twister

My friend, Janine, made this sweet little baby quilt using just 2 colors with the 4 inch twister template. The quilting is swirling flowers. I put the binding on a couple of days ago. The baby shower is today. I think this tiny baby and Mommy will be very happy.

Now I've got to get back down to my sewing room (after I finish making bread...I know, I know....its 98 degrees out and I'm making bread!). I'm almost finished with my green and red star quilt and I've been working on a bright and cheerful Halloween quilt that I have to get put together today. Yes....I HAVE TO!!

Happy Quilting! Lynda