Sunday, June 20, 2010

Modify Tradition Mini Quilt Swap Complete!

Here is the quilt I received from Michelle, you can visit her blog here.

I love it!

All of my favorite colors.

This is going to look great hanging in my entryway :)

Such precise quilting.

She also sent this cute little snow flake :)

How great!

Here is the quilt I made for Alexis for the same swap, she has received it!
This was a blind swap, we didn't know who had our name.

For this swap we were to make a traditional block in a modern format.

I found out Alexis watches True Blood (so do I, and I have read most of the Sookie series) so I was excited, and she likes pink so I had to work that in.

I decided to design a block inspired by these things.

I embroidered drops of blood using Aurifil 12 wt cotton thread.

The fabric making up the hourglass represents drops of blood and the green trees on the sides represent the woods between Sookie and Bill's houses.

The swap was fun, I may have to do this again!

- Lisa 

Sunday Stash #5

Panache by Sanae for Moda

Layer Cake and some yardage

Workin' on a little something over here... 

I think the red fruit slices has to be my favorite :)

Have a good Father's Day

- Lisa

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Stash #4


You know it!

I have used one charm pack so far and some of one of the layer cakes.  

I have had most of this for a while, before all the hoarding started ;)

We won't talk about the rest of my Tula stash...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Just call me the crazy hexagon lady...

Above are some examples of different size hexagons.

Paper pieces are usually measured by the length of the side of the hexagon.

Red flowers - 1"
piecing in progress underneath - 1/2"
Tiny green - 1/4"

So if you are crazy enough, join me on the quest to save those tiny scraps.

Maybe I will have this done by the time you are coming to visit me in the nursing home ;)

I do like English paper piecing. 

I know some despise it, but it is a great take-along project and can be done while watching TV.

Hexagons were one of the first projects that led me to quilting.  

Above is one of my long-term projects I work on from time to time, made from 1" hexagons. 

I cut all the paper pieces for this quilt out by hand because I was trying to be cheap, but you can buy them here: Paper Pieces - and I probaby will from now on.  

All that cutting can be hard on your hands.

Another long term project.

All fabrics from charm packs by Tula Pink.

2" hexagons are a good size for using with charm pack squares.

Another fun project below, English paper pieced soccer balls for X.

Made with 1" hexagons and pentagons!

Do you love hexagons?

Have a good weekend!

- Lisa

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Quick note: If you don't follow her already jaybird quilts is hosting a giveaway sponsored by The Quilt Shoppe on her blog.  Up for grabs is a Martinique Jelly Cake!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

She's working!

Rewired, cleaned up, and working!  

Polishing actually brought out more nicks and scratches than I thought it had, I think the dirt and grime were hiding them...

The metal parts polished up nicely though!

Now I just need to practice my free-motion quilting some more and get to know this machine a little better :)

I always wonder about the history of these machines, where they came from, what was sewn on them, were they loved? 

She still needs a name ???

- Lisa

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I "Love" starting a new project...

I admit it, I am bad about starting new projects.  

For me the thinking part is so much more exciting than the actual sitting down and sewing.
When this fabric collection came out I actually wasn't too sure about it.  

Then it grew on me, then it went on clearance, and what can I say I am a sucker for clearance!

Anyway, these are actual pieces from the blocks I will be piecing, deciding on a layout here...

Fabric: Westminster - Love by Amy Butler

Sunday in the garden...


There are going to be a lot of baby quilts in my future.  X now has 2 new cousins and more on the way!

Here is the first baby quilt I have finished for one of our neighbors who is due soon.

I haven't had a chance to give it to her yet because of this silly cold.

I used heavy weight paper circles, basted the fabric around the circles and stiffened the circles with Best Press.  Then I removed the paper and appliqued them to the white fabric with a small zig zag stitch.

Hope she likes it!

- Lisa

Sunday Stash #3

OK I still have this stinking cold but I got out and took a few photos anyway...

I LOVE this line!  Don't get me wrong, I am still a big Tula fan, but Lauren and Jessi, I think I love you too!

See the little frog and the lizard on the left, what is there not to like about this!

See the hummingbirds and spider webs!!!!

Right now there are quilt kits, yardage and jelly roll's on clearance at Hancock's of Paducah.

Have  a great Sunday!

- Lisa