Monday, August 30, 2010

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

These wonderful bird pincushions arrived in Arizona today from Kimber Van Heukelom of Adel, Iowa. Kimber makes the most beautiful wool pincushions. Can't wait to show them off at the San Diego Quilt Show on September 16th - 18th. Hopefully they will fly out of my booth!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Finished Sun Bonnet Sue Quilt

As promised here is a picture of the Sun Bonnet Sue quilt I just finished. I think it turned out really cute. I love the cross hatch quilting in the blocks.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Zippers are NO BIG DEAL!!! Just ask Terry Atkinson and Me

At Quilt Market in May I had the pleasure of meeting Terry Atkinson and fell in love with her cute "Zippered", yes I said "Zippered" bags. Now I don't make bags, I am a quilter. However I have become addicted to making these. Terry Atkinson's new patterns make them fast, fun and easy. They make perfect quick gifts and best of all you can use your scraps. Check out her patterns on my website: Elkhorn Quilt Company. They are called "Cash & Carry" and "Zippy Strippy". Once you learn her technique you can make any size bag you need. This one pictured is for my camera. I made it a little bigger and doubled the fusible fleece to give it more padding. Well I better go......I need to make one for my GPS.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Just Couldn't Say NO!!!

I recently received a call from someone I don't know, who had just returned home from a trip to Kansas to visit her 85 year old grandmother. She found these old quilt blocks her grandmother had made and wanted to find someone to put them together for her. (Her grandmother told her to throw them away.) Anyone who knows me, knows that I love old quilts. The blocks weren't done with the best workmanship, but then a lot of them weren't as they were usually self taught. To make a long story short....I couldn't say no! Here is a before and after picture. I will post another one after I find someone to quilt it. I think her grandmother will love it!!!