Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Began Working on BFF Jill's Cat Quilt

My BFF Jill is a cat lover. She is also a huge fan of Laurel Burch. I found a great deal on some Laurel Burch kits, but they were very small panels more like a small wall hanging. The kits came with the panel, batting and backing. I bought 3 kits, some sashing and border material, and batting. I went into EQ6 and played around with a design and I came up with something I like.

Tonight I started putting the sashing on the sides of the panels. I am very pleased with the color of sashing material I found. The side sashings are going to be wider than the top and bottom sashings. Also, I am alternating how the panel between upright and upside down because I want her to be able to see the cats no matter which end she pulls up on her when she pulls the quilt on.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Turtle Quilt Top Completed

I finished the turtle quilt top tonight. This weekend my youngest and I will go to Lewisville to Quilt Country to look for the backing material. I am going to let him pick it out. We were discussing tonight about all the options he has because of the border.

Here are some pictures of the finished top. I have to put it up on my board to get pictures, and it is impossible to get a quilt this size up there without wrinkles. I am really pleased with how all the fabrics came together.

This is a long view of the quilt. This is a corner.

This shows the Border and 2 blocks. Just another view of the border along the blocks.

I can't wait to see what the youngest picks out for a backing. I really am pleased with this quilt top.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A New Quilt Shop in Wylie, Texas

My quilting friend and I went to the new quilt shop in Wylie, TX last Thursday. It is very nice. I like the fact that they also had jigsaw puzzles that are related to quilting. There is one I would love to own, but I spent my money on a fabric for Jill's quilt.

The shop is the Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe. They have a very nice website at:

Progress on the Turtle Quilt

I was able to spend the evening working on the turtle quilt for my youngest. I made quite a bit of progress. My BFF Jill will be happy because she is next in the queue for a quilt.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Turtle Quilt Started

I was able to start sewing the rows of the turtle quilt I am making for my youngest son tonight. I put it up on my design wall to see how it is going to look. I designed it with my EQ6 software, it is the first time I used the software. I think it is going to look really nice.

Here are the first two rows:

(Click the picture to better look at the block fabrics)

Here is the design for the quilt:

My youngest is very pleased with how it looks. Turtles are big in our house!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

"Into the Night" Blooming Nine Patch Quilt Top Complete!

I finally got my act together so that I could start quilting again. I finishes the Blooming Nine Patch quilt top. I still need to do the backing and get it off to be quilted, and that might be a while yet, but I can move on.

It is very difficult to get a good picture of such a large quilt in my house, but I tried.

Next project is the turtle quilt for my youngest son, but I cannot start that until I cut 3 no-sew blankets for a couple of charity projects on the horizon, and one baby gift.