Monday, September 22, 2008

Finally Finished!

Well the quilt is finally finished. I called it a sampler because I incorporated several different techniques; applique, beading, etc. This is only the second quilt I didn't make for someone else. I used fabric samples from a company in New York. I had them for years wondering what to do with them. They were too pretty to throw away. I used some to them in a quilt for my niece, used more in this quilt and I have plenty left to perhaps make another quilt! It turned out a lot larger than I thought, just slightly bigger than queen-sized. So now it's finished so on to the next project.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another Sidetrack

I just finished (in time for her birthday) the room box I made for my sister-in-law. She would like for her hobby to be cooking and she does make a "mean" cheesecake. We have done some catering, her dream is to someday have her own place. This may or may not happen but to keep her eye on the prize so to speak I thought I'd make a little room to catch her wishes. It was the first roombox I have ever done. Hope she likes it!

The Top is Finished!

I have finished piecing the top of the quilt. It turned out a lot larger than I thought, it it about the size of a queen-sized quilt. Only the second largest I have done so far. Now I have to do the quilting which should be a challenge considering the size! But I am very happy with it.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


I got a little sidetracked from my dollhouse projects - Here is the family quilt I am currently working on. As far as I know the pattern has no name it is just something I put together. I am probably the standard quilter because I don't spend much time trying to make the squares the same size or the seam match or anything of the sort. I added applique and different African fabrics making up the design as I go along - I am calling this quilt "Family Sampler." This the fifth or sixth quilt I have made (although it is only the second one I got to keep) they are all different, most have family photos incorporated in them. I have not finished the quilt, still working on the top. As any of you quilters out there know I still have a long way to go!