Thursday, November 29, 2012

Maple Leaf Medallion quilt is finished!!

Hi everyone,

Today, I completed my Maple Leaf Medallion Quilt.
This quilt was originally going to be bigger.
But, because I was making this quilt as a gift for my Mother-in-law,
and she likes her things to look a certain way,
I showed her the quilt after I put the log cabin border.
She loved it the way it was, and didn't want it bigger.
So, I quilted it the way it was.

Now, here it is all done.

A close-up of the quilting.

I love the way it turned out!!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop.....

Hi everyone,

Today is my day for the 

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop!!!

I hope you like my pillow.
I had a lot of fun making this pillow.
It is very cute.
Now I need to make a matching quilt.

Thanks to these special ladies!!!

  Jill Finley from Jillily Studios, 
the designer of this pillow pattern
the hostess for Holiday Lane
who comes up with amazing ideas and giveaways.

Don't forget to check out the other blogs on todays list.

Here they are:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quilts In Everyday Life, a book review!!

Hi everyone,

I was recently contacted by Schiffer Publishing Ltd to do a review
of one of their newest quilt related books.

The book is 

Quilts in Everyday Life 1855-1955
A 100 year Photographic History
By Janet Finley

I was very excited to receive this book.
I love reading historical information.
Add quilts to that history and I'm in love. 

This is a beautiful hard cover book.
It gives information about photo's that were taken between 1855-1955.
Now these aren't just any old photo's, but ones with quilts in them.
She goes about explaining how she dated these photo's,
and what background information she had discovered about them.

Here are a few  photo's from the book.

Many of the photo's are of children sitting or laying with a quilt.

Some photo's are of deceased children or family members wrapped,
 or covered in their precious quilts.
In the late 1800's, photo's were very expensive and were often taken to have a memory of the deceased family member. 

Quilts were often used as backdrops for photo's, as in the one above.
Isn't that the cutest photo? And look at that gorgeous quilt!!!!

I also love the photo of the quilting bee.

This book has 192 pages of historical photo's with quilts and their background information.
It's a great reference tool.

If you have old photo's that contain quilts, 
you may be able to figure out what time period they came from. 
It makes me think of all those times I've looked at old family photo's.
I used to always go into the trunk of photo's when I was a little girl.
I would sit and hide in my parents closet
 looking through all the picture in that little black trunk.
I got caught doing that so many times.

Hmmmm.....I might just have to convince my Mom to let me go through these photo's to see if I can find any quilts.  
I'm visiting them at Christmas.
 I won't sit and hide in the closet this time though. LOL!!

If  you love historical quilt information,
you should definitely get this book.
It might inspire you to research if you have any photographed quilts 
in your family's photo box.

Thanks again to Christine from Schiffer Publishing Ltd
 for giving me the opportunity to review this book.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Maple Leaf Medallion Quilt continued progress.....

Hi everyone,

I added the next border on my Maple Leaf Medallion Quilt.

I'm really loving this quilt.
I have the next border planned already.
I have to start cutting fabric for it.
This quilt is being made all from fabric from my stash.

I hope you like my scrappy Maple Leaf Medallion quilt up to now.


Linking to:
 WIP Wednesday at TN&TN

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Maple Leaf Medallion Quilt

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.
I've had a busy week.
But, I did get some sewing done.
First, I adjusted 6 pairs of pants and a winter coat for my mother-in-law.
She lost a lot of weight, but didn't want to spend a fortune on new clothes.
So, I offered to adjust them for her.
This was the first time, I did a full adjustment on pants.
I adjusted the full length of the legs, the crotch, and waist.
I was so surprised at how well I did.
You couldn't even tell that they were adjusted.

I also added another border to my Maple Leaf Medallion Quilt.

I really like how this scrappy quilt is coming along.
I've designed the next border and hope to get it done this weekend.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Feature Friday on TN&TN

Hi everyone,

I am the Feature Friday Blogger on The Needle & Thread Network blog.
If you are new to my blog, welcome.
I hope you will all hop over to see my post over there.
It's a good way to learn a bit more about me.

I love to share my quilting journey here on my blog.
I've made so many quilts, bags, and other quilted items.
I just love to share and record those items here. 

Here are a few more items I've created over the last 4 years.

This was a gift for my brother Joel's first baby.

This little quilt was donated to a mini quilt auction.

This quilt as made for my High School Best Friends Wedding.

This quilt was made using scraps from the Jack-in-the-pulpit quilt.

This quilt was made for my nieces new born baby.

My A+ Quilt - 2012

This quit was made for my Godchild.

I hope you liked my little quilt show.
This is just a sampling of my projects.
Keep looking around and visit again.

Thanks for visiting!!