Sunday, July 29, 2012

Moving forward with mulitples

I received 4 quilts that were super similar. How can someone make this go faster? Well, if they are smaller and you can fit two at a time in the machine...go for it!
Here, you can see that I mounted them side by side.

There wasn't much room, and I had to sort of overlap some of the backing and batting, but it worked!

I used the same panto on each and they turned out nicely.

In the border you can see more of the floral pattern.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

I have been nominated for the Leibster Award!  How cool is that?  This award is a type of blog recognition chain.  I was award by Ardelle, of Rose City Quilter at...  It is to recognize and support small blogs..those of 200 or less followers.

As a recipient you are to:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them.
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.
1. The Quilt Rambler  by Karen E. Overton. Karen blogs often and one thing she blogged about was her new quilting studio!  I love the tour she took us on!
2.  Froggy Bottom Quilting by Kristina.  She is a great and busy mom of 7 kids and she is an APQS owner as well. 
3.  A Bright Corner by Andy.   She designs patterns and blogs about really bright beautiful quilts!
4.  Seahorse Quilts by Donna. Donna blogs about fun modern quilts!

5.  Cornfield Quilter by Carol Alberts.  Her blog showcases all her quilts and how she quilted them!  They are wonderful!

SO, a big thank you again to Ardelle for nominating me!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Farm Embroidery

This beautiful quilt was done by hand!

Each animals is SO cute!

I just did a little echo around each animal to make them pop, without taking away from all the perfect handwork!

The sashing was just meandered.

Monday, July 2, 2012

New Moda fabrics!

Okay, so recently we started to carry some MODA fabrics for our Alto's Quilt Cut, quilt show booths.  I will show a few of the new things we have.  If you are interested, please call or email.

These charms also come in Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and FQ Bundles.  Marmalade also has F8th bundles as well.
Charms: Retail: $ 9.50 For you: $8.60
Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes: Retail: $39 for you: $33.00
Marmalade F8th bundles: Regular:$72.00, for you: $65
FQ Bundles: Retail:$136 for you: $110!

Same with these two lines!  They are such bright, beautiful lines of fabric and come in all the different LC, JR, and FQ bundles.

Charms: Retail: $9.50 For you: $8.60
Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes: Retail: $39 for you: $33.00
Cuzco FQ bundle (40): Retail:$136 For you:$110
Gypsy Girl FQ bunndle (36): Retail:$122 for you:$98

The first bundle is Collections Warmth and the other is Metropolitan Fair.  I have F8ths (Regular:$72.00, for you: $65!)and FQ (Regular:$136, for you:$110!) bundles in these two lines.
Just email or call!

Sweatshirt Quilt!

This neat quilt was made for her grandson's graduation!

I simply meandered each block.  I used Superior's Monopoly thread on the top.  It nicely blends with all colors!

For the sashings I did a serendipty line and the cornerstones I just did a swirl.