Sunday, May 31, 2015

QA Quilting Day Camp Class - Fun Day!

I had so much fun teaching at the QA Day Camp. All the gals were so much fun too! Here are the results of everyone's  completed zipper bags. I love the creativity and differences in each one.

Thanks for a great day ladies!

Friday, May 22, 2015

That's How I Roll Art Quilt

This was for the Quilters Anonymous Quilt Guild Challenge Quilt. It had to be 75% black, white, grays, and 25% one fabric of any color. And had to have one or more words. This is mine:

I really like how this turned out. There were so many beautiful quilts in the show from very talented quilter guild members.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Teaching at QA Day Camp

I'm sure looking forward to Quilters Anonymous Day Camp Saturday May 30th. I will be showing how to make a Modern Scrap Buster Zipper Bag with lining. I'm excited to see what everyone makes! Here is an example:

See ya soon!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Happiness is........Color Combinations

What colors sooth your soul?

Ever just have a bad day or too much stress? I found that before going to bed I'll just look at my quilt fabrics and let my eyes fall on what ever jumps out. Maybe its the pinks, or a color combination that does it.

Sometimes I pull out fabrics from my stash that jump out without thinking twice. Then I think about those colors or patterns as I'm falling asleep (and they end up being great inspiration). I found that I get to sleep quicker and have a really good nights sleep. Here are just a few of my fabric inspirations and colors that make me happy. 

This is a bundle of fabrics which was a gift from my daughter. The batik prints and colors are amazing!

This is a bundle of fabrics which was a gift from my son. It's so fun to see what he chose! I will have fun using these.

It might be fun to make a little swatch book of fabric eye candy collections!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Quilted Placemats

I wanted to make some placemats with a pop of color. I picked turquoises and greens which would also go great with my Fiestaware dishes. I pulled out lots of fabric strips and randomly made log cabin blocks until the size was just right.These are 14" x 14" with two layers of cotton batting. The quilting stitches are about 2 apart.
I decided the corners needed to be curved to go with the curve on the table. I used a small plate and chalked on a curve to cut. Then added bias binding. I find the easiest way to add bias binding so that the stitching looks good on the front and the back is to pin on the binding encasing the edge with the back side slightly wider.
 The small Clover Wonder Clips work great for holding the binding tight while sewing. Sew slowly with needle down and sort of feel through to the back part of the binding to make sure it is getting sewn also.
   These are reversible so we can use both sides.

As much as I don't want these to get food on them, they are meant to be used and washed easily!