Monday, September 17, 2018

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2018

Amy's Creative Side is once again holding her annual Bloggers Quilt Festival.  Click on the links in this post to go to her site and check out all the awesome quilts being posted there!!  So, these two quilts in this post are my two for the festival!

My older son, AJ and his new wife, Meredith, were married the first week of June this summer!  I made this quilt for them for their wedding gift!

They like more modern designs, so I thought this pattern by Zen Chic was one they would like!

I quilted their names and the date of their wedding in the red ampersand.

Aren't they a handsome couple??

This next quilt is hanging in my powder room now.  I made it earlier this summer.  

The bicycle is from a Pat Sloan pattern, but then I added the tall sunflowers with button embellishments and the flag blocks and the pinwheel blocks.

My summer decor is patriotic with a touch of sunflowers!  I am happy with how it turned out!

Make sure you go here to check out all the wonderful quilts posted on the Bloggers Quilt Festival site!!
                  So, what are you up to this week?  Are you making something fallish?  

Friday, September 14, 2018


Did you ever make one of Moda's Frivol quilts?  They came in a cute little tin box.  Moda only made them for a few years, I think!  

As the churn dash block has always been my favorite block, I had to buy the Frivol that was a churn dash quilt.

I did change it up a I usually have to do 😆, lol!!

I do so love the soft prints in this collection- Strawberry Fields Revisited.

One of the things I added was the little made of all the leftover scraps!!   

Do you participate in the summer Row by Row activities of visiting quilt shops, collecting their blocks, then assembling them into a commemorative quilt?

We have a wonderful little quilt shop in downtown Haymarket, called Oh Sew Persnickety.

And I have been blessed to design their Row by Row block since they opened.  The theme this summer was Sew Musical.

This is the block I designed for them, and I named it "Oh Sew Musical"!  Folks seem to like it!  Whew!!  So fun to create!!

Here in northern VA, we are soooo relieved that Florence did not come our way directly, although we will get some remnants next week.  But our thoughts and prayers are with those folks in NC and nearby, who are getting hit with rain and wind and destruction.  

It is still quite warm here...sigh.  Reallllly looking forward  to cooler temps and colored leaves!  Is it fall yet where you are? 

 Are you sewing something up with a jelly roll to celebrate Jelly Roll day tomorrow?

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Neal's Color Book

Our grandson Neal is learning his colors, so I made him a fun color book to play with.  

I made the book out of regular quilting cotton fabric, with fusible fleece inside, with zizagged edges.

The colored pieces sewn onto the light background are all felt.

I tried to use things Neal saw or ate or played with every day.

Each page displays a different color and also has a removable piece that he can button on and off the page.

All the removable pieces are stored on the inside of the back cover in a little zippered pouch.

This part actually taught Neal how to zip open and closed!

Neal seems to enjoy playing with it and is doing well learning his colors!

And Neal got to meet my 96 year old Mother- his great Grandmother!

I really love that photo!!  So, what are you up to lately?  Are you making something awesome?