Thursday, February 05, 2009

Beware: Heavy Quilting Ahead

OK. This one isn't terribly heavy, but isn't it cute? I saw this fabric at JoAnn's and bought myself a quarter yard. It might actually work in with some other fabrics I ordered from Hancock's of Paducah to stash away for a future baby quilt. Anyway, I like it.

Then here is another quilt in its beginning stages. I saw this quilt on one of my favorite quilting blogs and I knew right then and there that my life would not be the same if I did not have one of those quilts for myself. I got my hands on some Penelope Bird squares on ebay and most of the pinks, yellows and greens are from my stash. I picked up 5 or 6 other pinks and greens at JoAnn's the other day, but they were only 1.49/fat quarter. The blogger who made the birdie quilt pointed me towards this tutorial for making these "wonky" squares. A new challenge!

The other day I had promised a photo of another quilt top I had finished. I really love how it turned out. The 5" squares are from a Heather Bailey line of fabric and sewed them on top of plain off white fabric. I bought a wonderful green fabric at JoAnn's to use for the backing and the binding. Once it is quilted and finished, then it will be washed and the edges of the 5" squares should turn out raggy - I hope? Now it is in need of pinning. Yeah!

And last but not least, one of my favorite quilt tops of all time. It is gorgeous. I bought four Woodland Bloom charm square packs at the quilt show in November ($7 each - nice price). I separated them into color groups and then sewed and cut them in what is sometimes called a tossed nine-patch or disappearing nine patch. It is stunning! That is completely due to the fabric. It is impressive. Lila Tueller designed this fabric and is coming out with her latest one, Soiree - it is a winner too!!!!!! I finished sewing all my squares into rows last night and now it's time to sew the rows together. I bought one of the turquoise fabrics to use for the backing and binding - probably my favorite fabric in the line. The hearts are not appliques, just my sticky notes to keep my rows in order. I can't wait to finish this one.

Of course, I need to start packing for the move. I packed a bit of quilting supplies yesterday and need to do more. It is hard for me to pack it up, but I'll leave the few I have in progress here. That will give me something to work on!

And I have discovered that the sad fate of an addicted quilter is the fact that your warm winter clothes are constantly covered in little snippets of fabrics and threads. Sad.


Kate J said...

Hi Celeste!
My name is Kate. I enjoy your blog and was happy to find it again thru Kristen L's. Your music is great too- I find myself praying along!
Love your quilts! I wonder if I might be so bold as to ask for a charitable donation of one of your works of art? We have a 6 y/o girl with a rare disorder (see, under Stories - Cri du Chat - our daughter is Janine). We are associated with many organizations, hospitals, clinics, etc. which help her out, so we are often fundraising to support their efforts. In April, we have an Early Childhood Special Ed silent auction coming up, and this summer will be the annual 5P- Society Conference (, to name a couple.
Email me if this is something you could do:
"jensens at tcintenet dot net". We would be most grateful. God bless you and your family!

kate j said...

Oops! Should be "at tcinternet dot net". Sorry!