Sunday, June 29, 2014

"My Favorite Quilt"

Jessica from  Quilty Habit has been curating bloggers along with Sew Mama Sew in a series of 
"My Favorite Quilt" for the past month, it has been fun seeing bloggers post their favorite piece during the month of June. 

So.... here I come skidding in! This is my favorite--Well one of my favorites!

When did you make it? This was made several years ago while in New York  at the Hudson River Valley Art Workshop. And the teacher was Natalie SewellIt was my first art class and one of my favorite.  

What pattern did you use? There was no pattern. Your assignment was to bring a variety of photos and fabrics.

What fabrics? All were commercial fabrics however it was amazing how we manipulated the fabric with inks, office supplies, markers etc..... Some of the fabrics looks nothing like what I brought with me.

Have your shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests? I have not and don't know why not. Hum!

What memories or people does the quilt make you think of? My Dad is the first person. He was so creative and enjoyed painting and playing music. If he were alive I think he would be happy that I have found so much joy in this art.Then my mother, this is the beautiful landscape she grew up in Sweden, How lucky was she?

What do you like best about the quilt? No blocks-no rulers! Freehand cutting, laying out and sewing. NO RULES!

How did you grow as a quilter while making it? In every way! This was the quilt where I let go of any restrictions and enjoyed the process.

If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently? Now I would be so much more at ease through the whole process (I had several suitcases with fabric and one little overnight bag with cloths). I also have learned allot more in regards to creative techniques. I would also include allot of my own hand dyed fabric.

Where is the quilt now? It hangs happily in my living room. This one is special to me! When I walk by it I usually have a smile and warm feeling thinking of my parents.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friend's on Friday-Eleanor

Quilting design inspiration comes from many places but with this fun fabric it was taken from all the fun designs in the fabric!

Quilt Pattern-Unknown
Batting-Hobbs 80/20

Till We Quilt Again,

Linked with Nini And The Sea
Nini & The Sea

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Making the decision to replace our outdoor furniture was not easy since loving what we had.
However it was time!

BYO pinic table with cooler
While browsing Pinterest I came across this one.
But it was too small.

Outdoor pinic table with built in ice chest
While we both liked this one. 
Hubby wanted it to be square.


This was a few weeks ago in the beginning construction stage!

Here we are on Fathers Day!
I will have more photos soon. 

I am lucky to have a guy that enjoys creating with power tools.
So now I need to make a few table cloths.
 Making it work with the new size and lay out
might be a challenge! 

With all the Pinspiration available have you gotten 
any inspiration from Pinterest?
 If so, you might want to join the fun with
It is fun to see what creative minds are doing!

Till We Quilt Again,

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Yeap-I Planned It!

I know it looks like one big

But it was thought out
planned out and laid out!

Hang On.
Only a few more!

I added some of this.
(powder crystals) 

A little of this!
(melted Angelina)

And did allot of this!

Hoping to have completed soon!

Till We Quilt Again,

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Modern Guild Name Tag

The  Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild 
drew names have a Name Tag exchange.
And I was so elated to receive Eileen as my recipient. 

Chesley from Nini & The Sea belongs to the 
New York Modern Quilt Guild 
and she received her tag though a exchange with another guild. 
I thought the raffle ticket pocket on the back was such a great idea.
I included that on the back of Eileen's.

It was amazing how you start to know someone by stalking
them on Instagram.
Eileen has some great posts at
"sew_ eyeball" on IG.

The name tag was made by doing English Paper Piecing (EPP).

Here are a few links on how to do epp at 
Bee In My Bonnet and The Scrappy Apple Yard.

I also made one for my mom.

If you would like to check out my Instagram,
I am at "Till we quilt again"

Till We Quilt Again,

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Friend's On Friday-Vicki

 This is a small wall hanging made by Vicki

 Vicki wanted small paisley shapes 
to mimic the  shapes in the rust fabric. 

Size-35 1/2 X 35 1/2
Batting-Hobbs 80/20
Quilting-Freehand miniature paisley shapes

Till We Quilt Again,

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Love'n The Journey!

Quilting has a way of exposing, creating and changing our paths.
From places we go, people we meet and friends
 we meet along the way.

Several months ago our local guild needed to temporarily reschedule our meeting nights, which opened the opportunity to attend a Modern guild meeting.
Stumbling into a neat historical building in Ocean Grove, NJ 
my circle of quilting friendship & inspiration grew larger! 

Here is a few snip-its of several inspirational gatherings over the past few months.
The historical lighting is not the best in the photos.

 Hit Play and Enlarge The Screen (bottom left corner)!
                          Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

I am Linked with Nini & The Sea Here for their weekly Inspiration Party 
Nini & The Sea

Till We Quilt Again,

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tulip In My Garden!

Love nature. 
I find it overwhelming to absorb the 
beauty, simplicity and complexity of it all!     

I seem to be drawn to quilt pieces
with the same description.

This was a workshop given by Terri Kramzer. 
You can read a previous post and link over to her web page.

Almost all of Terri's quilts were faced (not bound).
I really wanted to learn this technique so a talented 
sent a link to me for 

I added corner mounts to slide a paint stick.

Also wanted to mention that Secretly Stitching is having a great giveaway you may want to check out.
I am have linked with Marelize at Anything Goes MondaysSew Darn CraftyMaking Monday, Monday FundayShare Your Creativity at Its Over Flowing Finish It Up Friday and Patch Worktimes.

Till We Quilt Again,