Thursday, November 29, 2012

Design Wall Monday- November 26, 2012

A little late in posting this week.  I wasn't home on Monday and neither was Mary C. I had a Dr appt on Wednesday also so today is the day that things get caught up a bit.

Julie H from Mesa came to pick up her Apple Cider Quilt.  I quilted Apples on it.  The fabrics she used are so primitive looking and scrappy!  It was almost finished quilting when she came.
Here I am doing my favorite part---cutting it off the leaders.  

A close-up of one of the apples.
 The backing fabric has recipes on it.  So perfect for the back of this quilt.

The count for the Step Women's Shelter Pillowcases is up to 57 now.  Almost to my goal of 100.

Click over to Judy's Patchworktimes HERE

Saturday, November 24, 2012

2012 Christmas Quilt Show

There is a Christmas Quilt Show Happening HERE!  

I'm showing my favorite quilt this year.  It's very special to me.  Made with Jennifer Chiaverini's Sylvia's Bridal Sampler pattern book. 140 different 6.5" Blocks made with a total of 43 different fabrics. My Christmas Quilt is made with  fabrics from two Nancy Halvorsen Lines, I added the gold from several other lines. It was a fun quilt to make! I machine quilted this quilt with holly variations in every block individually and then the borders with a holly pantograph . The sashings between the blocks are two inches wide And I quilted each of those with a line of holly leaves. Took better than a week to quilt this quilt! The name of this quilt is "Cardinals at Elm Creek". There is a fabric that I used that was just the right colors and I hid the cardinals on that fabric in many of the blocks on the quilt where the pieces were appropriately sized to hold and showcase the birds. And the Elm Creek part for Jennifer's books of course. This quilt has won two Best of Show, two People's Choice and a Second Place People's Choice awards.

 We, My quilting Buddy, Mary C and I were lucky to have a picture taken with Jennifer Chiaverini when we met her in Oregon. We met here when she had her booking signing for the Aloha Quilt book! Our quilts were only 'tops' then.  Mine still needed the final border. I made it extra BIG to fit my bed! Jennifer signed our quilts in the N-10 Block called 'Diamond Friendship'.   This will be the year to have this quilt on my bed.

Go and see all the Cute and  Lovely Quilts entered this year, leave your comments and share in the fun. Entries accepted November 23-30th.  Thanks to Michelle Hester for hosting this year. There are Nice Prizes from the Sponsors to WIN also.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Design Wall Monday November 19, 2012

I had a Jelly Roll of a Batik that has been on the shelf a while and one day decided to do some mindless sewing.  I sewed and then made these three sections.  I'll figure out a Border and then this one will go to our Local Women's Shelter.    What color would you add to this for a border?  I'm thinking Grey.

It was nice to just sit a sew a few days this past week-end and make Pillowcases for the Shelter.  There are pictures in my Previous posting HERE.

I've been busy quilting for Customers and haven't had much time to sew for myself.
Here's the one on the Frame now.  Quilting Pattern is "Drifting Snowflakes" from Quilter's Niche.

A close-up of the snowflakes.  This is the only kind of Snowflakes that we have at Thread and Bolts.

Click over HERE to Patchworktimes where I'm linking up today.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sewing for a Local Shelter

Thread and Bolts has been busy cutting out Kits for this event.  Thanks to Tammi for her long couple of days of helping.  27 small bolts were emptied to Benefit the Local Women's Shelter. They cut about 80 kits.

This was the Plea put out on Facebook today...

Pillowcase Party at Thread and Bolts for the Walla Walla 

Women's STEP Shelter, please stop by and sew up a 

pillowcase or two. Fabrics provided by Thread and Bolts, we

 just need bodies to sew them up. You can bring Finished 

cases to the shop or sew up one of the pillowcase "KITS"

put together by Lynn and Her daughter Tammi. The shop is 

open 10 am to 6 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come by and 

lend a hand!

Mary C came out with her Serger just in time to help stitch up the final seams on 24 Pillowcases.

This is what makes a KIT.

Lynn pinning the "Hot Dog" together.
A few more ready for turning and the final seams.
 The goal is to donate 100 Pillowcases to the Shelter. We are well on the way to that Number.  More Twin sized Quilts are needed as well.  If you know of a Crib that could be donated, Contact Lynn.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Barn Quilts for Your Home Giveaway

Barn Quilts for Your Home Giveaway
So want this to put on the outside of my quilt studio!

Some More Satisfied Customers

Lynn has been so busy quilting for others her own quilts aren't getting finished.  The Design Wall's are full, but it is the same ol' stuff, just waiting for a SEW day for just her to finish them.
This Dragonfly D9P was made a while ago and just got finished and quilted for a Customer- new to quilting. Lynn taught the one on two class just for them to make the D9P's with this fabric. See the two pictures of the Quilting Close-up.

This Butterfly Quilt has been around a while.  It was made and partially hand quilted before coming to be finished. Lynn found the perfect Quilting pattern to compliment the quilt.

 The flowers are echoed in the center of  the four Butterflies in the main part of the Quilt.
 I think it is a pattern from the "Young at Heart" collection.  A new quilting pattern recently acquired at Thread and Bolts. BEAUTIFUL!
 This is a Scrappy Log Cabin made for a Customer's Daughter 3 years ago. She requested it to be finished in time for when she comes home for Thanksgiving.  Mission accomplished!

 Close-up of Quilting.

A simple quilt for a Grandson.  Quilted with the "Boys Toys" Pattern by Anne Bright.

 A newly referred Customer brought this Bridal Bouquet Quilt to be finished.  a Pretty black print by Marti Michell adds a nice touch to the quilt. a Pink stripe Binding cut on the bias completed it. The Customer made this one a long time ago, cutting the fabrics out with paper templates.
 She asked for Spiderwebs to be quilted on it. A New Spiderweb Panto was purchased. The new name for this quilt  is "Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride". The Customer cried when she saw it...
Don't you Love how pretty the Spiderweb quilting shows in the alternate blocks??
This one is Lambs frolicking in a Basic 4-patch with alternate solid Blocks. This one was for a friend of Lynn's Daughter, Tammi.  She goes out to help her Mom load some of the big quilts and slips one in between for her friends..  There are just a few more waiting to be quilted.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

2012 Fall Market- NEW fabrics

This fabric is hot from Fall Quilt Market. We saw it at EE Schencks in September and had to order some for the shop.  The 3 prints are Maywood fabric from Jan Douglas called "Love Flows". The creamy solid is Shadow Play by Maywood. OOOH, the possibilities!
Here it is shown with some other possible fabrics combinations.
The Dark green on the right is Jennifer Chiaverini's "Rosa's Collection" for Red Rooster.
This print is available in a deep Purple tone at Thread and Bolts.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Design Wall Monday- November 5, 2012

Two of the Baby quilts made with this panel are on the Long Arm. The backing for these two will be the same so it is easy to quilt them at the same time. 

The Christmas Celebrations class had the last session on Halloween. Many of the ladies got at least one of their wedges complete.  Here is mine.
  I have changed my focus fabric again. I got one of the wedges done and didn't like the solid piece of fabric in the area directly under the 1st row curved Flying geese from the center. 

Here are two of the fabric options I tried.  Jerry and Mary C both weighed in on the decision making process.  Then I had an idea to mimic the striped pieced from above the 1st row of Flying geese and came up with these fabric choices.  What do you think???  I may have to call and order more fabric from the GLITTER website I bought the fabrics from to make the placemats I wanted to make to match this table cover. :)

Click HERE to see the Design Wall Monday Postings today.