Dec 18, 2022

Holland Pouch

 I have been having fun sewing Holland Pouches, the pattern is by Centerstreet Quilts. 

These are the fabric requirements for the three pouches.  I've made all the sizes and have been making the small pouches in this post.

The girl I made this one for loves the color yellow!

That's a lot of sewing!  I love to shop in my fabric stash for the fabric combinations, that's the best part!  It takes a while to cut the fabric, especially when I'm mass producing them. I'm getting low in my zipper stash too. I love it that when you've sewn a particular pattern so many times, you don't even have to read the instructions!  I'll have more to show you next week :)

Dec 11, 2022

Stay Gold

Let me begin by making a confession....I love Ruby Star Society!!! 

I think the designers used to work for Cotton and Steel.

I immediately fell in love with this line of fabric called Stay Gold.

I didn't buy the whole fat quarter bundle, just chose my favorites.

Here's a better look.

This is Nedra's layout.  I forgot to mention that Nedra and I made the quilt when we had sew days together. The fabric came with a panel that had the cutest vintage prints.

Here we are last March in Nedra's backyard, in front of her gorgeous orange tree.

Here we are in Nedra's sewing room. Our blocks using the same panel but with different fabrics. They're both beautiful!

Well, here's my gorgeous quilt completely finished! 

It measures 75" X 92".

I think the machine quilting is magnificent, so I took some closeups to show you. My friend Pam at Sweet Pzs quilted it.

You can see some older posts about this quilt here.
I'm so in love with this quilt and will be keeping it for myself :)
Have a great Quilty week!

Dec 4, 2022

"Christmas Time is Here" quilt

 I bought this Riley Blake panel at my local quilt shop before Christmas last year. It reminded me so much of my Christmases growing up as a child. So.....much.....snow! When everything is covered with a fresh coat of a foot or more of snow, it's so peaceful.

The pop of color on the white/gray background is so stunning!

I watched Camille Roskelly's trunk show on the Fat Quarter Shop's you tube about a month ago. I found it very inspiring. One of things that I noticed is that her favorite pattern for machine quilting her quilts is the crosshatch and Baptist fan. I can machine quilt some of my quilts in the crosshatch design :)

This is my first Christmas quilt that I'm quilting for myself.

This Riley Blake panel is called "Christmas Time is Here" and it's very soft!

I think it looks great right here!

Or maybe slung across a chair like this....

I wanted some red pinky for the back, it looks so soft and inviting.

This is what the four cornerstones look like up close. 

 Twas the night before Christmas.

Have a great week!