Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Christmas in July

Nothing says Christmas in July like posting a post at 11:59am on July 31st.....I'm a little late, but better late than never!

I've been adding new patterns on my pinterest board and have added a border board and block board for more custom jobs. 

I've been searching for some new Christmas patterns - take a look at a few of my new finds. 


Tree Mendous


Christmas Bells

Christmas Snow


This is just a few - I have many more!  Go here to view them all!

Currently running a special of ALL Edge to Edge designs are $.01 an inch.  This is a great deal and won't last forever, so take advantage while you can! 
I am offering a 1 week turnaround on edge to edge designed quilts.
Quilts with edge to edge design but separate border design are $.015 and up. 
Custom quilting begins at $.02 an inch and goes up depending on complexity. 
I have batting available for $7 a yard.
I will ship quilts back - and only charge actual shipping costs. 
No hidden costs!  Quilting, Batting, and tax if you live in Utah are the only charges on the invoice. 

Contact me if you're interested - check out my pinterest board to view designs.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Client Quilts

I haven't shared client quilts in awhile and I've done a ton!  I've done a few that I didn't want to give back.  So I thought I'd give you all a look!

First up was from a new client Kathy who's mother passed away recently.  She had about 25 quilts waiting to be quilted and this was the first one she brought over.  I love this pattern and the bright cheery colors! 

Kathy chose Posies 2 as her pattern.  It was perfect for this quilt.  

This was the 2nd quilt Kathy brought to me and her sister gets this one.  Kathy and her sister are joint at the hip and make me smile every time they come over.  They are the cutest, funny, loving 2 women!  

I would have never thought I needed a bee quilt - until I saw this one.  I love the combo of yellow, black, and grey.  LOVE the checkered board.  

I used a new pattern that honestly I didn't think I would get much use out of.  It's called Bee Happy.  It is hard to see here - but has some cute big flowers and bees.  

Can you see the little bee?  So cute!

I'm still offering $.01 an inch for all edge to edge patterns.  Go take a look here.
Linking up to Finish up Fridays and Whoop Whoop

Monday, July 22, 2013

Menu Mondays

I've been slacking in my menu planning lately.  So we're giving it another try this week.  Need to use what I have in my fridge!

Monday - Leftovers
Tuesday - Pesto chicken w/ salad and fruit
Wednesday - Steak and Scallops w/steamed veggies and fruit
Thursday - Pesto Stuff Shells
Friday - out

Friday, July 19, 2013

Starry Night

I am so glad to have this quilt done with plenty of time for Christmas.  My only regret was not buying more of this fabric because I love this line!  12 Day of Christmas by Sweetwater.  Sure hope this is one of those lines they put into a "favorite" collection and reprint.

I loved this quilt the moment I saw it on the Moda Bake Shop.
I loved the pattern, the fabric line, the stars - everything about it
was perfect. For the back I chose the big lettering.  Loved this print! 
A little polka dot for binding, snowflakes for quilting and all is right
with the world.  One of my favorite quilts ever!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Baby Mullin Plaid Zig Zag

I saw this cute quilt a few weeks ago in Freshly Pieced link party.  I had a shower to throw and needed a cute quilt I could make fairly quickly. 
(its was getting dark so not great pictures, but I had to hurry before I wrapped it up)
I pulled out some red, white, and blue flannel plaid fat quarters and set off to work.  Within a few days I had the zig zag done.  Trust me when I say - pay attention to placement as I just started sewing and have lots off extras cause it does matter which side the fabric laid towards. 
The good thing is I have TONS of half square triangles from the sides I cute off and have another quilts in the works.  I love a good twofer!

I used a zig zag pattern and placed the lines where I wanted - not totally straight, but couldn't tell too much once it was all said and done. 

I used plaid flannel for the back and a red plaid on the bias for binding. 

I really love how it turned out - and I think Kristen did too!  We had a great time at her shower and I can't wait to meet her little new one in September!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My First Patriotic Quilt

I love patriotic quilts - LOVE THEM!  Yet, I had never made one for myself.  Last year my friend Ann and I decided to whip these up on our little retreat.  I have been wanting to get it quilted ever since but haven't had time.  I made a point to make sure it was done and bound before the 4th this year.  I wasn't going to let another holiday go by without my own patriotic quilt hanging up!

I used the Carpenter Star pattern (not positive which one) and used the Prairie Paisley II collection by Minnick and Simpson for Moda.  I loved this lines both times!

I quilted all 3 borders differently.  Not sure that was necessary as the big border was so busy you can barely see the quilting!  But I always love to practice my borders and get faster so it was good practice. I also got to use some new patterns I hadn't tried before which I love to do!

I loved this little paisley border for the mid scrappy border.

The middle part of the quilt was all done using the longarm pattern Haven.  

Here is a close up of the big border from the back.

I loved the backing fabric!  Paisley and flowers - great combo!

I love stars and this one is one of my favorites - hanging on my rack above my stairs right now!  So glad to have my own patriotic quilt done!