Sunday, December 10, 2017

GENDER SECRET

A friend commissioned me to make a baby quilt.  
Well that's always fun.
This time the parents DO NOT
want to know the gender of their baby, before birth.

That being said...the challenge was on!
My friend came by to pick out the gender neutral fabrics
from my stash.

Kate and Birdie Bluberry Park


close up of the animals and park scenes



She selected the Perfect 10 pattern...by Swirly Girl Designs
This is one of my all time favorite patterns
and it works up so sweet with a novelty fabric like this!
Check it out 👶


Had some fabric left for a pop of color on the back.



She also wanted the quilting to be a FMQ meander! 
I love this quilting design on a baby quilt,
Cause when it's washed...the crinkles happen!




All done except for the label...
We will all find out the gender next March!




40 years ago, when I was pregnant, 
we never had the option of "knowing the gender"
I am glad, because I think it makes the
whole experience and anticipation...
very exciting!

What about you...do ya want to know the gender?












Sunday, December 3, 2017

KWiLTY SHOW

My first solo quilt show has come and gone!
I am reviewing my journal to see what
the visitors had to say about their experience.

Today I will share some photos of the 16 pieces
I had in the show at
Inniswood Metro Gardens
Westerville, OH
November, 2017

Two of my favorite quilt EVER!
COMMA.JUST.COMMA and
CHURNING BY THE SEA


MY ARTIST BIO
it's tough to write something about yourself
so I had a friend fine tune it.


Some of my older wall hangings.
I have been quilting for almost 30 years.

Red Beauty Bird is a simple 9 patch
and an appliqued red bird on a branch




Three wall hangings on the right include 
two flowers that were
Paint Chip Challenges, and an
Autumn Harvest Sampler


Here is a view of the entire wall.
I sold the pink coneflower wall hanging.



This wall shows
Woodland Fairies...SOLD
A Mystery Quilts pattern called Cat's Meow, 
but I named the quilt, Dreaming of Hawaii
(I call this my transitional piece between Traditional to Modern)
Modern quilting had not raised its pretty head yet.

and  a Nested Churn Dash called
"That's My Business"


And this wall featured some of my most current pieces.
Florence the Flamingo
Hattie the Hedgehog
A Charley Harper wall hanging
Charley Harper Chickadees - Swoon Block "hack"
My Ghastlies quilt that was featured 
in the Alexander Henry booth at Spring, Quilt Market, 2017


The emotion I felt once all quilts were hung and I
could see them in one place, was overwhelming.

They spoke to me to say
You are a quilter, you do have talent
and you should continue this journey as long as possible. 
(and your Mom would be so very proud of you)


Thanks for joining me today!
But more important than that...
Thank you for all the support and friendship 
that you have given me in person,
here on my blog and on Instagram!



Friday, November 24, 2017

A GHASTLIE BLACK FRIDAY


Isn't "Black Friday" a perfect day to talk Ghastlies?
Cyber Monday is coming and lots of online
stores have the new panels in Potion Blue...
Of course, I couln't wait and have ordered
a couple panels!

A Ghastlies Patoral

 A Ghastlies Moment

I joined the #falloweenminiswap2017 over on Instagram.
Some of my much loved and hoarded
Ghastlies...got away!



Made some Economy Blocks...you may call this design 
a Square in a Square.
Both are correct.

Here is Sebastian.
Did you know the cat was once a little boy?
Yes!  Two Grislie Sisters got made at Mathilda Ghastlie
and put a spell on her son!  True story!



These Ghastlie witches stirring up more spells?


This moth is about to become a victim of Ghastliness


More Ghastlie women..pondering their next move.


 I like the setting of black and gray with a pop of orange!


A bit of orange for a flange in the border...
you know to make it fun!




Sew it all together...



Added some backing and corner tabs for hanging the piece.
Just cut a yard stick the width...place ends in the tab
add command strips
Ta-Da...no holes in the wall or the fabric!



I quilted it with simple straight lines.




add my label...Kwilty Pleasures




And as I quote 
@theghastlies (Phllip Deleon, designer)
"A perfectly Ghastly composition"

Coming soon...Ghastlies Christmas Quilt!
You're gonna love it!