Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Intown Sweet Divinity Give-Away

A couple of weeks ago  Intown Quilters in Atlanta had a give-away on their blog.
They wanted to know who your favorite designer was.
Of course my favorite designer at the moment is Kim McLean the maker of all the wonderful applique' patterns I have been doing.
I entered and was lucky enough to win this beautiful 
fat quarter pack by Riley Blake.
Thanks Sara!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Quilt Show

I decided to enter the virtual quilt show of Christmas quilts that SewCalGal is hosting. 

I started looking for Christmas quilts that I had made and realized I really haven't done all that many.



 This quilt is called 3-D Rail Fence and I did it when I was a member of Strip Club.  
It's a very simple quilt.  One where the fabric makes the quilt.  
The reds are much redder and the blacks blacker than they appear in the photo.


The  next little quilt is from an old book -  Scrap Quilting Made Easy.  
Sometime you find the best things in old out of print books.

It's called Scrap Bag Snail's Trail and is only 23x23.



The next one is not really a quilt it's a table topper made of wool.
It's called Seven Santa's from the pattern  All Through the Night.
I really enjoy appliqueing with wool nothing to turn under.


That's my entry for the Quilt Show.  You should check out SewCalGal's blog and go on the virtual quilt show. There are lot's of quilts to inspire you and get you in the  Christmas spirit.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Quilt for A Friend



A Friend gave me this fabric several years ago to use as I choose.
I decided to make her a quilt with it.
These are her colors and she had already cut some of the 2.5" strips.  She is a weaver not a quilter and I don't know what she had planned to do with the fabric but I guess she changed her mind.
The strips have been hanging in my sewing room all these years,  Everyday I would look at them and think of my friend.  I finally found a pattern that looks like weaving.  Now all I have to do is make the label.
I don't usually put labels on my quilts - VBG - but this one has to have one.
I hope she likes it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lollypop Trees


have been working away on my Lollypop Trees and have managed to finish six blocks.
I like the way they are turning out although sometime I think I spend too much time stressing over not having the exact fabric.

I am using the freezer paper on top method without marking on the fabric. 
I like this method but I wish I could figure out a way to see the fabrics on the block before I sew them down.
I think it would help make my fabric choices easier.
I am always surprised when I peel off the paper.


I have other things I need to do  before Christmas....so I guess I will have to slow down on this one for a while.
In January I make so many plans for the coming year and when November rolls around I find I haven't followed through on too many of them.
I wonder if anyone else is like that or is it just me or do I really think I can accomplish so much.