Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Simple Star


Monthly Mini March quilt from Temecula Quilt Co.
I really like the green in this one and the pink binding.
I would never have thought about using pink.
Happy stitching,
Nancy

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Binding Pile


I know this poor quilt has a name but for the life of me I just can't remember it or even find the pattern I used to make it.    I do remember it was a kit I bought on sale at A Scarlet Thread several years ago.
So for now I will just call it The Christmas quilt.

Keep records, Keep records, Keep records.
I think I was told this when I first started quilting evidentially I didn't listen.

It's quilted with a pantograph called Banana Swirls.

One Christmas gift ready.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching.
Nancy

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Fat Quarter Giveaway

Just a quick post to let you know  Sharon from the  Chester County Criswell blog is giving away these lovely fat quarters.
Click here to check it out.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sally Post

I have been working on my Sally Post blocks and in the beginning I was a little concerned about the fabrics I chose for the flowers but now I think they have grown on me.  One thing for sure it's going to be pink.
These are the blocks I have completed so far.  They are  little blocks and stitch up rather quickly.   There are 36 blocks in all and I am almost half way.


This is the pink I am using for my sashing and I will use the same green I used for all the leaves and stems for the corner stones. Most of my fabrics are from the Pomegranate line.


I found a picture of the original quilt on the Sentimental Stitches site. I don't think I have ever seen a quilt set in this way and I doubt  I will set my quilt like Sally did.

Hope everyones day is going well and you find a little time to stitch.
Nancy

Monday, April 8, 2013

Chester Criswell Quilt


Block 9 Eliza Whiteside

I think this is my favorite block in this quilt so far.  I like it because it is not symmetrical but most of all I like it because of Eliza's story.  She was someone like most of us that did not have a perfect life and had difficulties to overcome.  Mary Criswell was her friend and even though her stitches were not perfect Mary put her block in the quilt.
We should all be so fortunate as to have a friend like this.
Only three more blocks to finish this year.
Happy stitching,
Nancy

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Homespun Hill

This quilt is from the pattern Homespun Hill by the Rabbit Factory.  When I first started quilting I belonged to a group called the Stitching Sisters.  It was a fun group lead by Pat Wys of the Silver Thimble.  Sadly the shop closed and I lost touch with the group.
This was one of the quilts the group made back in 2006.

The applique is fused and machine stitched and it is quilted using a stars and loop Pantograph.


I like the primitive look of this quilt and all the plaid fabrics Pat chose to use. 
Happy Stitching,
Nancy