Growing Roses

So, this post is going to be mostly pictures. I had the pleasure of quilting for a new customer who made this gorgeous Granny Square quilt from a bright pink and a collection of fat quarters, and I love the back almost as much as the front.

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Getting married

So, when a good friend from college got married this fall, my husband said WE should make them a quilt. I thought he meant himself and the mouse in his pocket! I asked my friend and her then-fiance each for three colors and was given blue, gray, green, yellow, and red. Quite the challenge! I love how it turned out.

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Getting Off Track

So, Cheryl Sleboda at posted her yearly "blog for 31 days challenge." I'm a wee(k) bit behind, but better late than never I guess. I quilted this customer quilt last week and really like how it came out. The pattern itself is Off Track. My customer said she was good with something simple but I could quilt what I want. Y'all know I don't do simple, right?

Here it is!


Minding the Gap

So when I first read Sunday Morning Quilts, I became very interested in the Original Ticker Tape quilt. But you know I can't do anything randomly. I made a plan to save scraps from all my projects in 2014 and use this quilt as a kind of scrapbook for the year. All year long, I put my small scraps in a zip bag in my larger scrap basket. And since this was such a busy year for me sewing-wise, I had a TON of scraps.

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Disappearing Nine-Patch

So I've been intrigued with the disappearing 9-patch and disappearing 4-patch blocks ever since I first saw them. There are some really cool tutorials out there taking it a step further by cutting on the diagonal, but I wanted to start simple, which SO isn't me.

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