Quilting Knick Knack

Isn't this just the most adorable Quilting Knick Knack... So, true too...

Anniversary Mystery Quilt

This mystery quilt is in honor of our anniversary on Carol's Yahoo Group...
Here's my fabric:

Birthday Surprise

I made this block as a donation to a surprise birthday quilt... I will share the PIC when the gift is given as not to spoil the surprise... ::smirk::

::photo 9-1-09 folder::

Linebacker's Quilt

This is my 4th child and 3rd son's first quilt that I'm making for him... I've finished one block so far... Aren't the colors just breathtaking?
Corner Unit:
Side Unit:
Finished Block:

Round Robin Round I

I'm now participating in a quilt game called a Round Robin... You make a 'center' block and then you take turns with other people adding a ring around until it's a desired size... Usually 4-5 rounds... I've never done a round robin before... I'm doing it with my Paper Piecing Big Sister - Ruth in Indiana..

Here is my center:
Here is my center w/ one round and my friend's center with one round:

Christmas Ornaments

I'm making these as Christmas Presents... I'm making them in two different color ways (hot pink/blue and orange/black)... I will sandwich, quilt and add gray ribbon to the tops as 'hangers'...

New Sewing Desk

As part of our tax refund my husband bought me a sewing desk... I was sewing at our kitchen table and that means I wasn't sewing often because everything had to set up and taken down repeatedly... Isn't it nice?
Full View Closed:
Ironing Board/Rotary Rules/Mats:
Open - Top All Set Up:
Open - Door Storage:Open - Fabric:
Open - More Fabric:
Full View:

Sandwiching a Quilt For Quilting

The term Quilting is very broadly used but the word Quilt is the process by which stitching (machine or by hand) is placed through all 3 layers... The 3 layers being the pieced top, the batting, and the backing... Putting these 3 layers together is known a 'sandwiching'...

First you put the backing down in a flat surface... It is slightly larger then your pieced top to take into account any shifting that may occur during the quilting process...
The batting goes onto of the backing and is slightly larger then it again to take account shifting that may occur...
Next is the top....
The final step is pining the 3 layers together so everything doesn't come part while you are quilting...

Mystery Quilt - FINISHED!!!

This is my first mystery quilt... A mystery quilt is when you are given a piece of information a little bit at a time and you won't know what your quilt will be like till the very last step... So, it remains a 'mystery'... This particular mystery we picked our fabrics (given guidelines) and told how to cut the pieces... We were then given 3 blocks one at a time and told where to put the colors and how many of each block to make... The final step was how to put all the blocks together and add the border... It was lots of fun... It is my 2nd fully finished quilting project... It is known as 'lap size'... It hangs on the wall in my living room...
Block I:
Block II:
Block III:
Waiting Last Step:

Secret Santa - First Finished Quilt!

I designed and made this for my friend Cathy in MA for a Secret Santa gift... It is place mat size... I used blocks from Carol's 300 Paper Pieced Blocks book... Sorry for the bad picture quality... I should have taken more and better PICS... It was my first started and fully finished quilted item... Woo hoo!!!

1000th Member Block

When our group reached 1000 members, Carol designed us this block... I mailed this block into a block drawing... A block drawing is when you submit a block then every 12 blocks submitted someone is randomly drawn and wins those 12 blocks... So, on and so on until all the blocks are won... As you can see my choice of color is improving... ::grin::

Snowflake Block

Carol designed this block as the flakes started to fly here at home... It is a 12" block and currently unfinished... I have plans to turn it into a potholder to sit large casserole dishes on...