Thursday, November 28, 2019

More and more Roundabout Place Mats and a Black Friday Sale!

I think Reneta may be the #1 fan of out Highway 10 Designs Roundabout place mat and table runner pattern.  I recently shared her cabin themed set, and today I am sharing two more!  She said she just couldn't stop making them.  I think they turned out awesome!

First up is this set that included the cool seaside word fabric.  I did some ditch stitching between the different fabrics and then a few simple designs in the wider sections.

The second set for today has this awesome combination of fabrics including the boats around the outer edge.

I changed up the quilting designs on this set.  All the quilting I've done here would be easy to translate to a domestic machine. (hint, hint)

i just love them - classy and fun!

Now for the best part....

PDF and Paper patterns are 20% off until midnight on Monday.  Follow this link and you could make some wonderful Roundabout projects like Reneta or any of other patterns.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Donna's Pinwheels

Donna sent this fresh pinwheel quilt to me this fall.  She requested puffy batting and a pantograph with a least medium density.

We decided on Quilter's Dream Puff batting, and the Glamorous Pantograph (I quilt it without the little circles).

 I love the back as much as the front!

Nautical Row Quilt

I had the pleasure of quilting this very creative quilt for Gay when the grass was still green!  It was a row exchange that she participated in a her quilting group.  Gay started out with the nautical flag rows.  

Other participants made cute and creative rows, and Gay put the top together.

Gay selected the Bora Bora pantograph in a denim blue colors.  This quilt may be finding a home with her son on his boat, which makes her backing choice even more appropriate!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

International Exchange Rounds 4 & 5

Remember these fabulous blocks? I haven't posted an update on this exchange since May!   We got a little off our schedule because of some health and life issues.  We all agreed that this supposed to be fun and not stress inducing so we added some time in where needed   Round 4 reveal came in too close to my move for me to post it so now I will share round 4 and the final round 5.

The Round 4 theme was curved piecing.  Everyone definitely had their own spin on it.  Only rules were that the curves needed to be sewn and to use our focus fabric somewhere.

 My block is called Potter's Wheel by Briar Hill Designs.  I  hope to make the whole quilt pattern some day.

Desley had a cool take on a card trick block.

Browyn used a lot of the focus fabric in her concentric circles.

And Kathy did a curved pinwheel.

For our final round we thought a nod to the floral focus fabric would be in order.  So any block you could interpret as floral was the request.  

My block used a lot of the focus fabric in both the background and foreground.

Bronwyn wowed me with her teeny tiny hexies!  I'm sure they are hand pieced.  Remember we all make 4 identical blocks to share! 

Desley gave us the log cabin flower variation.

And Kathy used simple petals for her flower.

This is third exchange that we have done as group, and it has been super fun to see how differently everyone used the focus fabrics and themes.  Our next deadline is to have our blocks put together into a top by May.  Here is a summary of what everyone did.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Reneta's Cabin Theme Roundabout Placemats

 For those of you that have asked if I've been doing any quilting this fall this answer is a resounding yes!  I am dreadfully behind in posting photos as evidenced by the grass and leaves in these photos instead of snow!  I will do my best to get caught up over the next week or so - I think I have at least 10 quilts to share...

First up is the wonderful set of cabin themed Roundabout place mats made by Reneta.  I had a lot of fun quilting the fish in the green ring.  Reneta made these as a gift for a family member with a property on the water.  I think they will be perfect.

The items in the Roundabout pattern go together really quickly so you could still get some made in time for Christmas.  Pattern is available in PDF download or paper format.