Showing posts from July, 2017

Folks...We have a winner!

I have about five minutes before little miss wakes up, so this might be quick! Miss Norah sleeping I wanted to share my quilt, "Triple Diamonds" that I have been working on since last fall. Some of you may have seen the progress on Instagram or Facebook . It is my own original design and this past weekend it won 1st Place Large Quilts at the Sun Bonnet Sue Quilt Show in my home town! I am beyond happy to have accomplished another win. Without the help of my family for their continued support, my clients who trust me to quilt for them, and my friends who make me laugh when it has been a stressful day, this would not be possible. Hanging at the show.  I knew when I started this quilt that the outside and inside navy borders would have straight lines. Straight lines in the outside border make the quilt hang straight. Also, the width of the inside and outside navy borders are the same, so to keep it consistent, I wanted to carry the straight lines in both areas. I

Lone Star

Hi Quilters! I have been wanting to write about this quilt for about a month now. However, Pat, the owner, didn't want to let the "cat out of the bag" so to speak until our local quilt show, which happens to be this weekend! I am so thrilled to share it with you. First of all, this quilt is huge! I want to say it is 110 x 110. Thank goodness Francis is 14' in length and can accommodate such a large quilt. Pat did such a wonderful job in choosing the colors for the Lone Star's. It really is a striking quilt and very masculine. The outside border is between 6-8 inches. (I can't remember!) This is quite large for an outside border. I knew I wanted to do some kind of straight lines in this area because it is such a large quilt and I wanted it to hang nicely. I decided on doing some straight lines (see picture below) and doing some softer feathering in the star centers of the outside border as well (picture above). I am very pleased with how both turne