Monday, June 29, 2015

Cheryl's Quilt

My sister is my best friend, she is the most caring person I know.  And that's why I decided to make her a quilt :) 

Actually, I've always wanted to try a one block wonder and purchased the fabric with that intent.  However, once the hexagon blocks were together I quickly realized the fabric I chose did not have enough color to keep a clear separation of design....so new plan....and this is the outcome...

You can see each individual block design~ The original fabric is seen in the white/floral border.  Although this wasn't the initial plan, I like how it turned out. 
Size 90x100, Hobbs 80/20.  So Fine and Glide thread.


 I've had this fabric for quite a while so it's no surprise for my next issue...not enough border fabric, and of course, none to be found!!!!   Getting creative I made my own "corners"!  Fused fabric flowers on black background fabric quilted with gold Glide thread

 Great quilting texture!
 

 
And now the back~ you can see the piano key quilting!
 
 
 
That's all! thanks for stopping by! and have a good week :)
Sue

Winter Star Finished!

It has come to my attention I never shared the completed photos of Winter Star.  This quilt was made for my niece in celebration of her marriage.  On a whim, I entered it into the Prairie Heritage Quilt Show and surprise, surprise! it took 2nd place with Founders Choice!  I asked my niece to meet me at the show and presented the quilt to her.  She loved it!

Quilted with SoFine, Magnifico and Glide thread, 2 layers batting: hobbs 80/20 and wool.
And for those so inclined, this is actually a kit from Jinny Beyer available for purchase.  I took me longer to piece it together than it did to quilt it!





It's not clearly seen, but gold glide thread was used to outline each of the golden scroll shapes in the larger borders.  Makes it stand out a bit more and adds a wonderful gold shine.


 My fancy beaded quilt label!  :)

 And now the back....my favorite part as it shows all the quilty goodness!



Friday, June 12, 2015

We have a Winner! Black and White Skully Challenge

OMG! I can't believe Michelle and I won!!! How exciting! This was Michelle's first real sewing project and to have it take a winning spot is awesome!

I'm amazed at the 20 year olds who have no idea how to sew, let alone stitch a seam or button! There have been several articles written on how to get younger women involved in arts/crafting and when the Black and White Skully challenge appeared it fit the bill perfectly! My niece, Michelle, is 23 years old and this is the first time she has ever worked on a sewing project :)  When I told her we won, she was so excited and already knew what she wanted to make with the fabric winnings! 

Thank you Maddie from BadAss Quilters Society for hosting this challenge! check it out at:
http://www.badassquilterssociety.com/we-have-a-winner-black-and-white-badass-skully-challenge/


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Badass Quilter's Society black and white skully challenge

The Badass Quilters Society is hosting a challenge using black and white skull fabric.  Only 38 entries! and I was lucky enough to become one of those few!  My niece, Michelle and I decided to make a cool raven and moon applique quilt using the challenge fabric and lumiere paint for the moon and sky, freemotion quilted, 31" x 42" and completed just in time. 
Please visit www.badassquilterssociety.com black and white skully challenge to vote for your favorite quilt from June 1 to 5th...and Now Introducing.....

The Badass Quilter

Black and White Skully Challenge 2015

Collaborative Quilt by

Susan Lawson and Michelle Winter

Inspired by AmyLyn Bihrle's 2009

"Watchful Eye of the Cemetery Warden" 
(Permission obtained and thank you very much AmyLyn!)
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Firefighters T shirt Quilt

Gauging from my last post, it appears I've been MIA (missing in action)!!!  I've been working on a few quilting projects but the largest project has been my professional nursing career.  The hospital facility where I work decided on merging IMCU with Oncology.  Which changes the nursing pathway from acute care to critical care, meaning ALOT of additional education! Between working, attending classes and studying there really has been NO time for anything else.  And, as if this wasn't enough, it has challenged me to look at where I want to be in my career.  I love oncology, I love the patients, their families, rejoicing and sharing laughs in good times and helping them die with dignity when the time arrives.  IMCU is totally different nursing, it's adding nursing interventions, not taking away as is usually the case in oncology.  The patient population is different as well, CVAs (strokes), neurological disorders (brain injuries, seizures) and alcohol detoxing (probably my least favorite)...so in the midst of change I am also searching for a different job....whew.  But I know this isn't why you have so graciously visited this site and I'll make it up to you with a few quilt pictures! :)

This is a Firefighters tshirt quilt I was commissioned to make.  He has a variety of different fire dept organizations, which makes it very interesting.  (It needs binding to be completely finished!) Pantograph quilted.



 
I also have pictures of my niece's quilt, "Winter Star" to share with you all, but my camera batteries died! so that will be upcoming!
Thanks for visiting and have a good day!

Friday, April 10, 2015

modern quilt

Just finished up a customer's modern quilt.  I so struggle with modern quilts and quilting.  I tried to keep things "modern" but just couldn't resist a few feathers! The quilting design was extended through to the blue border and there are quilted feather vines on 2 opposite corners of the quilt.   It was HUGE at 90x106".  Quilted with Glide cream, Fantastico variegated, and magnifico blue.  Hobbs 80/20.  (Funny how I looked at this quilt trying to find a design and now when looking at this picture all I see are circles!)






Sunday, February 8, 2015