QuiltCon 2017 – The Quilts

We got to Savannah yesterday and spent the day checking out the riverfront and then had an awesome dinner at Cotton & Rye. There were many cocktails involved. Today, we got up early, had breakfast and coffee, and then we were off to QuiltCon to see the amazing quilts. Today’s post focuses on some of…

Once Upon A Time Swap

This was a fun Instagram swap to do. The challenge he was to make a mini quilt in the theme of “once upon a time,” and the swap was hosted by Amista Baker. When I signed up I was thinking of my guidance which was around rainbows and unicorns. My partners mosaic had really cool…

Let the Hexie Making Begin

I have been seeing many more quilts made with hexies than ever before. I had always thought of hexies as grandmotherly as they are, of course, very traditional. The hexies I am seeing now however are made from bright solids or modern prints that are fussy cut to highlight the fabric.  An instragram quilter who…

A Dinosaur Birthday Party

Ilana’s younger son is having his birthday party this weekend and he is having a dinosaur theme. Ilana had the fun idea to get the family t-shirts to bring the theme to life.  Mom got silver metallic thread to sparkle just a little. Dad’s is a simple black outline. And the two boys got full…

Thread Storage

My embroidery thread is organized by color on these racks from JoAnn Fabrics. They are mounted on the wall next to my sewing machine. This works really well for thread that I need to grab quickly, but wasn’t convenient for for back-up colors of embroidery thread or cotton for piecing.  Oddly and out of the…

Sugar Skull

I made this mini quilt for a pink swap on Instagram but loved it so much I made one for myself. It is a sugar skull from Tula Pink’s book, Quilt with Tula and Angela. The quilt measure 29″ x 31″.  I custom quilted it with stippling for the skull, loops for the border, a…