New Quilt

This is the quilt I’m currently working on.  It’s called a “New York Beauty,” and I’ve really enjoyed it.  The technique is called paper piecing; I’ve used it before and love the process.  This particular quilt pattern came originally from Karen Stone.  Mine has a long way to go, but I’ll show some of the progress here to give a sneak peek.  Don’t expect the finished work for weeks or months to come!  I’ll have quite a bit of hand sewing to do once I finish the blocks, as I’ve been quilting them along the way.  You can see several New York Beauty samples on pinterest here.

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Small World

This is a small wallhanging I quilted by Jen Kingwell, called “My Small World.”   It was not easy for me, working with all these small pieces, but I finally finished it.  At 52″ x 33″ it’s just right to hang over a bed or table.  It would work well as a scrappy quilt, but I purchased it as a block of the month, because I wanted to use similar fabrics to the original.  Pinterest has lots of samples of this quilt to scroll through.

Texas Quilt Museum

While in Houston recently Sarah and I made a trip to LaGrange, TX to see the Texas Quilt Museum.  I had seen photos of the facility in magazines and was thrilled to be able to visit it in person.  To my delight, the artist that was being featured at the time was Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry.  I’d been admiring her creations for a long time.

I was not disappointed — it was fantastic.  It isn’t a huge museum, but they have plenty of space to display quilts from the featured artist, as well as additional quilts in an adjoining room.  We were not allowed to take photos, but they did offer to take photos of us next to our favorite quilts (I begged for an extra pic and they willingly obliged).  Here they are:

Although not a large quilt, I had admired it when I first saw it in a magazine.  It’s called “Cattywampus Log Cabin #4,” and you can see her design concept for it here.

This next  one is called  Jacuzzi Jazz #1.  Take  a look at  her design concept here.  

Last,  I really  liked  this next  one called  Spirogyra #1.  The colors are  so pretty together.  Click  here for Caryl’s Design Strategy.

I’m sure you would enjoy looking  at her website, where all of her quilts can be seen — click here.

 

 

 

 

Baby Quilt

I recently had the pleasure of delivering one of my quilts to an adorable baby.  I enjoyed making this for our friends.  The design is called a “Disappearing Nine Patch,” because you start with nine squares sewn together, cut them up, then turn them to create this design.

Here is the new father and daughter!  Congratulations Mom and Dad!

 

Sarah’s Quilt

My last blog featured a quilt I made for Jeremy and this post from the past featured Chris’ quilt.  I also made one for Sarah in 2010 that she absolutely loves.  She chose the fabric and it turned out real pretty.

As you can see below, I also figured out a way to make it into a duvet so she can put a comforter inside it.  The back side is a soft flannel that makes it extra comfortable.

I love the spirals Virginia Ohr quilted into the top for us.