Saturday, October 25, 2014

I love Anna Maria

Horner, that is.  She has such a way with colors in her fabrics, so rich and vibrant.  I decided to try to make a modern "blended" quilt.  Has anyone ever?  If so, I would love to see.  Here's the beginning of my attempt:
I'm auditioning these fabrics for the corner squares:
 or this animal print:
I should be able to find something that's perfect without going shopping, wouldn't you agree?
This is most of my fabric, but not all.  
I'm using this as my inspiration.  I love the Victorian romance of the quilts in this book.  
The book is "Blended Quilts" by Marsha McCloskey and Sharon Evans Yenter.
"16 Quilts Inspired by the 1800s"  
We'll see what I end up with :-)  Probably a hot mess!  
Have a lovely weekend - may you bless and be blessed!
~ Jodi ~

Friday, October 24, 2014

Drawstring bag with Japanese bikes

I made this drawstring bag for my grandson, Finn, who turned 1 year old on September 11.  He received some cool blocks with no way to corral them so mom asked me to make him a bag.  She chose the fabrics from my stash, and, voila!  It's lined with the same black/white stripey fabric that the strings are made of.  Gotta have stripes :-)  
I am going to a Lecture/Trunk Show by Rachel May tomorrow in Providence, RI, hosted by the Rhode Island Modern Quilt Guild - so exciting!
I hope you, also, are doing something fun for the weekend.
~ Jodi ~     

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Quilt for a little girl named Fiona - finished!

So happy to have finally delivered this quilt to Fiona and her mom!
 They have been very patient.  Isn't Fiona the cutest?
And the bed is a fabulous antique - love it!
Ahhhh - finishes are the best!  Sleep tight, Fiona! xo

Monday, September 29, 2014

binding a quilt

It's been tamed, and the quilting is finished.
                                 Now the binding is in progress...............

Free motion quilting...

 I will just say that this quilt has got the better of me.  
 I don't know if it's because my machine needs servicing, I'm out of practice, or
it's the threads I'm using, but I have tossed the quilt on the floor a number of times with a few choice words to go along with it.
Slowly, but surely, I WILL get it finished.
I hope your sewing days are long and productive :-)
~ Jodi ~

sandwiching, basting a quilt...

those pins hurt my knees every time I land on one.  

Actually, this was a few, or several, weeks ago.  I'm on to the binding of it now....  

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sweet girl quilt for Fiona

These strips go together easily.  The hardest part, of course, is trying to keep them random.
(excuse my thready design wall)
Fiona's mom chose the fabrics, and I love them.
Can't wait to get it all done to give to sweet Fiona for her bedroom!
~ Jodi ~