Friday, August 14, 2015

Lots of happy quilts

Thank you all for the lovely comments and for all of you that mentioned that you missed my blog posts. I have not been keeping up with my blog during this busy summer and I want too share all of the beautiful quilts I have worked on. There are so many happy quilts I made and quilted, however I unfortunately lost some of the pictures when I replaced my phone. I know I should always back up my pictures, but I didn't and regret it. :(

I quilted this beautiful pinwheel quilt for Michelle. The little prairie points on the border are such a happy touch.
The next two cute quilts were pieced by Caroline. I would like to eat a fresh strawberry just from looking at the cute strawberry blocks.
The soft yellow backing shows off the quilting pattern "Cafe du Monde" so well.
I quilted the blue and white quilt with " Bubbles" one of my favorite quilting pantos.
Jana loves making flying geese quilts. This is just one of the flying geese quilts I quilted for her. One of these days I am going to make a flying geese quilt myself. It is on my very, very long project to-do list.
I quilted this extremely cute 1930's reproduction quilt for Julie. It will make a nice baby quilt for a precious expected newborn girl.
I absolutely adore 1930's reproduction fabrics. And guess what else is on my project to-do list? This fun yet sophisticated dog pattern. 
My oldest daughter especially appreciates this quilt pattern because she recently received this little guy for her birthday. His name is Rolo, a nine week old Boston Terrier.
 His ears are finally beginning to perk up. Such a cutie!
Here is another beautiful flying geese I quilted for Jana. I love the blue, white, and a little touch of yellow color scheme.
And last but not least, Sally has made a pink and brown charm square quilt. I find it so calming and relaxing to look at, especially the bunny fabric square.
I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer of quilting!
Smiles,
Millie

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Two finishes and a few string quilts

 I hope you all are enjoying the warmer weather. I have been spending a lot of time in the garden, but you know I will always make time for quilting. 
 
I finished the purple basket quilt. I love how the quilt crinkled up after the first wash and dry. I know I said this a lot of times, but it is always such a great feeling seeing the quilt for the first time out of the dryer.
 Do you see all the different purple yo-yos? Well, I added them after I quilted the quilt to cover up the seams that did not want to line up nicely. I really like using little yo-yos.
 Here is my second quilt finished with leftover blocks. I like how it crinkled up; I love crinkled quilts. Here I go again about crinkled quilts...oops :)
 I really enjoy making string quilts. This is the butterfly string quilt I just quilted on my longarm for my youngest daughter. I used a good old stipple for the quilting.
Orange and purple are some of her favorite colors. I also added a few green, blue, and yellow strings. I like to use cona cotton snow for the background. This is probably the fastest string quilt that I have made and I like how it can look like bows too.
 A few more strings for a rectangle string quilt.
 I grabbed all the lighter colored strings from previous projects. 
 And this is the quilted string quilt. I used a cream colored fabric for the sashings.
For the border I used the pretty soft yellow fabric with pink flowers. 
 For the backing I was very tempting to use a colored back, but I went back to my usual cream colored fabric for the backing.
I hope you have a good weekend. I will be working on my daughters binding.
 
Smiles,
Millie

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring quilts and decorating

 I absolutely love the Spring season. After this long winter season, it is wonderful to make a few quilts in soft pastels and setting out a few bunnies for Easter. I found these unfinished blocks, but have no idea where I put the pattern.
 I sewed the blocks together and added a few orphan tulip blocks.
 I quilted the quilt with a flowery panto.
A border in pink and green.
I finished the quilting on the scrappy 5" block quilt. It will look so nice on my bed. Can't wait to get the binding done.
 A wonderful blogging friend mailed me a surprise bag of scraps. Some of the scraps went into this String quilt. Most of her string fabric went into another String quilt for my daughter. I will share that next time. It is so nice to receive and share scraps with other quilters.
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This String quilt is perfect for your spring decorating.
 
 I quilted this beautiful scrappy Bow Tie quilt for Julie.  It is such a pretty quilt in soft spring colors.
 I can see myself in the near future making a pastel Bow Tie quilt with a pretty scrappy border.
 A few bunnies on the mantel. 
 More spring decorations - a frog and a green egg.
  Two more quilts in spring colors on display.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I wishing you all a happy spring season.
Smiles,
Millie