Monday, June 6, 2011

Quilts for June

When I turned the page of the calendar,
June looks like it will be a busy month.

Even though there is always something to 
vie for my time, I try to still find
time here and there to work on a quilting project.
We all make time for the things we like to do.

A few minutes each day can accomplish a lot by 
the end of the week.

Here are a couple of quilts I wanted to share.

"Blue Tick"
This pattern is a Blackbird pattern.  The applique
is by hand and it was machine quilted.

I have always loved this quilt.  
In fact, it's on my bed now.

There were several of us who wanted to make this pattern. 
So we all bought this great blue ticking  fabric for the background.  
 Hence, the name.
I used the reverse side of the fabric
so the color was softer.

You can see by the label it took me a couple of years
to complete the top.  
It's one of those projects that finally gets completed, but only if
you keep working on it.

This second quilt is the first quilt I made for 
the "Stashbuster's Class" we have at the store

"Stashbusters 1"
It's a pattern from Kim Diehl's book Simple Traditions.
Lots of nine patches and hourglass blocks.
I used a lot of stash, but didn't use anything up.
Basically, made a mess in my sewing room by pulling out
so many different fabrics and cutting off just a little strip off of each.
I love the way all the fabrics play nice together.

On this quilt, I machine appliqued the vine, flowers and leaves.
And machine quilted it myself.

The colors are the brighter colors of summer.

Even though your calendar says there is  a lot to do this month
keep working on the projects you love.
They'll get done eventually.
Until Next Time-


  1. Some days I feel like I am drowning in projects, but still love it. Love those quilts of yours. Hope you guys had a great time at quilt group, I was so sad I had to cancel