Sunday, December 22, 2013

What keeps you busy?

I know what has kept me busy the past couple of months - sewing, quilting, quilting, quilting, quilting.  It's been a whirlwind to get everything done in time for Christmas, but I've succeeded, and I'm SO happy now!

Here are just a few photos of the great quilts that I have had the privilege to quilt for people. Very fun!

Here is one with custom quilting throughout.  Each big star block is 24-inches square and has been paper pieced.

Up close and personal with one of the blocks.

I like this view with the quilt tilted sideways.  The customer will put on another border and bind it for the finishing touch!

This is another fun one that I had the pleasure of doing. It's a quilt sample for a kit being put together by my local quilt shop, The Sun Valley Fabric Granary.

It's a butterfly quilt made from Fig Tree & Co.  fabrics.

I quilted oval designs to enhance the wings and diagonal stitching across the bodies of the butterflies. There were 30 butterflies in this quilt, if anyone is counting . . .

This would make the perfect spring-time or summer quilt, a great way to pass away these dreary winter days that are surely ahead of us!

 Here's a real pretty quilt that my friend made from a jelly roll.  I quilted an edge-to-edge pattern on it with large leaves to mimic the leaves in the white background fabric.

And this was a fun one, although the quilting probably doesn't stand out too well. Love this fabric!

Last, but not least, I was able to find a bit of time to make something for myself to help decorate the house for Christmas.  It was a fast, simple little pillow, but the ribbon makes it pop!  It's made from Dear Mr. Claus by Cosmo Cricket for Moda.  If you are lucky enough to find this ribbon, you'll immediately fall in love with it! It comes in several different designs and is just luxurious!

After I made the pillow cover, a friend gave me some Christmas gift tags from a panel that goes with this line, so I'll be adding that to the right of the ribbon.

That's what I've been up to the past two weeks. What has kept you busy?

Here's wishing you the very best Christmas season, happy holidays, and a tremendous New Year!

Remember to quilt with a smile,


  1. You've been busy....especially like the quilting on the butterflies! Merry Christmas Barb!!!

  2. Wow,just stunning!!
    I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!!

  3. You have been one busy quilter! And I am sure there is going to be several happy recipients in a few days. The quilting detail is spectacular, especially on the 24 inch block quilt. Would you happen to know the name of that block? That would be on I would like to attempt someday. Hope you might still be considering Virginia--I starting to get excited. Have A Wonderful Christmas!

  4. Beautiful job on all of the quilts - but that star one.....very nice! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Lovely quilting Barb! Love the fun fills you chose for the star block. Have a great Christmas and I wish you much success in 2014.

  6. Love the butterflies and the way the oval design in the wing makes them rounder.


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