Saturday, September 22, 2012

Voile Quilt Top

I finished the quilt. These are a few pictures of the top on a beautiful day.  It was too overcast today to get a good picture of it.  Soon it will be in it's new home,  maybe I can get a picture before it leaves if the sun comes out.  I love sewing on voile.  It has such a luxurious feel.  Fall is in the air here in Maine, what a great time to start on a new quilt.  I have some projects in mind what about you?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Went to Alewives on Sunday to pick up some voile for a quilt that I'm making for a B-day present.  I LOVE working with this fabric.  It feels so silky.  If you haven't tried it for a quilt you should give it a shot.  The quilt is 5" squares sewn together to make a 54" square top.  The back is also voile.  The fabric is AMH, Amy Butler and Tula Pink.  The voile is 54" wide, perfect for the lap size quilt. It goes together quick so I will probably have the top together tonight. 

Went to Vinalhaven a few weeks ago and had a beautiful day.  This is a picture from the ferry ride home.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chicopee Chevron Bag

Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt I LOVE the colors.  I had the chance to meet her at Alewives Fabrics on August 18.  She signed books and answered all of our questions.  She is truly a talented and unique individual.  Denyse like a lot of us didn't always sew, but she always had some creative outlet in her life. She talked about her love for traditional quilts with a modern twist.  That is the basis of her new book Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration.  The book is full of beautiful quilts, some of which she had with her at Alewives.  I made a bag to showcase the new fabric.  Side A is the cool side.  Side B is the warm side.  Anyway, Chicopee is a great line if your thinking about adding to your stash (who isn't, right) the colors blend and stand out all at the same time.  Off topic, I had a chiropractic appointment today and my back feels wonderful.  Now I can get back to sewing.