Sunday, August 2, 2015

For Me, Myself and I

This has been one heck of a busy summer here in my hollow.  I did steal bits of time to work on this wall-hanging.  The fabric is called Autumn Lily from a Moda Scrap Bag I was able to purchase from Instagram's #thegreatfabricdestash for 7 bucks. (If you are able to Instagram be sure to keep an eye on this hashtag) I've seen some deals and of course you have those who gouge for old fabric lines in hot demand.  They seem to get what they ask as there are plenty who are willing to pay.

MTNROSEDESIGNS on Instagram was kind enough to share her EQ7 rotary cutting directions.  After I saw how cute Sue's quilt was I wanted to make one for myself. 

I also knew that I wanted to "frost" my quilt with a new design to me called, Abstract Butterfly.  One of the reasons I quilted dense is my thought of wash, dry and crinkle looking.  But in the end, I hung it fresh and crisp and love seeing the backlight really make that quilting pop!

Because I only had the Moda Scrap bag strips I raided my stash for something to use as the backing.  I'm quite pleased.  This photo was taken before I had stitched that binding down to the back.  While I love the old barn reds, mustard yellows and olive greens to decorate my home; I love this soft romantic look in the guest room area.
I've hurt my back again and have had to really favor it these last several days.  Using a heating pad might help but it is Summer and then my own internal flame. Sigh.
Are you quilting for the holidays?  Here we are into August and your longarm quilters are getting busy, busy.  Just sayin...get to stitching!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Not That Neglectful.....

So, many of my blog friends don't have smart phones.  You haven't been able to see what I've been posting just about daily.  It's easy, it's quick and I get back to quilting.  So what I thought I'd do is take a screen shot for you.  Also, did you know that you can view me on Instagram with your PC?  Take a look HERE!

Then there is Pinterest.  Usually in the evenings with feet up, in front of TV and IPad in hand I will look at Pinterest and now and then post to my own.  If you are curious take a look HERE.

The one Pinterest board that I have been trying to keep up with regularly is titled Quilting.  Under this board you will find all quilts that I personally have quilted aka "frosted."  You can go directly to this board HERE.
Quilting on my own projects isn't happening.  I've been very busy quilting for others and loving it!  I've got lots of designs to choose from and hope to create a Pinterest board showing quilt designs.   If you see a quilt design elsewhere, keep in mind that I too, can quilt/frost that for you.
Until next time....Happy Quilting!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Never Say Never......

Surprise!  I feel like that anyway, surprising myself that I'm taking a moment to post something quickly this morning before getting back to frosting.  It has been hit and miss for me with reading so many blogger friends and then I've been terrible about leaving comments.  I'm not alone; I see that my old blog post are still getting many views and few comments.  I'm a wee bit better at posting a few quick pictures here and there on Instagram.

I'm so thankful that quilts are coming in like crazy.  It must be that time of year with weddings, graduations and baby showers.  Not only that, the weather has turned nice and all those "piecers" have mailed the tops to me and headed out to their gardens. *wink* theory anyway.

Never say never.  I made an exception for this quilt top from Sue.  Actually, Sue didn't care if it was edge to edge work or custom as she just wanted it quilted; one less flimsy in her stash of quilt tops.

I'm not one for wanting ribbons or having quilt police critique my work. 
The colors aren't the best.   I quilted this one last month  and I'm almost positive the day I was trying to get good pictures to show my quilting the back lighting (outdoors) was limited sunshine.

Sue got the pattern out of the Feb 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.  The name of this quilt is "Golden Opportunity" by Tammy Johnson of Joined At The Hip.

Now...back to work with me as I've got deadlines to meet and more quilts on the way!   May I Be Your Quilter?  (see tab on the right side of blog for info)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Quilty Kind of Post

When my mail lady showed up yesterday with these quilt tops in need of frosting, I warned her that the following day would be two rolls of batting and that I would go pick it up if the call me.  (the post office is maybe 2 minutes from the house)  These rolls would fill up her jeep leaving no room for much else.
When I went into the post office to pick these up I could hear a worker from the back say, "those must be for our quilter."  It sure made my day.

The picture I took of this scrappy heart table runner of Jen's didn't turn out the best but I wanted to share anyway.   I loved the swirl heart frosting and cheerful colors!

This one is Jen's too.  I need pinks and reds in my stash if I'm ever to make such a cute piece quilt.  Perhaps one day with grandkids?  Hopefully...someday....

Nicole's mini quilt.  She chose just one large block to frost the whole quilt.  This is a Kim Diehl pattern called, "Laundry Day" from the Simple Whatnots club I believe.

I posted the above on my Instagram and boy did it spark interest!  This one belongs to Chris and she says the pattern is from the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott called "Daisy Chain."  Chris used an older Moda line of fabrics called Roman Holiday and I frosted it with Cotton Puffs.  Simply Gorgeous!

Well darn...can't remember the name of this one now.  I want to say Jen told me it was a FQ Shop BOM.  It is cute and she should be able to get that binding on before Christmas!  Loop-D-Loop for frosting that looks like asterisk snowflakes.  (one of my favorite designs on holiday quilts)

Another one of Nicole's called "Rhubarb Whirl" from the book Home to Roost by Need'l Love.  The fabric colors match my home décor perfectly!
If you are on Instagram you can find me as quilthollow.  Yes, you might see some duplicates in posting here and there.  I found that many of my blog followers do not Instagram.  Another place you can find me is on Pinterest.
Happy Spring to all of you! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Drumroll...and the Winner

Post on blogs are better with photos, don't you think?  This beauty was recently "frosted" headed back home for some binding.  I'll share better photos soon.
Are you the winner of 3-Yard Quilt Favorites?  Drumroll please.....
#2 Vrooman's Quilts has won!  If you would please email me with your address I'll pop it in the mail to you!
Thank you to Donna Robertson at Fabric Café for donating her book!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Got Stash? 3-Yard Quilt Favorites Book Giveaway!

Awhile back I was scouring through Pinterest post and happened to see a really cute baby quilt.  I followed the link and discovered Fabric Café.  This was a fun surprise because they have some really cute kits for quick quilts and reasonably priced too.  As I was looking through the kits I found that most only required 3, one yard cuts of fabric.
Donna Robertson is the author and designer of 3-Yard Quilt Favorites.  She writes, " Whether you want to reduce your stash or purchase brand-new fabrics, there is no need to agonize over fabric selection and yardage requirements.  If you are out shopping and see a fabric you like, you will know you can finish a great quilt with 3, one yard cuts!"
Here is where I mention my two "girls" (DIL and youngest son's girlfriend) who are new quilters.  As all new quilters they find making fabric choices a tad overwhelming and want to make very simple quilts for gift giving family and friends.
As I'm reading through Donna's website and learn about her book and then I get really excited because how many one yard cuts of fabric had I built up in my own stash that are just lingering?  Oh yes, there was a time way before pre-cuts when we just bought fabrics as we "liked" them.  Tell me your not guilty of this as well?  A cute novelty here and there perhaps? 
I'm an experienced quilter and could likely look at the pictures of the quilts, do the math and make it my own...but what if I want to be lazy and just get it done quickly?  What about "my girls" who could use guidance and diagrams to follow?
So yep, bought one of Donna's books to share with "my girls."  The back of the book shows all the quilts they could whip up.

When I purchased my own copy,  Donna sent a spare to blog and giveaway.  I hope you will visit Fabric Café to see Donna's other books, fabrics, kits, free patterns etc.  Oh and Donna's blog can be found HERE.
To win your copy, simple leave a quick comment of some sort.  I'll announce winner Wednesday.