Monday, February 25, 2013

Mid Atlantic Quilt Show

My Husband and I went to the Mid Atlantic Quilt Show in Hampton, VA on saturday.  What a wonderful show, lots of great quilts and many interesting vendors.  I made a list of patterns and books that I hope to purchase for the shop in the next few weeks.

It was also fun to see that two of the ladies from the Pax River Quilt Guild had entries accepted at the quilt show.

Here is a beautiful bears paw made by Joyce

The colors are absolutely stunning and the workmanship is top notch.

This quilt I believe was called something like Tree of Life and was made by Julia

I love the look of the iron gate.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Warm Wishes

I recently completed this shop sample.  The pattern is called Warm Wishes and you can find it free on the internet.  I use this fun and easy pattern at least once a year for a gift or charity quilt.   It is just a solid focus fabric square combined with a rail fence variation.  The secret is to have an odd number of blocks both across and down so that your framed looking squares look complete.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Quilts of Kindness #17 and #18

Jamie dropped off these two small kids quilts yesterday as part of our Quilts of Kindness efforts.  Very cute and I am sure some child will love them.

Very simple patterns but with lots of different fabrics makes wonderful kids quilts.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

First UFO Night

Our first UFO night was held on friday night.  The kitchen was full of food, music was going and rotary cutters and sewing machines were humming.  

We had a great group of people turn out and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time.  We will definitely be doing this again in the future.  

Here are a couple of pictures from the night.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Aphrodite Fabric

Here is a unique item we used the Aphrodite fabric for, my husband made a custom headboard for a customer.  

Great job Ed!!

Friday, February 1, 2013


What do you do if you have several medallions left from a previous project? 

These are from the Northcott Aphrodite line and left over from a wall hanging shop sample I made.   I looked at them long enough and decided to cut  right down the center in both directions.  This would give the look of curved piecing. 

I then put 4 1/2 of the medallions together making this table runner top. 

I am not real happy with how the outer border looks on it but hope once I quilt it if I bind it in the darker blue it will look ok.  I do love the way the middle of the runner turned out.