Monday, April 6, 2015

Finn's Heather Ross Goldfish quilt

 I finished this quilt for my grandson, Finn Wilder, back in 2013 but forgot to take pictures, so
his mom, my daughter, did the posing with it, and her husband, Blueflash, did the honors of snapping
 these shots.
This quilt was a lot of fun to make.  It's very similar to Ezra's that I made back in 2010.
Ashley gave a general tutorial on how to make this quilt.    


I think the goldfish are adorable.  I realize I owe Finn a pillow to match his quilt!
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines' Day!


Waterfront Park Layers of Charm Quilt from Fat Quarter Shop

 I have four layer cakes and I'm determined to use them up.  So this is the first of four.
I don't usually make the same pattern more than once, but this one is quick and easy and I might do just that.  The pattern only uses 36 pieces of the layer cake, but I'm using all 42, thus the cut off blocks on the right side.  Like I always say, the bigger the better!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Another Postage stamp quilt

 Ignore the messy sewing room - ugh.  And I must have taken this at the wrong time of day because the colors are all washed out.  Yes, the fabrics are muted, but not this muted.
  For a few years I had it in my heart and mind to make a quilt for a dear young mom, also my daughter's friend. She's a sweet woman with a Godly husband and a darling young daughter, Mykenzie, and a son, Zachary, who is now home with his Heavenly Father after blessing his mom and dad for 18 days.  I think of him and his little family often, offering up prayers for peace and comfort for them.
 I know they will enjoy this quilt, hopefully for many years.

I love you guys!  xo

Modern sampler quilt

This lap size quilt went to a dear friend whom I have been neglecting lately :-(
She received it just days before a blizzard hit Rhode Island - I think she likes it, in more ways than one.
Some of my fabric choices were less than stellar.  I'm trying to get out of the mode of picking in a hurry.  My sewing time is so limited, but I need to slow down anyway and FIND the right mix of fabrics and not just settle, because then there's regret, and regret is a very slippery slope.  (Okay, enough philosophizing)



Even so, it's still one of my favorite qujlts!
~ Jodi ~


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sweet vintage baby quilt

 A friend, Maria, gave me a bag of fabric and this was in it, still just a top, or flimsy :-)
Her daughter Theresa made it quite some time ago.  It seems like some of the fabric was curtains in another life (I forgot to ask her), but
 I just had to finish it up and give it back to her.  She puts lots of work into those little flowers/baskets.  So cuuute!  Maybe it's for the best that you can't see my machine quilting very well - ha!  The backing fabric was also in the bag - it's a nice soft flowery yellow.  I got lazy and did a   self-binding by simply turning the backing fabric over onto the front and stitching it down.  I'm sure she'll find some little baby to gift it to.
~ Jodi ~


Friday, January 30, 2015

Medallion block - Stitched in Color

 I signed up for Rachel's Handstitching online class, www.StitchedinColor.com and I'm loving it.  This is the beginnings of a medallion quilt.
I forgot how much I like doing embroidery.  On the plain white border up above will be more embroidered lines, satin and jewels.  
Anyone else taking one of Rachel's classes?  She is also teaching a curves class.
~ Jodi ~