Thursday, April 29, 2010

Foot in Mouth

Just when I said I don't stash...




They were calling out to me! Plus I had a coupon for a free yard at Quilting Adventures. What wonderful thing shall I make for myself?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Electric Quilt 7

Okay people. The Electric Quilt Company is getting ready to release Electric Quilt 7!

I covet this program! There are so many excellent tools that I really wish I had. I love that you can print blocks in any size and that you can test layouts and import fabric swatches. I also love that this doesn't include doing math by hand or drafting on graph paper.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Martha Washington Star

Check out my Martha Washington Star Tutorial at Modify Tradition. It's the last block tutorial for Round 2! Don't worry-- there's still one more project left this round.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bow Tie Quilt

This has been finished for a while.  Sorry it's taken so long for me to blog it!

The Bow Tie Quilt was originally supposed to be my sister's birthday present.  However, I fell in absolute love with the fabrics and the quilt during the construction process and decided to keep it for myself.   Good thing, because Katie says it's a little too shabby-chic for her.


She's a bit right; I didn't realize that until after she'd said so.  It's not normally my taste either, but I just can't help myself this time.  The whole thing is very sweet.  I love it!

Fabrics are mostly from Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt, but there are some favorites from Freshcut by Heather Bailey as well as a brown print that is recent (but I can't remember where it comes from).  Bound with the Prairie Rose print in the Piney Woods color way.  Backed with a pink damask from the Promises line.


It measures 70"x70" and is perfect for napping on the couch.  I quilted it in mostly evenly-spaced mostly-straight lines.  Try not to notice those incorrectly placed blocks in the corner... I didn't notice them until after the whole thing was basted, quilted, and bound. Too late to fix, otherwise I would have done so.

Magic Cross

I've got a new tutorial over at Modify Tradition.  This week's block is the Magic Cross.  Very easy to prepare for and very easy to make.  Not to mention, very cute!
Magic Cross

Shrinking Quilters - March

I'm a bit behind, but today I made my bee block for The Incredible Shrinking Quilter's Bee.  March was Suzanna's month.
Off-Kilter Shoo-Fly
We made an off-kilter Shoo-Fly block inspired by a project in Liberated Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston.  Suzanna sent jewel-toned fabrics and requested that we use a black background. My final block has a pretty Amish look, which I'm digging.  I couldn't resist the light blue blender fabric that she sent and so I decided to use that as my focus fabric along with some funky purple print for the border.  I love my block!  I have plenty of scraps left over and so I think I may make some extra blocks for Suzanna to make up for being late.  I'd also like to make some of these for myself! If you'd like to know how to make this block, surf over to Modify Tradition to learn how to view the Shoo Fly block tutorial.  Then, add some borders and trim at an angle.  You're done!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Originally uploaded by jenamoured

Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got, I'm still (I'm still) Jenny from the block.