Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Project

Here are the fabrics for this years 2012 Festival of Trees quilt donation.  So excited!!!!!

Here in Salt Lake we have a yearly event called Festival of Trees.  All funds raised from selling decorated Christmas trees, quilts, door wreaths and table holiday decorations is giving to Primary Children's Hospital.  I love being a part of this event. 

Here is a picture of last years, 2011,  quilt and display.  My quilt is just a little part of the whole donation.  Cherrly Beveridge is the woman in charge and she does a beautiful job each year.  It takes a lot of work and effort in purchasing and setting up the display.

I will update with more pictures of this year's quilt as I get it started.  Need to get the top done this week because next weekend I will working on sewing my neices' Sally Halloween dress.  And then next will be my nephew's Jack Skeleton outfit to also sew.  I think Oct is going to go by faster then I want.
Previous years are stored away on a disk that is packed due to home construction.  Wish I coul show you a few more past years.
Better get this posted and be off to bed.  Have to work in the morning and be ready to do some serious sewing when I get home in the afternoon.
Until next time, Tina


Friday, September 28, 2012

A few of my past quilts

This was my "Basket of Love" that I designed and that was published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol 4.  I am block number 335 on page 35.  I can't tell you how excited I was when they notified me that I was selected for the magazine.  Woot! Woot!

This is the first t-shirt quilt that I designed for my Godson Ryan when he graduated high school. Talk about a ton of work.  I learned a ton making this quilt, plus is was t-shirts on both sides.
This is another one of my designs.  My Sandy Stitchers Quilt Guild every year does a quilt challenge.  In 2011 we exchanged fabric flavors of our choice and then put them into a quilt to had to have the exchange fabrics and 5 Dresden plates.  I love teapots and used Kay McKenzie's "Tea Pots 2" book and the rest is mine. 

This is my design for our 2012 Sandy Stitchers Quilt Guild Challenge.  This year's challenge was to have at least 5 pinwheels in the top.  I had so much fun designing "Cherries Jubilee".  The blow are open at the top and I used an antique hankie in the bigger bowl. 
I hope you have enjoyed a few of my past quilts.  I have to thank my friend Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilts for pushing me and helping me find the confidence to design and actually produce my own designs.  I am having such a great time creating.  Now if I can just find the desire to write them up once I design them. 
Until next time, Tina