Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Back To Quilting

I have been quiet because I have been busy… QUILTING.  Yes, I have been spending more time behind the Bernina these days.  I recently completed a baby quilt for my neighbor, who will be having her 1st baby at the end of this month.  I participated in a shop hop with some friends when I came across a pattern by Bunny Hill Designs titled, Binkies on Broadway.  Having recently seen the new baby room I knew that this was the perfect design. Fortunately, I was able to complete the quilt before the arrival of the new baby; that’s a first. 
Design: Binkies On Broadway
Size: 52"x52"
Baby Gift

I am working on two other designs by Bunny Hill the first is Yoyoville. 
Designer: Bunny Hill Designs
Design: Yoyoville
Size: 69"x87"

I just love this quilt. I decided to stitch mine using a fall color palette and am busy making yoyo’s….lots and lots of yoyos!

The second design that I will be starting soon is called Little Friends. 

Designer: Bunny Hill Designs
Design: Little Friends
Size: 44"x52"

I am going to stitch mine in shades of blue, green and yellow and have put together this collection of fabrics…

I still want to “audition” a few more fabrics but I must get started soon.  My son’s friend will be having a baby in early November and I offered to stitch a baby quilt; what was I thinking???

A few weeks ago, our Quilt Guild held their first ever quilt show, and what a fabulous show it was!  Seriously, they had 200+ quilts on display and about 40 vendors, not bad for a local quilt guild.  I decided to enter my miniature quilt for judging and was very excited when I saw it on display looking like this:
Garden In Bloom
Miniature Quilt

Yes, I won two ribbons! I won 1st place in the miniature category and I was awarded a ribbon for Best Precision Piecing. The quilt measures 15"x18" and consists of 331 hexagons, all hand pieced.

I just mailed two exchanges so I should have some cross stitch pictures to share in my next post….whenever that might be.

As always thank you for taking the time to stop by.  I know that I have not been very diligent with my blogging but it always takes me SO long to create a post, sometimes it feels like a 9-5 job. :)

Until next time...


Anna van Schurman said...

Congratulations on your ribbon! What an achievement.

Dianne said...

OK...I can't believe we haven't figured this out yet...but you must be VERY close to me! I almost went to the cpqg show but didn't at the last minute. I'm in the Houston area...

Blu said...

Very cute quilt! The elephants are adorable.

Congrats on the ribbons. Do you have a close up of the quilt? And how tiny are the hexagons if 331 fit into 15x18?

Heather said...

Wow, you have been really busy! I love love love your quilts, they are beautiful. Can you show me a more detailed shot of your mini quilt? It looks so cool, with the hexagons. I have yet to make a quilt with appliqué, yours are gorgeous.

I always decide to make a baby quilt like a week before the shower, every time. So, good luck getting it done, what do we get ourselves into?

Thanks for sharing your quilts Marie, I love them!

Michele said...

Your quilting is lovely! and congrats on the ribbon! That's awesome :)

Nice to see you posting!

Missy Ann said...

I love everything you do, but you already know that. :)

Still thinking about having a baby to score a quilt. lol

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Beautiful hexagon quilt definitely worthy of the ribbons!!!!!!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your ribbon Marie! Your quilts all look lovely. I've been neglecting my quilting lately....too wrapped up in my stitching these days.

I know what you mean about blogging...I always intend to post more often but my time is so limited and it takes time away from stitching. I also try to get around and visit everyone else and comment when I can but I follow almost 200 blogs so who can keep up with all that??

Teri said...

Your quilts are beautiful! The ribbons are well deserved.