Black and White Snowball

Black and White Snowball Quilt
For my birthday last year, I received a beautiful bundle of black and white Riley Blake fabrics.  I looked and looked for a pattern that would do this beautiful fabric justice.  I found a snowball Kim Diehl pattern that I loved and also found a beautiful red and white snowball on Pinterest.  I combined the 2 patterns and put my black and white twist on their ideas.  It is still a work in progress, but I think it is beautiful!  

Driving home early one morning, I realized that a snowy day was all about black, whites and grays.  The snowball design for this fabric was perfect! 
Here's the process:  

Journey's End Block of the Month

Journey's End Block of the Month I started a 6 month block of the month program in November with Quilter's Lodge in Draper, UT.  It is a Kim Diehl design using her beautiful fabric.  I have come to the end of the blocks (5 months worth) and now I get to sash them, connect them and make a beautiful border.  I love this quilt!  

Colossal Jelly Roll Rug

I love this jelly roll rug.  I bought 2 jelly rolls, arranged the colors just a bit and got started!  (The pattern calls for 2 jelly rolls, but I used 1 1/2 since my space in front of my door is a bit smaller.)

2019 Is Here!

I have started many projects this year, but have really only finished one so far.  This quilt was made for a special cousin.  I squared up about 360 HSTs for this project.  Truly a labor of love!  I love my cousin and I love this quilt.

Turkey Table Runner
I actually started this one in 2018, but clearly, this turkey table runner didn't make it to the table this Thanksgiving, but will in 2019!

Dresden with Reproduction Fabrics
I can't resist reproduction fabrics!  They really call my name when I go in a quilt shop. 

Wrapping up 2018

There are so many projects I have yet to document! We moved this year from Las Vegas to Utah.  It was a busy year preparing for a move, buying and selling houses, unpacking, settling in, and figuring out my to new routine.  The adjustment isn't over yet!

I've worked on a few projects, but look forward to a more productive 2019!

This fall I made a new table runner from and loved having it on my table.

This quilt was made for my good friend and bike riding partner, Dana.  During this project, I learned that I can't live without my wonder clips!  I had no idea how much easier binding was using them.

This quilt finally got finished in 2018.  I started it in 2010, had it pieced and quilted a couple of years ago, and as we settled in our new home, quiet hours hand binding were a welcome relief from the busy chaos of a move.

I also made a couple of jelly roll rugs.  I look at jelly rolls very differently…

Christmas Quilts 2017

A few years ago, some quilter friends and I went to St. George and decided we would make flannel Christmas quilts using a "Turning Sixteen" pattern. As the 4 of us calculated how much flannel we would need, we only bought twice as much flannel as we needed!  This left me with 2 kits of 16 beautiful flannels.  This year, I finally finished the 2 quilts and gifted them to 2 of my married children and their spouses.

I made another "Turning Sixteen" Christmas quilt for Rebecca and Dave and their family.  Moda came out with their "I Love Snow" flannel this year and it perfectly matched the decor of their home.  They also have 5 sweet children, so this was the right flannel for their quilt.  The bundle I purchased had only 13 fat quarters and I needed 16 fabrics.  I added some minky and I love how their quilt came out!

Star Wars Quilt

I made this quilt for my son several years ago and when he wasn't terribly excited about it, it landed on a shelf and waited for the right person to give it to.  That person was my grandson!   I dusted the top off, got it quilted and bound! He turns 8 this year and is even having a Star Wars party to celebrate!