I shared all the steps on making this quilt from shorts to finished quilt. I also shared a tutorial at Sew We Quilt on Nov. 11th on how to construct this simple free form block that I named the Denim Block. Click here for the Scrappy Quilt Challenge that uses the Denim Block. Join in the fun!
I was so pleased with the finished quilted table topper and hot pads.
I used the table topper as part of my November Tablescape.
I had fun taking photos of my herbs and vegetables from my container garden.
One of my favorite quilt projects from 2011 was my Tiny Treasures Quilt. I created this quilt for an Off Season Challenge for Project Quilting. I overall free style quilted my name in a wavy pattern through out the whole quilt.
After I got a new camera for my birthday in November, I enjoyed taking macro shots of flowers too! Thus, started the posts called: A Quilter with a Green Thumb. Of course, photos of my blooms and flowers have inspired my quilting.
On Oct. 3rd, I posted photos of my gardening and thread painting projects and how it inspires me to thread paint with my quilting machine. Quilting the Colors and Textures of My Garden.
Another favorite quilt project was my Think Outside the Block Quilt. If you have ever had a quilt that you started and then got it out to finish it and then the blocks didn't match up --- I have a solution. You can Think Outside the Block!
My Wordless Wednesday posts have featured my dog, Gabby and my Mom's dog, Toby with my quilts. I titled this post Toby Loves Gabby.
The photos with the dogs really started last January when I was taking photos of my quilts for Project Quilting and Gabby wanted to be in every photo.
Then she would check to see what was in the bag.
My post about my Floating Lilies included a few shots of the dogs. When I got out the camera, there they were poising for me!
This fall, they helped test the warmth of my Blue Denim Christmas Quilt with the washable wool batting. I am so lucky to have these two to help me out!
As this year ends and we start a new one... Especially if you are a quilter, may your days be filled with the warmth of quilts... knowing the comfort and love you bring to others through your quilting.
I have much to be thankful for, as we have had a year of health struggles with my Mom. We are blessed to have her with us, as we end this year and celebrate a new beginning to a happier and healthier year in 2012.
Note: I included all the links in Color under each photo so you can see that post. Feel free to go back and click on each one to see more photos and read about that quilt.
Confessions of a Fabric Addict: Time to Show Your Best - Dec. 30, 2011
Sew Many Ways: Sew Darn Crafty Party - Jan. 1, 2012
Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting: Minutes for Me - Dec. 28, 2011
Sew Happy Geek: Manic Monday Linky Party - Jan. 2, 2012