Monday, August 20, 2018

"Little Houses on the Hill" for the Curated Quilt Challenge

I found this contest on Instagram. Curated Quilts posted:
curatedquiltsCall for Entries: We are working ahead for our January issue, and would love to see your House Mini Quilts in our Mini Gallery! The palette includes pear green, peacoat blue, poppy red, ocean spray, clay brown, light gray - more details and how to submit is available at⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#curatedquiltsmini #curatedquilts⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Deadline -- August 31

I selected my fabrics.

I ironed Lite Heat and Bond to the backside of my fabric and cut them into the sizes I needed them to be for the little houses, the hill, the tree and trunk and the sun.

I thread painted and quilted it on my longarm quilting machine using seven thread colors.

 I selected a dark brown for the binding.

 Here's a few up close photos.

I flipped it over to the backside for a photo.

My quilt is square and measures 15" by 15".

 I am entering the Quilt Challenge at The direct link to the challenge and link up is Here. 

There is still time to enter!

Enjoy your day!


P.S. I also share lots of photos on my Instagram account at craftysewingandquilting!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

"The Barn Quilt"

The Barn Quilt is traveling around and is on display through September. It is currently on display at the Old Oak Inn in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin and then it will be at Timberlanes Coffee House and Gallery in Boscobel, Wisconsin during the month of August. If it gets accepted in the Madison Quilt Expo, it will be in Madison, Wisconsin for that quilt show in September.

I combined three photos to create the "Barn Quilt". It was a custom order. The barn is to represent my customer's family barn. It was from a photo she took. The photo on the left is of a landscape quilt, I had made for a Project Quilting challenge, and the photo in the center of my customer's cupola. Plus they have tons of pine trees!

On display at Old Oak Inn.

Here's how I created it!

My husband took a photo when I was quilting it.

I quilted my name in the corner - Marcia 2017

I flipped it over so you can see the back of "The Barn Quilt".

This is another quilt that I created in a similar way. Here is a link to the post all about the "My First Bloom Quilt" and how I created it.

This is the Barn Quilt from a Project Quilting Challenge and the link to that post: "If I Had a Barn...."

Enjoy your day!


Friday, June 29, 2018

Whimsical Selfie Quilts by Artsy Chick Quilts

I took a quilt class at Blue Bar Quilts in Middleton, Wisconsin. 


I learned how to make a whimsical version of ME!

Great idea!
Great class!
Fantastic teacher - full of all sorts of important information!

Laurie Ceesay was the teacher. Artsy Chick Quilts

I quilted (thread painted) with my longarm quilting machine, my quilt, Debbie's quilt and Candy's quilt, so I thought I would share some of the before photos here.

They waited on my wall for about 2 weeks til I could fit them into my schedule for quilting (on the weekend!).

The BEFORE PHOTOS - note how plain they look.....


Some of the students with the teacher.

Ready to quilt/thread paint! 

 It is amazing what a little thread painting can do! Look how they come to life!

I would recommend the pattern and if you get the chance to take the class or hire Laurie to teach the class -- do it!

Check out all Laurie's super cool patterns here: Artsy Chick Quilts

 This is NOT an affiliate link --- 
I just loved the pattern and the class so much I am just sharing Laurie's website with you.

If you make one and you would like to have me quilt/thread paint it for you, I would love to do that! Check out my website and FAQQS page for information about my quilting.

Enjoy your day!