Monday, April 22, 2013

A quilt for Maxine.

Step Outside the Circle
I said last week, when I started writing again, that I would go back and post some of the things this I finished/made in 2012.   I actually finished this quilt in 2011 and named it Step Outside the Circle,  I may have written about it in back then, but it leads to the story of a quilt I did finish in 2012.

My friend, Maxine, was over and I was showing her this quilt.  She loved it and I think she's right when she says that black, red and white make for a crisp looking quilt.

The next day Maxine gave me a call and asked if she could have that quilt.  Now, for those of you that know me, know I would have given her that quilt in an instant, but I had done some pretty detailed quilting and was a little attached to it.  She understood and was very happy when I said I would make her a black red and white quilt.  She said it didn't have to be the same pattern...just had to be those colors.  So this is what I made her.

I'm sure I signed and dated the back but not sure I gave it a name, so it's just Max's quilt to me.  She loved it and keeps it of her sofa and ready to use at any given moment..

For the back, I used up the left over blocks and added some of the black and white fabric I got from Ikea.  The quilt itself went together pretty quick.

The quilt pattern I used for mine was "Nine-Patch with an Attitude"
I named it: Step Outside the Circle
Pieced and quilted by me, Pam O.

Sorry, I don't have the pattern name for the quilt I did for Maxine.
Pieced by me, Pam O
Machine quilted by Sue Salinger.

Warm Hugs,
Pam O

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Crazy for Color

Crazy for Color
I think this was my longest living UFO, so I had to post the finished quilt.

I started the quilt in 2009 at our QBS retreat.  Off and on I would post pictures of the work in progress. I just finished this last month, March 2013.

I would work on it then and put it away to collect more fabric.  This quilt has 48 blocks, but no borders.  The more I collected in different fabrics, the crazier the quilt became, hence, the name of the quilt became Crazy for Color.

Quilt Pattern: Mumbo Gumbo
Quilt Name: Crazy for Color
Pieced by Pamela O.
Machine Quilted by: Sue Salinger

Awww....nice to have this one completed

Warm Hugs,
Pam O

Monday, April 15, 2013

Flowers in Paris

Not sure how to get started in all this again, so guess I'll just start writing.

A friend of mine came up to me the other day and said, "do you know it has been one year that you have posted anything on your blog".  Actually, I didn't realize it had been so long or that anyone was paying attention.  It has been a trying year with illness in the family....but very happy to say we are on the road to recovery.

It's not that I stopped sewing, I have been working on some UFO's (un-finished objects), some embroidery, and other odds and ends.  I will post pictures at a later date of those finished projects.

Flowers in Paris
Today, I thought I would start posting with this quilt that I just finished this morning.

This was a fun quilt to work on.  The pattern is called French Country designed by Andrea Gillingham & Debra Haigh of Serendipity Designs.  The fabrics I used are American Jane by Moda.

The flowers are raw edge appliqué, set on point, with a pieced inner border and finished with a mitered border.  This may have been my first attempt at a mitered border..had to watch a lot of tutorials on U-Tube.

Anyway, glad it's done.  Must say, not the best picture.
I named it: Flowers in Paris
Pieced by me, Pam O
Machine quilted by: Sue Salinger.

Warm hugs,
Pam O.