Monday, November 4, 2013

Finally... the Promised Quilt Post

      In no particular order I present you with my current quilts in progress and my finished quilt tops. I took a three year hiatus from quilt making. In March 2013 I went to a Tula Pink presentation at Olive Juice Quilt Shop in Onalaska, WI. That was the jumpstart I needed to dust off the Bernina and get back to piecing those quilt blocks.

      The first quilt top to be completed was Tula Pink's Field Study.

Field Study - Tula Pink
Next up... my French General BOM that still needs the narrow and wider border applied.
French General BOM
Love - Tula Pink

I picked up these lovely Civil War Repro pre-cut 2" tumblers at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI. It's going to make a lovely tablerunner.

Civil War Repro Tumbler Tablerunner

I splurged on some quilt classes on Craftsy. I took the Wheels pattern from the Simple Fresh Quilts - Fig Tree class and started my FaLaLa Quilt with fabrics from Kate Spain's collections.

FaLaLa - Fig Tree

Who doesn't love a good Block of the Month??? If you don't already know about Homestead Hearth's Special Programs.... clink on the link at your own risk. Their BOMs are addictive.

Recently I received the first packet of patterns and fabrics for Hampton Ridge. We're using the Single Star papers for the HSTs. Perfect HSTs every time!

Hampton Ridge BOM - Homestead Hearth

      It's been a lot of fun selecting and piecing the blocks for the City Sampler quilt from Tula Pink's book. Here's a selection of blocks completed. I'm half way through the project. Just 50 more blocks to piece!

City Sampler - Tula Pink



      A young woman who grew up in the area, worked at the local quilt shop since her teens and is now the Manager of Pine Needles Quilt Shop in Rochester, MN, has also started designing modern quilts.
Megan, of Canoe Ridge Creations, started the Fresh Mini  Quilt Club last year. I learned about her Club recently and was in time to join the Fresh Mini Quilt Club Two. Here's my first mini quilt.

Fresh Mini Quilt Club - Canoe Ridge Creations
     I'm sure I'm missing a quilt project or two. But we'll get you all caught up eventually. Owen's ready for me to take him for a walk!


19 comments:

Cari said...

Oh my gosh…your quilting is amazing. I have also fallen in love with Tula Pink. Must be all the fabulous colors …. have fun. Hugs to you and Owen.

Katrina said...

So, so pretty!!!!!! Love them all, the fabrics are just gorgeous. Sweet pic of Owen too.

Nicole said...

They're all beautiful, Laurie! Enjoy your walk with Owen!!

Catherine said...

Love them all!! Hope you and Owen enjoyed your walk!

marly said...

What a beautiful place you've featured in your header. I can't imagine the finite work involved with all those pieces fitting perfectly. And look how many you've done! Saw my first Corgi at the pet store getting her shots. Very young and one of the cutest dogs I've ever seen. Kiss the pup for me.

Colleen said...

A kindred spirit!! I just found your blog through Edgar's (Blacksheep's Bit of the Web) favorites listing and was delighted to see you're a quilter, stitcher, and reader too! I'm looking forward to your future posts :)

Jackie said...

Lovely project Laurie! I'm glad you were inspired to dust off the Bernina and get back to quilting.

Vickie said...

Lovely, wonderful work!

Margaret said...

I can't get over how much you get accomplished. All of your projects are gorgeous! Wow! It's so great seeing them all together like this. You've shown them to me as you've worked on them, but seeing them all together makes me appreciate your work all the more.

MarchAnn said...

As a new Quilter I have to say it all looks great to me. Love all you choices and the fabric's make me drool. Keep up the great work.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh I love them all! Huggles to you and a snuggle to Owen!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your quilts are absolutely gorgeous! So very talented with a needle are you! Sweet Owen...he's ready to go! :)

Karoline said...

Your quilts are gorgeous, congratulations

joann mccormick said...

Your quilting is as lovely as your stitching! It's amazing how well you budget your time ( and probably stay off the Internet to do so!)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful quilts - a someday wish for me! Owen looks ready to hit the trail. LoL

Marie said...

I just love all of your quilt projects!

Dona said...

Every one of your quilts are so pretty! It's hard to pick out a favorite, and I'm amazed at how much you always get done.

Handsome Owen!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Wow…you are quite a prolific quilter!! Of course I just love everything!!!

Thanks for taking the time to shout out to me!!

Rachel said...

These are so beautiful! Makes me want to get back into quilting.