Saturday, February 12, 2011

Acorns and Oak Leaves

When my Paul travels to Ireland for business and to visit his family, he stops into any quilt store he can find.  (His co-workers just can't put into words their enthusiasm for these little detours!)

One quilt store was "Mission Quilts" where he met lovely ladies willing to help him pick out fabric and a pattern for me.  Mission Quilts is located in County Londonderry where acorns and oak leaves are the symbol of the county.  The fabrics are covered with those elements in the most wonderful designs!

Here is the finished quilt:

Had  a wonderful time quilting lots of acorns and oak leaves in each square:

Detail of Acorns and Oak Leaves, along with the border quilting.

Quilted this quilt on my longarm.  Enjoyed the challenge of designing my own pattern and applying it to the quilt.  Love the fact that my husband supports my quilting habit in such a wonderful way!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Hairy" Up And Make These!

Found a fantastic project you can make in under an hour, but the process is so much fun, you may become addicted!  Our two girls have lots and lots of hair that needs to  be tamed and this reversible headband is perfect for the job! 

The step-by-step directions can be found at KC Quilts: Reversible Fabric Headbands and I was able to make three in about an hour, including the learning curve.

Here is a sampling of some I've made:

Made one for each of our daughters and one for a friend.  The elastic feature prevents any sized noggin from getting a headache.  If you don't have the time to make your own, some will be on sale at the Love Apple Quilter's quilt show in March (for details, go to Love Apple Quilters).  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February's BOM Posted!

If you are following Ewe's Quilting 2011 free Block of the Month "Quilty Delights," the instructions for February's block, Five Patch Chain, is up and ready.