Thursday, June 22, 2006

Stars 'n' Stripes

Well as they say, "necessity is the mother of invention", and this quilt really proves that point. It's been really busy around here, and one of my son's teachers had a baby - so as a quilter, I felt I needed to make her a quilt. Since I wanted my son to be involved with the project, he helped choose the fabric, and when I asked him about the design, he said he wanted curves and stars, and this is what I came up with. I've cut two quilts in under an hour, and the last one I made was finished in about 7 1/ 2 hours, including quilting and binding! My local quilt shop saw it, and had to have the pattern - so it's now available.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Mukilteo Lighthouse

I just finished my Mukilteo Lighthouse quilt and pattern!!! It is a local landmark that I pass everytime we take the ferry to Whidbey Island, and of course I took a few creative liberties in making the quilt (hopefully not too many for those who know it). Also included are some dungeness crabs that are trying not to be caught for dinner;-) Some mother of pearl buttons were added to give it a little sparkle.