Sunday, September 12, 2010

Smile, Summer, Warmth, Cheer, Joy, Sunshine, Laugh

                         "Be of good cheer, You're future is as bright as your faith" -Thomas Monson

These are all words that came to mind when I was making this quilt. If you couldn't tell my favorite color is yellow. This one was a string quilt, foundation pieced. It is now hanging in my living room. I find myself looking into that room all the time now just to get a peak at this quilt.

Summer Inspiration

You know those little purple wildflowers that grow in the mountains?? Those were my inspiration for this quilt.

I love this quilt! I'm usually not a purple girl but the colors in this one are so fun. The colors are so much more vibrant in person! This quilt was exciting to make it went together really fast. It is another free Amy Butler pattern. It is on her website if you would like it. This one is a biggie, seven and a half feet square. I used scraps, fat quarters, and yardage picked up from my various travels this summer in Oroville, Wenatchee, Chelan, Visalia...., Hanford....., and Okanogan. : )

Zoey couldn't help herself! She was being nosy and got in the picture.

The back, left over yardage just pieced together

Long Time Waiting...

Long time waiting for this one to get finished! I started this quilt back in February of 2009. It is queen size which is why it took so long to finish. I was waiting to get a new machine and a walking foot to quilt this one. The top is really simple it's one of Amy Butler's free patterns on her website.

Quilting this one was an experience. I stippled the quilt. On a side note, this is my first time ever free motion quilting. Now, I know why people love to free motion quilt-- it's fast!! I won't show you a close up of my quilting. Let's just say it's not "state fair blue ribbon prize" good yet. 

This quilt is going to go in the guest bedroom.