Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Two New Quilts

I had the most lovely day today!
I finished up two quilts featuring artist Cindy Lindgren's fabric, and delivered them to The Linden Tree shop for Cindy's fabric launch party tomorrow night.  If you're anywhere near Minneapolis, you should really check it out -- Thursday April 30, 6-8pm at The Linden Tree.  So much fun!

The pink crib sized quilt features an Uptown panel, and is an easy log cabin style quilt.  Definitely a quilt top that you could make in a day.  I quilted this one with random diagonal lines.  The blue/lime green "star inside a star" quilt features Cindy's Minneapolis City of Lakes fabrics, and is also fairly easy to sew, since it's just 4 large blocks with lots of negative space.  This one measures about 64 inches square.  I quilted this one fairly densely with straight lines -- I just love the texture this creates!

I fell in love with Cindy's fabrics a couple of weeks ago, and immediately had a couple of quilt designs come to mind.  I'm in the process of writing up patterns for both of these quilts -- so if you're interested in pattern testing, please send me an email to let me know!  

Cindy's fabric is available at The Linden Tree and also online at Modern Yardage.  In addition to her Minneapolis themed fabrics, she also has a variety of different fabric lines and printed artwork.   
(Her website is and Etsy store is here.) 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tomorrow's Project

Ok, so the cats have started taking over my "Millions of Cats" quilt.
Every time I think about working on it, there is a cat sleeping on top of it.
It's time to get it basted.  And quilted.  
And tomorrow's the day.
(wish me luck)
I actually added one row on each side of the quilt after I took this photo -- it just looked like it wasn't quite finished.  And since I had enough fabric, I figured I should make it a little larger. 
A good decision -- I like it even better now.

Here are a couple more cat photos --
 my girls thought these were particularly funny (9 year old humor, I guess)!

  Big cat, small box.

Small cat, big box.
Have a lovely weekend!