Sunday, July 27, 2014

Braggin' On.....


As most of you know, my SIL shares my sewing space.  I have to brag on her for a bit as she has really grown as a quilter.  This was a free pattern she found HERE.  She used 'Audra's Iris Garden' by Brannock & Patek for Moda.  It was funny as I was playing with some mini charms of this line at the same time.  And the little pinwheel dolly quilt I sent to Get Your Mrs Clause On - yup, the cut-offs from this quilt.


And this was a kit she picked up on a great sale at Connecting Threads.  Yes, a rail fence is considered an easy block, but this one had 7 rails at 1.5" (1" finished) - so some real challenges in the 1/4" seam accuracy. Tips I gave her - lay a bed of tape to hold that seam line and LOTS of starch when pressing (don't man handle). I just loved the fabrics in this one.

Both were quilted by one of our local longarmers - they collaberated on the motif design used on both and he named it for her - Jeri's Popcorn Flower.

She's now working on a project out of my Scrap Basket Quilts book and can't wait to share the finish photos.

Hope you all had a safe and lovely weekend,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

23 comments:

  1. beautiful quilts. can't get over the 1 1/2 inch strips, wow.

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  2. Wow, gorgeous work! Love both of those quilts!!

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  3. The two quilts are certainly worthy of bragging about. It must be fun to share your quilting with your SIL. It looks like she's learned a lot from you

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  4. They are both really great quilts! I especially like that rail fence. 1 1/2" strips would be challenging. It must be nice to have a sewing 'partner'!

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  5. How fun to have a partner in crome! They are both beautiful. I especially like the rail fence. Thanks for sharing

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  6. they are both wonderful how lovely to have someone sewing with you Sharon.xx

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  7. Your SILL is making some lovely quilts. It must be great fun to be able to sew together.

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  8. Both quilts turned out fabulous. She has done very well with her first few quilts.

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  9. I'd love to have learned how to quilt while working next to you, the tips would be awesome. I see you're also showing her how small and thin pieces are fun, LOL.

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  10. Beautiful quilts....she has come a long way , baby! Of course, a great teacher and mentor helps!

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  11. Wow - are these gorgeous!!!
    xxx

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  12. Great job! Beautiful colors.

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  13. Great quilts....well worth bragging on! It's so nice that you get to sew together and share your ideas.

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  14. beautiful quilts, and it must be so much fun having someone to quilt with!

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  15. great job on the quilts. I really like the rail fence. She is doing a great job.

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  16. Beautiful quilts. I;d brag, too. Bit it's no wonder. Your SIL had a most excellent teacher and mentor to advise her. Quilt on, girls.

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  17. Beautiful quilts and the 1 inch rail fence is stunning!

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  18. Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts made by your SIL. I love the Windmills at Night Quilt in the fabric she chose. The rail fence looks great, too. You must be a good influence. Thanks for the link, too.

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  19. Beautiful quilts your sister has made but she has a great teacher ;-)

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  20. Congratulations SIL. Beautiful quilts. Quilting Bliss...

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  21. Beautiful quilts, she did a lovely job with both.

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