My Quilting/Sewing Cottage

My Quilting/Sewing Cottage
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My Beach House Quilt

I like the colors of this line and the fabric's are just
so cute!
I think the fish design is my favorite
and the lobsters are cute too
and waves
and I had some left over crab fabric that I though
looked perfect for this quilt
Its an oversized queen (100 wide)
and I think it looks perfect on the bed.
I love patchwork quilts and straight line quilting!
until later - Carol

Thursday, October 29, 2015


My two sisters both have birthdays in November and just three days apart. This year I saw this  cute embroidery design and decided to make them both a pillow.

this is the first time I have made piping and probably
will be the last haha!
well it was pretty easy to make -- but apply to a pillow ? not so much.
this one is a little more on the simple side
but I think it is my favorite
I had fun making both of them and they were
really easy to put together
now to find some goodies to go along with them
I hope you are having a fun day doing the things you like!
until later - Carol


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Quilts from Last Summer

Here are some pictures of the grandkids making their quilts last summer. We were in such a hurry
that I didn't get a picture of their final quilt so I snapped a picture when I took the AH quilt over.
Here is Mara long arm quilting her finished top
this is her first quilt that she has made 
she wanted to make a Paris quilt
and she did so well with this one!!
I think it is beautiful!
and this is Madison with her wonder woman quilt
this is the second quilt she has made
It turned out beautifully too!!
I had a fun time with the two girls and look forward to
more sewing time with them!!
I hope you are having a fun weekend!
until later - Carol

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Audery Hephburn Quilt

Sewing with my grand-daughter is so much fun!!

every year she comes over to make a quilt and this year
she wanted to make a new one for her bed
she likes Audrey Hepburn
and we were lucky enough to find her in fabric
she is going to use black sheets with white polka dots
and here she is with her finished quilt
(I think both of them are so cute)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Another Finish

Here is another quilt that was long overdue to be finished

I am really happy with the way this one turned out
I am pretty sure I used a layer cake to make this quilt
but am not sure of the name of the fabric line
my new favorite quilting design is straight lines
I just love the look and texture it gives to a quilt
I am having so much fun getting these tops quilted.
I hope you have a wonderful day!!
until later - Carol

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Quarter Triangle Quilt

This is another top that has been finished for awhile.

I quilted it with a simple panto in green thread to add some more color
and I used a hot pink/purple thread on the back to
make the quilting pattern show
(not sure I did the right thing)
Yea!! Another one finished.
I have about 4 more throw size and
two queen size to go
and am saving my very favorite for last
I hope you are having a fun weekend doing the things you like
until later - Carol

Friday, September 25, 2015

Utopi Quilt

I love this Utopi fabric from Art Gallery and love the simple strip quilt I made with it
The colors are so bright and cheerful and the prints are so cute
I wanted to make it a little wider so
 I just did two side borders
I like this look
and I just did straight line quilting
I love the way the straight lines look
I seem to be getting so much done lately
Some of these quilt tops have been finished
way too long
I hope you are having a fun day doing the things you enjoy doing
until later - Carol


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Minions Quilt

My grandson is crazy for Minions so I had to make him a quilt.

I bought the panel and thought I would do a simple border around it
with one of the fabrics in the minion line
but I happened upon this free pattern
and decided to make it.
the back is done in this cute minion print.
We have 8 grandchildren 3 boys 5 girls
ages 18 months - 17 years old.
When we have them over for the night we divide them
into two nights - girl's night, and boy's night.
Last time they stayed we had two days of going to see
the Minions at the Movie Theater.....
although I prefer characters that can talk, it wasn't
as bad as I thought it would be.
Everyone had a good time!
I hope you are having a good day!
until later - Carol

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Quarter Circle Quilt

I saw this quilt in a magazine and fell in love with it. I pulled out my computer right away and got started ordering the fabric.

I think my favorite thing is this bicycle fabric
It was very easy to make, you just applique circles onto a square
then you cut the square down the center horizontally and vertically and
then mix them up and sew 4 different ones back together.
Now all that is left to do is to sew a corner triangle onto each
corner of the block and sew the blocks together to make a quilt.
I used a solid grey fabric for the binding and the quilt back
and now I am ready to snuggle up in it!!
I hope you are having a fun week doing the things you enjoy
until later - Carol

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

arrow quilt

My daughter wanted to make a baby quilt for a friend so I designed this quilt in EQ. Then it turned out she wanted to make a rag quilt.  Every time I went into EQ and saw this quilt pattern I wanted to make it.
so I did
I didn't have anyone to give it to so I gave it to
my daughter (she just opened a shop on Etsy)
and told her she could have it for her shop.
It looks just like I thought it would
I used my Sashiko to make some cute faux hand stitching
She has some really cute rag quilts for sale too.
I hope you are having some fun too!!
until later - Carol