Showing posts with label Open Windows quilt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Open Windows quilt. Show all posts

Friday, August 26, 2011

Open Windows now has friends!

Last March I made my older son a quilt (Open Windows) and today I finished up the entire bed makeover by sewing pillow shams.  I used this pillow tutorial from the Oct/Nov 2010 issue of Quilt Magazine as a guide for the easy slip in method for the pillow inserts - no zipper involved!  

Open Windows and friends
I'll admit that I am now completely sick of these colors - including the grey - and am so glad to be done with this project.  Woe is me that I think I'm going to go with grey for the t-shirt quilt project.  Help me. 

The best reward for my efforts?  A very thankful older son who gave me a big hug. Love that boy.  

Now if I can only get him to keep the bed looking like what you see above.  

Have a safe and wonderful rest of your Friday,

Sunday, March 6, 2011

History Quilter Episode #4 Podcast Notes

My apologies for the late recording of Episode #4.

Today I spoke about Quilting Periodicals from the 1850's - 1920's with most of my research found from a terrific article written by Ms. Wilene Smith in the Uncoverings publication produced by American Quilt Study Group.  For more information about Uncoverings please check out this link:

I spoke about a new Quilt Shop that I discovered by chance yesterday located in Anaheim, CA called Quilter's Garden.  Great quilt shop with very friendly and helpful staff.  For more information about this quilt shop please visit their website at:

For more information about the 2011 Southern California Quilter's Run please check out their website at:

I'm working on this monster for my son right now:
Open Windows quilt top
This was the panel I purchased at the Quilter's Garden that I loved but had no clue what to do with.
"Petal Pushers" Riverwoods Collection from Troy Corporation
This is the "food" quilt kit I purchased from Quilter's Garden.  The main panel photo is below.
"Potpourri" by Grace Pullen
Thank you for visiting and for listening,