Thursday, December 25, 2008

Labor of Love! The quilt is finished.

The completed quilt.
I am the one on the bottom left.
I had a fun time quilting this quilt. I did a swirl with a flower design throughout the quilt using my A-1 long arm machine. This is my original design and is a one of a kind. I made this quilt as a tribute to my wonderful parents. They had eleven children and we were truly blessed to have such incredible parents. My mom taught me how to sew and from there I learned to quilt, so I owe a lot to her patience in teaching me. This is just a thank you for all they both have done for me in my life. The fabric I used is Cotton Blossoms by Bonnie of Cotton Way and Camille of Thimble Blossoms for Moda Fabrics.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take a moment and tell everyone Merry Christmas. It has been an eventful, but wonderful year for Green Fairy Quilts and we look forward to a bright new year with new designs, quilt shows, quilt market and more. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Gayla's Quilt

This is a beautiful quilt that was pieced by Gayla Nielsen and quilted by me. My Mom came to visit me and need a little help with the quilting so I got this wall quilt done in about two and a half hours. It is such a fun quilt and the picot edge is going to be gorgeous.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We have snow!

We moved to a "warmer climate" to escape the snow, but this morning we were surprised with a three inch coat of snow on the ground. It turned out okay because my kids played with Dad outside and made a snowman.
I got two quilts machine quilted since last night and it was great. I really feel like quilting is better than therapy. I get to just quilt and think about nothing, a must need for me since my mind is always going. I get attached to most of the quilts I quilt. It is fun because I get to keep the quilts until they are finished, so I feel like they are mine. Some quilts are harder than others to give up. The quilt below is one that I would love to keep. The teal and purple quilt is so beautiful and fun, I believe it is a Buggy Barn pattern and the lady that pieced it did an awesome job. It is straight and all you long-arm quilters know how important that is when you quilt.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Grace

This is my new design, "Grace." I just finished it on Friday and I love it. It is a fun and simple pattern and it will be available soon. I am currently working on a new front page for my patterns, so as soon as that is finalized and I have a better photo of the quilt. I will have it ready.
This is a close up of the quilting I did on the quilt. I had a fun time with this design, it was my first attempt at this design, all free hand on my A-1 Long-Arm.
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Friday, December 12, 2008

My Pattern is finished!

For the past week I have been going crazy because I couldn't find a piece of fabric I had purchased for binding on my latest quilt design, but luckily today was the day and I found it. It happened to be under a tote full of fabric, I don't know why I didn't check there earlier. Anyway, the binding is done and I got the pattern written up and my husband has proofread it for me and it is almost ready for view. It feels so great to have a pattern all finished. I don't know how everyone else does it, but I get my drawing, I make the quilt, then I do the pattern. Works for me. I am working on the name of the quilt so stayed tuned.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What's the Deal?

Just yesterday I went to the Clover Patch to buy some fabric for my next quilting project, (shh it's a surprise for my mom and dad), and I bought some super cute fabric from Moda of course, then I figured out the fabric placement for the surprise project and had to go buy more fabric. So, today I went to get one more yard of fabric and found out that it was all on sale. Wouldn't you know it, so I got this super cute moda fabric for 7.49 yesterday and today for 5.99. I bought a lot more fabric yesterday. What's the deal? I never get in on the super deals. It doesn't change anything now, I got started on the quilt today and I am so excited. I only have until Christmas to have it finished, but that should be easy right?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Green Fairy Quilts Charity

We are officially a non-profit organization with the State of Utah, so anyone who has been hesitant to donate, please know that we are registered and that your donations are tax deductible. We are hoping to go back to Romania as soon as possible to help out the children in need there and with your help we can get there sooner. We are accepting quilt and cash donations and you can donate here. Please remember that even a dollar will go so far. Wishing you the best during this Christmas season.


Watch our charity video! http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-post.html

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Quilt Guild Christmas Luncheon

I am a member of the Dixie Quilt Guild and we had our Christmas Luncheon today. I was so glad I got to go, it is fun to meet fellow quilters and see all the incredible projects that people work on. We had tickets and throughout the Luncheon they had a drawing for prizes. I was feeling lucky and my ticket number was drawn, I was lucky to get a bundle of Moda Fabric. It is a cheater quilt panel for Christmas and I am going to get that made up for my family. I have a lot of quilts, but not a quilt that I can just bundle up in and watch a Christmas movie. So, as soon as I get that done, I will post it a picture of it. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Reflections

Do you ever feel like all you want to do is quilt? I am feeling that today and it is the last thing that I get to do. Printing, folding and packaging patterns has taken up a lot of the day, I have my new designs just waiting to be made into quilts and turned into patterns. I don't believe there is enough time in the day to do all I want to do. But I have to say I am grateful for small distractions, especially my kids, they keep me going and every quilt project I do, they love. My daughter is always telling me my quilts are cute and my little boy loves it when I lay my quilts out because he plops right down and lays on them. So, when you can't do all you want to do, remember what is really important and how great it is to have family. I love being reminded of that, especially around Christmas.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Help our Charity.


"The Turtle Walk"

Designed by Judi Madsen & Jennifer Partridge.

Help out our charity by purchasing our quilt kit called "The Turtle Walk" it is a cute, fun and easy pattern using strip piecing skills. Anyone of any quilting skill level can make it. Included in the kit is enough fabric for the quilt top and binding, plus the patterns. Here is what you do, buy the kit, make the quilt top, then send the quilt top to us and we will make sure it gets to the children in Romania, (you keep the pattern). You can finish the quilt top or we will, please email us if you have any questions at greenfairyquilts@yahoo.com Watch our Charity video and help support our non-profit Green Fairy Quilts Charity. The kit is on sale for $30.76, regularly $43.95.