Monday, April 29, 2013

I'm Baaaack!

Whew! I've finally recovered from staying up too late and eating too many goodies at quilt camp. 
It was a lot of fun and I actually started a project that had already been to three other retreats!

Pie in Sky (cover quilt on Simple Graces) has been waiting in a box for a couple years, I think.
The blocks are really fun to put together and I'll continue to work on them at home.
But, first things first! 
I had a couple things I had to work on as soon as I got back:
my Number Eight (Temecula Star Sampler) for Connie's Game,
Both tops were finished--thank goodness--so... 
this weekend I did some marathon quilting and binding!
Hat Trick quilted and bound.
I used a charm pack of Chateau Chambray by Renee Nanneman  from Andover Fabrics that I had been lucky enough to win from Kathy Tracy's blog.
I added a couple shirting's from my collection to fill in the lights, and I purchased a half yard each of the pink and blue Chambray's from the Chateau Chambray line for the nine patches, inner borders and binding.
A little better shot now that the sun came out!
Quilted with Kim Diehl's "Cinnamon Buns" swirls and a small scallop ruler for the inner border. 
I used the leftover pink and blue Chateau Chambray on the back,
and even had  some pink from another Renee Nanneman line to finish off the bottom back.

My Number Eight for Connie's Game:
Temecula Summer Star Sampler

This is the first time I used mono-filament thread for stitch in the ditch.
My machine was very cooperative and I will be using it again for outlining. 


  1. I not only love your Hat Trick out of your "winnings" fabric... but I love everything you have on your post. Beautiful inspiriation Karen

  2. Everything is gorgeous, Karen! From the fabric/color choices to your beautiful quilting, you did good this month. :)