Monday, January 30, 2012

Free Motion Quilting Challenge, Academy of Quilting, & Shop Hopping Florida Style

Above is my practice piece for the Free Motion Quilting Challenge January tutorial.  It has been a long time since I've done leaves.  I would like to thank Frances Moore  for a wonderful tutorial.

Want to learn more about quilting online?  I found the
Academy of Quilting!
Ruth is the teacher and owner of this web site.  The upcoming classes look great and best of all--you don't have to leave your sewing room to join in all the fun!

Above is a picture of a favorite quilt shop in Zephyrhills, Florida called Quilter's Quarters.  My Mom and I've visited this quilt shop the last few times I've been in Florida and it's always a pleasure doing business.  There are many samples in this store and my Mom had made a Diamond's Jubilee quilt because of the wonderful sample that was hanging on the wall last year.

Another must great quilt shop that I really enjoy stopping by is Quilts on Plum Lane located in Dade City.  They even let me take a picture of this vintage Singer sewing machine.  This store also has wonderful samples hanging up for inspiration.  Thank you for the great visit!

I'm running out of time so I will post more on my Florida adventures!

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday Night Sew In Results

I did my Friday Sew In early because I'm out of town.  My quilt club is doing a block of the month this year and this is my first block.  These are these fabrics that I'm planning on using.  I have so much Christmas fabric that I think it's a good idea to start using it up.

 I am also making a donation quilt along with my sister's 4H quilters.  Please stop by Jenny's Blog to see our future quilters.  It's great seeing the next generation quilting and sewing.

There are borders to add to this quilt.  I will have more pictures of this quilt as time goes on.  

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Butterflies, Feathers, Blowing Snowing, a Wedding Cake, & 200 Cupcakes

 Here is a sneak peek of the lap quilt I am working on for my great niece.  I will post more pictures in the near future when it is done.  It will have butterflies, feathers, and hearts quilted on it.  There has been a lot of experimenting with different colors of thread.  Ava is four years old and I'm sure she will love the bright colors.

The weather in Ohio has turned cold and wintery.  We were blessed with some wonderful warm weather during the holiday season, but now it's cold here and the snow is blowing!

My week has been really busy at the bakery!

I decorated this wedding cake and my coworker did the 200 cupcakes!  I wasn't really sure if I liked the colors, but I think it turned out great!

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mom's Donation Quilt

Here's a quilt that will sure sell a lot of raffle tickets!  My Mom wanted to make a donation quilt to raise money for their local church and she also wanted to make a black and white quilt.  I watched the birth of this quilt from the very beginning!  Last year we were in a quilt shop called Quilter's Quarter's in Zephyrhills, Florida.  They had a beautiful black and white quilt hanging on the wall and Mom said that this is the donation quilt I want to make for the raffle.  It's now all finished and on display until the raffle this summer.

If you're interested buying this beautiful pattern called Diamond's Jubilee by Nancy A. Smith, visit Quilter's Quarters web site.
Thank you Mom for letting me post about this beautiful quilt!

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Buddy the Beagle--Thread Painted

Buddy is my sister's dog.  Em gave me some pictures of Buddy this summer and hinted that I should try to thread painted something different.  So I decided to give it a try.

Buddy came to life one stitch at a time.  I stitched in his eyes first. 

I had a hard time trying to get his nose just the right color and shaded correctly.

I still need to practice on my shading.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures of Buddy coming to life.

Happy New Year & Happy Quilting

Kay Lynne