Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat?

Treat...definitely treat!  I love Halloween.

My neighbor Betty and her girls did their retreat this summer and they all did this quilt.  Each did it a little different and used different fabrics.  Betty's turned out so cute I hate to share it with you, its kind of Halloweenish.

I fell in love with this beauty at PIQF in Santa Clara.  Its called Autumn Harvest by Gayle Sheldon of Bridgeport, TX

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!
Love Aunti Nic

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Campbell's Baby Boy

My husband's sister Susie and her husband Will are expecting a baby boy.  I worked this up in my Quilt Pro program, its 54"Square.  Of course none of the blocks were very simple, but it was fun.  The fabrics are by Bernartex Forever Spring and Tried and True by Nancy Halvorsen.
 Took me a while to piece with all the other stuff I have going on but its now ready for sandwiching and quilting.  Hmm I'm thinking I many hand quilt this.  Better get going, baby is almost here!

Hope you all find time to quilt this weekend!
Aunti Nicole

Sunday, October 23, 2011

It All in the Twist

My new pattern "Its All in the Twist"  is ready and posted at my online shop!  

This quilt is a variation on the traditional garden twist pattern.   There is a small sashing around the design to complete the twist.   

Here is a variation I made for my nephew Miller when Graduating from High School this year!  I used a fat quarter pack of southwestern batiks.  In this variation the blank squares had squares of their own.  I took this out of the pattern, but if you want it, just make the setting blocks the same way as the twist blocks.

This is a variation I made from 6 fat quarters.  I call this one Sam I Am since the colors look like green eggs and ham.  This was made for my friends' baby Samuel.

My mom, Jane St.Pierre  made one for my cousin Jordan's baby Colton.  

How cute is the this fabric, I tell you!

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Hope you all get to sew this weekend.
Love Aunti Nicole

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Friday!

Hope you are having a wonderful week.  I'm just getting back from all my travels and found a wonderful treat in my inbox.

"Hi Nicole - just wanted to share a photo of the quilt I made from your pattern.  Your directions were spot on and easy to follow - it was a joy to make and I love it.  Thanks for being creative!  Peggy Benzin - IL"

I love the way it turned out!  The hand dyed fabric is luscious!  Thank you Peggy for sharing this with me and letting me share it with my viewers.

Hope you all have set aside some time to sew this weekend!

Aunti Nicole

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Harvest of Quilts was spectacular!

The quilt show last weekend was a great success.  A lot of our members turned out with helping hands to make it run nice and smooth.  The show was incredible and its such a joy to be surrounded by such increbible quilters with so much talent.  Here are just a few.

My mom is in my friendship group and we each did basket blocks for her and look what she went and did with them.  Holy smokes its just gorgeous!

Same friendship group did pineapple blocks then we drew straws and Sherilee Siebert got to quilt it and keep it.  Very fun project!

Pam Hadfield and her beautiful applique work!

Kathy Keefer and her marvelous applique and hand quilting.  You go girl!

Hilary Field, love the 30's fabric on black, beautiful.

Arlene Somerville, 3D wool project.  Yummy!

Denise Nelms, gorgeous applique, congratulations Denise!  I don't know where she find the time.  

Pam Hadfield again!  Simply beautiful and awesome quilting by Mike Qualls! 

Pam Again, wow she is all over this show!  More ribbons and bows on this mixed technique with wool and cottons.

Sorry I did write down what each ribbon was for, shame on me ;P  But the beautiful ribbons were made by Cindy Cooksey,

 The end,  I forgot to get the name of this quilter but I had to share this with you all.  These booty beauties are on the front of the quilt.  What a creative way to spice up a traditional scrappy quilt.

On my may to Chicago for business and then to PIQF in Santa Clara for our yearly mini-treat with Natalie of Beyond the Reef.

Have a great week and hope you all get to quilt.  Put some stitches in for me, would you?

Love Aunti Nicole