Christmas 2018 is officially over with my first two finishes of the new year. Christmas Figs, one to keep, one to share. The background fabric is the same for both, I must have had a filter on when I took the second pic. More details available on blog, link in profile. #christmasfigsbom#christmasfigs#showmethemoda#christmasquilt
“It’s always winter but never Christmas” . . First quilt top done for the year! My goal is to start and finish at least 5 quilts this year! . . Loving this fabric called #christmasdelivery by @rileyblakedesigns!!
So I realized I never got on here to brag about my FAVORITE Christmas present this year! I have this super amazing, sweet, beautiful grandma who loves in Dayton (daddy's mom). She is the craftiest woman and comes up with some of the coolest and most beautiful projects. (My grandpa does some amazing things with wood too! I have an awesome weed pot he turned out of I think Aspen from Colorado.) For those who don't know, I might have a small obsession with Elvis. And when I left my stuff in Albuquerque, I lost all pieces of my pretty extensive Elvis collection. I had told my grandma Sharon at some point this year about it all. So she made me this masterpiece of a quilt! It has different Elvis pics and it's Christmassy! I love it sooooo much! It is so "me" and so unique and I cannot say thank you enough Grandma! #quilt#elvispresley#elvis#christmas#elvischristmas#elvisquilt#elvisblanket#christmasquilt#christmaspresent#iloveit#itssome#unique
This was the original picture I was going to use for my first ever eBook. I ended up going with a totally different set up. I'm grateful I took this picture though. It's hard not to be critical of your own appearances when all you ever wanted to be was a designer...behind the scenes...creating. In a lot of ways, social media was one of the worst things to happen to those of us who are classically trained designers. I'm always a little caught off guard when I receive critical DMs and rude comments. 😳I am a pretty regular, average mom who works from home posting my quilts, fabric, and sharing pieces of my life. So for those of you who always post lovely comments and like what I am creating...THANK YOU! It is so appreciated! I am a maker and I don't plan on quitting anytime soon. 😘😘😘⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Patterns in my Simply Modern Patchwork Quilts eBook! ❤️www.carinagardner.com.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #carinagardner#fabric#quilts#quilting#quilter#carina#rileyblake#rileyblakedesigns#sewinggirl#sneakpeek#christmasquilt#posygarden @rileyblakedesigns
I am so excited to share the beginning of this so sweet quilt The blocks with reindeers are all lines of the song “Rudolph”. After this is quilted each block has an embellishment kit complete with strings in the scarves, bells and each reindeer has skates with their names on them. I had a vision how to put it together. The stars are from @emilyannskloset Starlight Starbright pattern. The trees and pinwheels are @beelori1 designs. The reindeer block patterns and embellishment kits are from Happy Hollow Designs available @regalfabricsandgifts If you can’t find them on the website just give the store a call. 509-242-3731. Most of the fabrics used are from @modafabrics - Red dot Green Dash. Such a fun project. Can’t wait to get it quilted. There is such joy in creating. #rudolphquilt#happyhollowdesigns#christmaswallhangings#christmasquilt
As well as a couple of new things on the go, I’m also on a mission to tackle my WIPs from 2018, starting with pile of Christmas blocks that I made as part of the #cutandalterchristmas18qal. Pattern by @cutandalter. Fabric is #handmadefabric by #bonnieandcamille. #willbereadyfornextchristmas#christmasquilt
Week #2 quilt. Christmas Memories by Blackbird Designs. One of my favorite quilts. I used a Jo Morton print for the border background and lots of Renee Nanneman fabrics for the applique. Some day when I have extra time I’d love to make it again with dark backgrounds.....but until I find that elusive 26th hour in the day I probably won’t be remaking it. Lol #kayharmon01#blackbirddesigns#reneenannemanfabric#appliquequilt#christmasquilt
I'm joining the blocks together for my Christmas Sampler quilt. Not very exciting, but it's got to be done. I have already pieced the sashing by hand, and I am in the process of trimming down the wadding, and joining it using herringbone stitch. I am no embroiderer! I use a long metal ruler between the wadding and the sashing, so that I don't inadvertently cut through, or even stitch through too many layers.
Just over a year ago my mom picked out a ton of #christmasfabrics and I promised her a #treeskirt. So happy I was able to get it finished before she headed back to Virginia. I used the #scrappyswoon pattern from @hopefulhomemaker and a ton of fabrics from @joann_stores. Instead of quilting it, I used my embroidery machine to stitch out several dozen snowflakes from a set that I found on @embroiderylibrary. Some bright red binding and a sappy #quiltlabel finished the job. Sad to see it go but even sadder to say goodbye to my mom after her month long visit in Germany. #quilting#handmade#handmadewithjoann#needlepullingthread#christmasquilt#emblibrary
...da war doch noch mein Weihnachtsquilt ...😉... an Heiligabend konnte ich mich noch nicht in ihn kuscheln , aber immerhin ist er noch in den Weihnachtsferien fertig geworden ... ein großes DANKESCHÖN noch einmal an die liebe Dunja von @naehzimmermitherz und an @westfalenstoffeag für diese tolle Aktion 😍😍 Das Top war relativ schnell genäht... etwas mehr Zeit benötigte ich dann für die Rückseite, denn ich wollte einmal etwas anderes ausprobieren ... einen kuscheligen Baumwoll-Teddy-Stoff... zuhause habe ich allerdings nur meine „kleine Bernina“, die „große“ steht in meinem Laden... den ersten Versuch musste ich noch einmal komplett auftrennen, da ich nur mit Sicherheitsnadeln fixierte und alles verrutschte ... beim 2. Anlauf war ich nicht so faul und heftete die Stoffe aneinander ... zusätzlich verwendete ich noch den #walkingfoot...das ging dann ganz prima🤗... inzwischen ist der Quilt fertig , von Hand gequiltet ...😉 Foto kommt noch... wenn es draußen wieder möglich ist ❄️🌨❄️☃️❄️🌨❄️ #westfalenstoffeweihnachtsquilt #westfalenstoffe#nähenverbindet#sewingtogether#quiltinglove#quiltingtogether#quilting#weihnachtsquilt#christmasquilt#kuscheldecke#patchworkdecke#patchwork#meinebernina#bernina#berninawalkingfoot
I finished the #starpatchqal before Christmas! Just now had enough time to take some pics. Thank you Amber for hosting this qal - the schedule was totally do-able, even before Christmas. I would have never finished this before Christmas if I did not commit to this project. I made this quilt bigger - I used 2.5" strips instead of the 2" strips. I will probably add a thin border of the silver polka dots. I plan on backing the quilt with the flannel Vintage Holiday ornaments. . .nice and soft. #starpatchqal, #vintageholiday, #gigisthimble, #christmasquilt, #lovehappychristmasquilts
As usual I had a lot of help taking pictures of this finished quilt. I think the windstorm has made everyone a little extra crazy tonight, these two have just been wrestling their way all through the house all evening now. My choice of fabrics made this one a little more challenging than it would have been otherwise but I love it, unmatched seams and all. It ended up being 1,200 ties in the end, and I had to buy three skeins of floss to finish. Very happy my first finish of the year was otherwise all stash. I hope this isn’t the last time I get to make this pattern this year. #scrappytriparoundtheworld#scrapquilt#catsonquilts#christmasquilt#tiedquilt
Thanks everybody for their kind comments on my Christmas #meadowlandquilt 😘☺️😍 !! I finally sewed the blocks and rows and completed the quilt top. At one point I even got out my seam ripper and swapped around two blocks because two similar blocks were driving me crazy🙈😅. In the end the result was probably the same 🤣🤣 but I’m glad this top is done. I even brought it into the office and took the pic (outside is way too gloomy 😭😜) Now I’ll probably put it away for 6 months and quilt it later in the summer 🤣🤣. #quilting#quiltsofinstagram#christmasquilt#modernquilting#thencamejunepatterns
The kids are back in school, which means I'm ready to get back onto a schedule. What's more is that my home schooler has decided to try out a charter school and starts in two weeks. Fingers crossed she loves it! For me, this will be the first time since having children that I will be able to work uninterrupted during the school day. I'm ridiculously excited. Mostly I'm hoping it ends my middle of the night work sessions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Patterns from my 2016 Block of the Month❤️www.carinagardner.com.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #carinagardner#fabric#quilts#quilting#quilter#carina#rileyblake#rileyblakedesigns#sewinggirl#sneakpeek#christmasquilt#apricotandpersimmon @rileyblakedesigns
This lucky gal got quilt bombed for Christmas and couldn’t be more grateful! The skill and artistry of my dear mom strikes again and will be passed down through the generations! #modernquilt#christmasquilt#quilt#quilting
First finish of 2019. I piddled along with this @makervalley design last year, but decided on Friday to FOCUS and finish this top over the weekend. I almost made it. The last two rows went on this morning. 72x81. Some scraps from grandchildren baby clothes are sprinkled throughout and one piece is from fabric used in my children's nursery a lifetime ago. Daughter's family Christmas stocking fabrics are the presents. #sewmystash2019#happychristmasquilt#christmasquilt