Today is Halloween, and one of the best treats I could get is a day of quilting! Mom, Aunt Brenda, and I had sort of an impromptu day of quilting in my kitchen. We were joking that there are flash mobs, flash sales, and we could call this flash quilting.
Mom has had this beautiful cardinal fabric that she has been wanting to feature in a quilt, and she chose this pattern called Folklore by Villa Rosa Designs. She wanted to put the beautiful birds in the center of each square. Last Friday the three of us went to a local quilt show, and Aunt Brenda purchased this gorgeous snowflake batik fabric there. She decided she would frame each snowflake and add sashing and borders. I had purchased some fabric while on vacation at the Outer Banks back in 2013, so I dug it out of my stash and wanted to feature the lighthouse fabric in my blocks. However, I followed the block design of Folklore, but I didn't add borders or sashing. This morning we had our fabric cut and ready to sew.
Below are pictures of our individual blocks.
We made our blocks and pieced together our tops in one day! Now I have some longarming to do. Mom's is going to be quilted on the Innova with the Holly Berries pantograph, and I need to find some gold thread. Brenda said she may quilt hers on her Bernina at home with some snowflake designs she has. I plan on practicing some free motion designs on mine on the longarm machine.
We had a good day of quilting and chatting. I also love how our quilts are based on the same pattern but turned out so differently.
Those are three pretty finishes for Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. I hope you have a good weekend and are able to get some quilting done. Thanks for visiting!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!