Sunday, April 7, 2013

New (to us) Fabrics, Quilts of Valor, and Quilt Patterns

As usual, things have been really busy around here.  Above is a fabric that we have for sale in our Etsy shop. Don't you just love fire trucks with eyes and teeth?!

Below is a cute pattern that we're selling, too.  I made a small sample using this pattern and it went together FAST!   Maybe you could use this pattern with the fabric above to make a fire engine quilt?

We received two Quilt of Valor quilt tops from the Boulder, Colorado group.  I think we saw this top on this blog post.  This is what we saw when we pulled it out of the box from Boulder.  Wow! 

I quilted this quilt as part of the Tucson Quilters Guild "Quilting for Others" program.   I used the Merrily quilting pattern by Anne Bright in the center.  I did free motion designs in the border. 

Here is another Quilt of Valor from the Boulder group!  I quilted it using the Flamingo Sunset pantograph, also by Anne Bright.  

Remember the eagle quilt top above?  Here is it after it was quilted with the Random Stars pantograph pattern by Dave Hudson.  

These two quilt tops are on their way back to Boulder now and should get there in time for the group's next meeting.  I hope we get to see photos of the finished quilts being presented! Thanks to that group (and all the other Quilt of Valor groups) for doing this.  

Here is an antique Eldredge sewing machine.  It is for sale on Craigslist.  Check it out!

And . . . I managed to collect quite a few vintage thimbles over the last few weeks.  Then I realized that I should probably share.  These will be in our Etsy shop in a bit.  Here's one!

What have you been up to lately?