Wednesday, October 29, 2008

To Quilt or Not to Quilt?... what a silly question!!!

Welcome to Holly's Quilts and a Little Bit More!

It is such a beautiful Fall Day here in Utah. The weather is warm (70 degrees) and the sky is clear. My son is out picking the "final" apples off of our apple trees before the storm gets here this week-end. Halloween is just a few days away and our family will be hosting the "missionariess" for dinner that night! I think we will serve them "chili" and "green, hairy, witches fingers"!! Sounds fun, huh?? I have made these BREADSTICKS 4 times in the last couple weeks! They really ARE good and easy to make. Everyone ate them up, except my 4-year old granddaughter (she thought they were real and got grossed out). Here they are served at the Halloween Party we went to a couple weeks ago. You can even serve them with a side of "blood" (marinara sauce) for dipping!

This fall I wanted to make a daughter-in-law a table runner for her birthday. I made one for myself for a practice piece. When I showed it at my quilt guild I had orders to quilt 6 more! I finished the last 2 last night....Still have ONE more to do (my sister wants one!). Here is mine on my kitchen table. It is about 41" x 17". Mine is quilted on a Moda Marble (deep orange) fabric and I used a brown botanical print on the back that was from my stash. It was quilted with a verigated green thread by King Tut and I used Hobbs 80/20 batting.

This quilting of this pumpkin table runner is NOT quilted on a Moda Marble. This customer chose a different texture fabric which I thought also wonderful.

I hope you have enjoyed being here on my blog...Please leave comments if you "sew" desire!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008