Monday, June 25, 2012

On the Frame: Katie and Shawn's Shabby Chic Quilt

I like to leave little messages in the quilt lines...and there are always a few hearts sprinkled in...!

Just have a few photos to share of the "shabby chic" quilt for the newlyweds. 


The quilting part has begun. No machine mess ups so far, I'm so glad to report that!! Yes there have been some human error, I'm the human...but I am smiling anyway. 
 Tell me, would you be a bit unnerved to see your squares falling off while you had a quilt top on the frame?
 It does give you a second thought, but so far, so good....

We participated in the Southern California Quilt Run again this year, driving around three different days. 

~Jeanne, Pokey, Beth and Ginny~
 ~quilt run friends at Stars and Scraps in Corona, California~

Here is the group I chauffeured around last Thursday, when we drove about 200 miles for 7 stores and home again. Needless to say, we had a grand time!

 The Temecula Quilt Company is one of our favorites, too. This time, Sheryl prepared little pincushion directions and pieces for us to make. Beth and I sat down and sewed them together Friday night.  
Paper piecing is about the only way I can make 
such tiny pieces turn out accurate, lol

Tonight, I'm planning to share how to make a chicken pincushion 
 with the girls at quilting class, and also a bit on raw edge applique.

Seems me gluing my pieces into place with Elmer's Washable School Glue caused a few eyebrows to raise (and question my methods,lol)! But I've proven this method of gluing before with successful results. 
I'm glad to oblige.
The plaid ticker tape has been used on my table for 2 years now.

In our family news, please say a prayer for my Larry. He has a procedure tomorrow, but he is still having tummy troubles. I'm hoping to see him start improving in his health issues! 


"Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in Thee... Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day."   Psalm 25


  1. Your quilt is turning out to be so beautiful!!! (By the way, I use glue sticks ALL the time in my quilting and I haven't had the quilt police at my door yet!)
    I'll say a prayer for Larry. It's no fun not feeling well!

  2. Your quilt looks great! I really need to try some raw edge applique one of these days. :0)

  3. Lovely to see you posting again.
    Larry is in my prayers.
    Oh, I'm going to love that "flowerdee" quilt!

  4. Your quilt looks so beautiful...can't wait to see it when finished!! Prayers to Larry during his procedure!!

  5. All the best to Larry, I'll be praying for him.

    So no problem Quilting through the cluey areas?
    I'm really fascinated with this trick :0).
    Oh do share the chicken pin cushion with us too......pretty please :0)

    Happy Sewing, glad to see you had a splendid day out with the girls...
    looks like sew much fun....I'm already looking forward to Temecula next sew along on line.

    Keep us posted on Larry to please,
    Happy Sewing

  6. You know you have our prayers, we love you and Larry though we have never met face to face. Oh how I dream of a short or long arm machine, but I see I am not the only one that hides little notes in her quilt. You do such wonderful work!

  7. Thanks for the tip. I wouldn't have know about the glue. I do like the idea you have had on this quilt. Sorry to hear about Larry I will put in a good word for him.

  8. LOVE the quilting Almost I spy type of Quilting Such fun in a group hopping

  9. Love those colors in the shabby chic!

    Hope Larry does well--sending up prayers for him.

  10. I use whatever glue I can find (as long as it washes out). I've never had a problem.

    Your wedding quilt is going to be darling! The couple will love it, I'm sure. =)

  11. Your raw-edge applique is just wonderful. While I'm personally not fond of shabby chic colors such as these, you've made this quilt beautifully. Your quilting, especially the messages, are the perfect touch. I too have used Elmer's School Glue for quilting. Actually, for binding a quilt the Sharon Schamber way. You can see a Youtube video of her method. It works great! That's the technique I used on my Best of Show quilt... the one that won me my new Bernina! Elmer's School Glue rocks!

  12. I'll be saying prayers for Larry! The shabby chic quilt is neat! Glad your machine is behaving. Fun to read about your adventures with the girls.

  13. Will there be an blogpost tutorial to make the chickens? Please? I hope Larry is feeling better soon. Your quilt on the frame is lovely. I like the secret messages! take care. Gail

  14. I have to admit...because you knew I was one of the sceptics!!! (sp?) but the quilt is wonderful and I think it makes a BIG difference that you have a wonderful long arm system to roll it up on and quilt!! Nice job and lucky couple too!!

    I will pray for your hubby's healing too...we know what it is like when they are grumpy :(


  15. There is something just so fun about "shabby chic".


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