Monday, February 10, 2014

Coming up from my quilt lair for a moment to show you what I have been up to



Hey there folks! I have been busy busy busy and it has been cold and snowy here!  The kids were out of school for 4 of 5 days last week due to one heck of a snow storm so we did a painting craft to make it fun, not that snow days are ever bad. I just wanted to do something fun with them. See those pictures at the end of the post and a link to the website I found the templates and instructions for in case you want to try it with your children next time they are home due to bad weather.


I have been quilting heaps of quilts too. This is a lovely Irish Chain by Jenny. I custom quilted it with a twist on traditional quilting.



I really dig the back too. Green on a natural muslin is lovely.


I also quilted a Quilt of Valor last Saturday on Quilt of Valor day.


I got carried away on this one and custom quilted it. Raylene pieced the top and back. I love quilting Raylenes quilts.


Here is a lovely Bargello quilt made from more of Shari's shirt stripes.


I love the border I quilted on this quilt. I definitely will be adding this design to my bag of tricks.


The body of the quilt was quilted with these arches.


This is Lori's Irish chain. I quilted it Classic Denyse Schmidt. I just love it.


Last but not least quilt is this feathered Star I quilted for Julie. It is made with the Downton Abby fabric collection. It is hard to tell but I quilted lots of feathers.



Here are some more peeks of what is going on in my studio. I am slowly quilting my massive Cross and Crown quilt. It is all my hand dyed linens and an old sheet for the back. I am using 2 layers of batting for this quilt. A deluxe Cotton and a wool. It is going to be so warm when it is finally finished! I love using my newly refit Gammill Supreme. It is so very nice to quilt with.


Over on the Statler is a rainbow quilt I am freehand quilting with all ruler work echoing triangles.


Here are our painted Pony Stampede. This is the project we worked on for the Snow days. All three kids and I worked on the horses. We got them painted and assembled rather quickly, but I didn't think out how I would mount them to the wall down in my studio. I solved that problem by using a blank canvas and Entomology pins. This was super fun and I totally recommend this project!


Ann Wood Card Board Stampede on Design Sponge.

Give that link a go!

OK, I need to go get the eggs before they freeze and vacuum before ladies come over the drop off/pick up their quilts.

Have the best Monday ever!!!

xo,
Tia Curtis

6 comments:

  1. Tia, I am such a fan! I love your quilting and I am crazy for your bags! At one point you said you might write a pattern for your bags. I would love to purchase bag patterns from you. Please let me know how or where they are available.

    Thanks! Keep up the good work,
    Angie Willis

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    1. Thanks Angie! I actually have several bag patterns in magazines at the moment. Best Modern quilts has a little zip bag, and Modern patchwork has a couple bags as well. I know you can order back issues from the websites. I have a tab at the top with the magazines I have had patterns in recently.

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  2. Always stunning quilting!! I can't wait to see the big mamma jamma! :)
    The horses project looks like it was lots of fun and it looks great too.
    Thanks always,
    Christina in Cleveland

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    1. It was so very fun to make the horses Christina! Thank you.

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  3. Gorgeous quilts & quilting! And the horses....well I'm impressed.

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Thanks for commenting! I read each one. I will either respond via email or here in the comments. xo - Tia