Monday, April 13, 2015

Barbara's Playing the Scales

This weekend was spent working on some Home Improvement projects and then followed up by taking care of sick kids.  So there was not a stitch of sewing done all weekend.  (Seriously, I am going a little nuts ;)  But, Barbara (my wonderful MIL who lives 2 doors away, for those of you who are new around here) sure did get a lof of stitching done over the weekend and I am so excited to share her gorgeous finish with you.

Barbara came up for a visit last Tuesday saying she needed a quilt for a wedding on Saturday, ya, she is fast!!!  She wanted to use a combination of my Playing the Scales Tutorial and my free PDF  Drifting Pattern .  So we picked out some fun greys, aqua's and a pop of Navy from Barbara's stash and she was off to cutting.  And seriously, I turned around and she had a finish quilt top ;)  And then a day later, it was a finish quilt!!!  And isn't it just fantastic!!!!   Love, Love, Love!!!

And I have to show you the quilting she did!!!  She mixed a "broken glass" straight stitch with a beautiful curly swirl stitch which just totally added to the flowing design of the the quilt!!!  Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  I can't tell you how fun it is to see my patterns and tutorials made up into quilts ;)  If you make your own quilt using any of my patterns or tutorials I would love to see them!!!  You can send me a picture at or add them to my Inspired by Happy Quilting Flickr Group ;)

Thanks so much Mom for sharing this today!!!  Here is hoping we can get everyone feeling better so I can get back to stitching and have something to share soon ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. Wow she is fast!!! That quilt is amazing! I bet the bride and groom loved it :)

  2. Beautiful quilt. Can I borrow her? She is fast!!

  3. That is beautiful. Her colors are great too.

  4. My oh my is your mom-in-law talented Melissa1 I love how she combined so many designs to make this great quilt! I really, really love all those shades and prints in grey that she used. So does that make it a medium volume quilt?

  5. I follow the Intrepid Thread on Facebook, bloglovin, and Instagram.


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