Now that Christmas is over I can do the big reveal of my recent finishes! The first is a lap quilt for Mark who loves all things beachy. I began it in January as a project with my quilting partner who made hers of bright pink, teal, and mustard prints with a white background. We worked on them every other week. The pattern is called “Pow-Wow” by Cluck Cluck Sew and I used prints from the “Shore Thing” and “Going Coastal” collections by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller fabrics. The gray pindot background is “Here Boy!” by Abi Hall for Moda Fabrics, the blue solid on the back is “Solids” by Polly Minick & Lauri Simpson for Moda Fabrics, and the binding is “Best.Day.Ever!” by April Rosenthal of Prairie Grass Patterns for Moda Fabrics. [Read more…] about Christmas quilts 2015
I finished two quilts on the same day. That is some kind of record. And I feel awesome about that. 🙂
Just in time for Christmas decorating, I got this quilt done.
The pattern is from the Moda Bakeshop and is called “Jungle Path baby quilt” by Jessica Kelly. I used the Doodlebug Designs by Riley Blake fabric line called “Christmas Candy” for the quilt. Scott gave me this fabric for my birthday two and a half years ago, so it’s been on my list for awhile to get done. I finished it a week before Christmas this year, so that was great. I pieced the back and hand-quilted it.
The finish was a jeans quilt for Mark. Due to circumstances, his original quilt was donated to the Festival of Trees Boutique and sold for lots of money for Primary Children’s Medical Center, our favorite charity. So I promised him a new one and got it done in time for Christmas this year. It is pieced in a diagonal row design from old jeans belonging to the four of us. The black jeans run down the center and pattern alternates randomly between light, medium, and dark jean squares. The backing was actually chosen by Mark and is a happy tropical pattern. I tied it with tan yarn using the awesome quilt stands made for me by my father-in-law after he watched me struggle tieing another quilt using folding chairs as stands. Real quilt stands make a big difference!
It was difficult to get a full photo because Scott’s arms didn’t stretch far enough and he wasn’t tall enough. Maybe I need a special clothesline only for taking photos of quilts……..
Recently, we headed down to BYU’s The Wall to hear the boys make some music. It’s a fun place to hang out and I like the Italian sodas. My favorite is their Black Mamba. 🙂 And yes, those are both for me! Rock on!
Every year we take a picture of the cousins present at the Bountiful cemetery where Scott’s brother, Paul, is buried, as well as his Tibbitts grandparents.
Here is the 2014 version.
L to R back row: Brian Carey, a friend, Mark Carey, Sasha Fazulyanov, Tania Greenhalgh holding Margo, Paul and Matt Greenhalgh
L to R front row: Kyra Rapp, Anya and Nika Fazulyanov, Addie Greenhalgh, Patrice and Shawn Carey, Ethan Rapp
Mountain Beach House Studio has taken up full-time residence in my house. It used to be part-time but no longer. One room has been converted and it’s pretty awesome. Behold the photos! And feel free to contact Mark for all your sound recording needs. 🙂 And like him on fb. And all that other stuff like Instagram and twitter.