Hi Everyone! I’m so happy you’ve stopped by today. I’ve got a lot of fun things to share with you – last week was a busy week for me!

Do you remember the sneak peak of Laura’s machine embroidered quilt I showed last week? You know, the one with the micro quilting foot:

HQ Micro Quilter foot for longarm

Today I get to show you the rest of the quilt.

Machine embroidered quilt quilted by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

There are nine embroidered blocks, and the flowers are so pretty.

Machine embroidered quilt quilted by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

I love how the stippling in the background of the block make the flowers appear to pop off the quilt. i think it gives a nice 3-D effect.

The quilting in the sashing and border are difficult to see because of the busy prints. Which I really like, because the focus stays on the embroidered blocks. I did a simple piano key border, and figure 8 design in the sashing. Super quick and easy! Laura was really pleased with her quilt, and that makes me so happy. There’s always that little worry in the back of my mind “will she like what I’ve done” until the quilt is picked up. Making the owner happy with their finished quilt is my job, and I love that part of it.

Another fun quilt I got to play on last week was this beautiful tiger quilt:

tiger quilt quilted by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up quilts

Isn’t that gorgeous? The eyes just seem to draw you in. This quilt was made by my Mom. I’ve had it in the ‘to be quilted’ pile for way too long, so she was happy I was able to finally get it done for her. Ebb and Flow is the name of the pantograph. I use that panto often – it’s great to use to add movement to the quilt top and it looks good no matter what size I make it. Using it here reminds me of wind blowing through those trees.

Melissa asked me to quilt her fun yellow/grey quilt. This is a simple rail fence pattern using 5″ x 10″ rectangles. So, a Jolly bar would work, or a layer cake cut in half. I really like this color combination. One day I would love to make my own yellow and grey quilt.

Rail Fence quilt quilted by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

The quilting design looks really good on the back of the quilt:

Rail Fence quilt quilted by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

The panto name is Late Bloomer, which makes me giggle for some reason. πŸ™‚ It just tickles my funny bone. Whatever. It looks so fun on this quilt and fits the personality of the maker perfectly. I’ll definitely be using this quilting design again when the right quilt comes along.

So, what’s been happening in my sewing room? I’ve actually been able to spend some time in there and make more of the ‘scrappy’ Razzle Berry blocks.

Scrappy Razzle Berry blocks - made by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

I have 18 blocks made (there’s only 15 in this pic), so I have 12 more to make. I was able to get all the fabric cut to make the other 12 blocks, so I am really pleased with my progress. Since I have everything cut, my hope is that I can just pop in my sewing room and sew a couple seams here and there during the week. Last week I wasn’t sure how I felt about the bright blue grunge I’m using in the strip sets, but now that I have more blocks together I think it might be growing on me. I hope so, cause I’m not picking it all out now! I really do like all those colorful fabrics together and I’m excited to see the quilt top all put together.

The lilies are starting to bloom, so I thought I would share this quick pic I snapped yesterday. Lilies are a favorite flower of mine in the garden, because they are so easy to grow. I definitely DO NOT have a green thumb, so I need easy.

Lily in my garden

That’s all for me for today. Oh, I’ve also played a little more with my serger. I had a couple of t-shirts I was going to toss because they were stretched and worn. So I cut them up into the biggest pieces I could, serged the edges, and now I have a few new dust cloths for the house. I also made hubby a new pillowcase, using WVU Mountaineer fabric (his alma mater). It was fun to do, and now he can have sweet dreams of his college days. LOL I’m going to try to make a top for myself next. I’ll let you know how it goes!

WVU Pillowcase made by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts
Hubby’s Pillowcase

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