Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A closer look at the Table runners

I have a Holiday Runners Pattern and a Seasonal Runners Pattern.  Each contains instructions to complete four different runners.  The Holiday Runners pattern includes - Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day and Easter.  The Seasonal Runners pattern includes - Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.








Valentine's Day

I realized that the pictures on my seasonal and holiday runner patterns don't show a very close up view, so I am posting some close up pictures.  You can purchase these patterns on my etsy shop at the Quilt Bug Creations Shop on Etsy or my Craftsy shop.  

At the Fair

This is my daughter Ashley who is13 years old.  When we were at the State Fair last year she decided to buy  a fat quarter of this crazy animal print for their Fat Quarter challenge.  The challenge was to design a quilt using that crazy animal print.  So she did and won a 1st place ribbon and some gift certificates to some local quilt stores.  She bought another fat quarter for next year, so it will be fun to see what she comes up with.(Her quilt is the one in the top left corner)

Ashley also made this quilt.  She won a sweepstakes award in the 4H competition at both the county and state fairs.
Way to go Ashley!!!

As we walked into the Home Arts Department at the State Fair, we were so excited to see Katelyn's (15 years old) quilt hanging from the rafters with a big purple bow on it - She won the youth sweepstakes award.  She and I designed this quilt together.  

This split nine patch is Becca's first quilt.  She is just turned nine years old and she  made it all by herself.  She even sewed the binding on by hand and did an awesome job.  She entered into the 4H department in the county fair and won a sweepstakes ribbon.  She then got to enter it at the state fair and won a blue ribbon.  Not bad for her first quilt.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cruising with Riley Blake

So...a few weeks ago I entered my Spring quilt into a contest sponsored by Riley Blake Designs.  To my surprise I made it into the top ten and now the online voting begins.  You can only vote once from each computer or other device.  Go to to vote. I would love to have your vote.

Table Runner Patterns

I had four cute fat quarters that I bought  just because I like them.  After I got home I thought to myself, "Why did I buy these?"  I had no idea what I was going to do with them.  I hated to cut them up too much because they were such fun prints.  So I laid them out and  was looking at them and the thought came to me that I could just cut them into wide strips and sew them together and then  I could still enjoy the darling fabric.
And, of course there had to be applique involved, so I appliqued a flower to each end and it was so easy.  At the time I was serving as the president of my quilt guild and each month I would show a fast and easy project for the guild to do.  This was the perfect project for that.
It turned out to be a very popular project and groups were getting together to do them.
This is also a great project for beginners because the quilting can be done by stitching on each side of the seams.  With four fat quarters (and maybe a few scraps) you can make a table runner.  You can purchase these patterns on either my Craftsy or Etsy Shop.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Make a Wish!!!

I am excited to share one of my newest pattern designs.
"Make a Wish" is a wall quilt that you can
put up on Birthdays. It can be personalized as well
by making individual mini quilts with the persons name
on it on tying it onto the buttons that cover the word you.
HaPpY BiRtHdAy to YoU!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HMQS Riley Blake Design Challenge

A couple of Friends and I entered the Riley Blake Challenge at the Home Machine Quilting Show held in Salt Lake City, UT a few weeks ago. The Challenge was that we had to design and make a quilt using 10 fat quarters from Isabella fabric line.
So about 10 days before they were due in, we started creating. We spent many hours creating this quilt.
I got a call the day that the awards were being announced and was asked to come to the show. So we figured that we had won something. I never would have thought that we would take 1st place. Yea for us!!! The quilt raised $850 in an auction for the charity organization Lifting Liberia.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Hello and welcome to Quilt Bug Creations!!!
I am so excited to start a Blog about quilting.
  I am a little obsessed with quilting.  It is not
much that I am always quilting, but rather, I think
about it a lot.  A little over a year ago I started 
designing some seasonal quilts for the ladies
in my local guild.  I had so much fun doing it
that I decided to start selling patterns. Below are
my seasonal quilt patterns.