Friday, March 22, 2013

Red Bucket List Quilts

 There were over 35 vendors
at the 
Arizona Quilters Guild Show
The first one to catch my eye 
right as I walked in the door
was 
 Sew Curvy
 I wanted to come home with every quilt in this booth!
And I wasn't the only one.
The booth was so crowded, I could barely squeeze in.
 A wonderful variation of a Drunkard's Path
 Whirligig
 Another Drunkard's Path variation.
 The Red Bucket List 
owner and pattern designer is
Michelle Hollis
from right here in Mesa, Arizona
Isn't she darling?
I spent a few minutes talking with her,
and she is as kind as can be.
And so talented!
 Daisy Crossing
This pattern came home with me.
 Really quite simple 
made with snowballs and nine patches.
Charm pack friendly.
Michelle said she likes to use red
in most of her quilts.
(thus the name Red Bucket List)
 Twitter
 Low volume quilts 
have surged in popularity lately.
A lovely example of a  Log Cabin block
 Pattern:
Round and Round
by Thimble Blossoms
Michelle made one block
for a Baby Size quilt.
 My favorite notion find
were the $5 Mouse Pads
topped with beautiful quilt fabric.
Michelle gave me one as a gift.
Thank you Michelle!
The red floral goes perfect with my 
new red mouse.
You can purchase these wonderful patterns
and many others
at 
Michelle Hollis'
Red Bucket List 
Etsy Shop

8 comments:

Janet said...

I like the name being a lover of red as well. Lovely patterns and wow on the quits.

Stephanie said...

I've always loved drunkard's path and this is a fun setting and a pretty quilt. I have a template and played, once. Maybe one day...I think we should all give a color to our personal bucket lists -- mine will be lime green. :o)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like that pinwheel with the squares at where the points would be - I have never seen one like it.

em's scrapbag said...

What talent!!! Thanks for sharing all her wonderful quilts. I really like the drunkard path quilt.

Fran Kingston Dill said...

I saw this quilt in person and yes it is beautiful! Wish I had fought the crowd to get into the booth because I missed out on seeing some of the other quilts you posted. I will just have to check out her Etsy shop. Thanks for sharing.

•stephanie• said...

i'm glad you met michelle.
she is a doll.
{you should see all of the gorgeous things she and her quilt group create. go to stashtalk.blogspot.com}
michelle and i grew up in the same ward.
{her family moved away - mine stayed.}
i can still remember singing "my favorite things" together for a relief society lesson my mom gave.
we were about 7 or 8 years old.
and, yes, our mothers made us "white dresses with blue satin sashes" for the occasion.
michelle's mom does all my machine quilting.
did you meet marae, too?
and didn't they have a prime location at that show?
first booth on the right!

Nanette Merrill said...

Wow. I hadn't heard of her. I love her work.

Barb Gibney said...

Yes...I too must agree, Michelle is a real sweetheart! I too had the honor of meeting her and her Mom. I purchased several patterns as well as some fabric, but my favorite was Livie's garden..I too have a granddaughter named Olivia and I could not resist. I am so anxious to get it started. Enjoying your blog so very much too!!