Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Christmas rush is on...

Spending the day getting some customer quilting done by Christmas. Can you say bright colors? Only about 15 or so more quilts to go.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Prairie Rose quilt

Here's a couple of pics of a quilt that I finished quilting for a customer this evening. It's large (king size) at 100" square, and heavily quilted. I like quilts with a lot of quilting in them since it gives it a lot of texture. The quilt pattern that the customer used is called "Prairie Rose" by Jo Morton. This is actually the second one of these that I've quilted, and I quilted them both the same way.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Crows In The Pumpkin Patch

Here's a pic of a wall hanging that I finished last night called "Crows In The Pumpkin Patch".  In measures 39" x 39" and has a little bit of everything in it - homespuns, flannels, wool, and regular cotton fabrics.  Now to get it up on the wall.  Happy Fall, y'all!  :)

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

The BIG black Christmas quilt...

Below are some pics of a quilt that I just finished quilting for a customer.  It's a Christmas theme quilt with appliques of poinsettias and partridges.  The applique work is expertly done and the black background really makes everything pop on it.  The vast majority of the time spent on this one was in simply quilting the black background - there's lots of it and it is densely quilted.  Around the stars I did a small stipple, and around the applique blocks I did echo quilting.  In the large black open areas I did a floral design, followed by more echo quilting.  The stars were quilting with a variegated thread, and then I did a little quilting on the appliques themselves, just enough to hold the areas together since I didn't want the quilting to overtake the applique work.  This is a big quilt, it measures 104" square and I think it turned out really nice.



Monday, December 30, 2013

Quilt for my daughter...

Below is a pic of a quilt that I made for my daughter, Meagan, for Christmas.  She moved out into her own place this past summer and decorated her living room with gray and yellow chevron.  So I thought this would fit right in with that.  She really liked it and now has something to curl up with on the couch!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Black Stars...

This is a project that I've been working on off and on for about 6 months.  It's a little quilted wall hanging that measures 11" x 14" and is all done by hand using 1800s reproduction fabrics.  The black stars are done using English paper piecing and were then appliqued down onto the light circular background fabric which had been appliqued onto the black block squares.  After the top was all done, I hand quilted it as well.  Glad to have this little project done, it was an adventure in hand work for me.  Now to find a place to hang it.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A stair stepping quilt...

A co-worker asked me to make her a quilt a few months ago.  She's a great cheerleader for my love of quilting, so it was fun getting to work on a quilt for her.  We tossed around a lot of ideas about a color palette and settled on the fabric lines of the designer Kansas Troubles.  Their rich, deep tones are beautiful, and I really like how they look in this quilt.  The pattern itself is a stair stepping one, with the colors of the quilt creating a diagonal pattern.  This is a king size quilt, so quite large at 102" x 102".  The backing has a beautiful gold fabric from the KT "Summer's End" line.  Thank you, Janet, for letting me create this quilt for you!

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