Saturday, January 29, 2011

Little boy's signature quilt

Here are some pics of a quilt that I just finished quilting for someone who made it for a little boy who's going into the hospital.  She made signature squares and had his classmates and teachers sign them.  Isn't that nice?  I did a meandering quilting in the borders and the colored squares on it with a variegated yellow/orange/red thread.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Vintage cross-stitched blocks quilt - finished

Here's a pic showing the quilt finished.  The size is 78" x 100".  I think it turned out really nice.  I'm going to deliver it to her son (my boss) tomorrow.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Current project - vintage cross-stitched blocks

Here's some pics of what I'm working on right now for someone. She had twelve 17" blocks that her mother had cross-stitched decades ago and she wanted them made into a quilt top and quilted. So here's how things are looking right now with it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Vintage quilt top #9 that I made into a quilt for a customer

Below are pics of another vintage quilt top that I recently made into a quilt. The top was made (all hand-pieced) by Mary Susan (Weathers) Senter, and she was born in 1843 and died in 1937 at age 93. She married Robert Winthrop Senter in 1861 when she was 18. So the top predates at least 1937.

This is one of about a dozen tops that belonged to a couple that I'm good friends with (he's the grandson of Mary Susan Senter). It measures 70" x 82". It's amazing to me how vivid the colors in the fabrics still are after 70-80 years.

I quilted this on my longarm just doing a meandering quilting.