Bam, Zap, Wham!!
I'm excited to show you a quilt that I finished on the longarm this week. It belongs to Kathy, a very creative quilter and awesome grandma who made this quilt for her young grandson.
Kathy searched the internet for this super cool super hero fabric and incorporated it into courthouse steps quilt blocks. She knew she wanted colorful variegated thread and the Bam Zap Wham pantograph for the quilting. It is a perfect combination, and the back of the quilt (below) looks great, too.
Thank you, Kathy, for letting me quilt for you! It was fun!
Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for visiting. I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday as usual. Come back again soon!
Batiks & Bubbles
Hello friends! This week I finished this beautiful quilt for Sidney. This one is really cool and an interesting design to look at. The fabrics are all batiks except the black strips are Grunge, I think. I just love the variety of quilts that I get to work on!
I quilted it with a green thread that blended wonderfully and the Bubbles pantograph. Often times it is a good idea to choose a quilting design with curves, swirls, or circles to soften up the straight lines of geometric piecing. It really turned out great!
Thank you, Sidney, for letting me quilt for you!!
I have another awesome quilt on my frame right now that you won't want to miss next week, and I have several piecing projects going on, too. I hope to get some quality sewing and quilting time in this weekend. Thanks for visiting!
Becky's Neighborhood Quilt
Welcome! If you follow any quilting sites or blogs regularly, you have probably seen the Moda Be My Neighbor quilts (Google it!). It was a free block of the week beginning in September 2016. I was lucky enough to quilt one this past week for Becky. This was another fun one to work on because of Becky's lovely fabric combinations and all of the different neighborhood blocks.
I quilted with a taupe gray thread and the "Tweet Tweet" pantograph design. Becky liked the idea of quilted birds all over the quilt. Can you find the bird in the center of the pic below?
Here are some more blocks close up. Becky hand embroidered the birds scattered throughout the quilt. I love the sailboat, trees, and even the little mailbox.
Congratulations, Becky, on finishing another amazing quilt, and thank you for letting me quilt for you!
I'll also be sharing over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Come back again soon!
Debbie's Falling Charms
Welcome! This week I quilted for a friend and sewing buddy from church, Debbie. Debbie is a wonderful piecer. I believe this is the falling charms pattern. The fabrics are stunning. I used one of my new pantographs called Paisley Curls for the design and black thread. This is a perfect example where black batting was needed, and Debbie provided that. The backing fabric was the same as the background fabric on the front, black with gold print. It is very hard to see the quilting, but it is a beautiful quilt
Thanks for letting me quilt for you, Debbie!!
A little something else that I have been working on (below) this week is experimenting with piecing the zigzag or chevron design with strip pieced squares. It is a very easy technique, but I also found that keeping those squares going the right direction could go wrong pretty quickly if you weren't paying attention. I trimmed down the piece for a nice background, and I'll be adding some applique later.
Tomorrow is a sewing day here with Mom and Aunt Brenda which is going to be awesome. Tonight I'm going to prepare my fabric so that I'm ready to sew. Check out this pretty jelly roll!
Now I hope you want to come back next week and see what is going to happen with this. Hopefully I'll make some good progress and have something to show you.
I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
Have a good night!
Kathy's Egg Money Quilt
This week I quilted this lovely quilt for Kathy who has been working on piecing it for several years. It is a wonderful feeling to finish a project that you have been working on for so long, I know! And this quilt is so pretty. It is a sampler quilt designed by Eleanor Burns in her book called Egg Money Quilts. Eleanor has written so many patterns and books, and I couldn't even find it on her website, but the link to her site and the Egg Money DVD is here. If you are interested in the book you'll have to Google it.
Anyhow, here is a pic of Kathy's whole quilt, and isn't it beautiful? I love the collection of old traditional pieced and applique blocks and the 1930's reproduction fabrics.
I quilted using white thread and what I consider very light custom quilting. I did a figure-8 design in the outside border and loopy meandering inside. If you look closely at some of the photos you can see that Kathy put a large orange rick rack in the seam of the border. It is a really nice detail that adds interest, and I didn't want to quilt over that.
Thank you, Kathy, for letting me quilt this one for you!!
Also this week I added 2 new pantographs to my collection. One of them was purchased for a super hero quilt that I'll soon be quilting. Can you guess which one?
I hope you've been inspired as I have by these traditional quilt blocks this week. Thanks for reading, and I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!