I'm a little stumped on what to title today's post. The word that comes to mind is WILD! Last night I asked my husband what he thought of this project, and all he could say was "WILD!" One of my daughter's words to study in reading this week was WILD. We have been reading it, spelling it, and talking about it's definition for the last 5 days. So I guess I have WILD on the brain, as they say.
It is very satisfying to have this little quilt finished - just needs binding. It is to be a wall hanging in our living room. We were visiting Sandusky, OH, about a month ago, and I visited a wonderful little quilt shop there called Mabel & Ethel's Quilt Shoppe. There I purchased a Moda layer cake called Jelly Bean Batiks and a pattern from Sweet Jane called Wishing On A Star. The finished size is 40 x 53, and it uses the layer cake and just a couple of 2-1/2" strips for the borders.
It seems I almost always have a quilt loaded on the longarm machine, but I also usually have a piecing project going on, too, that I can work on a little here and there. This little quilt has been my recent piecing project, and it went together really fast. I just quilted it in a couple of hours this morning. I like it a lot, and it will definitely brighten up a wall.
Forgot to mention that I tried out another of my new pantograph designs called Persian Paisley. It's a fun one! Here are some more pics for your enjoyment.
Earlier this week I also finished up 2 client quilts for Sarah who is the owner of the Little Foot Quilt Shoppe nearby in Evans City, PA. If you haven't been there before, you should definitely check out this shop. All the gals there are very friendly and helpful, and they have a variety of different styles of fabric lines, really something for everyone, and they offer classes on different quilting techniques. You won't be disappointed! I was very happy that Sarah asked me to quilt for her!
I used the Bauhaus pantograph with gray thread. It is a nice contemporary look. This quilt has a nice mix of fabrics that can be found at the Little Foot. I think my favorite was that print with the cherries.
That's what I have for show-and-tell this week.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and visit!
I'll be linking up with
Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday
Richard and Tanya Quilts Link A Finish Friday.
I hope you make time this weekend to sew something
(or shop for fabric and think about sewing something)!!
I had the opportunity to finish up 2 client quilts this week, and I'm currently working on a couple more. I got some new pantographs, and I am having fun trying them out.
This log cabin quilt belongs to Mary Jane. She is a dear friend from church, and she spends the winters in Florida and has learned to quilt with friends down there. Great job on your first big quilt, Mary Jane! She mailed this quilt to me and asked to have it done by Easter when they returned to town. I used brown thread that coordinates very nicely, and MJ said I could pick the design to quilt on it. I chose one of my new ones called Hollyhock. This new panto has quickly become one of my favorites. It is a combination of star shaped flowers, feathery leaves, and some swirls. I just love it! Take a closer look below.
The second quilt I finished this week was for Susan. I'm not sure of the pattern name, but it is a kind of disappearing 9 patch. She made it for her church, and it will be a wall hanging. She appropriately named it Joseph's Coat. Susan's fabric combination and handiwork is lovely. She chose a thread color that looks gorgeous with the fabric, and the pantograph is called Novaya Zhizn. Susan likes smaller scale quilting designs, so I reduced it to 75% on my printer. I think she made a great choice. The leaf motif looks very nice with the prints on the fabric.
I'm very happy with how the quilting finished up on these two quilts, and I enjoyed looking at the backs as much as the fronts. Thank you to Mary Jane and Susan for letting me quilt for you!!
It is Finish It Up Friday, so I am linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts
Link a Finish Friday with Richard and Tanya Quilts. I am so flattered - Joyce's Lovely Labyrinth from last week's blog post is one of the featured links from last week. Woo hoo!!
If you get a chance check out these other sites for some great quilting inspiration.
I wish you a Happy Easter!
I have a lot of pretty pictures to share with you today! I have been hard at work (and still working!) on client projects. This beauty is a labyrinth quilt made by Joyce. It is queen size. I heard oohs and aahs from everyone who walked in the basement last weekend and saw it. Even my 12 year old told me I need to make one of these, he liked it so much.
Joyce did a beautiful job piecing and even mitered the corners of the borders. The pantograph used is Feathers A La Mode, and the thread color she chose complements the fabrics perfectly. I'll let the photos below speak for themselves.
This week I also worked on a table runner for Susan. It is lovely with springtime colors, lots of purple (my favorite), and made me think of Easter coming soon. Susan chose a dainty little pantograph called Dandy which I think was just right for this project. We used Aurifil thread on this one in a purple/orchid color which was also just right.
Well, I hope you enjoyed that. I can truly say it is fun for me - and keeps things interesting - to have the opportunity to work with other people's creative projects. There is such a variety!
I'm going to link up with Richard and Tanya Quilts Link A Finish Friday.
Woo Hoo! Crazy Mom Quilts is blogging again, so I'm also going to link to Finish It Up Friday.
Have a great weekend everyone!!
Let me tell you about a fun project that Mom, Aunt Brenda, and I have been working on. They are works in progress, but close to finished.
This past Christmas Mom bought for the three of us mystery quilt kits from The Quilt Company. We did not know what the quilt was going to look like or even what the fabrics would look like, only the color scheme. The fabric for the tops came in a sealed brown paper bag with only a paper attached that was a paint chip from Lowes showing the color combination inside. Mom did not allow us to open them until Christmas! That was a fun surprise.
Starting in January for seven weeks we received email instructions with the next steps to complete. It was very fun to work on together, and the suspense each week made it even more interesting. We are all very pleased with our quilt tops.
Brenda already longarm quilted hers. It just needs binding. You can see it below. Her fabrics are golds, greens, and some black. It is very beautiful in person. It was hard to capture the true colors in the photo. It has a little shimmer to it!
Below you can see Mom's quilt. I tried to get some shots outside on this lovely spring day, but the wind wasn't cooperating with me. I really love the turquoise color in hers.
Next up is my mystery quilt, and the picture at the top of this post is the close up. Again, the wind was giving me a hard time.
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!