I'm still working away on client quilts. On Memorial Day I finished the above wall hanging for Jan. It was a perfectly appropriate quilt for the day. Jan made 6 of these wreath wall hangings using her stash fabrics. They are made with pineapple blocks using the paper piecing method. If you want to learn how to piece a wreath wall hanging, those friendly gals at the Little Foot Quilt Shoppe can help you. I quilted them all with an overall stipple design. They really looked great, and now Jan has a lot of binding to do!
Hmm.. I can't seem to get that one ornery wreath to turn the right direction, but you get the idea. Jan also had a table runner for me to quilt. Very pretty!
I quilted a Jelly Roll Race quilt for Mary. Mary made this as a graduation gift for her granddaughter to take to college. I loved the modern color combination and fabrics she used. I quilted it with the Spring Thing pantograph and a dark gray thread. You can see in the close up pictures how the thread looks dark on the light fabrics and light on the black backing fabric. I think it's so cool how that happens.
Lastly for today, I have been working on a couple of quilts for Joan. This one is made up with really sweet light colored prints. I quilted using a light blue thread and a new pantograph called Enchant. I am really happy with this new design. I complements the nice soft look of the quilt.
Today I plan to finish up the second quilt for Joan - another Carpenter's Star! For this quilt Joan chose a blue thread and the Curly Hearts design. I think it's looking good so far. These gorgeous stars are popping up everywhere here in Butler. In fact, I think Mom, Aunt Brenda, and I might be making our own Carpenter's Stars soon.
Thanks so much, ladies, for letting me quilt for you!!
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This past week I quilted this beautiful quilt for Becky. I just loved her pieced top. Each barn has a different quilt patch on it. She said it was a block of the month project.
Becky chose the pantograph Mint Julep and a golden brown thread. They were a wonderful combination to complement her quilt. Below is the back.
I'm so glad Becky loved the quilting when I returned it to her.
Thank you, Becky, for letting me quilt for you!
I've been so busy quilting. I thought I missed showing you something a couple weeks ago, and I did! I quilted a couple more big Carpenter Star quilts for Terry. They are quilted with white thread and a stipple design.
The quilt above Terry is generously donating for a raffle to benefit Wounded Warrior Project which is wonderful.
The quilt below will be a wedding gift for someone special. It is beautiful, and I never get tired of these big stars!! Great job, Terry!!
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
I have been happily quilting this past week. How could you not smile going to work on this pretty quilt? All I could think was "happy, happy, happy," and then I would have to squelch thoughts of Duck Dynasty and get back to quilting.
This quilt belongs to Velma, and it was fun for me not only because it is in bright colors that I am drawn to, but Velma also requested a variegated thread on this one that is new to me. It was really fun to see it all come together. Thankfully the thread (King Tut, Superior Thread) ran beautifully with no problems at all. The pantograph Velma chose is Fandango - also a first for me using this design, and it really made me happy, too.
Next up is a really sweet quilt that belongs to Katie. Katie is a new client to me, and it was a pleasure to meet her and learn that she likes a more modern style of quilting and fabrics.
I don't usually spend much time - any time at all, really - thinking about mermaids or mermaids swimming with whales for that matter, but the fabrics used in Katie's quilt can send you off in a daydream about magical underwater places. This quilt is for a girl's bed, and I think it will be perfect, don't you?
Katie's quilt is quilted using pink thread and the Bubbles pantograph.
Thanks so much, ladies, for letting me quilt for you!!
Yesterday in my mailbox came a happy surprise! I ordered the new book from Anka's Treasures called Angles With Ease 2 by Heather Peterson. Part of the surprise was that Heather was generous and included an extra pattern in my package! Her designs really appeal to me, and I have many of her books and patterns. I just finished piecing a table runner that is one of her designs from the book On The Run, Again. The design is called Fresh Connection.
Below is a peek at another table runner I finished piecing recently. I just made this up as I went along, trial and error style. I had some charm squares of the beautiful Moda fabric line Fresh Cut and cut some tiny Dresden plate blades. I think I got 6 blades from one 5" square. The background is mostly charm squares cut in half and placed around as a border. I am happy with the final result, though I have no idea when I will actually get to quilt my growing collection of table runners, as client quilts keep coming in (which also makes me happy).
It is Friday. You guessed it - I'll be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
I have been mostly longarm quilting these days with just a little piecing squeezed in. Over the past couple of months I have been working on several diamond quilt projects. I shared before this rainbow diamond quilt in progress, and now it is all pieced. These fabrics were just a mix from my stash, and the piecing is done using the Scrap Crazy 6" templates from Creative Grids.
I really like black and white fabrics and then all of the colors of the rainbow! But I wanted to piece the same quilt in more traditional fabrics with a border. I had a layer cake stored away that I decided to finally use. The fabric line is Indie Chic by Riley Blake, and the diamonds and inside border were other fabrics that I mixed in. I love seeing the same quilt pattern done up in different fabrics. The style is so different in this one, but I really like it, too.
The Scrap Crazy 6" template set allows you to cut these same shapes in two different sizes, so I also wanted to try the small size that is perfect for a table runner. For this next project I used charm squares and added in a different fabric for the diamonds.
This is the one diamond quilt that is actually quilted. I made this for Aunt Brenda as a birthday gift. I forgot to take some good pictures, but here is one of the back and in the process of having the binding attached. The other pic is from her lovely kitchen table.
And there is one more diamond table runner, but this one is made from jelly roll strips. The fabrics are Violette Treasure by Amy Butler.
These diamonds are fun and easy to piece, but I am ready to move on to a different design. Lydia is still working on her own diamond quilt, slowly finishing a few more blocks here and there. She is using a cat fabric and bright solids.
I have no idea when I'll get to actually quilt all of these, but I am having fun thinking of designs to put in those diamonds.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm 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!