Joan asked me to quilt a couple more for her, and she brought another Carpenter Star quilt. This one is for a friend in his college colors - purple and gold. These pictures make the fabric look more blue than purple. Joan wanted to experiment with this quilt using a dark background for the quilt and lighter colors for the star. She was very happy with the result. I used a gold thread and the Fandango pattern edge to edge on this quilt. It was a wonderful combination, and this quilt looks great. You can click on the pictures below to enlarge them and get a closer look.
The second quilt for Joan that I finished this week is a sampler quilt she made for her dad. She chose a light tan thread and the design Breath Of The Gods for the quilting which kept it on the masculine side. It also is very pretty!
I really haven't been quilting or doing much sewing for my sanity lately. I'd really like to get caught up on my Snapshots Quilt Along blocks, maybe tomorrow. I hope next week I can share a project of my own with you. Thanks for visiting. I'm also linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
There are many changes happening around here with me and my family (all good stuff!) and things are feeling a little crazy lately, but I still have lots of quilting going.
This beautiful star wall hanging belongs to Janice. She let me choose the design and requested a light colored thread. I used my Honeysuckle pattern. Unfortunately, the picture below makes the pink part look lighter than it is in person. Wow - I think it turned out so pretty, and it is so nice how the quilting stands out in the center of the star, don't you think?
Below is another quilt I finished. This one belongs to Kay. I didn't get a chance to take more pictures, but Kay was very happy with her finished quilt. The thread was golden brown, and the pantograph is called Exquisite. Again., the coloring in this picture makes the background fabric look kind of green, but it is actually a nice gold. The colors are warm and rich on this quilt, just beautiful. It was a pleasure to work on these lovely fabrics.
Thanks for letting me quilt for you, ladies!
I thought it would show you one of our changes going on. We are taking some time to fix up the basement quilting studio. It has been 2 years since the Innova came to live with us. I am thankful everyday that I am able to quilt on this machine! Here's a picture from July 20, 2013, the day we brought it home and got it all set up. Could not have done it without Dad and Uncle Dave!!
This week we have been working on more cleaning, painting, and getting ready to install some cabinets we have had stored away. My husband has been painting all morning. The ugly cement wall is slowly disappearing! He is getting this part done so I can get another quilt loaded up.
Can you spot that bright gold/orange spool of thread on the machine? I just finished another quilt with that color, but you'll have to wait until next week to see it.
Thanks for stopping by! You can also visit Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday to see some other quilty finishes. Have a great week!
I'd like to share with you three quilts I quilted for Jenny. Jenny's creativity really shines through in her quilt designs. I especially liked this one she made based on the Modern Bargello design, a free pattern which can be found at the Moda Bake Shop. She added her own twist, of course, and added the fabric at the bottom that looks like buildings. It gives the feel of looking out a window at a skyline going up to the clouds. She chose the Fluffy Clouds pantograph and an aqua blue thread that matched the border fabric.
Next is Jenny's quilt she calls "Time To Go To Paris." She wanted to keep this one on the masculine side, so she chose the Bauhaus pantograph and gray thread. I think this was overall the perfect combination for an awesome quilt!
Jenny also made a coordinating bed runner. I used a green thread to match the bicycle fabric and Breath of the Gods for the quilting design.
Thanks for letting me quilt for you, Jenny!
As usual, I'm linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thanks for visiting, and you are welcome to stop back any time :-)
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!