I got a lot of client quilting accomplished this past week, but the owners haven't seen them yet, so I'll have to share what I finished piecing with you!
I have this really cool Aunt Alice, and when I first saw the Moda fabric line Alice's Scrapbag come out I knew I had to make something with it since it reminded me of Aunt Alice. I got a couple of charm packs to work with and some really nice tea-dyed looking background fabric at the Little Foot Quilt Shoppe and decided to make some table runners.
This first runner is called Petals On A String, and the second is called Capri. The patterns can be found in these books by Heather Peterson of Anka's Treasures. I love making table runners because they are quick projects (great for using charm packs), and the author of these books is one of my favorite designers.
And here's runner #2. There's not much better in the quilt world than a good old star. I never tire of them. My mother taught me to "never say never," but I think it's safe to say in this instance :-).
I hope you enjoyed seeing these new table runners. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this pretty fabric line. After they are quilted, these will be up for sale in my Etsy shop.
I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thanks so much for visiting. Love you, Aunt Alice!
Wow! I'm so happy to say that I finally quilted my mom's feathered star quilt. She finished piecing this last year sometime, and I have to admit I was nervous about quilting it. I wanted the quilting to be just perfect, but it isn't... but it still looks beautiful.
Mom's quilting hero is Eleanor Burns, and back in 2014 Eleanor was having a mystery quilt program - The Case Of The Missing Quilt. Mom signed up for it not knowing what it would look like, and she says that if she knew what it was going to be she would have been too intimidated to even try. She did a great job on it! Even to finish it is quite an accomplishment. If you are interested in the pattern, you can purchase it now in Eleanor Burns' book All Star Quilts. Below are some more pictures of Mom's quilt.
I learned a lot while quilting this one with all of the custom work. The biggest challenge I had was that the thread I used matched the tan background fabric so perfectly and completely camouflaged the stitches. I couldn't tell where I had quilted and where I hadn't, making quilting (especially backtracking) really difficult. Some online quilting buddies gave me some great advice, and I adjusted the lighting in the room so that I was seeing more texture - not quite shadows but kind of - of the stitches. That was a big help!
Thanks, Mom, for letting me quilt this fabulous quilt for you :-) !!
I'll be sharing at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thahks for visiting!
Have you seen the new Pittsburgh fabric? Well now you can say you have! It's pretty fun to look at, and if you are feeling artsy you could color it with some fabric markers. I recently quilted this for Jenny. She made it for a friend who lives in England. Jenny is always creating her own unique quilt designs, and this one is no exception.
The Union Jacks were in a panel that she cut up and pieced in the quilt. If you are interested in the Pittsburgh fabric, it was designed by a local artist (I've heard) and can be purchased at The Quilt Company. There are the 2 colorways shown here in black and white and black and gold. Jenny loves Moda Grunge and also included it in the quilt.
I quilted it with the Raindrops design. Jenny's friend says it rains a lot in England, so it seemed like a good choice, and it worked nicely with the contemporary design of the quilt. Thanks for letting me quilt for you, Jenny!
I also recently quilted two of these deer quilts for Terry. She used a large panel in the middle and added borders and corner blocks. I gotta say that these deer panels were very real looking and very pretty!
I quilted with a matching gold thread and the Novaya Zhizn pattern. I love how graceful the leaf design looks over the deer, too. Thank you, Terry, for letting me quilt for you again!
Thanks for checking out my work. Maybe you've been inspired to use a printed fabric panel in a new way. I'll also be sharing over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Have a great week!
It's the season for T-shirt quilts! Especially for moms, aunts, and grandmas sending young high school graduates off to college. Here's a T-shirt quilt that I custom quilted for Meghan. The Justin Timberlake shirt was the handsomest one on the quilt.
Here's the whole quilt. Meghan requested that each block be quilted with a different design. The backing fabric is black grunge print which looked pretty cool. Below are some pictures of the back where you can see the quilting very nicely. I did minimal stitch in the ditch work, and most of the designs are freehand. Just a couple required some rulers.
Meghan has also been collecting scraps of aqua, red, and white fabrics. She made this big modern scrappy quilt with them. It was a fun one to quilt and check out all of the different prints. I quilted it with white thread and the Raindrops edge-to-edge pattern.
This quilt had some cute little faces, too! Thank you, Meghan, for letting me quilt for you!!!
I wish you a wonderful weekend full of quilting and sunshine. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
Happy 4th of July weekend! This patriotic block was part of Karen's quilt that I worked on this week. It is another sampler quilt and the first quilt that Karen made, learning many piecing techniques along the way. It is a few years now since she made the top, but it is finally finished!
I quilted it with a golden thread color and the pantograph design Honeysuckle. It is a dense quilting pattern, and it really looked pretty over the whole quilt.
Here are a few of my favorite blocks in the quilt.
Thank you, Karen, for letting me quilt for you!
I worked on a couple other quilts this week and some of my own piecing, so there will be no shortage of projects to blog about in the next couple of weeks. It's been a really good week quilting and spending time with my kids.
I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday where other quilters show off their stuff, too. Thanks so much for visiting!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!