Meghan's Union Jack Quilt
Check out this Union Jack quilt that I quilted for Meghan last month! It is now a pretty popular pattern in the modern quilt world and can be found in all colors. This one was fun to work on.
I quilted it using white thread and a new panto design called Flowerumpus. Below is a picture of the back.
I loved the way this one turned out.
Thanks, Meghan, for letting me quilt for you!
Many of the fabrics in Meghan's quilt are from the Honey Honey fabric line designed by Kate Spain. It reminded me of a quilt that I made last year with those fabrics and the disappearing hourglass quilt pattern. It's so happy!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog. Have a great weekend! I'll be linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
Aunt Alice's Applique Quilt
Not too long ago I finished quilting this beauty for my Aunt Alice. Aunt Alice has a special knack for finding treasures at yard sales and flea markets, and this unquilted appliqued quilt top is one of her amazing finds. It is all hand appliqued and embroidered. I don't even feel right telling you what she paid for this! You'll have to ask her if you want to know.
This quilt is king size - it's big! I used a cream colored thread and the Swift edge-to-edge pantograph design. I think it looks good and doesn't overpower the applique design.
Here's a peek at the backing fabric. Hopefully the dear woman who made this top and put hours and hours of hand work (nearly invisible teeny tiny stitches) into it would be very pleased to see it finished and loved and used.
Thanks for letting me quilt for you, Aunt Alice!
I'll be sharing over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thank you for visiting.
My Binding Tool Star Quilt
Hello friends. This is the Binding Tool Star Quilt that I recently finished from the Missouri Star Quilt Company video tutorial that can be found here. This pattern is demonstrated using jelly roll strips, but I had some yardage that I purchased at an awesome sale at The Little Foot and decided to use it. So my quilt is maybe a little different than the other ones you might see on the World Wide Web because the same 4 fabrics are repeated in all the blocks. I even fussy cut strips from the striped fabric - definitely the trickiest part of making this quilt.
Here is a shot of the quilt on the longarm frame being quilted where you can see a little before and after quilting. This is a new pantograph design that I have called Alouette. I just love this pattern over the quilt! I used a creamy light yellow thread. Below is the back.
And here is the front.
.It is full size and was even a little too big for my clothes line. It will look really pretty on someone's bed! I'll be putting it up for sale in my Etsy shop.
Hope you enjoyed seeing that quilt of mine. I am busy working on other people's quilts right now, so it's hard to say when another of my own will make it onto the frame! Thanks so much for visiting! I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
Welcome back! It's been several weeks since my last post because life has been so busy here. That doesn't mean I haven't been quilting, though. I have been quilting like crazy, and today I'll share with you a quilt of my own that I just love.
I'm calling this quilt "Best Friends" because that is what these two jelly rolls have become. All stitched together they just bring out the best in each other. You can read about how I pieced it in a January 2015 blog post here. Having said that, it isn't hard to figure out that this top has been sitting around for about a year and a half before it finally got quilted!
And there is the whole finished quilt. I worked on the color placement a lot, and I think the colors are what make this quilt so special. The setting triangles around the outside are a Kaffe Fassett fabric that seemed to tie the Kona solids and Kate Spain/Moda prints together pretty well.
I quilted it with white thread on my Innova longarm machine and used the pantograph design Asian Maple. The backing fabric is a purple wide back print from Connecting Threads, and the binding is the Kaffe Fassett print again.
I entered this quilt in the Saxonburg Arts Festival Quilt Show happening this weekend in lovely Saxonburg, PA. I'm hoping to sell it, so please contact me if you are interested. I entered another quilt, too, and maybe I'll show it to you next week.
Thanks for visiting and reading. I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Have a great weekend!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!