Hello! I'm happy to have something to blog about this week. Last week I was in the middle of too many projects and didn't have anything ready to show off yet, but today I have 3 finished quilts to share.
Even though I have been quilting for over 20 years now (hard to believe, but I was a teenager when I started), there is always something in the quilting world that is new to try or a new technique to learn. Each of these quilts have something new about them, or at least new to me.
The quilt above I quilted for Sarah at the Little Foot Quilt Shoppe. She carries these fabrics in her store, so if you love them you know where to find them. I quilted it with the pantograph Feather Flip using an aqua blue thread.
Sarah used a little silk fabric here and there in this quilt. The result is SO BEAUTIFUL! She used a very light fusible interfacing on the back of the silk before she cut her pieces. You can see the aqua and purple silk in the photo above. The quilting stands out wonderfully on the silk also. The silk is a little pricey compared to cotton, but you don't need a lot to give your quilt that special touch. So, someday soon I want to try silk in one of my quilts.
Below is another quilt I quilted for Sarah at the Little Foot. I am very happy with the way the quilting came out on this one, too. I used a green thread, and what is new about this quilt is I tried one of my new pantographs called Trumpet Vine. I'll be using this pretty design again, for sure!
The last quilt I have to share was made by Jenny as a Christmas wedding gift. It is very festive with a mix of Christmas fabrics. I also used a new pantograph for this quilt called Lyrical Bells. The bells and ribbons design is lovely and symbolizes both wedding bells and Christmas bells. Perfect!
This quilt was so big I really had a hard time taking good photos. It also inspired my daughter to start writing a letter to Santa. She was pretty happy to see all that Christmas fabric.
Something else that I thought made Jenny's quilt so special was the way she pieced the border. You can see it in the picture of the corner of the quilt above. She used a piecing method called the 5 Minute Block and the 10 Minute Block designed by Suzanne McNeill. Click here for a video link, but you can also Google it or search on Pinterest and find lots of pictures and ideas using this method. This was something new that I had never seen before, and it really was a beautiful addition to this quilt. Great job, Jenny! Thanks for letting me quilt for you.
Thank YOU for stopping by and taking the time to see my work. I hope you saw something new to inspire you today.
I'll be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday where I know you can find other new ideas and pretty quilts. Have a great day!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!