Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Batik HST's

I must admit, batiks are my favorite fabrics to work with. I love the look they give to a quilt. The colors, patterns make a quilt glow!

Marcy made this beautiful HST quilt with solid white and green/purple batiks. Simplistic in design, but very effective. 

I quilted a basic meander with a few feathery leaves thrown in for good measure to complement the batik fabrics. 

With a minkee backing and thin bamboo batting, this quilt turned out very nice. It has a great feel to it and will be wonderful to snuggle up with on cool nights. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Zip Pocket Pouch Wallets

...got me sidetracked!!

See what I mean??

I made eight of these lovelies. These were made following a pattern by Michelle's Patterns. 

Now, to get back to Frogger and finish some quilts. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Steelers Football Quilt

Peggy made this quilt for a grandson graduating from High School. 

She did a great job on the piecing. We agreed that since this quilt will be used on a bed for college, it needed to have simple, textured quilting. 

'Topo' meander fit the bill. 

The top thread is Maxilock in Graphite and bobbin is Magna Glide Classics in Lead Grey.  I used Winline Black 60/40 batting. The backing is a grey/yellow batik and the lead grey thread just blended in beautifully! 

Thanks Peggy for the pleasure of quilting for you on this fun quilt. 

And...since this was a football quilt...I had to take pictures of it at the football field!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Quilted Hug for Tina

My sweet friend, Tina, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in March of 2013.  Her attitude is contagious! If only we can all be like her. 

My oldest daughter, Taylor, is friends with her sons and looks up to Tina. She was devastated and knew that she had to make a quilt for our friend. Taylor knows how much comfort a quilt can provide. She is a survivor of Lemierre's Syndrome, and spent much time in treatment.  

We put out a plea from the APQS forum looking for Homespun fabrics. WOW! Did these ladies come through. Taylor received so much fabric that we will be making more quilts this summer to donate to others battling disease. Thank you all!!!!!

Isn't she gorgeous with hot pink hair!! I love it.

I should add that I quilted this in my Topo Meander, and added 3 hidden words also. HOPE, FAITH and LOVE. I hope and pray that this quilt does so much more than provide warmth. Will keep praying for you my friend. You are much loved!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Gravel on Green

I have been staring at this quilt top for some time, and finally, a design came to mind that I am really pleased with. 

Introducing 'Gravel'...an edge-to-edge design that is quilted completely freehand. 

This larger pebble design ranges in size from 3/4" to 2" per 'rock'.

This is a rather dense design, but I love it on this quilt. I used a double layer of Bamboo batting, so once washed, this is going to be one soft quilt, with lots of drape! 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Timothy School - Autism Awareness

Carol made this quilt top for the Timothy School.  This is the fourth year that we have worked together to make a difference for the school and these special kids with Autism. 

The quilt pattern is Brownstone by Cozy Quilt Designs.  I quilted this using "Double Plume" pantograph to give lots of texture.  The backing is the softest chambray denim and shows off the quilting nicely.  Our hope is that this quilt makes a lot of money at the silent auction.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Disappearing Nine Patch with Minkee

Marcy made this bright colored Disappearing Nine Patch quilt for a new baby boy. On the label, she embroidered a cute caterpillar. I couldn't resist adding some adorable critters of my own. I quilted in a snail, butterfly, dragonfly and a bumble bee to the meander quilting. 

The batting was Hobb's Warm and White, which quilted up beautifully with the Minkee backing.  This is a very comfy quilt.  

Thanks Marcy for the pleasure of helping you finish this keepsake.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Flowers and Birds

This was a nice collection of fabrics and the pattern Carol picked was perfect to showcase them!  The piecing is very simple, yet beautiful.  Great job!  

I chose a So Fine thread in Campfire that matched beautifully with the reddish-pink marble that makes up the nine patches, and a lead grey for the backing as it was lighter in color. 

Basic medium stipple quilting was all that this quilt needed.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Modern Twister

I have just listed this quilt for sale in my shop

It is a Modern Twister in lots of fun, large scale prints, with a lego style building block fabric for the border, backing and binding. 

The quilting is semi-custom as it is a continuous line that gives the blocks a spinning effect, and the border is a simple stipple meander. 

The batting is Winline Comfort Blend 80/20. Thread is Superior So Fine and Magna Glide Classics in the bobbin. 

The quilt has been washed and dried on hot settings for maximum shrinkage. Don't you just love a quilt with that shriveled up look? I sure do! Makes you want to cuddle up and read a good book! 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Wild Coins on Black

What a fun baby quilt I had the pleasure of quilting. 

Denise chose a simple swirl pattern with variegated thread. The batting was Warm & Natural 100% Cotton. 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Take 5 Yellow/Green Shirtings

I used the Take 5 pattern to create this quilt of men's shirtings and a vintage pillow case. It is a really comfy, soft quilt. There are even two usable pockets in this quilt for holding a book or kindle or whatever!

I quilted this with an edge-to-edge design that gave lots of texture. The batting was Winline 80/20 cotton/poly and lends itself well to nice shrinkage and wonderful drape. The backing is a buttery soft cotton sheet. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Stars and Swirls

Here is a Crazy Nine Patch with stars and swirls edge-to-edge quilting. 

Tina's daughter made this quilt top and wanted the quilting to resemble the swirls that were in the fabric. She prefers looser quilting and with Warm 'n Natural batting, this quilt was sure to please! 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Indian Summer

This quilt was pieced from a layer cake and charm pack. There are raw edges on this quilt top. Carol wanted an overall since it is a bed quilt for her son. 

We chose 'Indian Summer' by Patricia Ritter of Urbanelementz. This not only fit the theme of the quilt, but added terrific texture as well, as this pantograph is fairly dense.