Thursday, July 30, 2015

Small Quilts, Too!

Last week wasn't all big quilts. These were quilted and some even have the binding applied.

Barb made this cute giraffe quilt for a great grandchild.


The brown and black fabrics are minkee.  Popcorn panto and Omni Goose thread. The backing and binding are giraffe spotted fabric, how cute!


Look at all those squares sewn together. That was a lot of work! 


Vicci made this cute table runner.

Pink Paisley quilting, which you can hardly see. I got some practice on binding 60 degree corners.



 Here's the backing with a little better image of the quilting.


 Judy made this quilt for a nephew's baby. She wanted some special quilting as it would be a keeper in the family.
 I quilted 1/4" from the edge of the star, using a ruler, Terry Twists with a feather in the 4-patches, and meander in the background.


 I saw Judy at the One Stop Shop Hop in Kokomo last Saturday and only had a little photo to show her, so I 'm excited to show her the entire quilt.


Here is Carla's cute books wall hanging. It's only about 30" square and I used a new Fireworks panto for the quilting and Glide Silver thread.

How cute is the coloring on this one!




Thursday, July 23, 2015

Big Quilts Week

This has been the week for big quilts at Ruthie's Quilting.

The first one was 114 x 104 and made by Carolyn. It's a Storm at Sea quilt for her daughter Andrea who is getting married next month.


We chose edge-to-edge feathers and I think it's beautiful! What a lovely wedding gift for a daughter.

Bountiful Feathers panto with a light tan thread.



The next one was 104 x 97 and made by Pam.


Beautiful fabrics were used to make this stunning quilt.


Pam chose Tea Rose panto and Sandlewood Omni thread.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Barb's Giraffe Quilt

Barb is a member of my Blue Star Mothers group and she isn't really a quilter, but she made this adorable quilt for a grandchild.


She followed the pattern, cutting and sewing all these background squares together. I might have sewn strips instead of squares, but the final effect of her quilt is adorable!



I quilted it with Popcorn Panto, Maize Omni thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.




Monday, April 20, 2015

Mary's Twister

Mary made this adorable little Twister quilt for an upcoming baby shower. I'm sure the new mom will be thrilled with it.


She used a charm pack and the colors are so soft, just lovely.


I quilted it with Popcorn pantograph because it was already on the table. I think it's a perfect match!


Omni Lilac thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.



Let's try this blogging thing again.

Stephanie called me a few weeks ago and asked about quilting her 105" square quilt. We made arrangements for her to drop it off and I had a free evening last week so I started it and finished it the next day.

She chose the Popcorn pantograph and I used Omni - Little Boy Blue thread. She provided a rather thick poly batting that worked just fine.

Here's the whole quilt:


Stunning isn't it?   Here's a close up:



And of the quilting:


Draped over Mabel when it was finished:




She mentioned that there were over 100 blue fabrics used and I'm not sure how many of the neutrals and greens. Gives you a great idea of what to do with all those scraps!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mystery Quilt and Carla's Trees

And other stuff too!

First things first. An issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks is on it's way to Cherie and Virginia. I hope you enjoy them ladies!

My Clue 1 of Bonnie Hunters Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt is finished and I have started on Clue 2. This block was made using the Easy Angle ruler and 2.5" strips. I may try one of the other methods just to see.

Saturday at Quilts For Kids we had a gift card tree for Cathy and Barbara, the coordinaters of the Indiana Chapter. Lots of quilters brought in gift cards to hang on thier tree and the trees were presented after we enjoyed the wonderful lunch that Pat made for us.


These little paper pieced Christmas tress were made by Carla. I quilted them all the same and am happy with the results. You know that I don't do much custom quilting, but once in a while it's ok.



Here's the back of one of them.




 Have a great week!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quiltmaker News

I know, it's hard to believe that I'm writing another blog post. Two days in a row...

I've been working on another quilt for Quiltmaker the past few days and these aren't my normal techniques. The applique, I'm fine with. I actually love to do this kind of fusible applique with my Janome. I use the Blind Hem stitch and set the width to 3.5-4 and the length to almost .5

Makes a nice faux buttonhole stitch, as my machine doesn't have a real buttonhole stitch.


This technique is new to me although I've seen my friend Angie do it at retreats. It's turning out nicely although takes quite a bit of time.

More Quiltmaker news:
Have you picked up the latest Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks issue?

Page 8 features a quilt that I assembled and quilted. I made some of these blocks at the Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild retreat at Camp Tecumseh in September this year. 



I didn't go to bed Saturday night after 1:00am, I think. I was bound and determined to get this quilt put together.

I came home from the retreat, loaded it on Mabel and quilted a meandering feather design on everything except the white border, which had feathers too. I applied the binding and it was on the Fedex truck Tuesday headed for Colorado.

Would you like a copy?  I have a few extra copies of this magazine, so leave a comment on this post and If I get more comments than I have copies, I will draw some names Thursday, December 4th and I'll send you one.