Friday, March 29, 2013

Cathy's Blue and Brown

Last summer, Jeni and I made a quilt for our 40th class reunion. I think Jeni has 5 or 6 sisters and I don't know how many of them are quilters, but her mom and her aunt are quilters also. One of her sisters, Cathy, made this quilt and I believe it's her very first bed quilt. She was so excited to have it quilted.

Angel Wings Begonia is the panto, Scarab Permacore thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.
The colors aren't true in the first and last photos, but it is just lovely. The aqua/blue and brown are so pretty together.

Here's the back:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


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I guess that Google Reader is closing down and like lots of other blogs I follow, I have claimed my blog on bloglovin. Don't know much about it yet, but I can learn.

Sue's Island Batiks

I'm not sure of the real name of this quilt, but I've named it Sue's Island Batiks. It's really pretty! She brought me 3 quilts last year and said there was no hurry. Well, you know what that means in my world....that every other person who squeeks, as in the squeeky-wheel, gets their quilts done first. She's been real patient, but I think it's time I got her beautiful quilts quilted.

So, here's the first one:

I chose Angel wings Begonia as the quilting design and I'm really loving this pantograph. It goes fast and looks great, especially on these batik quilts.

Here's the pieced backing....what a nice idea!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Carolyn's Navy and Tan Interlocking Rings

Carolyn made this quilt and I really love her border fabric!

 The colors in this photo aren't true. What looks orange is really a beautiful tan fabric.

We chose Jacobean as the quilting design, Omni tan thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

It looks like this was a pretty confusing pattern to put together and make sure that the pieces looked like they are interlocking. I didn't notice it while quilting, but when I look at the photo of the whole quilt, I can see it.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Carolyn's T-shirt Quilt

Carolyn made this wonderful t-shirt quilt for her son. It's 2-sided and she really took the time to plan this one.

One side has shirts from his school days and boy scouts. On the bottom row in this picture, there are 2 blocks that have patches sewn on. I just stitched them close to the satin stitching to make sure they stay on. I'll have to take a closeup of those blocks.

The other side has college and the Army shirts and parachute material.

It really is a great idea to make it 2-sided, but it's pretty heavy. I quilted it with a meander, Gray Permacore thread and used Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Kathy's Beautiful Baby Quilt

It's was a week filled with baby quilts, as you can see.

Kathy made this oh-so cute disappearing 9-patch quilt for her beautiful granddaughter. I wonder how many quilts she has by now?

I just love how colorful this one is. I can tell that she used the pink polka-dot for the center block, the bears and flowers for the corners, and the other polka-dots for the centers. I think it's great! I may teach this one to the Quilts For Kids stitchers.

Popcorn panto, since it was already rolled out, pink thread, I think! and she brought a batting.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Kim's Baby Panel Quilt

Kim brought this flannel, very cute baby panel for me to quilt.

I just did a meander on all but the birds and I stitched close to them and close to the feather and eye. Lite Pink Permacore thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

A very sweet, soft baby quilt!

Julie's Onsie quilt

At our Spring Break retreat my daughter, Julie, put together this adorable quilt made with onsies. Her friend had seen one on Pinterest and asked her to make it with Hunters onsies.

She did it much like a t-shirt quilt, using a lightweight fusible interfacing.
I quilted it with Popcorn, Lite Chambray Permacore thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

This Christmas one is the only one that gave me a bit of trouble, as the brim was quite worn out and not totally attached.

We fused his name on the top border, too.

All in all, I LOVE how it turned out and what a great idea for doing something for those onsies they have outgrown. It's an heirloom for sure!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Rosemary's 4-Patch Posie

This is a very beautiful quilt, made by Rosemary. 

About 5 years ago, I taught my friends at a retreat how to make the 4-Patch Posie quilt. The next year there were 20 or so 4-Patch Posie quilts for show-n-tell. I felt like a proud parent for sure. I think there has been at least one 4-Patch Posie at show-n-tell each year since then.

Jacobean is the panto I chose, Omni lite tan thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting. It's just as pretty as can be.

I'll quilt some more of Rosemary's quilts when i return from Kentucky, so be sure to check back next week.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Rosemary's Batiks

I just love Rosemary's use of batiks, so beautiful! Here's another one for the porch at the beach house, that I don't have.

I wonder if she bought these when we went shopping at Batiks Plus in St. Louis?

I chose Angel Wings Begonia as the quilting design, as I think it looks like waves, Lite Chambray Permacore thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Cindy's Quilt

I have really neglected my blog this month. Once I got through the guild retreat, I took a few more days off from quilting, but now I'm back in the swing of things, just in time to leave tomorrow to babysit for my granddaughter in Kentucky.

I'll be back on Sunday though. Back to Cindy's quilt....
I quilted this one before the retreat. I don't remember the pattern name, but I do know it's from a Buggy Barn book. Cindy does such a nice job with her color choices. This one is so soothing to me. She brought the book and I got most of the quilting ideas from a small photo.

There are some continuous curves, some hearts, ribbon candy and the outer border is beadboard.

I just realized that I didn't get a photo of the entire quilt. But here's one of her when I gave the quilt to her at our retreat.  I think she likes it!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Marla's 1600 Quilt

Here's another beautiful quilt for my niece, Marla, a fairly new quilter.

This pattern is just the right one for a new quilter. Marla will be at quilt camp next week and I'm excited to see what she will stay up almost all night to do this year.

Because of all the calicos in this one, I chose Hearts n Roses panto. Hobbs 80/20 batting, and Omni Khaki thread looks great on the light and the dark fabrics.

Great job Marla!