Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gayla's Antique Fans

I'm ashamed to say that I've had this quilt for a very, very long time. Gayla moved away and you know how the saying goes, "out of sight, out of mind!" Well, that was the case. I also didn't know how I was going to quilt it.

She sent a cone of Orange King Tut thread so I used that along with orange Glide prewound bobbins. Very nice stitches and I didn't have to play with my tension at all. I love it when that happens.

Baptist fan quilting for this one. I chose that partly because the sides don't have any borders, so I thought an edge-to-edge design would work best.

And the back, which doesn't show the fabric very well. Just the lower left corner you can see the true colors.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Virginia's Lone star

Actually a friend of Virginia made this quilt. There's all kinds of fabrics in this one.

Although the points don't all match, it laid relatively flat. I just love doing Continuous Curves on lone star quilts.

A meander in the background, double wavy lines in the inner border and boxy feathers in the outer border.
And the muslin back:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Angie's Twin Quilts

Angie made these two quilts, one for her mom and one for her aunt. Same fabrics and pattern, just different borders. So cute!

The first one I quilted with Ribbons and Roses panto.

This one has Button Flower panto.

Both have Hobbs 80/20 batting and Omni Cream thread.

And the backs:

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Amy's T-shirt Quilt

I made this t-shirt quilt for Amy. She picked out 12 of her shirts and I went to work.

I usually just cut 12" blocks, but wanted a little variation this time. Just a meander with Permacore Gray thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting. She picked out the border fabric from several in my stash. She'll be picking it up soon and I hope she likes it.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Janet's 9-patch

Janet started this 9-patch at our retreat in St. Louis in June. It's for her new grandson, born just a couple weeks ago.

 I quilted it with Popcorn,  Omni White thread, and used Hobbs 80/20 batting

I did the quilting the day before he was born and started the binding for her. She finished it up the day he was born.

Cute as can be and made with love by his grandma!

Old Tippe Quilt Camp

Last week I spent Thursday thru Sunday at Camp Tecumseh for Old Tippecanoe's Quilt Camp. It was a wonderful time and I got quite a bit accomplished.

I worked on a Crib Skirt, Bumper Pads and a quilt for Robin's new granddaughter. Here's the quilt:

And the Bumper Pads:

Then I assembled a strip quilt that I started at the retreat in June in St. Louis. I have the strips all layed out on a flannel backed table cloth at the retreat and I just rolled it up to take it home. So, at this retreat, I just unrolled it and started sewing the strips together.

This Patchwork Chevron from Moda Bake Shop was next. I got all the blocks made and then realized in the instructions that it said, "The patchwork will not line up!" WHAT????  Have you ever seen that in the instructions. I figured that I could sew a 1" finished strip between the background blocks to make them line up. This picture doesn't do it justice. The fabrics are Little Black Dress by Moda and it's very pretty!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Virginia's Quilts

Virginia has been busy this year too. She made this beautiful Trip Around The World.

Unfortunately, I neglected to take more photos before I shipped it back to her. The quilting was a meander in the center, wavy loops in the inner border and e's and o's in the outer border.

I also quilted this scrappy rail fence quilt for her. This is just beautiful, look at all the different fabrics. Her stash must be amazing!

 Not many photos of this one either, but I do have one in process.
Popcorn pantograph on this one with lite pink Omni thread. Both of these quilts have Quilters Dream poly batting.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Carla's Tropical Lime Green and Purple

Carla made this pretty little wall hanging and when I saw it, I knew just what design I wanted to use.

Whirlygig with Lime Green Omni thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting

Some closeups to see how awesome the stitching looks

And the back, which is very pretty fabric, but the quilting kind of gets lost.

Mary's Christmas Table Topper

Mary attended a guild workshop with Marci Baker and created this beautiful Christmas table topper. I looked at it for many months trying to figure out how to quilt it. I finally decided that it would just get a panto with gold thread.

I chose to quilt it with Whirlygig, as I had just done one with that design. Glide tan thread gives that great sheen to it.

The back is just as pretty! She was thrilled with it!