Friday, October 25, 2013

Darle's Doll Quilts and Table Topper

Darle used to own a shop called Darle's Dolls and Bears. I would imagine she has lots of doll quilts. She made these 2 little cute doll quilts. I just love them!

The first one is just triangles and I quilted continuous curves and a feather border to match.

This one is just strips and I quilted molar feathers going in opposite directions.

Lucky for me the number of strips was divisible by 2. A border design to match this one also.

Seeing these cute quilts makes me want to make some too. You know all those leftovers from your last project. They would be perfect for this kind of quilt. I see some in my future!

This little table topper had me stumped. It is a twisted log cabin and I couldn't decide on a custom design.

I really had no idea how to quilt it and finally decided on Maple Dance panto.

The density of this panto is not very consistent, so I added some echo quilting to some of the leaves.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Amish With A Twist II

One of our customers here at The National Group sent me a photo of a quilt this past summer and said this is the next quilt he wanted me to make for him. The Little scrap Quilt Shop in Kokomo did a program for our guild shortly after that and they had one of these tops finished. They also had just one kit left. I purchased the kit and took it with me to Old Tippe's Quilt Retreat in September. It was missing some fabric, so I packed it away and worked on some other projects. They sent the missing fabrics and I got a  started on it at home.

I had everything cut out and took it with me to Shipshewana last week, where I worked on it for over 29 hours Thursday-Sunday. The top was finished a little before 10AM Sunday. Whew!!!

I loaded it and quilted it on Monday evening and applied the binding Tuesday and Wednesday evenings while watching some TV.

Bountiful Feathers is the quilting design, Lite Tan Omni thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting. He is coming to pick it up tomorrow and I hope he loves it as much as I do.

Judy's Yankees Quilt

Judy from my guild made this unique quilt. I've never seen anything quite like it, but I like it.

She used a banner for the center and stabilized it. I wasn't sure how it would quilt, but it did fine.

Square Spiral panto, Omni Silver thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

She's made another one and it's hanging on the to-be-quilted rack, but I can't remember the team. It will get quilted in the next couple of weeks, so be sure to look for it.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Angie's Zippy Strippy

Angie made this quilt for her son and it so reminds us of 1980's video games. It's a 1600, zippy strippy quilt and she added colored squares in between each of the black strips. It's interesting how they are all clumped together. I wonder if she mixed up the colored squares or added all the same color before moving on to the next.

Square Spiral panto, black Permacore thread and Black Hobbs 80/20 batting.

 An in-progress shot:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Carole's Wedding Quilt

Carole made this quilt to give as a wedding gift. Lucky bride and groom, what a nice gift. It's a beautiful quilt!

Custom quilting with meandering feathers in the blocks and alternating leaves in the sashing.
Omni Spearmint thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.
Here's a much better shot of the quilting:

Quilts of Valor

A couple weeks ago I quilted this last Quilt of Valor that I got from Di Richards, the Indiana QOV coordinator. This was made by someone in Valporaiso, I think. I'm not sure if there was a pattern, but I seriously doubt it. It's probably one of the my least favorite quilts. But it's quilted and hopefully it will make someone feel loved.

Stars and Loops panto on this one, with lite tan Omni thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

I quilted one other for Di, but I guess I didn't get any photos of it.

Did you happen to see Quilts of Valor on the NBC news last night:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Julie's Baby Quilt

Julie made this cute baby quilt.

 This was the first of all the Angel Wings pantos this week. The dark pink strip is actually a flange and I basted it down as I went along. I'm not sure how it will look after it's washed, but hope it will be fine. Hobbs 80/20 batting and light pink thread.

The main fabric is a gingham, so it really is a sweet quilt!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Carla's Baby Quilts

Here are a couple more baby quilts made by Carla.

This first one is a very cute panel with some borders. She has made quite a few of these, and I usually do custom quilting, but this one was to be simple.

Angel Wings panto for the quilting along with Hobbs bleached 80/20 batting and light pink PermaCore thread.

These cornerstones are from the panel, how cute!

This is another cute panel with some borders.

I chose Rhapsody for the quilting, Hobbs 80/20 batting and light pink thread again.

Look how pretty this backing fabric is!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Janet's Purple Strings

Janet made this quilt to be donated to the Vision of Hope facility here in Lafayette. Our guild has been making quilts for them since before they opened their doors. They requested quilts with Purple in them, as all their linens are lavender.

I chose Angel Wings panto and Permacore Lilac thread, along with a poly batting. I'm not used to the poof of poly batting, but it's one that I had here, so I thought this was a great time to use it up.

The lime green in this one really makes all the colors pop. Here is a truer shot of the green fabric.

I'm sure the young woman that uses this quilt will feel the love that it was made with.