Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sandy's Paradise In Blooms

I just love the fall colors in this quilt.   This is my 3rd to quilt and each has been so different.   Sandy  chose to break up her background area creating a petal effect.   I like it!  I should have taken the time to load on my hanging display stand, instead I tossed over the side of my loft wall to get a better view of how the top looks.   I fully intended to take a photo when Sandy picked it up but I forgot!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Swirling Branches Tree Skirt

This fun tree skirt belongs to Carol.  It was foundation pieced.  I think this a fun, whimsical skirt so I tried to keep my quilting light and fanciful.   The pattern is available by Ranae Merrill,  "Swirling Branches".
As I studied the skirt, I saw the background beige area creates another tree,  so I played up that idea with my quilting.  Feathered tree in beige, curls and feathers in the green.  Quilters Dream wool batting used.  Carol is thinking of embellishing with crystals.  I hope she shares a finished picture!
Look at how tiny and small the units are near the top! 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Flame border quilt

This is the perfect quilt for a boys room and also showcases some pretty fabrics and color.   Front and back!  Big 106" quilt for a growing boy.   Hand guided " Hot Nights" panto by August Moon.
The picture above and below are the back of the quilt. 
In progress on the frame.   Client chose a King Tut variegated thread that blended over most of the quilt but really did shine on that blue outer border.   Loved that on the blue.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Oopsie Daisy quilt

This quilt has turned edge, hand stitch appliqué by my long time friend Yvonne. Pattern name "Oopsie Daisy".  Freehand continous curves (no templates used), and detail behind appliqué.   I love how the  quilting looks on the back.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2015 - Applique Category

This is my 2nd entry into Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival, for applique.   This was made by Kathy and quilted by me.   Commercial pattern called Sedona Star.   This was so much fun to quilt and her backing made it an excellent showcase of the quilting.   Matching threads on top only show in dimension but WOW - when viewed from the back.   The bright colors, pretty applique and the detail in the quilting work together to create one awesome quilt. 

Go view the quilts and vote!

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Fall 2015 Large Quilt Category

I have a few minutes to re-post about this quilt and enter it in Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival.   There are always so many pretty quilts to look at.   You get to nominate your favs for viewers choice and then come back later and vote for your favorite quilts.    It's always interesting to see the quilts and which ones place.

I have to choose this quilt, Lou Ann's Paradise in Blooms for Large Quilt.    It's one of my favorite quilts (I do have several others!)  that I quilted during the past 6 months and I love it dearly.  The size is about 100 X 100.


Lou Ann and I are belong to a group called "What Was I Thinking" where we work 1X a month together on paper piece projects as well as attend 2 retreats each year to work on these.    Go view the quilts and vote!