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Enchanting Stars

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This was the first DeJonge design that I have custom longarm quilted.   Pieced by Maureen Wood.   I must confess, I have a bundle of her gradated fabrics and a beautiful pattern but I just have not found the time to start.  I am also so accustomed  to Judy Niemeyer patterns where templates are given for every fabric that I hesitate to start this one.   Several friends were able to attend a DeJonge class near Dallas last month but I had too much on my schedule already when I learned about it.   On my bucket list!

A few pictures of Maureen's beautiful Enchanting Stars:
















Somehow, I forgot to take a full photo after trimming up the quilt.  I used a variegated thread from Superior, Fantastico #5003 Magic Carpet for most of this quilt and single layer of Hobbs Midnight Black batting.  I used Black Glide on the black areas.   I often use a gray so the thread shows more but this quilt needed the rich dark black.  I often had to refer back to the  full photo because I wasn't sure which …

Fade to Purple

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I saw this quilt @ a booth at QuiltCon - Savannah this year and knew I had to make it.   I not only made it but also made the quilt that was hanging next to it at her booth too!   It's a long story on finding fabrics but along the way I discovered Riley Blake Confetti Cotton solids.  They had the 5 purples I needed.

Here she is, my Fade to Purple.   Pattern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  All the quilt top fabrics are Confetti Cotton Solids, threads are Glide and MicroQuilter, maybe 1 Magnifico.  Bobbin threads are Glide 60 wt which I LOVE.   Batting is QD 70/30.  I love the finish!

My quilt hanging at Houston Quilt Market - Riley Blake booth!  What a thrill.  Look at the props they brought in to coordinate with it.  Wish I had this wall at home.


 My design progress at home.
A finish in October at a retreat with Houston Modern Quilt Guild members.  Woohoo!  The show is 10 days away.  Can I get it quilted?   I do have a longarm business and other market clients that have not brought th…

Recent Show Ribbon Winners

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Several shows have occurred recently that  clients or myself  entered quilts.   Several quilts took top honors!!

Lou Ellen Hassold's "Star Bright", quilted by me took BEST OF SHOW @ Golden Needles, 1st place medium pieced and a 1st place at Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild Show and another top award for Best Piecing at BBQG.  It also received a sponsor ribbon from Sew N Vac.  Congratulations Lou Ellen.   I'm so honored to have had a part in your vision for this quilt.    I'm also blown away that I have quilted 3 different quilts that have taken guild shows top honor of Best of Show!  No, that is not dotted fabric, that is approx. 4000 crystals applied to the quilt! The show has already taken down their posts about this... I did not save a picture from the big winner's list!    Kathryn Zimmerman's "Dogwood Winter" quilted by me took "Outstanding Machine Work" which is for piecing, quilting, and any special techniques created by machine wor…