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Boy quilts

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These 2 boy quilts were made for a client's exchange students,  soon to be heading back to England.  Hand guided pantos used: Triangle Tangle by Apricot Moon and Square Spiral by Keryn Emmerson.   Perfect for boy quilts.

Quilts for new grandbaby

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These are client quilts for her newest granddaughter born last week.    They are so cute!    Bunny is to be a wall hanging in the nursery.  The Dresden plate style pinwheel quilt is to be used as a soft, cuddly quilt.  







 I knew of a fantastic feathered version by another quilter for this bunny but my client felt that style was a little too heavy in the quilting area.   She seemed very pleased with my version and wants to keep it for herself  (it's sometimes so hard to part with these things isn't it?!).



This one is the one she wanted custom quilted, but yet still snuggly.   I used Quilter's Dream Puff and love that batting for a softer, more puffy look and feel in a quilt.   This one presented some frustration to me because as with many baby quilts, these are  8" blocks with little background, lots of sashings and then an outer border.  When custom quilting there is not much space to leave in a loose design so you do get that soft cuddly dimension.  No SID and lots o…

Hearts for Baby

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Sweet little baby quilt made by Margaret.  Fun one to quilt.

Batik Signature Quilt

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This is the second quilt that I have had the pleasure of quilting for Elizabeth.    I don't know the pattern name, but the lights are all sentiments and best wishes from guests at her recent wedding.   The setting and beautiful batiks really make this an awesome quilt!   Glide thread in Cool Gray#7 that blended very nicely, too much going on to compete with those fabrics.   Chinook hand guided panto by Denise Schillinger.    Just in time to celebrate their 1st anniversary on 2/14.   Happy Anniversary Elizabeth!

Saying Goodbye to some quilts

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Do any of you have this problem?   I have a hard time giving away some of my quilts!   Many were practice quilts dating back to machine quilting on the DSM, or the Grace/Juki set up.  Some are in colors that are not my typical decorating scheme.   Many are baby quilt size but not really up to par to give as a gift as coming from me - the quilter!  But for whatever reason, I just keep hanging on to them.  Well, this weekend I identified a few that I can pass along.   This one, a sweet quilt that I do like, doesn't really fit in well in my household with black cats and 3 men in the house.   It is headed off soon to have a new home!   You can click to read about the inspiration for this Robert Kaufman Challenge on my blog.   Goodbye quilt!   It's time you came out of storage and got used, maybe even loved!

It sort of looks like a Valentine's Day quilt doesn't it?  In retrospect, solids are the most difficult to hide stops and starts in your quilting plus I'm sure I wa…