Showing posts from February, 2016

Texas theme fabrics Star quilt

Really cute Texas theme fabrics went into this quilt destined to be a gift from a client to a 75 year old non quilting friend.   I custom quilted this big 86" square quilt with a little creative thought process with lariats in the borders, spurs and belt buckle details on the squares, stars in the blue  and a little feathery flower of sorts just because I like some traditional in the white. The backing was a solid gray Aged Muslin but what a surprise on the frame, underneath looking up @ the light, It looks like stained glass with the colors showing through to the back.

My Gravity Quilt

I really liked the look of this quilt and was excited about quilting options when I first saw this quilt early last year.   A new to my area quilt shop, Cupcakes opened recently and created a modern bee called "Modern Monday"  that I joined from the onset.  We only meet one evening each month.  This was my first project to work on at that bee.  The pattern is called Gravity and was a BOM from Jaybird Quilts however all the patterns are in one book.   Her pattern and tools for cutting these diamonds and hexis etc is awesome. I  did change thread colors but I would not do this again if I make or have an opportunity to quilt another one.  So much time is lost because you can't just quilt from one unit to the next in the greys,   In the focus blocks, even choosing a pink or a blue or a green, there are 6 colors in each focus block so somewhere you end up with high contrast.  That high contrast may as well be grey and save time.  Lots of time!   I used Superior Threads So Fi…