Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hot Off the Machine.....several weeks ago!

As usual, I'm behind on posting pictures of some of the quilts I have machine quilted. In this post, I want to share three quilts that I'm sure will be shown in the Gun Barrel Quilter's Guild Quilt Show in April.

The first is a design created by my mom using the Circle of Nine setting. Her fan quilt is sure to be a hit at the GBQG Quilt Show...this year's theme is "Quilting is FANtastic." Her hand appliqued fans have a three-dimensional look about them. I think the choice of fabric colors helps achieve this effect.

I love this texture!

Fan Block

Can't have too many feathers!

Bunnies!! And these are the cutest bunnies ever! Bernice used a wide variety of fabrics on these hand appliqued bunnies. That's what gives them their character. I don't know the plans she has for this quilt, but I think any child would fall in love with it instantly.

Aren't they too cute?

A bunny close-up

Had to have feathers, of course.

These little bunnies got the carrot!

Bernice made this quilt also. It was a panel with coordinating border fabrics. It has a real  nostalgic feel to it. I wanted to quilt it so that you would not be able to tell if it was all panel or pieced. I was well pleased with the outcome. I hope she will be too!

Closeup of center panel

Piano key borders

Mariner's star in the cornerstone blocks

Faux crosshatching in plaid border really added texture.

A look at the back

Thanks ladies, for allowing me to quilt on your works of art!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


It seems that I've quilted quite a few black and white quilts in the past few months. The last two have been special in very different ways.

When Patty sent me this black and white quilt top, I didn't know the story behind it. I only knew that she didn't want the quilting to overshadow the piecing and design of the top. So I gave her a call to find out if she had something specific in mind.

I was surprised to find out that she had not made the top. It had been made by a friend's 90 year old grandmother. As if that wasn't special enough, this quilt top was going to be the LAST quilt she planned to make. It was made up of logcabin blocks created from a variety of black and white prints. The quilter added a little "zing" to the quilt top by using a deep forest green fabric with a black design in it. I loved the look.

The workmanship on this quilt was amazing. I was so honored to get to quilt it. I was really pleased with the outcome.

I know the recipient of this quilt appreciates just how special it is.

The other black and white quilt was made by my friend Felicia. It's a wedding gift for her niece. This star design has such visual impact. I know it's going to look great on a bed. In fact, I've already auditioned it on my bed!

I quilted an all-over swirl design in the black areas with black thread and a leaf and vine design in the white areas with white thread. Thanks to one of my favorite threads, Glide, I was able to use white thread in the bobbin for the entire white pokies showing up with the black top thread!!

I can't wait to see this quilt at the wedding shower with the big pillows that Felicia made to match!

I'm so blessed to be able to be a part of so many wonderful quilts!