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!


  1. Oi. Teus trabalhos são lindos. É você quem faz tudo? Patchwork e quilt?

  2. Silvia-
    I only did the quilting on these quilts. The patchwork & applique were done by others. Thanks.

  3. Cynthia, absolutely amazing quilting!

  4. I would love to know what batting you use to make the quilts pop so much. My quilts are flat and lifeless after I quilt them. I love the way these all look 3 dimensional.

    1. I use a single layer of Hobbs 80/20 batting in the majority of quilts. Occasionally a customer will provide their own batting...Quilters Dream or Hobbs Wool. I like them all. Thanks for asking.