Friday, December 19

Christmas ornament quilt...

Jenny - from Missouri - sent this cute lap size Christmas ornament quilt to be quilted.
It's darling!
I love the stripe binding!
 I quilted each ornament a little different.
Look at those teeny tiny snowmen in the prints....
Jenny's grey sashing is a perfect choice to frame them.
And teeny tiny little reindeer...
Well, Jenny's ready for Christmas!
Are you???

Tuesday, December 16

Christmas pretty!

Bonnie, from my state of Montana, made this absolutely darling wall quilt.
She has an embroidery machine with absolutely darling designs.
The details are amazing!
I love it!
It hangs in her entry way in her home.
The Gingerbread guys & gals stole my heart!
And I love the stockings that are hung in front of the brick fireplace.
Thank you, Bonnie - my friend, for letting me quilt on this cute Christmas piece!
Wouldn't you just love to have your stockings filled with these goodies?


Thursday, December 11

Red 'n White - just in time for Christmas...

Carla, living in Washington, sent me this stunning red and white double wedding ring quilt. 
It was intended for her son's few years ago!
Her daughter-in-law got to pick the pattern and colors.  (lucky girl)
But isn't it worth the wait? 
I will probably never, in my life time, make a double wedding ring quilt.
I love them, but I just don't have the patience.
And who doesn't love a red and white quilt?
They are timeless!
The back is a pretty white on white dot swirl print.
I quilted a pretty all-over design.
I didn't want to take away from the piecing.
LOVE the scalloped edge.
She asked me to bind it - all finished and ready to give to the bride & groom!
An absolute gift of love.....*sigh*

Tuesday, December 2

Heather's solids.....and Fig Tree BOM...

Heather is from Washington and sent me 2 quilts to quilt.
This first one is an amazing star/log cabin king size quilt.
I'm starting to see more and more solid color quilts. 
There are so many beautiful solid pieces out there - more than ever before.
Heather's quilt is one of the most beautiful solid fabrics quilts I have ever seen.....ever!
It was a block of the month.
I decided to quilt an all-over swirl - I didn't want to detract from the piecing and gorgeous design.
I quilted ric-rac in the first inner border, orange peel in the pieced border, straight lines for the outer border and fan swirls in the outer corners.
The backing is bicycles - absolutely darling!
Heather also sent me this Fig Tree block of the month. 
I'm starting to see quite a few of these and it's a darling quilt.
I love the dark blue/dot binding. 
Frames it nicely.
She wanted an all-over design in the center and different borders - I love playing with the borders!
I quilted a ribbon and some loops in the blue dot border and a pretty echoed paisley in the outer border.
Very nice job on both of these quilts, Heather.
Thank you for letting me add my little bit to them.
I wonder if these are Christmas gifts??? 

Wednesday, November 26

Thanksgiving table runner

I wanted to make a simple table runner for Thanksgiving this year.
So I went to my Denyse Schmidt stash and pulled a couple of my favorite prints - actually, they are ALL my favorites!
They reminded me of leaves in the fall.

Here's my process:
I cut the center, 18" x 36".   (I didn't want to piece the backing)
The borders are cut 3" - I used 4 strips.  (again, I didn't want to piece the strips)
I quilted simple "long L's" in the border and small waves in the center.
I love the backing! 
Cute binding - I used 3 1/2 - 2.5" strips.
(it's from her Florence collection)
mmmmmmm -  pumpkin pie almonds - Thank you, Costco!
My little vintage glass jar holds my almonds all snuggly!
 I hope everyone can take a moment to express thanks for blessings in their lives. 
I am beyond grateful for my life.
Each of you bring joy into my life where we can share our gifts & talents.
Thank you, my friends.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Saturday, November 22

Hawaiian shirt quilt...

Audre', from Tennessee, created this amazing quilt out of a family members' Hawaiian shirts. 
Literally - his shirts.
This is the second quilt like this that I've quilted for Audre'. 
Each shirt has a little pocket and collars. 
I didn't want to quilt on them - they needed to stand out on their own.
I find myself just staring at each one.
They look like you could just grab one and wear it!
The sashing is made from the shirts, also.
This is an amazing quilt, Audre'.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sunday, November 16

Debbie's sampler...

My friend, Debbie, made this beautiful Fig Tree 2013 mystery of the month quilt. 
It's just stunning!
She wanted me to quilt each block individually - I love that!
Here are some close ups of some of the blocks...
Each house was quilted with its own personal touch.
I echo quilted the blue dot border and quilted a pretty fleur design in the outer border.
(I wish I had a bolt of that blue dot fabric).
The baskets were each so pretty - love the little bow on this one.
Notice how the center of every single block has that blue dot square - brilliant!
There were house blocks, basket blocks and sampler pieced blocks.
Cute little 4-patch windows.
I had so much fun quilting this quilt....
And Debbie did a BEAUTIFUL job piecing it.
It was a gift for a very lucky sister-in-law.