Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bridal Fans

Here's a customer quilt I recently completed.  It is constructed from bridal/bridesmaids satins.  ~45x80" Superior threads; Magnifico, Fantastico and Bottom Line, single layer poly batting supplied by the customer.  I provided several hand guided free motion design examples and this is what she chose...I think it turned out pretty.





Monday, June 6, 2016

Panel Quilt and Faux Fur Bear Rug

Just a couple of cute and quick things I did for my grandson's play room.  I often overlook panels but they can be so adorable and they're great as comfort quilts.  The bear rug was a pinterest success story.  I just drew out a bear shape on faux fur and glued it down to craft felt.  The ears, nose and button eyes made him come to life! :)  The bear rug cost under $30, the panel, border fabric and backing cost ~$50.







Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Charity Quilts Churn dash

I recently had the privilege of completing a quilt project for a family of a deceased quilter.  Apparently, her quilting cache was significant and a bit overwhelming for the family in knowing what to do with it all.  They contacted a Prairie Lakes Quilters guild member and after discussing options it was decided to have the guild members construct quilts and donate them to Project Linus and hospice.  There were a few quilts in-progress which needed completion and the guild members decided to present these back to the family.  It was one of those projects that I chose to complete.  Adorable Churn-dash blocks, so bright and sunny in the colors, it just makes me smile.  I added sashing/blocks and borders and free-motion quilted them.  There were 50 blocks which would have made one huge! quilt, so instead I constructed 2 lap sized quilts.

The natural sun light was absolutely perfect on this picture day! Enjoy the quilting texture and the sunny disposition of the blocks.  I know the family will appreciate seeing their loved one's quilt(s) completed.








Friday, March 11, 2016

Purple/Gold Biblical Wedding Quilt

Just finished the quilting on this one yesterday for a client in Texas.  She'll be giving it away as a wedding gift and wanted to personalize it just a bit, so I added the recipients names with interlocking rings in the top border.  Tons of feathers! Used Glide Military gold which is beautiful, but dare I say...I was tired of looking at the shine! and sneaked a little So Fine #50 cream into it!







Tuesday, March 1, 2016

wholecloth play

I picked up pencil and paper to create a challenging quilting design and came up with this


which I then transferred to a poly sateen with chalk pencil





and began to stitch, using a 60wt thread and a few rulers, here's the progress....




and some more...



Is it perfect? heck no!!! there's bobbles and wobbles in the stitching lines and the grid work is definitely not exact...but I love it!