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!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

another elephant!

Recently I was commissioned to make another Elephant baby quilt. Using the same fabric and quilting design here it is completed and shipped to the new owner.  I think the quilt label is adorable! Hope she likes it and baby gets a lot of cuddly time with it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Madison College Gallery Meet the Artists Night

Last night I went to the Madison College Gallery Quilt exhibit "meet the artists" and it was wonderful!  Getting to talk to quilt-makers about their quilts, what inspired them, other ideas they have, sharing common problems and of course having the time to stand back and truly appreciate the intricacies of the quilt piece itself.  And then it occurred to me, when I attend a "quilt show" I spend less than 1 minute looking at a quilt and then moving onto the next (unless it's over the top! or a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place and I might spend 2 or 3 minutes)  But at an exhibit there is so much more time to look, understand and appreciate.  If you ever have an opportunity to share your work in a similar venue it is well worth it!

My quilt, Science Fair (pattern by jaybird quilts) can be seen in the window (left of the pillar)

The front of the quilt was nicely displayed in the window, so inside the gallery, the back side of the quilt could be seen.  Seriously, had I known the back would be viewed I would have taken more time on the sleeve! 

The lighting was spectacular and the quilting showed beautifully!  hand-guided free motion quilted :)

Thanks for stopping by! have a great day!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Madison College Modern Quilt Gallery

Recently I entered a quilt into the Madison College Modern Quilt Gallery exhibition, "Quilt Making: A Modern Practice".  Displaying quilts from January 11th to February 19th.

I'm sure many of you will recognize the pattern "Science Fair" by Jaybird Quilts.  Very cool to be in the window.

Here's a couple of pictures with a close up of the quilting. Single layer Hobbs 80/20 and Superior threads So Fine 50 and Fantastico variegated thread (a multicolored trilobal) that is very pretty!  Freemotion hand guided quilting (no computerized patterns here!)

I entered this exhibit in hopes of motivating younger artists to see quilts and fabric as a real medium for design.

The exhibit did not disappoint, many beautiful quilts with wonderful stories! Take a look....

Haha! reminds me of my trip to Colorado with my sister last summer! :)

 Love the panto quilting on this quilt...