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!

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!