Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Embroidered Basket Quilt

Isn't this a sweet, romantic quilt? The embroidery is beautiful... perfectly hand stitched. It was a pleasure to have my nose two inches from the baskets as I quilted.  With such delicate flowers, I quilted a small fill design in the basket blocks so they weren't overpowered. And I thought the border design was nice... if I say so myself. :) Quilted free hand, with ruler work. Quilter's Dream Cotton Batting Select.
The quilt is 60x60" and is a kit being sold by a local quilt shop, Quilt'n'Things
I'm hoping the quilting helps them sell lots of pattern kits.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Pat's Batik Quilts

These two quilt tops were the same pattern, except for the center square. One was appliqued, the other was pieced. The bias setting of the blocks and the gorgeous batik fabrics make for some beautiful quilts. I loved these quilts!
This first quilt is for Pat's bed. They're both large queen sized.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Israeli Housewarming Gift

I love the colors of this quilt. Other than having a really slow time of knowing what to quilt, it was a joy to work on this top. Linda created this quilt for her brother & sister in law who have a new home in Israel. It was quilted with the hot sun, the swirling wind coming from the desert, and the promise of Israel's flowering in mind. The stylized pomegranate, rose vine and grape vine represent Jehovah's blessings to Israel.

Wedding Quilt

Lillian made this for her young friends who are being married next month. It's a generous sized lap quilt to throw over the couch, and use for a little snuggling.
Pattern used is Daisy May pantograph.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New York Beauty Variation

Such a little quilt, and such big problems.
I just could not come up with a design for this quilt. The fabrics used are very 30ish, and I wanted a matching quilting pattern.
Didn't happen.
Not sure how this design began, but I'm pleased with its results.
The center motif is a Pomegranate, using IQ. The other designs are freehand.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mary's Quilt

This is a great quilt! The colors are vivid, and so alive. Everyone who saw the top while I had it exclaimed what a fabulous quilt it is.
Mary has an eye for color, and she knows what to do with fabric. I used the Fruitopia pantograph for the quilting design, and think it adds to the funky aura of the top.