Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What a quilt! Wish it were mine!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!  Mine was filled with sick kids, but it made it very quiet and actually, I will never complain about snuggle time, even when it is 3am and your 4 year old can't sleep unless she is kept upright (and in mom's arms is the best place to sleep upright!)
This quilt was for a wonderful quilter's daughter for Christmas!  It is a BIG quilt!  Lots of detailed blocks that are so beautiful!  I don't think I could do them justice!

It had a number of borders that were each given their own attention. The outer most border was large and was given a double feather of sorts.  The next had a triple plume, and the zig zag had feathers as well.

The center medallion was feathered in the star and meander in the cream outer areas. 
The outer red of the medallion had feathers as well.
The flower pieces outside the medallion were given a heart shaped swirl with some ribbons.  The green were  given leaf shapes.

The border stars were given a continuous line design with a matching meander.

The individual blocks were given a square feather design.

The log cabin blocks got more feathers and the dark tan floral background was swirled!

Another individual block with square feather.

The finished quilt!  So beautiful!  Hopefully her daughter knows the work her mother put into this beauty!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Strip Quilt

I just LOVE the colors and design of this quilt!  What a great way to showcase fabrics in a line of fabric!

Here is a close-up of the panto I did on it called Eb and Flow.

How cute is this quilt!  The snowball blocks set it off so wonderfully and this Moda fabric is SO cute!
This is quilted with a cute snowflake pantograph!

Here you can see the kids, dogs, and fun fabrics!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A moment of Silence...

In thinking of what has recently happened, I found this on another quilter's blog, and just had to share it.   It says it all.

Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38

when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.

their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.

they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.

they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.

"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.

"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."

when what to their wondering eyes did appear,

but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.

then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring

those children all flew into the arms of their King

and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,

one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.

and as if He could read all the questions she had

He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."

then He looked down on earth, the world far below

He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe

then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,

"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"

"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"

"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"

then He and the children stood up without a sound.

"come now my children, let me show you around."

excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.

all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,

"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT".

I don't know who wrote it, or where to give the credit to, but I liked it!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pre-quilted fun!

Pam did such beautiful work on these blocks that I was really scared to quilt them!

I decided to just add a little quilting to each block in hopes of enhancing her work, not detracting from it.  You can see all the work she did here!

And here!  She did two triangles over and over, but look at what a cool design it made!

This one had wavy lines that created such great texture!

Lastly, you can see all the blocks together with the sashing/background that I did with a grid too.

Definition of Insanity!

Ok, so it is a good idea to use the fabric lines instead of marking the quilt, but there are A LOT of these little dots!

I wished I had taken more pictures of this quilt when it was finished, but I forgot!  It has the cutest MODA fabrics in it!  Cherries, toasters, birdies, etc!  It was great, but this is all I have for you on this quilt.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Another strip quilt!

Here is one with no need for borders.

Fun freehand of feathers, swirls, etc.!

Another shot of the front.

The back shows the texture of the feathers and swirls.

Funky fun designs!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Neat Strip quilts!

This quilt has AWESOME colors and a neat back!

I did a freehand swirl in the center.

The borders got treated with some arc rulers.  They add great texture, but they are time-consuming!

Here is the final product of them together.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Beautiful Americana!

This beautiful quilt was done at FarmFest at the end of summer I believe.  I think it was a border challenge quilt that used many colors that were not exactly what she was planning for, but she did a clever job incorprating them! 

This picture shows the fun Pretty Paisley panto I used!  (Can you spot the hot pink Barbie lips?!)

I LOVE these fabrics and need to make a quilt with these colors sometime soon!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tropical Sunkiss

This batik quilt is so cool how it uses the light and darks to make the stars appear.

It has the Whirlygig panto on it and it resembles a sun type image.

The texture is just enough!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Perfectly Pink

This sweet quilt was made for a wonderful granddaughter.

There was lots of pink and purple used!  I did a winding plume inside.

The outer border had a double feather to match!

Just enough soft texture to make it luscious!

The back has nice texture.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Terrific Tumbler!

This is a beautiful tumbler quilt!

I used the Chinese Cresent Pantograph.

It adds a soft flow and I used So Fine quilting thread.

The back looked great too with just some nice texture.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Remember this quilt? It did well!

This beautiful batik quilt was made as a wedding gift. 

It is so striking!  I believe my client worked on it at a retreat a couple of years ago and was finally able to put it in our guild's show this year.

The triangles have a couple different types of quilting and the dark blue background had a fun ferny type of  swirl design.

Inside contained some hearts and fern designs as well.

Here is the fern/leafy design in the strips.

The varigated thread she decided on was a great choice!  It really added to the quilt!

Hopefully I can get a full picture of it hanging at the show because it took Best in Workmanship!  Great job Kathi!