Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wild colors! Fun quilt. A charity quilt I designed and taught to our women's church group. I had women that never sewed making blocks and I hope enjoying it.
I quilted it using up various bobbins. 15 bobbins are now clear to use again. Very simple squiggly lines following the zig and zag of the front.
I'll do this again.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Isn't this lovely? The colors and the flowers.
I'm sure the young lady this was made for will love it.
If you want to embellish your quilt with buttons and beads it is better to do it after the quilting. There is only one spot on this quilt that I was unable to get enough quilting in but it still looks great.
Variegated King Tut top
pink isacord bobbin
Warm and Natural batting
I just finished another contour quilt. The customer was happy to have me add her son's name and a motorcycle and guitars mixed in with the contours. Even the phrase 'You are loved' was added.
So fine #414 thread (burgundy)
Quilter's Dream Cotton batting
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Made in 2010 How did I miss posting this?
I love these log cabins made with my scraps. This is the third one.
Free-motion fans...not my favorite quilt design.
Another piece of fabric given to me.
Luckily someone else bound the charity quilts for me. Thank-you Lisa and Janet!
So now there are 4 of these quilts (1 is not yet set together) and my scraps are STILL overflowing
Posted by Laurie at 12:04 PM
Last year when I worked on our charity quilts one of the women wanted to help. She had 2 young children and 2 school age children and not much time. She didn't sew. So she tore the papers off of our 'heartstrings' style quilt.
Imagine my surprise when I got a call from her to quilt a quilt for her. Her grandmother's birthday is Saturday and she made her a quilt. Her grandmother has made many quilts over the years but no one had ever made her one; until now. Do you see the similarity to the Charity quilt we made here and here. Curtina purchased scraps by the bag at the local quilt shop and went to town making these blocks. Yeah! Another woman addicted to scraps. She left her a few minutes ago talking about her next quilt.....
I used gray Isacord thread to do an all over meandered ribbon.
97 X 97
Monday, May 30, 2011
I got to do an all-over feather on this sampler. It turned out great! It is wonderful when the piecing is done so well and then the quilting enhances it.
I love the look of these feathers and enjoy making them.
Pale pink 'so fine' thread showed up great on the back and not too dominate on the front.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I forgot to get a close-up of the quilting. It's freehand contours about 1.5 inches apart. Made for Texas A&M bound senior.
Towards the bottom I quilted Luke twice, once forward and then backwards. The backwards one was placed in the solid red on the back so it is easy to read (it is forward on the back.) The forward one is hard to find since I didn't put the letters together or keep them the same size.
Light gray glide thread
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
These old blocks were put together by me for a friend. The blocks were sewn and appliqued by her grandmother and are fabulous. I used reproduction fabric for the sashing and the border. I love how it turned out.
Isacord thread, cream.
Digital design and hand guided on the plates.
Monday, May 2, 2011
This is my quilt. Trying to use some of my old Christmas fabrics and strips. This used up all my 1.5 inch wide strips that were leftover from my 3 Christmas log cabins.
The label has space for the grandkids to sign as they sleep under it.
glide red thread
edge 2 edge pantograph with computer
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
The flying geese in the border of this T-shirt quilt really sets this off. T-shirt quilts are a great graduation gift since they hold so many memories. Notice the bit of her baby quilt in one block.
I did an all-over meander with so fine thread, and green King tut in vest area.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
My friend was pretty clear about what she wanted for the design of her son's Eagle quilt. We sat at my computer and using EQ7 hashed out the details for a couple hours until we got a plan she was happy with. She went home and pieced it in record time. Then got it to me to quilt in time for her son's Eagle Court of Honor.
It's quilted with simple loops and stars. The quilt is beautiful. The merit badges in the center of half the stars are badges he earned. There is fabric with a lot of merit badges printed on it and she machine appliqued them on. She does beautiful work.
It's so neat to work on other's beautiful quilts. Thank-you Lisa!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This is a dramatic quilt! Baby blocks done in black and white.
My customer supplied a very thin polyester batting and it quilted up great. I used an off-white Isacord thread and 'Honeysuckle' edge to edge design.
The back looks great too.