Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Loops and leaves

I got to do loops and leaves on this batik sampler.

On a busy quilt top fancy quilting doesn't show so simple is great.
King Tut thread top and bottom.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Simple birds

I got to quilt loops and leaves on this simple quilt;

 Which is just what her daughter wanted for her dorm room.
 With a cozy flannel back.
The customer supplied the warm and natural batting and I used sew fine thread in green to quilt it.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


My son (15yo) quilted this small quilt using the auto-pilot on my Innova long arm;

 the back.
He used gray thread... You can barely see it here. We were eating dinner and I said the light looks great for pictures...we finished eating...the light changed ; but this is the best we can do since I'm turning this in tomorrow to my guild.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Second pastel quilt

My customer made 2 of these, this is the second one I've quilted.

She also quilted 2 squares that will become European style pillow shams. Quilted with the same design.
I'd love to see the room when she is finished!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

zigzag railfence

This is such a pretty quilt;

 The colors are bright and pretty. The butterfly pattern is called butterfly ballet.
Batting; Hobbs 80/20
top thread; King Tut 909, a variegated pink thread
bobbin; so fine pink

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Wildflower Quilt

My customer has made 2 of these now. One for her living room and this one is destined to be a gift to someone moving away from Texas. I quilted them each the same but you could not see the quilting on the first one due to the lighting conditions when I finished. There was 15 minutes of sun today and we grabbed the camera and 2 bodies and ran out.

 Stylized bluebonnets are quilted on this.
 I love the mix of wildflower fabrics she found.
What a colorful quilt to remind someone of the beauty of Texas!

80/20 Hobb's
Mother Goose Signature cotton top thread
So Fine 404 (beige) bobbin

Friday, July 6, 2012

pastel quilt

 I get to quilt 2 of these for sisters. The fabric has roses and so does the quilting pattern. The pattern is called Topiary Hearts by Patricia Ritter. Love it! Love the soft colors together. It's fun to see the texture added to quilts; row by row.
 I used signature pink cotton thread and so fine in the bobbin.
How do you get a good picture when the sun is so bright that you cannot see the screen?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I pieced this and quilted it. A great graduation gift.

The back first. It's a lovely paisley pantograph.
Lots and lots of different fabrics here. I blogged the process of making it on my other blog. If you want to see all the posts look at the labels and click on Hawaiian.
Panto was designed by Aimee Mahan

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Grandma's flower garden or hexagon quilt

 Isn't this stunning?
 Free motion/custom with white glide thread.
The back is nice too!
Never, never, never try to bind a hexagon quilt this big with hexagonal shaped binding. AGONIZING.
Details on my other blog here and here and here.
I also mentioned the quilt here, here and here.

Log Cabin

 Honeysuckle pantograph on a lovely log cabin quilt.
 Beige thread
3/8" binding

Twin quilts

For 2 darling brothers (my grandson's) I quilted 2 quilts that were made by their Mother.

 Blue and white with the back being their mother's teenage curtains and a strip of brother's brown fabric.

 Brown and white top with a section of Mother's curtains for the back and a strip of brother's blue fabric.

The each chose rainbow thread for their top. They also got to choose the quilting designs. Tyler's (the top one) chose feathers (I think because they are on his baby quilt and they were familiar to him) and I used King Tut rainbow thread. Jimmy chose 'dragon tails' and rainbow Isacord thread.
Their Mother learned how to do binding and finished them except for the label while visiting here.
These are their Christmas presents...we'll see if they stay in the cupboard until then.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rail fence

I scrambled this morning trying to find 2 other bodies to help me take this picture before the owner arrives to take it home to bind.

A graduation gift from a grandma to a grandson.
An all-over free hand design; swirls and spikes almost like a wind blew across the quilt.
Used Isacord thread top and bottom. 80/20 batting. I quilted the recipients name on it.
I hope she binds it in black.
I enjoyed working on this quilt; even though I was terribly sick and could only work on it 10 minutes at a time.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


My sister and her grandchild worked together on this quilt; they stenciled Chinese characters and words over the blocks. I wanted to quilt earth, fire, wind and water on this quilt but it took me a long time how to figure out how to do 'earth'. I finally chose to do contour lines as if a topographical map in one corner.

Can you tell which is Wind? Fire? Water? Earth?
(Forgive the lint but my photoshop skills are not up to getting rid of them.)
Isacord top and bottom.
Cotton-poly batting

Monday, March 12, 2012

Daisy 4-Patch

The fabrics are wonderfully soft and smooth to the touch in this quilt.
A simple daisy and loops meander with white thread was perfect.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Texas wildflower quilt

It really is quilted. I used this bluebonnet pattern on it.Offset alternate rows
56 x 73
Mother Goose thread on top; So Fine Beige on bottom

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