Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Halloween Comes Early

Chris gave me this adorable Halloween quilt to work on for her. She has it back in plenty of time for this year's Halloween.  Isn't it adorable???

Chris wanted an allover with "Happy Halloween" quilted into the sashing. I did a little playing around and this is what I came up with: Some squiggle lines in the sashings and a geometric design in the sashing blocks. The body had an allover that you all are familiar with...heatwave.

This is a pic of the original Happy Halloween quilted in the sashing. I didn't like it. While I didn't want it to be in your face, I did want it to show up.

So rather than taking it out, I used a darker thread color and went over what I'd already quilted to make it more pronounced. What do you think?? Better???

Happy quilting...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Cabin Fever Quilters 2020 Raffle Quilt

This is the raffle quilt for the Cabin Fever Quilters.  I love these bright colors!

With all the stay at home orders, the guild members haven't been able to sell many tickets and I don't think the 2021 quilt has even been started. This may be it--unless things change.  In the meantime, though, I thought I'd share. Let me know if you'd like a ticket.  They are the usual $1 each.

I decided to do some simple quilting on this one--with these bright colors, nothing was really going to show. The inside of each "block" is quilted in a heatwave design with matching thread; the black has lines going in different directions to set them off.

I've added a shot of the back, although its so busy, the quilting doesn't really show up much.

Thanks for looking!!!


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Penny's Stained Glass

This Stained Glass quilt of Penny's took some thinking on my part. Penny had no idea what she wanted on this one and rather than opt for a simple allover, I took it a bit farther and quilted different designs in each "pane" of glass, keeping the same design in each block of the same color. It seemed to work and only took about a million thread changes!

Below are some shots of the top showing the individual designs. The front turned out nice, with a lot of texture. The designs were nothing special, but they really helped define the individual areas.

And now for the real magic! Check out the back:

Want more???? Well, okay.....

I was pleasantly surprised when I got this one off the frame. I love it when the quilting looks so fun on the back.


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Another Shop Sample for Karen

Isn't this a cute one? Karen (Karen's Quilt Shop) put it together with just a single piece of fabric. If I remember correctly, it wasn't a even a panel. She was just playing.

I had fun with this one, doing a wonky crosshatch between the critters.

The fabric isn't nearly as yellow as the pic makes it out to be.  The critters are a lovely blue on a white background. This one shows the critters a little better--aren't they cute?

Karen put Minkee on the back. I love how Minkee looks when its quilted!

The backing was a lovely, soft blue to go with the top. I really need a new camera!


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Quincy Crazy Quilters' Raffle Quilt

I feel so fortunate that the Quincy Crazy Quilters continue to trust me with their raffle quilts. This is the one for 2019 that will be won in September 2020. Hopefully, things will be more normal by then and they'll be able to draw the winning ticket at a meeting. *Fingers crossed*

This year's quilt is a wild one! Look at all those bright colors.  They seem to do fun, bright, and wild one year and then traditional the next (I've already gotten a sneap peak at the 2020 quilt).

Because this quilt had so much color, I did a simple design in the blocks using a matching thread color. These designs were repeated in the blocks with the wishbone design in the solid areas between.

Thanks for looking!