Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Alaskan Puffin Quilt

Lyn sent this quilt up. Its the last of her Alaskan fabrics and has the cutest puffins on it.


She let me play with her quilt, so that's what I did! The border had some fun geometric designs in it with my "heatwave" pattern in the dark blue sashing.

The body of the quilt has feathers in the setting triangles, spiral linework in the corners and the dark, pieced squares, and more linework in the light colored squares.




And, finally, here's a shot of the back. You may have to click on this one and enlarge it to actually see the quilting.
Happy Quilting!
Dory

Friday, May 11, 2018

Carolyn's Mini Victory Quilt

I love this quilt. Carolyn does such beautiful work. I mailed it back to her, as I've done many times before, but this time someone stole the quilt from her mailbox. I couldn't believe it when Carolyn said she hadn't received it. My records showed it delivered--but that's as far as it got. From now on, all quilters with mailboxes will have their quilts delivered requiring a signature. This world makes me really sad sometimes.

This was such a fun quilt to work on. I used lots of gold thread to highlight the gold in the fabrics and then some black so that the gold wouldn't be overwhelming.

I'm including pictures of lots of the blocks. I did lots of little, tiny feathers, linework, and cc's in this one. Hope you have a cup of coffee in hand!







And a couple more of the back.  I love how it looks on the back almost more than the top!





Dory

Monday, May 7, 2018

Leslie's "Window" Quilts

Ever wonder what to do with those panels you love? Leslie had some pretty good ideas.  This first one is called the Redwood Express.


I just love the idea of making it look like a window--I see some of these in my future!

I didn't want to detract from the panel, so rather than any intricate quilting, I just did diagonal lines across the "panes."



Of course, I had to add a little detail in the borders...


This next one is called Southwest Desert View. I love the colors, but then its mostly orange and I LOVE orange!


As you can see, the "panes" got the same treatment, but I played in that outside border with gold thread. I did some quilting to mimic the diamond patterns.



Thanks for looking!

Dory

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Grand-daughter Josey's Quilt

Carolyn made this quilt for her grand-daughter, Josey. If I remember correctly, Josey even picked out the fabrics.  I think she has pretty good color sense!

Carolyn wanted a very loose allover pattern and wool batting for warmth since this quilt will live in Idaho. I did the whole thing with loops and added a couple special touches.
Josey got her name quilted in the border. Grandma said she was super excited when she saw that!
Happy Quilting!!

Dory

Friday, March 16, 2018

Cowgirls!!

I love this quilt. Carol finished it for a friend and sent it up for quilting. The only instruction was that the owner didn't want any quilting on the faces of the cowgirls. Not a problem...

Here are a couple of close-ups of the "ladies." I did two different backgrounds with just a little stitching in the ladies to make the clothes stand out. (That will show up better in the pics of the back below)

And a shot of the border--or should I say borders? Other than the last border on the outside, I treated it as one fabric, using my heatwave allover. I felt that quilting them separately would have been too busy.
And some pics of the back...



Thanks for looking!!!!

Dory