Two years ago at the Empty Spools Retreat at Asilomar, I was in Judy Niemeyer's class. Deb, sitting in front of me, was working on her Bali Wedding Star. She has an amazing color sense and when I saw how pretty her quilt was, I knew I wanted to quilt one. She overheard me telling that to my friend and said she'd send me hers. Flash-forward two years and guess what I got in the mail???
Isn't her color sense amazing?? I just love these quilts. Feathers in two directions in the middle of the arcs and continuous curves -- except for where the star points come in.
If you look closely (or click on the photo to make it larger), you can almost see the purple variegated thread I used in the black/blue star points and the diamond shape in the center four-patch.
Or if you look below where I lightened the pic, that stitching shows up a little better.
I was very honored to be trusted with this quilt. Prior to quilting these two quilts for Deb, I'd never done anything for her. Talk about taking a huge risk!!
This quilt is from one of the ladies at my guild in Port Townsend. They are the Cabin Fever Quilters and are a lovely group of ladies. Everyone there is just so friendly.
If you look closely, you can see that the piecing in this scrappy quilt is actually made to resemble a diagonal pattern. Fabien wasn't happy with her fabric choices when it was done and hoped that I could do something to highlight the angles.
I quilted this with feathers on the diagonal, going up one row and down the next. When you stand close, you can actually see it <wink>
My blog has been discovered and not in a good way.
Every day when I open my e-mail, I have at least five, yes, FIVE, e-mails from "Anonymous" posting comments on my blog. Why?? Does anyone every really click on the links in their messages?? On occasion, there may be one that sounds almost reasonable, until you realize its posted on a quilting blog! I just don't understand the mentality of people who program computers to do nothing but search out websites to post their idiotic messages and their worthless links.
So...that being said, to comment on my blog, you must have an account with Google or any other valid third party (WordPress, TypePad, etc.) I'm sorry to do this and I hope you (yes, Sara, I'm talking to you) can all understand. I know this makes it a bit more difficult to comment, but please take the time. I love seeing that someone is reading!!
Megan took over a year and half to complete this quilt. She put so much time and effort into it that I wanted to make sure I did the same when quilting it for her. This will be a photo heavy blog post, and one worth checking out a few of the pics close up (just click on them to enlarge). Her workmanship is so incredible! This quilt is for her son's bed, thus the reason for the extra borders.
Crab Apple Hill offers this Gardner's Alphabet Quilt as a Block of the Month. Have a look: (As you can tell, this quilt is HUGE. It was hard to photograph properly!)
Below are shots of some of the individual blocks. Hopefully, you don't get too bored. Its just such a pretty quilt, I want to share.
Okay, if I haven't lost you yet, here are a couple pics of the border detail:
And a couple shots of the back:
I know its been awhile since I posted, and it will be awhile again. I'm off to Quincy for the annual retreat and to visit my sister! Hope your summer was fun and wonderful!!
Notice the painting in my header?? This one is called "Big Butt" and is by Leslie Ann Webb. Click hereto read about Leslie and see more of her work.
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Not really interested in the ponies and the rest of my life? Would you rather just look at quilts?? You have two options: 1) in the search box below, type in "customer quilts," or 2) scroll down to the "labels" and click on "Customer Quilts." Either way, the eye candy is all yours. Enjoy!!
Dorothy, Dort and more recently, Dory. Yes, three names. I was called Dort when I was little (much better than Dot) and now its morphed into Dory. That's the problem with a name like "Dorothy." What do you do with it?? (For the rest of this thrilling saga, click on "About Me" at the top of the blog.)
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