Monday, June 24, 2019

Charlene's Gridlock Quilt

Another of Charlene's beautiful quilts. This pattern is called Gridlock.

This quilt was a challenge for me, design wise.  Am I supposed to admit that? Some quilts just throw me for a loop! First the outside had single blocks, then three in a "V" formation, and then the middle had four blocks making a large square. Once I had those figured out, staying simple, I had to do something in those setting triangles to balance out the center, but it couldn't be overly dense. A whole quilt of simple designs, not something I normally do.

I started off doing a large continuous curve in the big blocks and then echoing it for more definition.

In the "V" and single blocks, I went with more CCs, just smaller. And the setting triangles got a CC design with wishbones filling the middle.

This one shows more of the setting triangle and the geometric border.

And finally, a couple shots of the back.

I dropped this quilt off for Charlene in Port Townsend the other day. She had already put the binding on the first quilt and planned to finish this one and enter them both in our local fair. And she trusted me with another one of her beauties!

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Pat's Lattice Quilt

Pat is a member of the Port Townsend Guild, Cabin Fever Quilters. She put this beautiful lattice quilt together from a kit and asked me to quilt it.

These are always challenging as I like to quilt them so it actually looks like the lattice is intertwined.

You can see more what I'm talking about here with the cream colored lattice. See how it goes behind the green and red? Well, that's what its supposed to be doing!!

Another shot...just because.
Thanks for looking!


Monday, June 10, 2019

Leslie's Attic Window/Winter View

Isn't this great???  Leslie has been on a panel roll lately and I'm loving how they're all looking. Makes me want to get out the zillions of panels I have and do something creative with them.

The fabrics she chose for the borders are just perfect--its almost like you really are looking through a window.  I just love this! Here are a couple close-ups of the "windows." As you can see, the quilting is super simple. I don't want to take away from the view!

Diamonds with loops in the middle for the first border.

And a squiggly triangle design, ala Angela Walters, in the outer border.

I have got to find my panels! Maybe I'll find them and just send them to Leslie!!


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Charlene's Kaffe Circles

Charlene is a new customer that I've just met. She gave me two beautiful quilts to work on--this was the first one. I love the simplicity of this design!

I wanted those circles to pop and the background to recede, so it was lots of lines in the white and little "flowers" in the circles.

I finished off the border with Piano Keys to balance the lines in the background. I also did little flowers in corners of the sashing and border to carry that design to the outside as well.

I even managed a couple of good shots of the back...

This one shows the wishbone sashing and Piano Key border.

Wait til you see her next one. Her quilts are just fresh and lovely!


Monday, May 13, 2019

Sheila's Orange Quilt

Sheila surprised me with this quilt at guild the other day. It always surprises me when people walk up and just hand over their quilts for me to work on. I guess I've never gotten over the trust they put in me--I hope I never do!

I had those large on-point squares that I could really play in, but I wasn't able to do that this time. Instead I did a simple line-work and CC design to fill the space.

I modified the design a bit to fit the setting triangles.

The border fabric was quite busy, but still needed something. The design I chose is a wavy, pointed Angela Walters design. It filled the space and added some texture. You can almost "see" it in the next two pics.

This is a shot of the back showing the texture.

And another shot of the back that sort of shows the overall design

Thanks for looking!