Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Amish...with a Twist!

This quilt came from Corie. She's a relatively new quilter and she really did a fantastic job. I picked this one up in Quincy and then had it back to her in time for Christmas--it was her parents' present and they loved it!! (Sorry about the corner of my table in the picture)

If you look up this quilt online or have the pattern, you'll notice that the applique in the corners is missing. Corie wasn't able to make it work for her, so instead of applique in two corners, I did some special quilting with variegated thread in the four corners. I wanted to add a bit of color to those big, black borders.

The rest of this post is picture heavy! I quilted with gray thread on the blocks and black everywhere else. Lots of SID and then design work in each block, so there are pics of the front and lots of pics of the back where the quilting actually shows. Remember, if you click on the pictures, they get larger for easier viewing.

And, finally, a pic of the entire back. Sorry its not more clear--I'm working on a way to make my photos better in the future. 

Thanks for your patience with my sporadic postings!!


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Um...Hello??? I Thought this was a Blog about Quilting???

Okay,'re right!

Here's a beautiful quilt from Patti. I met her last summer at the retreat in Poulsbo. Its a gorgeous Stack and Whack--I just love the colors! (They are much more vibrant in much better than the pic)

When Patti first got the top out, it didn't have the red sash or the border. Both those really made it pop! These quilts really don't need a lot of quilting, so I generally just go around the outside of each design. Then I pick a few to highlight. For the highlight, I quilted a different design on them with gold thread.

The big thing for me was the border. I did a bamboo design in the gold thread on the black border. What do you think???

And what post would be complete without a couple shots of the back?

Thanks for putting up with all the non-quilty stuff.