Friday, December 15, 2017
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
I recently finished two quilts for Paula. The first was a stack and whack quilt (Paula's specialty) made from Hawaiian fabric she purchased on vacation to the islands. I quilted it with the Tropics pantograph.
The second quilt was a departure for Paula. More of a civil war type quilt. She wanted traditional quilting on it so we decided on a Baptist fan pattern.
Thanks for letting me quilt for you Paula!
Saturday, September 12, 2015
This is Tessie's quilt that she worked all of last winter to make. It's a beautiful quilt made of cotton, flannel and wool with embroidery to boot. I was extremely intimidated to work on it not only for its beauty, but because I've not done a flannel and wool quilt yet. I had a feeling that trying to rip out stitches from flannel would not be easy. So I pretested my background filler ideas.
Some worked some didn't and I didn't have to rip out anything. I decided to quilt different fillers in each of the blocks. So I loaded up the top and got to work. I found that quilting on the flannel with a wool batting was extremely forgiving! I didn't even feel the need to use invisible thread for stitching around the appliqué. Half way through, my check spring needed replacing. This was evident by some intermittent bird's nests on the back. I found I could rip out easily if I did it from the back.
It turned out to be a fun quilt to quilt. Thanks for letting me quilt your beautiful quilt Tessie!
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Kathy always brings me really fun quilts. Like this crab quilt! And then she says to do whatever I want. How great is that! Kathy used a really interesting product for the crabs that crinkled up when it was hit with steam.
About the time I got this quilt, I took a class on Craftsy with Christina Cameli on machine quilting designs. She had some pebbling designs I was practicing on paper and I thought it looked like an ocean bottom.
So I had to use those designs on the quilt.
Doesn't that look like a rocky shore? I made up a few of my own pebbling designs like shells. You can see the crinkly crabs pretty well here.
Thanks for letting me quilt this fun quilt Kathy!
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
At 2014 Quilt Market, local designer Jessica VanDenburgh debuted a new line of beautiful, modern patterns. Her Gaslight pattern is one of my favorites.
This beautiful quilt was made by Carol. I *love* the colors she chose. When I first saw this quilt, I knew I wanted to put some sort of design behind all the gaslights. I drew all sorts of shapes before Carol and I settled on this tile effect. Jessica thinks it looks Morrocan.
I found a path that let me do all the tiles between a line of gaslights in one fell swoop. Added some feathers and pebbles to the gaslights and it's done. I hope to make this quilt one day, so thanks for letting me practice on your quilt Carol!