Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Debbie made this sweet baby quilt.  I used the pattern Popcorn on it.  One of my favorites!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

This is Janet's quilt.  Fun BIG Halloween quilt!
And of course "Spiral Square" pattern on it!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Marcella did up these two quilts...I quilted for her a while ago.  She entered them into our local quilt show in March and one ribbons on them!  So yes I won 2 ribbons too!  First ever.  I haven't picked them up yet...but still quite exciting for me!

On the black quilt.  Marcella added applique stars on the border and it looked amazing with the feather behind the stars!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Don't ask me why I could not turn this photo?  I have been questioning my computer skills the last couple of days!! 

Anyway...I got some of this new OMNI thread by Superior Threads at Quilt Market and LOVE IT!!  I quilted this quilt with it and had no tension problems...it was smooth and just a little sheen...Beautiful!!  Better yet, it's cheap and 6000 yards of thread on one spool!!

This is Eleanor's quilt.  I did a freehand fun Coral looking flower.  


Thursday, May 19, 2011

This is another shop sample for Cinda.  It's a "CrabAppleHill Design".  It was so much fun quilting on the white!!  Shows off the quilting!
This was a medium Custom work.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Old quilt top

My friend brought me this old quilt top.  This top has been in her friends family for a long time.  Marly wanted me to quilt it so she could give it to her friend all quilted and finished. 

I love thinking of the history behind old quilt tops.  This was all hand pieced and I only came across one hole.  WOW

As I quilted and advanced the quilt I made sure to stabilize the top..bottom and sides as square as I could.  So when I added my binding it was easy with no difficulty.  This quilt top was pretty distorted...not bad for how old it is though!

I also came across extra fabric in the middle of the quilt I could not ease in.  I made a tuck that ran along the seam...basted the extra fabric down then quilted it.  I then took the baste stitch out and  wala..it worked great!

The piece of fabric that was very thin was black and had a few holes.  I took a small piece of black fabric and put it under the bad fabric.  That way you didn't see the batting.  It's not very noticeable at all.

I used Spiral Square on it and used a light gray for the backing.  I had this little polka dot blue fabric I used for the binding and I think it was a great choice. 

I'm sure I broke all sorts of rules handling the old top.  But it looks better than it did and my friends friend will love it!!  I think that's all that counts!

Monday, May 9, 2011

This is another one of Cinda's shop samples.  I used the pattern Deb's Dahlia's and used a variegated black and white thread.  It is one of my favorite flower patterns and I think it looked good on this quilt!

This quilt is Lori's.  I got permission to do some straight line quilting.  My favorite these days!  She also sent about 5 different colors for the binding and asked me to pick one I thought would look good.  So of course I picked green!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Betty did this BIG quilt up. 104 x 114.  I used the pattern "Spiral Square" on it.  One of my favorites!  She wanted Wool Batting and for me to do the binding.   

This panto comes with 2 rows and therefore the need to advance the quilt a lot!  Well I was done with that...so one day I doubled it...I used the back of a panto I didn't like and traced the spiral square panto...so now I have 4 rows instead of 2 and it go's so much faster!!  I like that!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

This quilt is another one done up by Cinda.  It is another shop sample and I used the pattern "Gothic Vine" on it.  

And thanks for the compliments on my last post about my freehand swirl!  I do have a confession....I fell in love with Jessica's quilting and ever since I saw her swirl I have been trying to do my swirl to look like hers!  Is that wrong?  Jessica is an amazing Longarm quilter!!  She doesn't have a blog..but she does have a Flickr page and she is absolutely amazing! 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

This is a fun quilt with alley cat's all over it.  Vivian did this up and I did a freehand all over swirl on it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Changing up a panto

I'll often change up a panto.  For this one "Meandering Daisy", I added a swirl where the leaf go's.  This quilt was done up by Cinda...another shop sample for her shop "Calico Creations".  It turned out sweet.  It is not the fastest panto to do up though.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

..sometimes I do the same quilting pattern a lot on a lot of quilts and right not it is this hook feather. This was a request and it turned out so pretty.  This quilt is for Cinda at Calico Creations, a shop in Mt. Vernon and her piecing is always near to perfect!

Monday, May 2, 2011

This fun little baby quilt is Diane's.  I used the pattern "popcorn".  Isn't the back great with the strips!