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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Peg's black/gray jelly roll


Peg also made this neat black and gray quilt with some strips.


I quilted all-over in a gray thread a feathered paisley design.




A solid gray back. Oh yeah.


Thanks Peggy!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Peg's Norwegian Rosemaling Embroidery Quilt


Peggy made this huge quilt with lots of beautiful Norwegian rosemaling machine embroidery designs. 


I barely had enough floor space for a decent picture.


I used a light silver gray thread and did an overall quilting everywhere but the white embroidered squares.


Then, in a white thread, I SID the white blocks, outlined the design, and filled the background in with smaller scale designs.



Such pretty designs and colors!




A peek at the purple back.




Thanks Peggy! I loved quilting around these beautiful embroideries!!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Berenstain Bears and Around the World Baby quilts


Susie made these two little person quilts. Love this Berenstain Bears baby quilt. 


Pretty simple quilting with big swirls in the scenic panel.


And some square spirals for the outside border.


This around the world quilt was another cute one. 


I went a bit wild with my thread color choice- bright yellow!


It's not too showy, it blends in well with the bright colors, but there is a bit of bright contrast to it that makes it fun.


I quilted lots of florals, leaves and swirls all over.


Thanks Susie for the giant tub of awesome quilts!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

RWB DNP Baby qulit


Norene (who also made this Red White and Blue DNP) made this similar version in a baby quilt. 


I quilted an all-over feathered paisley design on it, as I wasn't sure if it was for a boy or a girl.



Love the little 30's prints mixed into it. 


Thanks Norene!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Chris's baby quilt


These square- in a square-in a couple more squares blocks were my do Good Stitches blocks for April. Our instructions were to fussy cut something for the center, and use a white on the outside of one, and black for the other. I went with a Chicago Bears Football theme for one and a cutesy garden theme for the other. 


Chris had this sweet little baby quilt she wanted custom quilted up.


This is what I ended up doing- a c2c design in the 4-patch blocks and a flower in the setting squares.



Pretty darling! Thanks Chris!


Friday, June 7, 2019

Denim Quilt


Susie made this denim quilt out of old blue jeans.


She did the right thing by making her seam allowances a tiny bit wider than the usual 1/4 inch, and by pressing them all open. That's much easier on the old quilt machine for sure.


This quilt was being gifted to her nephew, so I kept it simple with large swirls and circles. 


The only issues I ran into with quilting was my top thread kept breaking. So there were a lot of stops and restarts and some tension adjusting, but I pushed through and was able to improve things.


Other than that, the good old Nolting 24" powered through without a problem.


Hello there ladybug!


Thanks Susie! Anyone else want to cut up all their old jeans now?

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

RW&B DNP


Norene made this Disappearing 9-patch quilt for her granddaughter, who requested a red white and blue quilt. Very striking!


I quilted all-over paisley swirls on it.




Red back, white thread.


Thanks Norene!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Mary Jo's Flying Geese Quilt


Mary Jo made this lovely flying geese quilt.


I custom quilted it with a bit of ruler work and some free-handed swirl designs.


The burgundy borders got some pointy feathers.


Figuring out the swirls on these geese blocks was trick because they keep changing directions around the quilt.


The center panel got an all over paisley design. As did the big gray outer border too. 




A peek at the back.


Thanks Mary Jo!