Thursday, April 9, 2015

Weaver Fever

Joyce made this quilt for our local Sewing Circle to raffle this summer. The pattern is called 'Weaver Fever". Normally the sewing circle would hand quilt their raffle quilts, but due to all the small pieces in this one, thought it would be better if I quilted it. OK!

I really struggled on how to quilt this printed border fabric. I finally decided to use Angela Walter's brackets to highlight the fuschia flowers and did some lines to fill the space. 

The brackets I did freehand, but I think I should have maybe made a template to trace instead. Next time...

I did quilt inside the brackets a little, along the stems. 

Free-motion feathers in the center!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bundle Up!

Joan made this adorable wallhanging called Bundle Up. It is wool applique on a cotton background.

She wanted it quilted it very similarly to the pattern, which was pretty simple, just some meandering and swirls in the borders and in the snowballs.

The pattern was in Amierican Patchwork Quilting February 2011. Joan loved this so much, she plans to replicate the same shelf- ice skates and all!

Lilly Pulitzer baby quilt and 2 more baby quilts

Jessica made this adorable baby quilt with Lilly Pulitzer fabrics. 

I custom quilted a geometric design in each triangle and pebbles in the white sashing.

Such fun fabrics!

And here is another cowgirl baby quilt--this one was made by Jessica's mom this time.

And this one had a minky back! This was my first time quilting with minky, and it turned out really well. I've learned from a few of my online longarm groups not to pull it too tight. So I was careful about that and didn't have any issues!

I love the quilting definition it has!

Here is another from her mom--Dick and Jane.

C2C the HST's, bubbles in the borders, and swirls everywhere else.

Pretty cute quilts Christine!

Jessica's oh deer baby quilt

Here's another one from Jessica.  A baby quilt using up her scraps from the Oh Deer line. She's only made a dozen quilts from this fabric!

I got a little more practice with my rulers.

Thanks Jess for letting me try new things on your quilts!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cowgirl and camping quilts

Jessica also made these baby quilts. The first is this super sweet pink cowgirl.

I quilted an all-over feathered paisley design with a few stars and swirls.

Next was this adorable camping themed baby quilt. One of the fabrics had a wood grain pattern, so I thought that would work!

the back.

Jessica sells these and a lot of her quilts on Etsy at Home in the Heartland.  And my sister Katie just opened up her Etsy shop- Tick Tock Quilt Shop where she is selling some quilting goodies and eventually some really neat patterns! So take a peek at what's for sale from these great ladies.

puddle jumping

Jessica made this great 'puddle jumping' quilt.

I quilted a super sized swirl and big pebbles all over.

swirly water + pebbles = puddles!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Baby girl quilt

Here's another from Norene. A baby girl quilt this time. She added a granddaughter and a grandson within a couple weeks of each other, so she had to be prepared!

I did some funky feathers in those big borders, and c2c inside. I did my first attempt at piano keys along the outside border.

ta daaa!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Norene's log cabin and farm baby quilts

Here's a little one from Norene. She made this using up scraps as a little quilt for those chilly car rides. I like how those dark logs make it almost look 3D.

I just did a free motion feather all over.

And here's another from Norene for a baby boy. A new grandson! 
(My son likes to help me measure and take pics of my quilts. He loves playing with an old camera we have around. One that actually has film in it. It still flashes and makes noise, so it's a pretty popular toy among playmates.)

She requested outlining the farm scene. Then I did a custom flower pattern in the QST's.

Lots of stops and starts, which is a bit of a pain, but then just look at the back.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Bright Braid

My sister Katie made this quilt, but I'm showing you the back first.

The outer border design is one out of Angela Walter's new book 'Shape by Shape'. Very simple and easy to do. And forgiving too. I like it.

And here is the front! So bright and cheery.

My crazy-8 loops would NOT look near as nice if the stripes weren't there to help guide me. 

paisley swirls in the center with a few flowers thrown in.  Thanks for the fun and colorful quilt Katie--especially in the middle of winter.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

brown squares

Norene made this small throw out of lots of little brown and white squares.  

I decided to practice some ruler work and did some random sized concentric rectangles and meandered every other rectangle.  

It turned out ok, but i think a more simple design would have been better. A zig-zag perhaps. I know it is hard to see the quilting here.