Saturday, April 21, 2018

Iowa Hawkeye Bricks

Becki made this large quilt with Iowa Hawkeye prints.

I quilted it with lots of paisley, large bubbles, and a few I's and stars here and there.

Thanks Becki!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Diamonds-- DoGood Stitches

This is the Diamonds quilt our DoGood Stitches Haven circle made for our September blocks. I saw this quilt on Kathy's blog post  and just fell in love with the bright colors and simplicity of the blocks. 

They are just 5 inch squares to start with, made into HST's and squared up to 4.5 inches. Then just sewn into a diamond shape.

This was a great way to use up some random leftover charm squares! And, I don't know about you, but sometimes those lights that aren't really that light, or have just a bit more color than you really want, are tricky to work with. So this quilt was the perfect spot for those.

The colors match the backing pretty well huh?

The quilting just got an all-over treatment in a cream thread. I quilted a variety of motifs in it to keep it fun and interesting. And it's just more fun to quilt that way too :)

This was my last quilt for the Haven circle. At the end of 2017 some members decided to drop out and the few of us left were divided and put into other groups. So I am now in the Nurture circle!  We have already made some really neat blocks that I will share one of these days. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Embroidered baby animals

Here is an embroidered baby quilt with a farm animal theme. So cute!

I custom quilted the borders with a double bubble, outlined the animals and did a simple little background fill with loops.

Thanks Phyllis! It's adorable!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Scrappy baby quilt with Angel

Marty made this scrappy baby quilt. 

She requested an angel quilted into it. 

After some research I decided on this angel design.

The back is easier to see. 

Thanks Marty!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

pink brown hst

Lois made this pink and brown quilt with lots of HSTs. 

I quilted an allover with curls and tri-lobed leaves.

Leaves and curls, curls and leaves.

The back. sorry this pics are super blurry. 
Thanks Lois!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Joan made this adorable sailboat baby quilt. 

I got to custom quilt the center boat part with waves, and swirling sea winds. 

The borders got some more swirls too.

There is even a fish in the sea! 
Thanks Joan!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Carol's teddy bear baby quilt

Carol started this adorable baby quilt a long long time ago and just finished it recently. 

This quilt has everything! Intricate piecing, applique, embroidery, even mitered corners. I custom quilted each border with leaf and wood grain designs. 

I meandered in the brown bear fur parts, circles in the light colored tummy, and added a few details in the ears and face.

Thanks Carol! Nice to get one of those projects finally finished!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Katie's super huge dresden

Katie made this super huge dresden quilt with a crazy improv pieced red heart in the center.

Love how this one looks!

From the orange pieces I quilted feathers and ribbon candy in the strip pieced wedges. 

I had some orange thread that worked perfectly.

I switched to a light brown in the pieced wedges.  In her red print background I just kept it super simple with some swirls since any quilting would be pretty invisible anyway with that busy print.

The big heart was hand embroidered across the piecing, in true crazy quilt fashion.  So I used those sections to quilt a different pattern in each.  Just to make more interest on top of interest on top of interest. :)

And if you thought the top was minimalist, this is her back! Just the opposite! She used lots of leftover blocks and pieced bits from other past projects into this amazing backing.

Fun to look at..

Thanks Katie!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marty's flying geese baby quilt

Marty made this baby quilt with some bright turquoise and some fun purple prints.

I did an all-over with swirls and flowers and leaf shapes.

The back. Batting used was a woven cotton blanket, so it has a nice drapey-ness to it.
Thanks Marty!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Becki's charm quare quilt #2

Becki made this fun not-exactly Iowa Hawkeye (but really kinda is) quilt with some charm squares.  This is the second quilt she has made with this pattern. The first is here.

I quilted an all-over paisley feathered swirl design.

It turned out pretty nice!

Thanks Becki!