Friday, October 21, 2016

Susie's- A quilt for every season

This is the second installment of Susie's quilts. A quilt for every season! She's had these quilt tops done for a long time. They are older than my kids she says. (oldest is 4.) First up is this sampler in a fall apple theme.

I custom quilted the borders with feathers, swirls and leaves.

The center was filled with more of the same motifs.

Blue backing.

I guess this one is still fall, but more late fall than the early fall apple quilt. :)

Love how these fabrics were put together- gourds, leaves, pumpkins, acorns...

I did an all-over with lots of leaves and swirls.

These are all free-motion.

Lastly is this Christmas panel.

In my red, white and green variegated thread I did an all-over of holly leaves, stars and loops.

I used red in the bobbin for the red back.

Thanks Susie!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Becki's QCR Quilt

Becki made this neat quilt using her QCR. (Quick Curve Ruler) She loves that ruler! I tried to find out the name of this pattern, but it must be in one of Jenni Pedigo's books because I did not see it on her website.

As much as I wanted to custom quilt this all fancy-like (those curved octagon shapes!), she just wanted an all-over design for it.

I covered it with feathers, paisleys, swirls and such.

It turned out so nice! Thanks Becki!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Marty's hand pieced vintage quilt

Marty brought me this vintage quilt she purchased second hand. It was all hand pieced. She did add on the blue border all around.

Marty likes to make things interesting for me with her backing and battings. This time she used a textured bedspread as her backing. It had scalloped edges all around it. Her batting was a used flannel-type blanket.

And you know what? It all worked just fine! The only issue was the quilt top had some extra fabric to take up on one side. Not uncommon with a hand pieced quilt. I just quilted a simple swirl on it to help with that.

I love the randomness of some of the fabrics and the imperfections in these shoo-fly blocks.

A peek at the back.

All in all Marty has a lovely treasure with this quilt. It makes me want to find an old vintage quilt top of my own. Thanks Marty!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Joan's wallhanging and SS

Joan made this lovely wallhanging. I know it's hard to see but there are scallops along the border.

I quilted paisleys all over in a matching gold thread.

The back.

And I thought I would share a few more of my Splendid Sampler blocks.

Love this one!

I put batting under the frosting, mostly so what was beneath it didn't show through, but it also really looks like fluffy frosting.

As of right now I'm all caught up but for a couple applique blocks that are going to take a long while. And a bonus block that came out yesterday, and block 70 that just came out this morning.  And I have even made some progress on an old UFO I started a couple years ago. Who knows, I might just finish a project this year!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Susie's Baby Girl and Hunting Quilts

Susie had me quilt up several of her UFO's she's had for years. This first one is such a sweet girly throw quilt.

I covered it in my go-to flowers and swirls and leaves.

I used a bright pink thread on it too.

Turned out nice!

Here is a flannel hunting themed quilt.

Leaves and swirls suited this one just fine.

Thanks Susie! I bet it feels good to finally get some projects actually completed! I wish I could do that.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Mitzi's string quilt

Mitzi brought me this humongo string quilt.

I quilted an all over paisley design on it.

You can see the quilting much better on the backside.

Thanks Mitzi!