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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Big Star Baby Quilt


Donna made this adorable baby quilt featuring a large free-form star.



I quilted all over paisley feathered swirls on it.


A peek at the back.  Thanks Donna!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Little Lilly


Jessica made this adorable baby quilt with Lilly Pulitzer fabrics.


Such fun fabrics!


I quilted lots of feathers swirls in it.


Thanks Jessica!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

cloud baby quilt


Jessica stitched up this sweet baby quilt using 'air' themed prints. 


I followed suit with some cloud quilting.


The back.


A fun design to stitch for sure. 
Thanks Jessica!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Iowa Hawkeye quilt


Becki made this Iowa Hawkeye quilt as a wedding gift for a couple of big Hawkeye fans.


I used a bright yellow thread for this one. Lots of swirls, circles, and paisleys all over.


Some stars...


And a few I's thrown in there too.  Thanks Becki!
If you think this quilt looks familiar, it's the 3rd one I've quilted like this :)

Rhonda's started it, then Becki followed with her own version. It's a great pattern to show off those licenced prints!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Norene's Slash quilt


Norene made this fun quilt with a layer cake and some creative rotary cutting skills.


I quilted a fun mix of designs into the Kaffe fabrics. Swirls, flowers, leaves, circles...



I used a cream thread on this one.  Thanks Norene!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lorraine's dresden


Lorraine is a new quilter and made this little dresden plate table topper.


I custom quilted it with a little bit of ruler work.


swirls in the background and some feathers in the corners and red border.


the backside. 
Thanks Lorraine! Keep up the lovely quilting!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Book shelf blocks and 30's 4-patch


February's blocks for doGood Stitches were bookshelves.  I think they look like books on a shelf anyway.  I added a few bits of ribbon to the 'spines'. 



Alyce had me quilt this vintage 30's 4-patch quilt. She requested some ruler work zig-zags on it. 



It turned out pretty neat! I like how the lines switch directions in the blue blocks.



These 30's fabrics were fun to look at.



the back.




Thanks Alyce!!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Rail Fence and a Mystery Quilt


Lois made this rail fence quilt. 


The center has a feather/swirl/leaf overall design in it.


The navy border has a fun feather.



the back.



This one from Paula was a mystery quilt from our quilt guild.  Turned out so nice!



I did and overall feathered paisley/swirls design overall.



The back. Thanks ladies!


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Leaf Sampler- star value blocks


I joined the Nurture doGood Stitches circle at the beginning of the year, and they needed someone to head up January.  I went ahead and took it on, knowing exactly which quilt I wanted to do. Again. Star Value!!  We made this quilt a while back with the Haven circle and I just loved it!  So I saw this new doGood Stitches group as a chance to make it again.  These are the 16 inch blocks using 3 and 2.5 inch squares.  There are just 2 blocks shown here. They create a secondary design once stitched all together.  It's like magic!


Carol made this tree/leaf block sampler.


Such neat blocks!


I kept it simple by doing an all-over with curls and leaves.



A peek at the back. Thanks Carol!

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!