Monday, June 29, 2015

Quilting a triangle border

Norene made this cheery quilt and the large border made it a perfect candidate to try out a new border design.

A ruler design. This one is out of Angela Walters 'Shape by Shape' book. It worked out pretty well!

The corners worked out really well.

The blocks inside I filled with flowers, swirls, and leaves.

I hope you like your fancy border Norene!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Katie's Big Flower Quilt

My sister Katie made this amazing flower quilt.

for the border, I just outlined the large flowers in the print.

Then each large flower block was outlined and filled in with various different designs. A feather here.

A large petal-loop here.

The background was just filled with a meander.

A peek at the back. Hope you enjoy your quilt Katie!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Blue and Brown Snowball

Norene made this lovely blue and brown snowball quilt.

I knew I wanted to quilt something fancy and decided on this geometric design. I used my Sidekick curved rulers.

Each block only needed one stop and start. But still pretty time consuming though.

The back is pretty neat!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

more baby quilts from Jessica

Jessica made another little quilt with a sampling of Lilly Pulitzer fabrics. So adorable.

An overall swirl/flower/leaf pattern.

This sweet little baby quilt is all flannels.

Curly Q's.

Beep Beep! Triangles and big bubbles all over this one.

Cute. Love how she always orients her fabric right-side-up.

Giddy-up! This little cowboy quilt has lassos and paisleys quilted in it.

Thanks for letting me quilt all the adorable quilts for you Jess!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jessica's quilts

Jessica dropped of another mother-load of quilts for me to work on a while back. And here they are. She sells a lot of her quilts on her Etsy site. Check it out, you might just be able to purchase what you see here.

I gave this one a giant swirl and pebble treatment.

The back. Oh yeah. I put some feathers in there too. :)

And here is this adorable baby quilt. I just love these blue-green colors.

An all-over heart design went on this one. More from Jessica to come soon!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

little log cabins

Norene made this little quilt using Tiny log cabin blocks. I quilted it kinda fancy and divided the spacer blocks into quarters and then did a geometric design in the cabins.

The design in the plain blocks is from Anglea Walters latest book- Shape by Shape. Its a good one as I keep reaching for it looking for ideas for different shaped blocks and spaces.

I like the back just as much as the front!

Thanks for letting me quilt your quilts Norene!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Crazy Pipe Dream :: I finished my quilt!

Hello! I thought that since I just barely squeeked in my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I would come back and edit my post with a little intro. I'm Jenny. I live in Iowa. I'm a SAHM for two little ones full time, a part time longarm quilter, and many other things I guess, but this blog is just about my longarm quilting and sewing projects. Check it out. Say hello. Move on.  :)

I FINALLY finished it! I started this quilt over 2 years ago. (previous post here.) I'm calling it 'Crazy Pipe Dream".  I got the top together within a couple months, but then it sat in my cupboard for over a year waiting patiently for a lull in my client quilts to be quilted. I don't know if I ever got a 'lull', but I got to a point where there were only a few quilts that were in no hurry, so I put it on quick!

The main reason I think it was on the back-burner for so long was that I didn't know how to quilt it. I wanted to do something custom, but had a really hard time coming up with a design that would connect all the gray areas without having to SID through the little squares too much. I even posted it into the 'how should I quilt this' FB group. They had some good ideas, but when it came right down to it--this quilt is huge (93 by 79) and custom quilting all those little squares seemed really daunting and monotonous. (The little colored squares are 1 inch and the grays are 2 and 3 inches btw.) So, I decided to save the fancy custom quilting job for another quilt and just quilt every design I could think of all over the darn thing! 

So thats what I did! and it was so FUN! Once I made that decision, it was like a big weight was off my shoulders. Just scribble everywhere! I did do a few fancy custom blocks in there though. And I like them all. I don't know how I could have picked just one.

Yeah, it's pretty wild in there!

I love all the bright colors.

I even let my little guy try out the longarm for the first time. He loved it, and now wants to 'help' quilt every quilt. Uhh, maybe next time kiddo...

there's his handiwork down through the center here. I even quilted each of my family member's names in it. Somewhere.

And here is the back. I made it to look like one of the blocks because my backing wasn't quite big enough. So I added these 10 inch squares and it came out just right. I centered it as best I could and it came out pretty close. I finally have one of my WIP's crossed of the list. 1 down, 10 more to go!

Thanks for stopping by, for those visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival. ( got this entered juuusst in time!) Come back any time.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Embroidered butterflies

Norene made this pretty little quilt using embroidered butterfly blocks. 

I basically outlined the embroidery and filled the corners with a flower.

For the black borders I used a bright multi-colored thread and quilted some leaves and a flower in the intersections.
Thanks Norene!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

More DGS and an I Spy

More do.Good Stitches blocks to share---This one is for March. Courtney made up a tutorial for these blocks and requested a floral theme. No problem there.

April's blocks were another springtime floral theme with these fun tulip blocks. She had us use a pink, yellow, burgundy, peach color scheme. Can't wait to see this one all together.

And here is another project of mine--an I Spy quilt. I used 3.5 inch squares to make this baby quilt.

There is a little bit of everything in there...

Thanks Teresa for the fabric for ummm... the majority of this quilt!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Coral:: DGS January

So, way back in January, it was my month to choose a quilt for our Haven circle for Do.Good Stitches. I found this Coral quilt from Angela Walters free patterns and loved it. I wanted to quilt it! I had each of our 10 members make 3 blocks using pink or turquoise with a gray background.

My Mom helped me figure out the layout--alternating the colors diagonally. I just needed to make 2 more pink blocks to make it work.  A few gals sent some big gray squares for the end rows. Thanks so much for that!
(no quilt is complete unless a baby has crawled on it!)

And here it is all done!

I used a turquoise thread in the gray and the turquoise blocks, then switched to pink and went back to do the pink ones.

Each block is outlined with a ruler and filled with a different design.

I was doing pretty good thinking up different designs, but my creativity was starting to run thin towards the end. So, there might be a couple similar looking blocks, but they are all different.

The back featured some pretty big butterflies and our little label. The striped pink binding pulls it all together. It finished at 72 by 63 inches--a nice throw size. This is the first quilt to go to our new charity, Redeemed Ministries.

Thanks Haven-ites for making such stellar blocks--as always.