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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Split 9-Patch--DGS Haven Circle


Remember my Split 9-patch tutorial? Well here is the finished quilt! The Haven circle gals came through yet again with some great blocks. One person made theirs more teal than blue so it worked out to showcase them in this zig-zag layout. 



I added a couple borders to set it off and to make it a little bit bigger in size.  I did swirls in the larger border and double bubbles in the gray.


The interior got some all-over swirls.


I just love how it turned out! 


I would love to make this pattern again-for keeps!



A peek at the pieced back. I used some leftover yardage from past DGS quilts. 



Gotta love a coordinated scrappy quilt! This quilt went to a new charity for us- Bluebonnet Trails Community Services in Round Rock Texas. They recently shared a pic on their Facebook page with this quilt. I just love seeing it in caring and appreciative hands! Gives me the warm fuzzies. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Katie's fractured strips


Katie made this really cool quilt with some batik fabrics, some strip piecing and then slicing the blocks.



I quilted an all-over design going off of the leafy feather design in the fabric. Swirls with pointy feathers coming off.   I had the perfect variegated thread that went from brown to orange and yellow, so the quilting fades into the quilt in some places and stands out in others.





The cream back.  Thanks Katie--another nice one!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

T-Shirt Quilt-Mary Jo


Mary Jo brought me her daughter's tshirt quilt for her high school graduation.


The poly batting along with her fleece backing made for a super soft and cozy quilt with lots of great definition. 


I did paisleys in the background while custom quilting around the printing, adding a little fun flair here and there.


I like the back.


Thanks Mary Jo- this was a fun one!  More t-shirt quilts to come.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Urban Birthday


Becki made this awesome Urban Birthday quilt using her Quick Curve Ruler. 


These undulating shapes are super fun to quilt.


I quilted feathers in the gray and curves in the prints.


Thanks Becki!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Joan's Just Rosy


Joan made this adorable wallhanging. The pattern is from American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine--Aug. 2016 issue and called "Just Rosy".  I think it is just awesome!  You can see the original version here. Almost identical!


I quilted it similarly to the magazine article, but did a geometric design in the snowball blocks where they did a feather wreath. 



I used a coordinated gray thread throughout. I changed to an invisible thread and quilted around the inner circle of the flowers. That way my little wobbles and imperfections would not be as noticeable.



I just love this pattern! Joan let me keep her issue of the magazine, so I just may make one of my own someday.  Thanks Joan!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pinwheels


Katie made this lap-sized pinwheel quilt.


I've done this design before in an all-pinwheels-all-the-time-quilt before and Loved how it turned out. 


This one was no different. I put the feather/swirl in the solids and c2c in the prints so the quilting will shine where it's supposed to and the pretty prints can shine too.


I used a medium brown thread on it. 


I love the back too!



Thanks Katie!!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Minne Mouse Embroidered Quilt


Peg made this adorable Minnie Mouse themed machine embroidered quilt for her little granddaughter. Soo adorable!


I quilted hearts and swirls in the black areas, outlined the embroidery and back filled with little curls and hearts.


The mouse eared fabric was a perfect choice for this one.




Cute cute cute! 
Thanks Peg!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Linda's Bright Framed Squares


Linda made this super bright and funky quilt for her granddaughter. 


I used a brightly multi--colored variegated thread on it and did an all-over with hearts, swirls, feathery swirls, and double bubbles on it.


So fun!


Thanks Linda!!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Linda's Baby quilt panels


Linda made a couple baby quilts using printed panels. 


I outlined the bear and flowers and things and filled in the background with a meandering loop.


On this adorable giraffe quilt I did an all-over on it, except for the center scene.



I outlined the tree, giraffes, and clouds. 

Thanks Linda-these panels were fun to do!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

2.5 inch Squares Scrap Quilt


Joyce made a few scrap quilts using up 2.5 inch squares. 



I quilted all-over loopy leaves, double bubbles and paisleys.


Love the idea for this quilt!  Thanks Joyce!