Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Applique Table Runner

My Sister made this table runner.  All hand applique.  Isn't it pretty?!

I filled in the background with pebbling and then did some custom designs in the patchwork areas. 

Center square.  I believe she said that she is going to do some more hand stitching around the flowers yet.  Can't wait to see it all finished and on your dining room table! 

And here is the back. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Conversation Piece

Norene put this little quilt together using up random blocks and bits leftover from other quilts.  It's like a little collage of all the quilts she's made in the last year--quite a conversation piece!

She let me go a little haywire quilting random things in each section.  I was having lots of fun trying out new designs and practicing different patterns. 

This double heart design was pretty fun to do.  A lot of the designs I used were from the book Quilting Inside the Lines by Pam Clarke.  I also get inspiration from Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Blog

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Blog Catch Up

Well, despite my lack of blog posts lately, I have been busy quilting.  I will attempt to get the blog caught up this week.  Here are a couple quilts that I've worked on recently. 

This is Gina's flannel quilt.  You might think that quilting straight lines would be super easy, but this one was a doozie for me!  Notice the pointed edges.  I had to make sure that all those points were aligned just right.  Then I rotated the quilt and put it back on to do the vertical lines. 

Good luck binding this one Gina! 

Here's another tractor/farm quilt.  This one has all the farm critters on it!  Puppies, kitties, horses, chickens, cows...

A large swirl is what I quilted it with.

Here's a shot of the center panel.  I just love it!  That big white barn reminds me of the one at my Grandparent's house. 

And in other news, I have decided not to return to my job from maternity leave, so I am now officially a full-time stay-at-home Mom and Longarm quilter!!  I think I am going to love it!  Also, today is my Birthday.  Yes, on St. Patty's Day.  I am not too excited about it.  I'm now officially in my thirties.  UGH.