Thursday, March 27, 2014

Baby Buggies Quilt

Norene made this adorable baby quilt with a few printed panels and plenty of solids.

I did some outlining around each little baby, puppy and corresponding mode of transportation and filled the background in with swirls.  I did each border with a different design.

Flowers, waves, triangles, circles, pebbles, feathers, C2C... I think that about covers it.

Ric-rack with an echo in the border and a triple scallop in the outside border.  I used a light gray thread throughout the quilt.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Modern Bricks

Norene made this neat modern looking quilt from a jelly roll.  

For the border I did a super large loop and then echoed it a couple times.

It may be hard to see, but for the center I quilted a paisley swirl and then every so often I would do one more echo with loops.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Jessica's Baby Quilts

Jessica made these baby quilts.  The first one is so cute- she used scraps from 'oink-a-doodle-moo' fabric line.  I love the secondary 9-patch these blocks make with the sashing.  

I did a paisley swirl and rick-rac in the border. 

And this sweet little pinwheel quilt out of Lily Pulitzer fabrics.  

In the center I did an all-over flower, swirl, and leaves design and then a scalloped border with a loop.

Thanks for letting me quilt up these adorable quilts Jessica!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Lilly Pulitzer/Judi Madsen Baby Quilt Mash-Up!

Oh my goodness I love this quilt!  When Jessica (the Lilly Pulitzer fabric Queen) dropped it off and I saw those big blank 'windows', I knew exactly what I was going to do!  

I recently ordered Judi Madsen's new book 'Quilting Wide Open Spaces' and have been itching to attempt a few things from it.  

The 'In the Meadow' designs paired well with the bright floral fabrics, which also feature a few butterflies itself.  

The genius part about this quilting design is that due to its over sized design, there's no need to worry about resizing it to fit your block.  Just print off the pages from her CD, slip under your quilt and trace.  I used a water soluble marker.  No math, no lining up just perfectly...pretty simple.

I kept the quilting very straightforward in the pieced 9-patches, because the fun fabrics are the star there, and not the quilting.  That's where my "Judi Madsen" stops, and my "keep it simple" approach stepped in.  
Ha ha!

A solid back!
Now I want one for myself :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Twister Rainbow Quilt

Norene made this twister quilt out of some of her scraps.  I love how bright and colorful it is!

Since the edge of her border was pieced, it was perfect for something other than feathers.  It's easy to decide to just put a feather in a border, but sometimes feathers just don't "go" with the quilt and you need to do something else.  And because it was pretty wide, I needed something tall.  This is what I came up with.  

For her 'twisters' I ended up doing C2C because it was the only thing I could come up with where you could travel across the whole row without stopping 50 times.  Other than an overall design, which I did not want to do on this quilt.

It turned out pretty neat I think!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Norene's Jelly Roll quilt

Norene made this quilt from a jelly roll.

I quilted a large loop in the border, then echoed it a couple times.

In the center part I did a paisley swirl, but every so often I would do the last ring of loops.  

That's all I got for you today!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Katie's Red White and Blues

Katie made this matching set of red, white and blue little quilts.  Very dazzling indeed!

She did such a lovely job with these log cabin borders, I had to showcase them with a little quilting flare.  With cream colored thread, I did a half flower loop design...

And free flowing feathers in the center.  Then I changed to a navy thread and did the dark areas of the border.  A narrow, pointy leaf blade with a little spiral in the red center squares, as you can see above.

A sampling of the back.  Hooray solid back!

Thanks Katie!