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Excellent Quilt!

This quilt is a personal pattern by the maker and features the initial of her granddaughter’s first name.

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I love the script “E”!  Darling fabrics are girly but not baby style for this newly-turned 3 year old.  (sorry for the blurry photo)

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The backing of the quilt is minky fabric and lightly quilted so that it still is cuddly and drapes.  You should see Miss E modeling with the quilt!  🙂

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Embroidered Baskets

This stunning quilt has hand-embroidered baskets stitched by the owner’s aunt.  A very special heirloom!

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The pieced blocks have a freehand quilting design and the embroidered blocks have outlining and a small meander.  The setting blocks and borders are a freehand quilting design to compliment the pieced block quilting design.

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Memory Quilt

This quilt is quite the memory quilt.  I wish my photos could capture how dear this is!  As the maker’s nearly first start into quilting, that in itself is a memory to hold.  Based on ideas from the book, A Quilter’s Diary by Mimi Dietrich, this quilt holds a rich family history!

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In the quilt, there are special blocks for parents, for their marriage, for each of their children, family name, and lots of fun memories.  Do you see there is even an Ohio Star block?  🙂

I wish you could hear the stories behind the blocks.  It is so fascinating!  The near top row of mostly cream blocks fall across the pillows on a made bed.  Great planning!  The center block of that row is an old quilt block made by her great-grandmother.  Then she repeated that block pattern across the top and my quilting in those blocks mimics the original block.

Here are some close-up peeks at the blocks and borders.

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I did custom freehand quilting on all of the quilt.  Each block is quilted to go along with the block design and I kept a swirl theme throughout the quilt.

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Photo Quilt

I love this super example of using photos in a quilt.  This is a precious masterpiece and I’m pretty sure the receiver would have cried to be given such a gift!

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The batik fabrics are perfect with the photos.  The 4 corners have special embroidery designs.

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I did all custom freehand quilting and used the sashing & the on-point brown corners as the basis for each quilting design.  The quilting for the sides tie the cream border to the quilt and then a swirl in the outer border compliments the rest of the quilting.

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Elaine’s Asian Quilt

A beautiful quilter wanted her wallhanging custom quilted to highlight the center panel and accent the borders.

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My favorite is the mosaic style maze border that she added.  Just beautiful work!

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And the back showing part of the center panel quilting….

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Carole’s Baskets

This quilt is just amazing!  Pieced baskets and appliqued flowers set on point.

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She said she wanted to finish the quilt with a scalloped border so I left space on the border to allow her room to work.

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At our local guild show, I finally got to see the finished quilt!  I love her scalloped border.

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Floral Lap Quilt

A young member of one of my quilt guilds was diagnosed with cancer this winter so we rallied and made a lap quilt for her recovery time.   These girls work fast and put the top together at a sewing day and had it ready that night for me at guild.  I quilted it and another member added the binding.   We were able to give it to her the day before her surgery and she was so appreciative!!

The back shows some of the quilting and the label that most of our guild signed during the February meeting.

This is a close-up of the 9-patch block.

I thought the fabrics and pattern were just great for a cheery get well soon quilt.

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