November 12, 2015 · 9:00 am
This is a Disappearing Nine-Patch pattern in a very random and scrappy layout. Out of the 441 squares needed to start the quilt, only a few are repeated and used more than once. The way this pattern goes together, the fabrics repeat in some places but only 4 times for 49 fabrics. Otherwise, nearly all the fabrics are different.
Pieced, quilted, binding on, and washed.
Gold variegated King Tut thread by Superior Threads.
With all the squares and rectangles on the piecing, I quilted circles with hooked feathers randomly as I went along the quilt. Then I filled in the other areas with loops and spirals.
One circle has a script L for the customer. I don’t know if she’s found that yet!
Ready to be shipped and loved!
November 9, 2015 · 10:03 am
I feel like I just rocked my favorite quilt label ever!
After choosing the Bible verse and doing the layout for the center for owner and my signature, I transferred the lettering to my fabric with a lightbox and Micron pigma .08 black pen. Label is heat set when I’m finished with a hot iron.
This was my first circle label so I kept needing to turn the fabric as I lettered the verse around the circle. I love it!
Hand-stitched with edges turned under on the backing of the quilt before quilting.
November 5, 2015 · 7:58 pm
A customer asked for a quilt “about queen size, to snuggle in” and her only color choice was “scrappy”. I asked about styles and her favorite and not favorite color and she answered plainly, “scrappy”. So I’m starting….
441 – 5″ squares are needed. Here are 3 blocks in each section string-pieced. It was a very long chain and I thought would stretch across my living room. But it was twice across diagonally!
December 15, 2014 · 4:44 pm
This quilt is a special order for her MIL for Christmas.
Her suggestions were: greens, browns, nature-y, with a splash of red. I used a purchased pattern that I altered for the splash of red and love this so much I have 2 more planned in other colors to sell.
A special label with all the family names.
Close-up of the quilting. I just played with the machine and had leaves, feathers, and vine/swirls for the quilting.
October 15, 2014 · 2:36 pm
I have some great-nephews that aren’t such babies anymore still waiting on baby quilts from G-Auntie J. One is done and delivered!
Accuquilt 12″ die pattern called Windmill. Speed cutting and easy piecing.
This border fabric begged for mitered corners!
Then I played with the quilting. A variegated yellow-ish thread was fun!
The little man on his quilt!
October 10, 2014 · 8:48 am
This quilt is for her son’s graduation and he helped with pattern selection, fabrics, and the quilting ideas. They make a great team! While this was waiting for a turn to be quilted, I had it hanging in my studio with all the waiting quilts. It was a joy to walk in my room and see the dramatic color and piecing of this hanging there.
While this was waiting for a turn to be quilted, I had it hanging in my studio with all the waiting quilts. It was a joy to walk in my room and see the dramatic color and piecing of this hanging there.
Together they decided on variegated thread and a stars design in the quilting.
Even ready to be shipped out in a box, the quilt is lovely!
September 25, 2014 · 8:55 am
This quilt is a for a friend of mine that doesn’t quilt but delights in following God’s leading of how she shows love & mercy to others. I said I wanted to make her a quilt and her only idea was that it be purple, black, and white. I was pretty sure that would be all she’d say which made me laugh when that was the reply I received back from her! I knew just what to make!
Just the blocks laid out on my floor for arranging.
It is a planned Disappearing Nine-Patch pattern in that I purposely arranged the 9-patch units so that my dark purples would be the trail going through the quilt diagonally and the white with black fabrics would be the rectangles. (The purple for my friend and the more predominately white fabrics in smaller pieces since she has kids. 🙂 )
All quilted, binding on, and washed for presentation.
The backing is pieced too for extra fun!
I think labels are super important! Sometimes I put the label on before quilting and sometimes afterwards. Your choice. If you have it on the backing already, please be sure to alert me when you bring the quilt in for finishing.
Personal delivery… the best! 🙂
I wish I could see her more often.
July 8, 2014 · 6:35 pm
This beautiful antique quilt top was an auction find that my mother-in-law purchased. (shh… under $10) I added good quality muslin (Fat Quarter Shop has 108″ that is really nice) for the backing and binding.
She likes my Pantagraphs and has me choose them as we go.
The center Drunkards Path blocks were pieced by hand and were all well done. No repairs were needed. I think they are feed sack fabrics. It isn’t exactly all the same prints but they look near enough alike that the eye thinks they are the same. Maybe this top has a story about digging through sacks to find more that coordinate! The border fabric was added later by machine and seems to be from a different decade.
Part of the finishing includes a label. Because it is for family, I give it a wash in my machine to clean up years of dirt & etc as well as (especially for this one!!) remove various and excess dye. It has a lovely, cuddly grandmotherly feel and look to it now. Now usable instead of sitting on a shelf in the closet. Best use for a quilt!
June 27, 2014 · 8:16 pm
A new addition to her home prompted this quilter to make a new quilt to coordinate with her new room. She used the pattern, Marcie’s Maze, and used purchased pieces, not a jelly roll as the pattern suggests. Super cute fabrics and great piecing!
Doesn’t this make you wish you had a new sunroom to decorate?
June 14, 2014 · 12:52 pm
This quilt is a personal pattern by the maker and features the initial of her granddaughter’s first name.
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)
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! 🙂