Motorcycle Quilt

This customer found the pantograph online that was perfect for her quilt.

She stitched the brand-name embroidery sections from a licensed distributor.  Then she used a purchased pattern and her fabrics.  I think it is a fun quilt.

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It was a great Christmas gift for her to give!!

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And he likes it!  Win – Win!

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Windmill Baby Quilt

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!

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Accuquilt 12″ die pattern called Windmill.  Speed cutting and easy piecing.

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This border fabric begged for mitered corners!
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Then I played with the quilting.  A variegated yellow-ish thread was fun!

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The little man on his quilt!

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Royal Stars

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.

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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.

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Even ready to be shipped out in a box, the quilt is lovely!

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Purple for Northwestern!

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!

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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.  🙂  )

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All quilted, binding on, and washed for presentation.

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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.

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Personal delivery… the best!  🙂
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I wish I could see her more often.

 

 

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Civil War Reproduction Quilt

What a fun time when a dear friend brings her friend who needs a top quilted!  We enjoyed our visiting time and they also got a studio tour while here.  This beautiful quilt is for her bed and she did a wonderful job on the piecing.  She asked for a medium meander for the quilting all-over.

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I think she did this as a block of the month.  There is wide sashing and corner posts and a very wide border.  I assume the pieced top is just right for the top of the bed.  The bottom right block as the Underground Railroad story.

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My favorite block ~

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Spiced Chai

This pattern is from a new book, Vintage Quilt Revival.  This quilter used new linen-like cotton fabrics now available in quilt shops and they are so pretty!!  Great visual texture and they feel wonderful.  Look for them at your local quilt shop.

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This is all hand-guided free hand quilting customized to her wishes.  Of course, all hand-guided quilting has a touch of uniqueness to the quilter, much like hand-writing has a bit of each individual that shines out.

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I really loved watching this quilt come to life as I quilted it.  With the name, Spiced Chai, and the quilting on Monday morning, I was reminded of a warm mug of hot cocoa… and had one for a snack later!

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My great-niece saw some photos of this quilt and just couldn’t choose which color in this area she liked best!

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The blocks are 15″ and the quilt is 60″ square.  Lovely, simple, modern.  This pattern would be so unique to you depending on your fabrics.

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Antique Drunkards Path

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.

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She likes my Pantagraphs and has me choose them as we go.

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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.

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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!

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