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!
The batik fabrics are perfect with the photos. The 4 corners have special embroidery designs.
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.
A beautiful quilter wanted her wallhanging custom quilted to highlight the center panel and accent the borders.
My favorite is the mosaic style maze border that she added. Just beautiful work!
And the back showing part of the center panel quilting….
This quilt is just amazing! Pieced baskets and appliqued flowers set on point.
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.
At our local guild show, I finally got to see the finished quilt! I love her scalloped border.
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.
Several customers have asked about tshirt quilts so I finished this one using my daughter’s shirts. I hope this helps show you a new way to have a tshirt quilt. I like the layout with a variety of shirt sizes and the added fabric pieces between the shirts. I used my daughter’s favorite colors and those that went well with the shirts. It is bright because she likes bright! Not all tshirt quilts scream like this one!! 🙂
I was able to use fronts & backs of the shirts as well as the little emblems that are above the front pockets. I also used small designs on the sleeves. Quite fun!
This quilt was quilted with Superior Thread, Rainbow, Gypsy which is a bright pink variegated thread. Here is a photo of the back showing the turquoise flannel backing and the quilting. I used a freehand floral design in the border and then a variation of that with swirls for the body of the quilt.
Let me know if you’d like me to make a tshirt quilt for you. Of course, the price varies depending on the size you want and the number of shirts.
This is one of my own quilts but I’m pretty happy with the quilting so thought I’d show you. I’ll be teaching a version of this quilt in June at my local guild if you are interested.
It is 33″ x 46″. I used all my own hand-dyed fabrics for this. It is very bright, but I’m loving it!
Here is the back since many have been interested in that view as well with this quilt. I sewed my label on before quilting this time.
I used a double layer of batting; Hobbs 80/20 on the bottom and Hobbs Wool on the top. It added some additional dimension to the unquilted areas but I also think it is too heavily quilted to really see the benefit this time.
This quilt will head to our daughter’s once I’m done with my workshop in June.
SP is new to quilting but a pro at embroidery! She saw this idea at a quilt show and together we worked out the instructions for cutting. Her embroidery is perfect! 🙂
It is 45″ square with 6″ blocks and 6″ Nine-Patch blocks.
The pieced blocks have a freehand quilt design that coordinates with the border quilting. I added meander quilting around the embroidery.
A new border…. and I like it! 🙂 I used a pastel variegated thread with a touch of shimmer to it. Love the effect of Superior Rainbows thread!!
I added the binding for her and our mutual friend is hand-stitching it to the back as we speak! I think this is a lovely baby gift!! ♥
I started this quilt at a quilt retreat in July and worked throughout the fall on the piecing. I finished it over Christmas & New Year’s. The pattern is called Shoo Fly, Oh My. The regular Shoo Fly block and then little ones in the sashing that make you say, “Oh my!” when you are piecing them!
I added the yummy Wool & Needle flannel for backing and with the Hobbs 80/20 batting it is so cozy on the couch!! However, I kept forgetting to draft my men to hold it for a photo. (Well, and the fact that I stumbled on the steps and when my back is out, my brain seems to go with it!!)
I made this from 22 fat quarters of 80’s & 90’s blue fabrics from my stash. I added in a new tan fabric for the background. I’m quite pleased with the quilt and that I could make something nice from the dated fabrics. 🙂
I quilted this in a circular pattern using a pantograph. I think the circular quilting compliments the angular piecing.
What a great year I’ve had with my new quilting business! Thank you for being a part of it all!!
Just a quick wrap-up of the year, I checked the stitch counter on my HQ Fusion. Since its set-up in March, I’ve put on 4,277,444 stitches. Yahoo!!! I assume with a whole new year ahead of me, I’ll go over 5 million stitches next year.
With the quiet of the last 2 weeks, I finished piecing a quilt (below) that I started in July and I got it quilted.
It is at my personal binder’s so I’ll post that in a few days.
I finished my Bargello top and that is ready to load for some fancy quilting. I’m excited about doing that but a bit nervous too.
And my daughter’s shirts are ready for piecing for a tshirt quilt.
I appreciate you following along and hope to have photos for you in a few days! Happy quilting in the new year!
I was honored to have a quilt shop owner ask me to quilt HER quilt for her. She liked some custom quilting I did and wanted that look on her quilt.
The colors are so calming, I hope they translate to the computer correctly. A light aqua and medium celery with white sashings so I named it Island Breeze! LOL!! What looks like a variety of square fabrics is really a pre-pieced panel she bought. What a terrific use of those fabrics!
The border squares were each quilted with a freehand design of a frond & leaf.
The wide border has leaves and fern fronds… thinking that is the new name for them! 🙂
This is quilted with Superior’s King Tut variegated thread. It was perfect with the fabrics!