Christmas Quilt

My friend made this quilt out of some stunning Christmas fabrics!  (mostly Montana Modern fabric line)

The back with black flannel and some of the leftover fabrics for a dynamic pieced back.

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Cross-Stitch Quilts

My sister made these cross-stitch blocks with a quilt theme several years ago and asked me to make a wallhanging with them sometime.  I started this spring and then it was put on the back-burner.  I promised she have it by Christmas and she does!  🙂

I designed the layout and chose the fabrics using her paint swatches for reference.

Nancy let me have free-reign with the quilting and I knew just what I wanted to do.  Loved the pink & peach variegated thread that went with it perfectly!   As an added bonus, our parents were here when I quilted it and they just were delighted to hang out and watch the process.

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A Quilt for Her Man

My friend had a request from her hubby for a quilt and she lost the umption for it… oh, a few years ago!  😦   We’ve all BTDT!!  This fall with our sewing group she pulled it out to work on while we were together & visiting.  Good idea!

We all thought it looked great and she redesigned it mid-stream which gave it new life!  Now it is finished! 🙂

Since one of the holders is friends with the recipient, he thought comedy was needed in the photo.  :eyeroll:  The narrow red border & scrappy outer border add a great touch to the center strippy blocks.

As her pieced back rolled onto the take-up bar, I gasped.  Stunning!  🙂  The backing is blocks of various red fabrics, framed with the Woolen Flannel she chose.  Fantastic!  (I am so going to find this fabric for backing something of my own.  Woolen Needle Flannel.  Thick, soft, & yummy!!)


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Graduated Batiks

This quilt by E is for her son for Christmas.  I was thrilled to be able to help her and I had it done for her to pick-up the first of December.   The batiks she used were stunning and she has a good eye for color & design.

The quilt is 80″ x 100″ so I had a bit of a challenge to get a whole photo of it.  The holders were somewhat cooperative this night!

E chose an all-over swirl design and we used a lighter thread on the inner sections and a darker thread on the outer sections.

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Christmas Twister

Here is a super gift idea that S gave to her friend!

This twister is the table top size made with charm squares.

She requested loops in each pinwheel and supplied the red & green variegated thread.  We both were pleased with the results!

S is a whiz at making the mini twister from the leftovers and I’m able to quilt them side by side.

I think I need to make a few of these for Christmas decorations!  So cute with a candle centerpiece.


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Civil War Reproduction Baskets

This quilt is for my guild’s raffle next year.  I was happy to quilt it and wanted to keep a more traditional feel to it to go with the Civil War era.  The basket pattern is from the Farmer’s Wife book.   By using the companion CD of patterns that works with Electric Quilt, we increased the size to an 8″ block quite easily.  We designed the quilt to be queen size (89″ x 115″) and enough baskets for the whole guild to participate in making a block if they wished.

All the baskets & blocks were outlined, stitched-in-the-ditch, one of the hardest and slowest ways to quilt on a long-arm.

The wide border is quilted with a cabled feather design.

Showing the back of the quilt above & below.

The quilt is at another member’s home now as she puts on the binding.  In the new year, the raffle ticket committee will take over for the rest of the raffle project.  I’ll have tickets available sometime in February or March, depending on how the committee works.  We have our part done… making the quilt in 2011!

Only the committee got a peak at the quilt so far as it was passed to the binder.  Here is a bonus for the guild members that follow my site.  🙂


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Little Rascals Baby Quilt

How cute is this?!  A split 9-patch for a quick & charming baby quilt.

This quilt got a pantograph quilting pattern which is great for a simple piecing design, highlights the fabrics, and is more cost-effective for a gift.

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Red & Black

My customer made this wallhanging to take when they visit with her friend this month.  It really is real, pure red and black; not sure why the colors are wrong in my photos.

Close-up of the freehand quilting in the blocks —

The back showing the quilting; here the colors are accurate.


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Golden Yellows & Olive Greens

This quilt is so calming and the colors are just right for fall!  I was glad to meet a new customer via one of the quilt shops.

This is a large quilt and my photography capabilities at this size are rather limited.  (Especially with my long armed men working extra hours this time of year!)   There are daffodils in the green prints!!  I loved these fabrics.

The 3 printed sections are quilted with a floral vine to fill the wide space.  Then I used variations of that in the pieced blocks, framing a flower set in each one.  The borders include parts of the main floral design using the leaves & scrolling bud branching out from the seams.

The customer was pleased and I really enjoyed quilting this design!  The quilting is all freehand and has an natural feel with slight variations to all the floral designs.

As usual, the backing showcases the quilting!


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Pieceful Nights

This is another quilt I showed at the guild’s show last weekend.

The aisles were too narrow for me to get back any farther for a better photo.  It is so nice at shows to have the quilts hanging.

I made this during a 2008 Block of the Month program.  I made the optional center medallion and used their setting instructions.  Then I added the extra green border to make it closer to bed size.

The blocks have in the ditch quilting and the bigger areas and the borders have free-motion quilting.  This is the last big quilt I quilted on my home sewing machine.   I finished the piecing in February of 2009 but didn’t finish the quilting until September 2009.  I offered this quilt to my son since I finished it the year he graduated from high school.  He didn’t want it then so I’ll ask him another year.  🙂

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