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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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Bargello

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.

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Embroidered Baby Quilt

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!! ♥

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Shoo Fly, Oh My!

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.

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Island Breeze

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!

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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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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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