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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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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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Endless Summer

I thought I’d take the next few posts to show you the quilts I made for myself that I took to my guild’s quilt show last weekend.

I just love the fabrics in this quilt named Endless Summer.   It has 14 pieced blocks alternating with the coordinating printed blocks.  The piecing pattern is a Schnibbles pattern but I made more blocks than the patterns suggested 9.

Endless Summer is quilted with an all-over pantograph design of flowers & swirls.  I love this pattern and while it fit with the quilt fabrics, it doesn’t detract from the pieced blocks.    I use this quilt on my side of the bed when my hubby isn’t interested in more covers yet.  Plus it is a joy to awaken to!

Pantograph designs for quilting are priced between an all-over meander and custom quilting.

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Vintage Cross-Stitch

My MIL brought this quilt top over for me to finish.  She asked that I add a wide border, do the quilting, and finish it all.

It came to me in sad shape but I was sure it had a lot of potential!

I added a wide border and went through some older quilt books (thanks MA!) for quilting designs.  Thankful for a new century of technology, I scanned and enlarged them to just the size I needed.    After all the quilting, I washed & dried the quilt.   All the wonderful vintage love, oozed out of the newly finished quilt.  We don’t know the maker of the cross-stitched blocks but I think she is happy.

There aren’t any stains at all on the quilt.   My lighting here gives that appearance.

I loved this quilt so much, I took a look on ebay over the last few days and got myself my own vintage quilt tops that need quilted.   I’m anxious for them to arrive.

Did you make cross-stitch blocks like this back in the day?  When did you make yours?  I’d love to have more of a date for this embroidery.

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