Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Quilting and Linking on Tuesday

 Here is a little of what I have been quilting lately.

 This is Pattie's beautiful bargello quilt with my favorite freehand swirl quilting. I had the chance to take this workshop with the Chester quilt group.  Had. I don't remember why I didn't, but after seeing hers I really wish I did!
Pattie planned a bus trip for the day to the Lancaster quilt show last week.  I am so glad I didn't miss it.  A long day but so worth it.

 This next quilt is one I made for Project Linus.  The blue and pink squares were precut in a kit from the charity volunteers in the Warwick guild, then I added some backing and leftover batting from my stash and quilted a quick overall flower pattern.  I hope you can see it.  Then binding, of course.

This bright and colorful quilt was made by Dale.  I quilted loops in a bright orange/red thread.  I don't have a picture of the back but it is a spiderman print.  She is giving it as a gift.  Fun!

Since today is Tuesday I am linking with some new link parties.  Connie's Quilting by the River and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.  I have been looking / lurking at these for a while and decided to join in this week.  I look forward to seeing what everyone else is posting and I hope you will stop by too.  If you are visiting from these links...Thank you!

Until next time,

Monday, March 12, 2012

Four Patch Play

 Here are a few pictures from my design wall to link with Design Wall Monday

 I made a few more four patches for the center of the Four Patch Posie blocks.

I am playing with some different ideas for the sashings and layout. 
 Trying out a few color options.  Thinking of skipping the inner sashing altogether and having them blend in with the outer triangles then adding the outer sashing.

Now for a little of what I have been quilting.

Another Glacier Star, this one made by Joanne. Love her color scheme.  
I'm so happy she let me quilt this for her.  This is mostly freehand and a little ruler work.

And here is Rachel's T shirt quilt.  Her Mom and Aunt picked it up yesterday and really loved it.  Lots of fun memories in this quilt. 

 Close up of quilting and purple backing

So that's what's new for today.  Thanks for taking a look.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Machine Quilting

Today I will show you a few pictures of what I have been machine quilting recently.

 This is another beautiful quilt of Sonja's. 
It is the Bali Wedding Star Bed Runner pattern from Judy Neimeyer.  
I love the green and purple colors.

The next quilt is Laurie's.  She is a new customer!  Thank you Laurie for trusting me with your beautiful quilt.  I really enjoyed working on this quilt and she sent me the nicest email saying how happy she is with the quilting. It made my day!

I know that's a lot of pictures but I wanted to show all the different patterns for the larger blocks.  Still playing around with lighting and learning to photograph to show the quilt and the quilting.  I will save the other quilts for another time.

Thanks for letting me show and tell. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet

Yes,  I am posting two days in a row.  I want to look back at the month and see what I have been doing and link up with Lilys Quilts.  Even with the extra day, February seemed to go by so quickly.

I haven't taken the time to learn how to make a mosaic of pictures so this will have to do.

Finished One Block Wonder

Four Patch Posie workshop

A few more scrap blocks

Mystery Top Completed

Jelly Roll Quilt top

Also last month, I took three classes to learn about my new sewing machine. 
  And on the business side, I quilted several quilts and made a T shirt quilt.  I either forget to take pictures or I forget to ask permission to show them on my blog.  Hopefully now I will remember.

 Ok... I see why February seemed so busy with sewing and quilting.  Looking forward to visiting some other quilting blogs.  Thanks for stopping by.