Thursday, May 17, 2012

1038 - Karen's Dresden Plates

A Dresden Plate quilt is also on my bucket list, and this was made from ACTUAL 30's fabrics, the plates made by Karen's mother or grandmother.  This was FUN, and the only thing done with the computer was the 'ghosted' in Dresden Plates in the yellow fabric, and I digitized those myself.  She's got one more to make!

I LOVE my job!

1037 - Sherry's Wedding Quilt

Sherry made this quilt for a relatives wedding present.  This pattern has been on my to-do list and it was fun to quilt.  "Goldilocks b2b" from Anne Bright was her choice for this quilt, and was my first time using this design.  It's pretty thread and time intensive as there is a lot of overstitching, but I love the final result!

1036 - Priscilla's Wall Hanging

Priscilla wanted an edge to edge design on this wall hanging.  "Star Dance" by Pam Becker (Digitech) worked perfectly for this quilt.

1035 - Mary's twisty quilt

Mary has made several of these - she says they're fun!  She chose "Brightly" from Anne Bright to finish this one.

1034 - Ami's Rail Fence

Or maybe it is a modified Rail Fence??  The size of the blocks lead me to believe that these fabrics may have been from a jelly roll.  "Luna b2b" from Anne Bright was the choice to quilt this scrappy quilt.

1033 - Helen's LAST T-shirt Quilt

This is the end...or so she says!  Helen made this t-shirt quilt for her last grandchild to graduate from high school.  I'm always amazed at how many t-shirts she can get into a quilt and how she can make odd size block all play together so nice.  This was quilted with "Sun Valley Zinnia Border" (Anne Bright).  The back was a wide back batik flannel from

There were two kinds of stabilizer used on this quilt.  One worked well, the other - not so much, it separated from the t-shirts as I quilted.  I eventually had to cover the top with Press N Seal plastic wrap to allow the hopping foot to slide over the t-shirts without pulling them out of shape.  I'm telling this story so that you'll know to check - and re-check - your stabilizers when making this kind of quilt.  Helen says she's done...

1032 - Mary's $5 Quilt

When Wheat Country Quilts was still in the church building where I am now, Marjorie put together this block of the month kit - I did one too.  This is Mary's version of that quilt.  I used "Love at Home" (Anne Bright) to quilt this.  The butterfly's in the upper left block of the quilt were a 3D element, and Mary said to just quilt over them - so, plastic wrap over the top of them, I did!

1031 - Gina's Lake Quilt

When Gina sent this quilt I just knew I had to use the Majestic Pines Border!   It's a new (to me) edge to edge design from One Song Needle Arts.

1030 - Marge's Baby Quilt

Marge asked for "Soft & Sweet" (Anne Bright) for this flannel baby quilt.  Quilter's Dream Puff batting makes it soooo cuddly!

1029 - Mary's Row Quilt

Mary has been cleaning out her UFO closet!  This row quilt was perfect for "Fruitopia" by Anne Bright, as it had a very homey feel.

1028 - Pam's Carpenter's Wheel

Pam wanted an edge-to-edge on this Carpenter's Wheel.  Something in the fabrics made me think of chocolate, so "Chocolate Leaves" by One Song Needle Arts was the choice for the quilting.

1027 - Joyce's Picnic Quilt

Joyce brought in this picnic quilt that she made for her sister.  "Buzzing Bees" (Anne Bright) was her PERFECT choice to finish this quilt!

Odessa Quilt Guild Birds of Paradise

I felt very honored to be chosen to quilt this wall hanging for the Odessa Quilt Guild.  This quilt was auctioned to raise money for the Odessa (WA) Hospital Foundation.  I used two batts for this quilt - a flat poly for stability and wool on top to give a faux traupunto look so that the birds would POP!

1025 - Mary's Birds in the Air

That's the name of the quilt, so Mary decided to stay with that theme for the quilting.  "Sky Birds Border" from Anne Bright was her choice for the quilting. 

1024 - Sherry's Stars

While edge-to-edge is my bread and butter, sometimes I get in a quilt where I get turned loose to have some fun.  Sherry made this quilt for her own bed and wanted something special done on it.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!