Thursday, June 10, 2010

A good old stipple/meandering

I love a good old stipple or meandering. And it goes with every quilt...from traditional to modern to t-shirt quilts.

Rhonda made this purse and bag quilt for her 13 year old cousin. This is the second quilt she made. She used her cousin's old dance costumes to make the purse and shoe blocks.


I had to free-hand the stipple around the appliqued purses and shoes.


A close up picture of some of the cute bags and shoes.


Teal and black borders.


Zebra backing.


Busy t-shirt quilts always turn out well with a stipple. The next 2 quilts I used a stipple panto...no freehand work on these quilts!!!


It is always fun to look at all the different t-shirt and picture blocks.






Border and corner detail of quilt.


Red backing.


Do you see something under the quilt?


My son made him a sleeping spot before my longarm!


Sharlene made this Winnie the Poo machine embroidered quilt. She asked for a plain stipple quilting too.


Muslin backing...a favorite fabric of mine for a backing


Have you ever got something new that made you too excited to sleep? We went to Lowes one day and picked up pantry shelves to put all my quilts on. The baskets were on sale but they only had 6 out of the 9 brown baskets that I needed so I just picked up 3 blue and brown striped baskets. I thought it made it look more interesting. On the top shelf I have the quilts waiting to get back to their owners.


In these baskets I have all the unfinished quilts, batting, and thread.


I decided to keep these old baskets here for a while... Just to remind me of my own UFO's so I don't get too wrapped up in customer quilts.


Happy Quilting!
~Millie~

18 comments:

Darlene said...

They all look wonderful, Millie. I love stippling and meandering and I couldn't agree more - it works on all quilts. Very timeless.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a fun post Millie - lots of great quilting on beautiful quilts. And I really love your new shelving and boxes!! I need to do that!

Linda said...

Hi Millie, I'm a fann of stippling. My machine sits on a grace frame and I use my Janome to quilt. I have only 5 inches to play with. Don't miss my giveaway. Ends June 13th.

Susan said...

Hello Millie, very nice organization with the shelves and containers. Now those purse and shoe quilts are fantastic, such creativity, you must have enjoyed working with them. And the t-shirt quilt is the best I've seen so far. They are a tough one to pull together but the colors and everything goes together perfectly.
Nice job quilting.

Needled Mom said...

That purse/shoe quilt is just fabulous!!!

The stipple quilting always looks wonderful. You are right.

Your new shelving looks great and so orderly.

Barb said...

What fun quilts......and love your storage shelves.

Vicki said...

As always its a pleasure to see your quilting. I love the boxes and the blue ones look so nice. Really makes it look all pretty. Hugs Vicki

Muddling Through said...

I love the meandering/stipple, too. (Could be because it's the only one I can do half decently.) You did such a pretty job on all those quilts, as usual, and I love your storage system. You look very organized.

W. Latane Barton said...

Love the shoe and bag quilt. Very cute.

Annie said...

What a lot of lovely quilt action there.

Zlaty said...

You did some amazing meandering Millie! I love all the quilts you showed! I am sure you will get some happy customers!

Congratulations on your new shelf! I can imagine how excited you were!

Have a great weekend!

Micki said...

I love stippling and meandering too...great job!
Micki

Caro said...

Love your new shelves and baskets. They brighten up your workspace.

*karendianne. said...

Was that free hand stippling around the applique hard to do? It looks like it would be but you are so good at it. I'm stumbling over my words today but really friend... sheesh!

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Thanks,
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