Thursday, July 15, 2010

Old Spiderweb Quilt + more

I LOVE old quilts. This Spiderweb Quilt is over at least 80 years old. That means no rotary cutters or any rulers....and a quilt top that is not flat. But I really think she could not have made a better top. To quilt most of the fullness out I used a poly batting and added more batting under the probem areas. This specific area got 3 extra pieces of batting.
This is how it looks after I stipple or meander over the extra pieces of batting. It is better to add more batting than to quilt in a pucker, just my humble opinion. I think it turned out good.

A new bright scrappy backing. Betsie will finish the binding.
This is another donation quilt I quilted. Betsie made the quilt top and will finish the quilt. The quilt will auction off in August '10 to raise funds for the Cure for Childhood Cancer Organization.
I think the "Sweetheart" panto with hearts and flowers goes perfectly with the girly colored fabric.

Pretty backing with flowers and butterflies.
This batik Block of the Month quilt was pieced by Cindy. This is the first quilt I quilted for her. I used the "Field of Flowers" pattern by Kerryn Emerson.
These blocks are so pretty and the embroidered blocks adds a lovely touch to the quilt.

The borders and corners are all different.

Pink batik backing.
The last two quilts I quilted for Sandy. This is her red Hunter Star quilted with a red variegated thread and "Curlz" panto.

Aren't the 2 red borders pretty?
Scrappy backing with a solid red quilting thread.
Sandy made the teal and brown quilt for her son and daughter in law...something they can curl up in when watching television.

She made another scrappy backing.
Happy quilting until next time!


Zlaty said...

You did great job on the old quilt Millie! That would have been a disaster but you put your magic touch! your other customers quilt are very pretty also!
Very generous of you to quilt the quilt for the donation!

Have a great day!

Terry said...

Amazing quilts and amazing quilting! I love the tip about adding batting to take up the fullness. Some of my quilt tops end up with not so flat spots and I'd do anything to not have puckers when that happens.

Barb said...

Once again, I am not leaving your blog disappointed....just inspired.

Muddling Through said...

Thank you, Millie!!!! I would never have thought of adding extra batting. You are a genius!

All those quilts are so pretty. I was especially impressed with your using the variegated thread on the red and white one.

Anonymous said...

You have been very busy the quilts are looking great and love the way you add batting to overcome the problem.


*karendianne. said...

What a really smart thing to do while quilting that quilt. Adding in that extra batting. You're good, friend. I tell ya!

SueR said...

You are just full of good tricks! The extra batting trick looked like it worked slick as a whistle--I'll have to remember that. The batik sampler is really beautiful--love the quilting on that one.

Susan said...

Beautiful quilts! I especially love the spiderweb quilt and what a great tip about adding the extra batting in those problem areas! Thanks for the tip!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wow! Lots of gorgeous quilts here. I love the quilting design in the sampler quilt. And great job taming the spiderweb quilt!

Micki said...

Amazing work! I love the spiderweb quilt...just stunning!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are so clever to figure out those pucker areas and make the quilt turn out so flat! I particularly love that sampler quilt :)
Great eye candy, as always on your site! I like how you show the top, the quilting detail and the back!