Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cat Quilt and a few more

Madame Samm mentioned it is relaxing to her to hand quilt. For me...give me my big longarm and I get rid of all my stress.
Maurice is a new quilter and this kitty quilt, is the second quilt I quilted for her.
"Bubbles" is one of my favorite pantographs and gives the quilt such a good texture and movement.


Maurice shared her love of quilting with her daughter-in-law, Dorothy. This is Dorothy's very first quilt. She picked "Meandering Daisies" for the quilting panto, another favorite panto of mine.
All the four patch blocks and the ones with triangles are three dimensional.
I use my old trick, "press 'n seal" to help me keep the pieces down so I can quilt over them.
The three dimensional block is quilted and I did not quilt in any tucks.

Light pink border.
Bright pink backing.
Another t-shirt quilt pieced by Sally. I quilted a batik quilt for her with "Bubbles" and immediately she said she want the same "Bubbles" on the t-shirt quilt.



Happy Quilting



22 comments:

Terry said...

Beautiful quilts! The one with the cats is amazing! Well, they all are actually! LOL

Cathy said...

I Love the 3-D look of the cat quilt! And you did a great job on the t-shirt quilt. I do them but don't actually quilt the squares. They work out fine, but I love the quilting swirls. I don't know how to machine quilt!

WoolenSails said...

I love that cat quilt, really fun fabrics and designs.

Debbie

Muddling Through said...

Beautiful quilts, Millie, and I always like to see how you quilted them - just makes them better and prettier!

Shannon said...

Those quilts are so amazing. I love the cat beds. That was clever to make those bed have depth. I don't think I have ever heard of using Press and Seal for quilting. Great tip!!

Chris H said...

They are all gorgeous quilts... I am starting to want a long arm quilter! Wonder how much they cost??? do you need a degree to be able to use one cos I'm an idiot!

Lucky-1 said...

Oh those cats are so cute:)

Madame Samm said...

Yep I am hand quilting and you are bringing life to quilts much quicker than I Millie...the cats OMG..love that...and your swirls are just a perfect pattern..Your work is really amazing my dear..Now I hand quilt for the pure enjoyment of it all...but I have to think ...machine quilting is really attractive to me wink...
Off to make yet another MUG RUG...lol
blessings

Mama Pea said...

I really like the bright quilt with the flowers. Great job!

Carol said...

Gorgeous quilts. Looooove the cats :)

Brigitte said...

You mean you put the press and seal right over the block and then tear it away when done? is there any sticky residue if you leave it on the quilt for a number of days?
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Zlaty said...

Beautiful quilts Millie! I have a question, when you use the press and seal do you cover the whole row you are doing or just the 3D blocks?
All the ladies are doing amazing quilts and you do your magic then!

Happy sewing!

Micki said...

I love the quilts, esp. the cat quilts!
Micki

Quilt Hollow said...

Cute quilts and NEW Banner! Samm did a wonderful job for you!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You did such a great job on these, as always! I love the bubbles panto.

Darlene said...

Beautiful quilts, Millie! I spied your treasure! :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

What great eye candy for us! I just love your close up shots of your quilting...especially that one showing the pink backing...yum!

Becky said...

I too love the cat quilt.Its so cute.I never made a quilt and I dont have a sewing machine.So needless to say I dont know much about this gorgeous hobby you guys all have.A question here,can you make something like a small quilt without a sewing machine?Or anything else thats quilt like without a machine.Does that sound right??? lol.I would so appreciate your answer.Thanks a bunch!Becky

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilts. I have that cat fabric. Was is fused? I am still trying to decide how to use that fabric. Your quilting is fantastic.

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Thearica said...

I LOVE that cat quilt!!

*karendianne. said...

Millie,

The pink quilt, the one with the three dimensional triangles and the neat "old trick" of "press 'n seal" to help you keep the pieces down - very clever!