Saturday, March 12, 2011

Quilting Fun

A few days ago my computer died so now I'm writing from my DH's laptop. The kids will be home this week for Spring Break so I'll be busier than normal. I've downloaded a few photos from my camera on this laptop so I'd like to show you some pretty quilts I've been working on.
Lately, I've quilted a lot of sampler quilts. This one here is pink and green with a very funky, interesting layout pieced by Nancy. I love the way it's twisted. It brings a fun element to a traditional sampler.
She picked a white backing which shows off perfectly the quilting. The only problem is it will show off perfectly every quilting mistake as well.
I quilt at least one t-shirt quilt a month. This t-shirt quilt was pieced by Sally.
The next two baby quilts were by my friend Carolyn. This one is a blue and green start quilt with a polka dot background! I love it.
A zig-zag blue and brown quilt for a baby boy who hasn't been born yet.
My most favorite quilting pattern of all is a Stipple. A tan backing. (Another close up of the lovely polka dots)
Another baby girl quilt, pieced by Carolyn's sister, Sally. I love the pink embroidery heart with the cute curlies.
Little Payten, whose not born yet, has her name embroidered. Polka dots everywhere! In the pink backing
 and background this time.
The last quilt is a red scrappy Bear's Paw quilt pieced by Janice.
A very eye-catching border treatment.
Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Quilting,

19 comments:

Muddling Through said...

Those are some very pretty quilts, Millie, and I don't believe for one minute that there is even one quilting mistake to show in that white backing! Your work is beautiful, as always, and stipple is my favorite as well.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

All very lovely - what a quilt show. Have a safe and wonderful trip. Bring us back pics.

Quiet Quilter said...

Oh, your quilting expertise is amazing! Love the quilts too

Val said...

Oh my! These are absolutely gorgeous!

Seams Sew Together said...

Loving your quilting, you have done a fab job.

Mandy

Chris H said...

WOW you have been a busy bee!
All those quilts are lovely... just lovely.

Stephanie said...

Wow you've been busy. They're all so different and amazing. My eye did seem to go right to the blue and green stars quilt. Enjoy your family during Spring Break.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Lovely quilts! The red and tan quilt is calling my name. And the blue and green polka dot quilt is so sweet!

Quilt Hollow said...

Love that Bear's Paw one the best! That would also be a beauty with custom quilting. Can you find out where or who the pattern is by?

julieQ said...

YOu are just an awesome quilter!!! I love your work, the texture you add gives such life to each quilt...and the piecing is just marvelous!

Anonymous said...

Just Beautiful!!!

matate10 said...

Love all the quitling, Millie, and I'm sure there are no mistakes on the white backing. Your work is beautiful!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Good heavens you've been quilting a lot Millie! So many cute quilts there's no way to pick a favorite. :) blessings, marlene

Sue said...

Millie your quilting is gorgeous! Wonderful job and it's very nice of you to say you have quilting mistakes for us novices ... but seriously!! Your quilting is ACES!! Thank you for sharing :)

Mama Pea said...

Your quilting is really quite something! Especially on the one with the white backing. I really love it!

Ariane said...

Your quilting is wonderful!! Thanks for the wonderful shoe!!!

Madame Samm said...

oh goodness me Millie you have been one busy bee, is this what happens when one's pc dies...lol. delightful designs, love the baby one in browns...great for a boy...your clients must be overjoyed when they get their quilts back....

mj said...

Hello, You do wonderful work!! I have a few ????'s on your T-shirt quilts. What color thread did you use on this T-shirt Quilt? What advise do you have when you quilot over heavier iron-ons (say the numbers)? I have a longarm (stretch) Homesteader and I can't really quilt over the iron-on numbers without getting skipped stitches. Any advise? Needle, thread etc. I look forward to hearing from you. I plan on quilting the T-shirt Quilt I'm working on this weekend. Thanks, a million!! MJ

Andrea said...

I am going to be making a quilt for The Festival of Tree is Washington State. It's a big auction benefiting the Children's Hospital in Tacoma WA. Our team is putting together a themed tree called Teddy Bear Picnic.I love the Bear Paw pattern quilt that you have quilted on your website. Is it possible to find out the name of the pattern that was used. I think I can make it from looking at the photo, but it is done so beautifully, I would feel more confident with a pattern. You do beautiful quilting. I have enjoyed looking at your site.
Thank you. Andrea