Friday, October 21, 2011

Chinese Coin Quilt and Stipple Quilting

 I wanted to make something for fall from my scraps. I bought several of these fall prints with sunflowers and birds about five years ago.  It was time to cut the fabrics up and use them in a quilt. I picked a few orange, yellow and green scraps, but had to add blue which is my favorite color.
  I used every bit of the leftover novelty fabrics for the backing.
 Here is my washed quilt. I used a 100% Hobbs Cotton batting.
 The muslin crinkled up so nicely.
 I also would like to share a few quilts I quilted for customers with stipple or meandering. This is an old antique quilt. The top is handpieced and a lot of the triangles came apart and had to be fixed. I used a high loft poly batting. It is a challenge to quilt old antique quilts, but it is worth the extra time to finish these authentic beauties. The crooked rows add charm to the quilt.
 This is Sallie's Bulls Eye quilt - a block exchange quilt.
 This is a  raw edge applique quilt. I used press and seal on the top to keep the edges down while quilting.
 Press and seal is taken off and quilt is ready for a binding.

 Marinell's Charm Square Reproduction quilt.
She used a very soft old sheet for the back, which goes perfectly with the top.
 Terry's green quilt with a wool batting for a family member in the Netherlands.

 She pieced all the leftover fabrics together for the backing.
 I quilted two lovely hand stitched quilts for Julie. The first quilt is for fall.

 And this beauty has pieced baskets and hand embroidered flowers.

 This is Elaine's Western quilt with machine appliqued boots.
 Cute red and blue bandanna fabric.

 The last quilt with a stipple is Rhonda's t-shirt quilt. The purple t-shirts form a cross.
I am working on her black binding.

This is the latest project I'm working on - a simple charm square quilt framed with  sashings.
 I hope you enjoy all the quilts with stipple quilting. I think a good stipple goes well with any quilt from modern to traditional, pieced to embroidered quilts. Enjoy the fall weather and happy quilting!


Ruthie said...

Great quilting! I love to stipple/meander also.

Darlene said...

I love meander/stipple on quilts - timeless!!!

Love all the quilts, Millie.

Chris H said...

Very lovely work Millie... you have clearly been busy!

Muddling Through said...

Oh wow, Millie, they are all so pretty, and I've learned something new from you yet again - Press and Seal? I've never even heard of it. I love your Chinese Coin Quilt. I need to make one of those. And your quilting, as always, is just exquisite! And that antique quilt is so sweet. It looks incredibly soft.

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow love them all!!

Denise in PA said...

What a great quilt to use up scraps! I find myself doing a stipple/meander more and more on my quilts! I always felt like it was taking the easy way out, but then I got over it - I really like the way it looks!

Linda said...

Thanks Millie for sharing those beautiful quilts. I use that meathod quite often. Love stippling.

Elzaan said...

Lieflike werk! En pragtige kwilte - veral die van jou.
Ek het 'n vraag - met die hand-borduur kwilt, sien ek jy het oor die borduurwerk gekwilt. Is daar 'n spesifieke metode daarvoor, of kan 'n mens net gaan en bo-oor dit kwilt. Ek is besig om my Raggedy kwilt voor te berei vir kwiltwerk, maar weet nie hoe ek moet maak met die borduurwerk nie. Aangesien my kwiltwerk talente nog minimaal is, sal ek bly by eenvoudige kwiltwerk. Enige idees?


Barb said...

Oh my gosh Millie, all of the quilts are so adorable, loved the quilting!

Ariane said...

All the quilts are beautiful!!! The quilting looks great!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been getting a lot of meander/stipple quilts to do too. Love doing them as they are fun and quick to do.
Thanks for sharing

Terry said...

Oh I love your coin quilt! It's so pretty and scrappy looking! :0)

janice15 said...

Good morning, such wonderful quilts here...Im your newest follower... Janice from Mz. Witherspoons..@ I so glad to have found you. I always wanted to make a quilt but never really found the time. I hope to accomplish in the near future..your blog is wonderful thank you for sharing..have a wonderful Sunday hugs...

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Beautiful quilts! I love the charm square quilt you're working on. Really pretty!

Anonymous said...

I would love to make the cowboy boot quilt. Would you tell me where I can find the pattern??