Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Scrappy Quilts in traditional colors

Do you have scraps in a basket? I am always looking for ideas to use up my stash of scraps.

I love scrappy make for myself and to quilt for customers. This beautiful scrap quilt was pieced by Sally. We decided to go with the panto called Peacock Palm in a taupe color thread.

Interesting border.

Backing of the quilt.

The next scrappy quilt was pieced by Julie. The Curly Q panto in a tan color thread is a good option for scrappy quilts.

I love all these 9 patch blocks...they are perfect for all those scraps in a basket.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Goodies in the mail

I got 2 packages in the mail. The first package was from Elaine. These beautiful fabric are an extra bonus from Elaine and I had no idea it was coming my way. I also got this pink quilt top from her. Thank you so much!

The same day I got these charm squares from Michelle in the mail. The fabrics goes perfectly with the fabrics I got from Elaine. Thank you so much, Michelle!
I already started to make a few 4 patch blocks from the charm squares...will post pictures the next time. I feel so spoiled with all the lovely goodies I got in the mail.

This is the second Hunter Star quilt I quilted with the panto Curlz. This one was pieced by Pat.

Close up of the blocks which was made from a few red and a few tan/beige fat quarters.

Isn't this the cutest baby quilt made from a panel by Maurice.

Close up of the bunnies and the panto called Bows.

Backing of the Bunny quilt.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More machine quilting

I would like to share a few customer quilts I have worked on the last few days. This first beauty was pieced by my blogging friend Karen from Living Life at Leehaven. She is one of the first blogging friends I have made and her blog was and still is very inspiring to me. So when she asked me to quilt this reproduction quilt for her, I was so thrilled. But also scared...what if I messed up all her hard work.
We decided on the Featheration panto which is one of my favorite designs.

The picture below is a close up of her blocks and her perfect mitered corner.

Showing some of the backing fabric (on the left) which goes extremely good with the top.

It is always fun to quilt a t-shirt quilt. This one was pieced by Sue for her daughter.

Close up of the blocks and the stippel quilting.

The next fat quarter quilt was pieced by Gail. The pattern is in the book Happy Hour, Relax and Enjoy by Atkinson Designs.

I went with the Paisley panto and off set every other row with 25%.

Showing some of the backing fabric.

I quilt a lot of Red, White and Blue Patriotic quilts. This is a Block of the Month quilt pieced by Margie. Oops! Me and this computer never get along. With my daughter at school I couldn't figure out how to flip the picture (look at the basket in the top row-really the bottom).

Close up of some of the blocks and the Stars and Stripes panto.

More blocks and the 2 borders.

Red backing fabric.

The last quilt is a blue and green Triple Irish Chain quilt, which I absolutely love!

I quilted this quilt for Marty and went with the Curly Q design, another favorite panto of mine.

Close up of some of the blocks.

Backing of the quilt.

Happy Quilting!