Thursday, March 25, 2010

Machine Appliqued and Embroidered Quilts

I quilted these first three machine appliqued and embroidered quilts for Elaine. The first quilt is called Tulip Time and so pretty in the soft pastel colors.

Elaine and I decided on the panto called Curly Q in a tan colored thread.

Pink wide backing.

The next quilt is a machine embroidered Christmas Quilt with the Figgy Pudding fabrics.

We decided on a simple stipple quilting so that the beautiful embroidered blocks will be the focus and not the machine quilting.

Scrappy backing.

Elaine's cute Pink Elephant quilt also got quilted with a simple stipple.

My Cut Loose Quilt top is all done!

My daughter's Batik Quilt just came out of the dryer. This is one of my favorite quilts.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cut-Loose Quilts

I quilted this Cut-Loose Quilt for Julie with the panto called Bubbles. The bright blocks with the yellow sashings are so bright and it puts me in the mood for spring.

Pink and yellow striped border.

The pink polka dot backing goes fantastically with the Bubbles quilting.

I had so much fun quilting this quilt and had to buy Jan Mullen's book Cut-Loose Quilts for myself. I made a few blocks and just as I started to put the blocks on the grass, the wind took up and a few drops of rain came down. All the blocks blew across my yard!

I am so ready for spring. My husband and I added new red bark in the garden. The 3 trees in our front garden got new leaves and these beautiful white blooms.

Lovely pink blossoms in the neighbour's garden.

Kim always enjoys making quilts using her old clothing and making her own patterns as she goes. I quilted this quilt for her which she made from old shirts and pants.

Close up of some of her blocks and the Deb's Swirls panto I used for the quilting.

It is always nice to see a quilt bounded after I had quilted it. Kim stopped by and showed me this quilt I quilted for her a few months ago.

A quilt always looks nicely finished after it gets the binding on.

Before I end this post, I just have to put in a picture of Max! Here he is, just sitting with his squeaky toy, even lazier than normal because of the rain coming in. You can also see that I started taking out some spring decorations for my coffee table.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Basket Weave Quilt

For such a long time I wanted to make a pink and brown quilt. I misplaced my pattern, but I think the pattern is called the Basket Weave Quilt.

I added this wide border to make a waved edge, but after seeing the quilting I changed my mind. I really like how the quilting is showing in the border and I think I am going to leave the border just as it is.

I used a panto from Urban Elementz and it is called Hyacinth.

My scrappy pink backing.

I quilted this black and white quilt for Paula. Her quilt is over 100" wide and long...just a beautiful quilt. She made the quilt for her daughter.

I quilted her quilt with the Bubbles panto.

Close up of the borders in white and black.

Paula also made a scrappy backing from all the leftover black and white fabrics.

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

T-shirt Quilts

T-shirt quilts are so popular and I quilt a lot of t-shirt quilts for other quilters. This first t-shirt quilt was pieced by Sherri for her daughter. As her daughter got older, the t-shirt blocks grew bigger. All the small blocks are in the first row and the blocks are bigger towards the last rows.

We both decided on the panto Curlz in a brownish pink colored thread for her daughter's t-shirt quilt.

Green and pink batik border.

Pink batik backing.

Sherri made the next t-shirt quilt for one of her sons.

This t-shirt quilt got a green batik border.

Close up of some of the blocks and the quilting in a tan colored thread...I used the panto called Fossil.

Green scrappy batik backing.

I have quilted another t-shirt quilt with a blue batik border and backing for her other son, but lost the pictures. She added these cute stuffed animals on the children's quilts.

Close up of the stuffed lizard and giraffe.

Now this t-shirt quilt was pieced by Margie for one of her church friends. She used her friend's church t-shirts and turned it into a beautiful quilt top with a white border.

Deb's Swirls panto is the panto I used most of the time on t-shirt quilts. This panto always quilts out so beautifully on the t-shirt sticky, printed pictures.

Blue backing with doves.

Happy Quilting!