Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Batik Quilt

Over the weekend I quilted Elaine's Batik Block of the Month (BOM) quilt with the "Curley Q" panto. I have quilted several of these BOM quilts and they are all beautiful.
Aren't these blocks all so pretty?
Borders with appliqued flowers and leaves.

Purple batik backing.
I am not sure if you have heard about the 4 path donation quilt for Lissa? You can read all about it on Jane's blog. Here is my block and signature square. It is not too late if you would like to make a donation block.
I started the blue and green quilt more than a year ago. The pattern is in Kim's book,"Scrap- Basket Surprises". I love her book...perfect for making quilts from your stash.
I am cutting my stash up and making my own layer cakes and jellierolls. I wish I can focus on one project at a time. But oh no I am always thinking of the next quilt.
Happy Quilting until next time!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Scrappy Quilts

I quilted the first two scrappy quilts for Julie. Scrappy quilts are so fun, because you get to see pieces from all of your old quilts brought together in one brand new one.
Red backing.
This is Julie's other scrappy quilt.
This border ties in the colors.
Flower backing.

Remember my last finished string quilt?
I decided to switch out that old blue quilt behind there for something new.
Thank you Zlaty for the wonderful birthday surprise. I can't wait to use the pretty bunny/flower panel and matching fabric to make a cute wall hanging.
I joined the liberated Amish group a while ago. This is my first liberated Amish quilt. I used the scraps from the waverunner quilt to make a Roman Stripe quilt.
Here are all of my blocks for it. I just have to make a border but I've gotten real lazy lately.
From going to modern looking to tradition, my taste in quilts is crazy!
Here's my handsome little baby boy, Max, right in front of the finished top. He was only outside for three seconds, but he was already panting!
Until next time,
~Millie~ :-)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Old Spiderweb Quilt + more

I LOVE old quilts. This Spiderweb Quilt is over at least 80 years old. That means no rotary cutters or any rulers....and a quilt top that is not flat. But I really think she could not have made a better top. To quilt most of the fullness out I used a poly batting and added more batting under the probem areas. This specific area got 3 extra pieces of batting.
This is how it looks after I stipple or meander over the extra pieces of batting. It is better to add more batting than to quilt in a pucker, just my humble opinion. I think it turned out good.

A new bright scrappy backing. Betsie will finish the binding.
This is another donation quilt I quilted. Betsie made the quilt top and will finish the quilt. The quilt will auction off in August '10 to raise funds for the Cure for Childhood Cancer Organization.
I think the "Sweetheart" panto with hearts and flowers goes perfectly with the girly colored fabric.

Pretty backing with flowers and butterflies.
This batik Block of the Month quilt was pieced by Cindy. This is the first quilt I quilted for her. I used the "Field of Flowers" pattern by Kerryn Emerson.
These blocks are so pretty and the embroidered blocks adds a lovely touch to the quilt.

The borders and corners are all different.

Pink batik backing.
The last two quilts I quilted for Sandy. This is her red Hunter Star quilted with a red variegated thread and "Curlz" panto.

Aren't the 2 red borders pretty?
Scrappy backing with a solid red quilting thread.
Sandy made the teal and brown quilt for her son and daughter in law...something they can curl up in when watching television.

She made another scrappy backing.
Happy quilting until next time!