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!