Friday, November 18, 2011

Two Charm Square Quilts

 My Charm Square Quilt is all done and washed. I used three "Terrain" charm packs,  "Snow" Kona Cotton for the sashings and 100% Hobbs batting.
Amy Smart has a great charm square tutorial called "Baby Lattice Quilt" on the Moda Bake Shop over here.
I enjoy this quilt so much and it is hanging in my quilting room. I have a curtain rod on the wall for displaying quilts. I got the rod at Target for under $25, not bad at all.
 Here is my"Summer Breeze" charm pack quilt. I had so many sashing strips leftover from the previous charm square quilt. I used three charm packs in a straight setting.
Below is how the quilt looked before it went in the washing machine.
I used 80/20 Bleached (white) batting.
This is how it crinkled up after I took it out of the dryer.  I  love washed, crinkled quilts.
I went with a light blue solid Kona Cotton (Blue Bell)  for the border and binding.
 The quilting panto is called "Bluebell", so perfect for this quilt.
I was so lucky, I found this navy fabric with light blue and white flowers in my stash for the backing.
After laying the quilt on my bed, I decided I would like to make another charm quilt big enough for my bed.  When that someday will be, I am not sure.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and happy quilting,

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pinwheel and Charm Quilt

 My Pinwheel quilt is all done. I have not washed it yet and can't wait to throw the whole quilt in the washing machine and dryer to get soft and crinkly.
 I used every little leftover piece of fabric. I used the last few pieces of fabric in the border.
 It's always nice when I can find a matching piece of fabric for the backing. Even though this piece of fabric is dark it has the same type of teal blue flowers.
 Here's my charms sqaure quilt all quilted.
 I used that panto "Bubbles".
 In the picture below you can see I put two of the same blue fabric charms next to each other. I think it makes a quilt even more interesting if you group some colors that are the same together.
 I put an off white border on the edges. Now it looks like the squares are floating.
 I'm almost done with my Happy Hour quilt for my son. I really like the blue world map fabric.
 Here's some leftover strips for another project.
 Here's the quilt I'm busy binding.
 Happy Quilting,

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!