Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Quilting

I am now three weeks without my computer. I miss reading my favorite quilting blogs and communicating with my blogging friends. With all the extra time per day, I got so much quilting done. I could do more housework, but that was definitely not on my list to do. 
I just finished the machine quilting on Willeeen's Scrappy quilt. This is such a pretty quilt and an excellent use of her scrapbasket. 
 This Scrappy quilt has a bleached muslin for the background and the backing.  Just beautiful!
 This is another Tulip Time quilt I quilted. This beauty was pieced by Cindy. All the appliqued flowers are so cheerful and so springy.  You can tell she is a purple girl.
 Cindy is going to use this quilt on her bed.  With all the lovely batiks she can use any color of decorations with this quilt.
  Cindy's mom is going to help her with the binding.  This quilt is huge, 106" long and the handsewing of the binding will take forever.
 This is a Spring panel I quilted for Marinel. There is absolutely no piecing in this quilt. Aren't panels great for those lazy non-sewing days?

 I am working on a t-shirt quilt for Shannon.  The quilt will have around 30 t-shirt blocks.  All the blocks are cut out and fused with fusible webbing.  For the next few days I will be working on sewing the t-shirt blocks together.
 Hope you all are enjoying Spring. 
 Happy quilting until next time,

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Quilting Fun

A few days ago my computer died so now I'm writing from my DH's laptop. The kids will be home this week for Spring Break so I'll be busier than normal. I've downloaded a few photos from my camera on this laptop so I'd like to show you some pretty quilts I've been working on.
Lately, I've quilted a lot of sampler quilts. This one here is pink and green with a very funky, interesting layout pieced by Nancy. I love the way it's twisted. It brings a fun element to a traditional sampler.
She picked a white backing which shows off perfectly the quilting. The only problem is it will show off perfectly every quilting mistake as well.
I quilt at least one t-shirt quilt a month. This t-shirt quilt was pieced by Sally.
The next two baby quilts were by my friend Carolyn. This one is a blue and green start quilt with a polka dot background! I love it.
A zig-zag blue and brown quilt for a baby boy who hasn't been born yet.
My most favorite quilting pattern of all is a Stipple. A tan backing. (Another close up of the lovely polka dots)
Another baby girl quilt, pieced by Carolyn's sister, Sally. I love the pink embroidery heart with the cute curlies.
Little Payten, whose not born yet, has her name embroidered. Polka dots everywhere! In the pink backing
 and background this time.
The last quilt is a red scrappy Bear's Paw quilt pieced by Janice.
A very eye-catching border treatment.
Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Quilting,