Saturday, April 30, 2011

Still Busy

I'm still working like mad trying to get caught up. I finished quilting three beautiful quilts for Susie. Unfortunately, I only got pictures of two of them.

This one is called Japanese Flower Garden. Didn't her piano key border turn out pretty? Her fabrics don't show up in the picture, but they are gorgeous!

This one doesn't have a name, but it is a nice snowball quilt done using a lot of Kaffe Fasset fabrics. The fabrics are more vibrant in person.

I didn't get a picture of the third one. It was a pattern from Ami Simms.

Right now I'm working on Twinkle Stars. I've entered it in the MQS show, and they have to have it by May 4th. I've finished the most time consuming part of the quilting, but I still have lots to keep me busy tomorrow. It looks like I'll be paying a bundle for overnight shipping.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

Whew! I have been working on some big quilts with some rather elaborate quilting.

This beauty is queen size. The block is called Snow Crystals. I posted a detail picture before. When I took these pictures I didn't have a quilt stand, so I used a closet pole and two ladders as my stand. I have a quilt stand now. Way easier to get pictures now.

I love the way it looks from the back.


I used part of a paisley design from a Dover Publications coloring book. The center of the large paisley was my inspiration for the background vine. There are so many great motifs that could be translated into quilting designs.  

This is the next quilt I worked on. It is the opportunity quilt for one of the local guilds. It measures 93"x93". I used a Barbara Chainey stencil for the first white border. I tried to find a source so that I could provide a link, but I wasn't able to find it. I had purchased it from StenSource, but they no longer sell retail.

The stencil only had the side motif. I had to create a corner motif.

After those two I worked on an opportunity quilt for the Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Society.

The quilting doesn't really show up on this one. Each block has a picture of a Rhodie at a world landmark. I used Superior's Mono-Poly to provide detail quilting in each block. This one is going to be making the rounds of dog shows on the East Coast.

I'm quilting like a crazy lady so that I can finish Twinkle Stars by May 1, and get it in the mail to MQS.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011


Well, all I have to show for my trauma with the sewing machine needle is this little black dot on my fingernail.

Not too bad, all things considered I am very thankful that my stupidity happened when I was at my Bernina and not my Nolting.

The needle on the left is the same size as the one that was in my Bernina. The one on the right is the size I have been using in the Nolting. Enough of a difference that I think I'm truly thankful.

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