Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bounty of Door County

The name of this quilt is "The Bounty of Door County", pieced by Carole L.

She stuffed the individual flower shapes and layered them to give dimension; then finished with hand embroidery.

It is a large quilt, over 100 inches long and 90+ wide.

Quilting....sashing and borders were done in scroll-like patterns. I was able to continue the border pattern in the background of the wording on the bottom. The background of the baskets is a dense McTavshing.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Garden of Life

This is one of those fusible patterns by McKenna Ryan.
It was made by customer Mary R. What makes it intersting is the story behind it. She said she started working on this pattern over 8 years ago, while her family went through a particularly difficult time in their lives. Cutting out the small, intricate pieces helped her through those moments.

Now she can look back in her garden and see how everything has flourished!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Blue Diamonds

This scrap-buster quilt was pieced by Kathy M.

It's made up from 2 1/2-inch strips of batik fabrics. Perfect for jelly rolls. She had quite a stash of batiks. She requested lines so I put an echoing spiral inside the blue diamonds and a single diamond echo inside the colored ones.


Winter Snow Storm in the midwest... expecting six to ten inches.
Here are my snow patrol buddies.

It's around 11 am. The snow is very fine and has not stopped coming down since late last night.

We shoveled about 4 inches this morning.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Butterflies Are Free

What I've been quilting...
This is a cute, scrappy quilt of butterflies, pieced by Kathy M.
Here are a couple pictures...
Love the colors. The butterfly antennas are hand embroidered with DMC floss. The body is fused and top-stitched.