Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Two-Block Wonder

This quilt was pieced by Marinda Stopforth.  It only has two blocks, set on point, it makes a stunning design.  She used batiks.  I love the blue batik background.  I never would have chosen that and it is perfect.  I quilted an allover feather-like pattern in the center and a fern-leaf on the borders.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Work Work Work

I’m trying to keep on schedule!  This is my busy time of year.  Everyone has quilts that they would like quilted so they can be given as Christmas gifts.  Or they would like to display them or use them for Christmas.

A stack of batting cut for the awaiting quilts…


Messy work table!


I did make myself this nifty little work apron at the guild sew-in last Saturday.  It has four pockets, so I keep my pen, glasses, small rulers on me instead of looking for them constantly! 


Back to work now!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Quilts from HQG

Here are a couple quilts from the Heritage Quilter’s Guild, taken earlier this year.  My camera was on the fritz.  Wish I could have taken more photos.  I love the Hexagon!

Log Cabin Quilt

This is a wonderful memory quilt, pieced by Joan Dolinar.  It has log cabin blocks, set in a traditional barn raising style.  The pictures are of her daughter, from her wedding, to her family.
 I did a free-hand feather in the "light" side of the log cabin block and SID in the dark.  I used Wool batting, which makes it a bit loftier and the pictures stand out as well as the log piecing.
 On the table...
 This is the border. 
 I put a frame around each photo, then SID around each photo.
 Borders, view from the back.
 One more log cabin block.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Click on the link (or on the title above) to visit my friend Cheryl's blog ....  Fiber Art and Quilting.   She has a nice tutorial on how to make your own Veterans Day Poppy Flower Pin.  Thanks Cheryl!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Underground Railroad Sampler

This is an underground railroad sampler quilt, pieced by Linda Clements, done in civil war reproduction fabrics.  It looks fabulous!

I enjoyed quilting this.  Here are a couple close-up shots of the individual blocks...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

  Double Wedding Ring Quilt.  (DWR).  This was pieced by Sue C. for her daughter's wedding.  It took a long time to quilt because of it's size and because it has four different thread colors.  Each block was stitched-in-the-ditch (SID).   

She fussy-cut all the corner stones (circular tie-dye pattern).
 A tear-drop design in silver/gray thread in the center of each DWR.
 These are the "melon" shapes on each side.    I quilted arcs in the purple melon with matching purple colored thread, the blue melon in blue thread.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Quilting Retreats

I love my annual quilting retreat at Homestead Cabin Retreat.  Here are my pictures.  Lots of quilts!
Sue made napkins, when folded look like Christmas trees.   or great big earrings. 

XMas Table Toppers

Walker Bags for nursing home
Snow Man quilt

A fabric basket

My friend Ute does beautiful handwork.  These are her own design, made with felted wool.  She laid the snowman on her shirt

So Creative!

More quilts..... my we were busy!

Pattern from Fun Quilts

Love this - great colors for a man.
Sharon's favorite pillow case fabric!

Beautiful - Wool table runner.