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Monday, January 8, 2018

On Ringo Lake

This is Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery  - On Ringo Lake.  I used hot pink instead of coral, and gold instead of dark brown.  I made the changes so I can use it in the same room as her Double Delight pattern made in  2009.  This was back in the day before she created pieced setting triangles and busy borders.  I wish I had used a dark burgundy like in Double Delight so there would be more contrast. But it's staying the way it is.  I have all the pieces made, just have to assemble.  But I have some client quilts that need to be quilted first so it's all put away for now.

Please refer back to Bonnie's blog to get the pattern and instructions


On Ringo Lake - laid out but not sewn.  A big thank you to whoever posted the picture with the string setting triangles.  Love that idea since I wanted my focus fabrics to be the pink and turquoise.

Double Delight - 2009 myster

Simple setting triangles and borders

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Quilt of Valor

The national Quilt of Valor organization paired me with a Quilt of Valor group near me that made made this top so it was sent to me for quilting.  It's 60 x 72

I used white thread to put a lot of 8-pointed stars in the white areas:

I quilted wiggly lines through the red and blue strips using a red/white/blue variegated thread:

The border is a patriotic print, so I just quilted a simple meander.  This same fabric was used on the back:

Friday, January 5, 2018

Quilt of Valor

The national Quilt of Valor organization paired me with a Quilt of Valor group near me that made made this top so it was sent to me for quilting.  It's 60 x 74

I used a white thread to quilt hooks in the white and cream fabrics:

The  stars have connecting curves and loops using a red/white/blue variegated thread:

I used a blue thread to put loops in the narrow blue border:


The backing is a patriotic stripe:

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Quilt of Valor

The national Quilt of Valor organization paired me with a Quilt of Valor group near me that made made this top so it was sent to me for quilting.  It has a printed panel in the center, with a small border, then a large border of coordinating fabric with fireworks.  It's 60 x 72

I did a simple meander in the fireworks fabric as the quilting there doesn't show well.  The first border has 8-pointed stars:

There is a checkered fabric in the corners, and I did stitch-in-the-ditch there to emphasize the checkerboard look:

The backing is blue with gold stars:

Friday, October 6, 2017

Quilt of Valor

I made this from a kit that my QOV group put together.  I looks fussy but it pretty easy.

There are blocks that are alternate colors that I put together in rows

I used a panto that has lots of stars for the quilting, using a red/white/blue variegated thread.

I used up lots of bigger pieces, as well as left over blocks, for the backing.  The binding has been put on and is waiting for someone else to flip to the back.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Quilt of Valor

Virginia from my Quilt of Valor group pieced this lovely top.  It's 82 x 82.  I did custom quilting on it - as it deserves, using a cream thread in the background areas, and a red/white/blue variegated thread in the red and blue areas.

The block is 15" with lots of parts.   

There are half-square triangles:


and plain squares

The rest of the quilt has stripes:

and checkerboard

I quilted lots of connecting curves and wiggly lines:

There is a 3" plain border in which I quilted squares to carry the checkerboard theme:

The back is plain red, with a piece of patriotic print on one side.  
This print was also used for the binding

The red is really much darker - as seen on the side of the photo below

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Patty's Memories

Patty lost her husband about a year ago, and she had me make 6 quilts from his clothing.  One for herself and her 2 adult children, and 3 for her grandkids.  The adults got a throw size, and the grandkids got crib sized.

I used 3 different patterns for each of the large quilts, and the same 3 patterns, but with smaller pieces, in the crib quilts.  All the pieces are 2" wide, but in the bigger quilts they are 6" long, and 4" long in the smaller quilts.  There was enough denim left that I was able to put a border on Patty's, and on 2 sides of her kids.




The 3 crib size:




She had the clothes sorted for each quilt.  They all have t-shirt logos from the Chicago major professional teams - Blackhawks, Bulls, Bears, and White Sox.  (sorry Cubs fans...) There are also t-shirts with the logo of the company he worked for.  There were also pockets from his jeans.  The adult quilts got the pockets with the red tag and logo, and the 3 crib quilts are plain pockets:

Patty's has the pocket and embroidered logo from his company that were on a denim shirt:

He enjoyed golf, fishing, and gambling, so she had me use those fabrics in the backing.

All 3 fabrics were used in each quilt. The large quilts have an extra strip of the clothing pieces to provide the necessary width

I quilted a simple meander in the smaller quilts, and a meander with loops in the larger ones.  I used a medium grey thread in all 6.