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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nancy's BOM

Nancy made one block for our guild's Block of the Month contest.  She didn't win, but loved the block, so made enough for this baby quilt.  And it's just i time for a friend's grand child:



I used white thread and did a simple meander with stars:


She was able to use up a lot of extra fabric piecing the back:



The blue fabric has really cute bears taking naps:





Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Martie's 9-patches

Martie pieced this 88 x 88 top from Civil War reproduction fabrics.   She has quite the stash in order to have this many different fabrics in the top.




The pattern is made up of 9-patches and plain squares, with a center medallion:





The center of the medallion has a fussy-cut flower that I outline twice around to help accent it.







I quilted a 4-petal flower in the 9-patches, and 4 hooks in the plain squares:








The border has the same hooks as the plain squares:




The backing is a plain cream fabric:









Monday, July 18, 2016

Martha's Peacocks

This is the second quilt Martha has done with this fabric.  The first was in a different color-way.  She found this line in a color she liked better, so did it all over again!  This one is 89 x 89.



The peacock fabric is the focal point, and the other fabrics coordinate with it.



I outlined the flowers and the peacock.



There are daisies in the fabrics that would it the best.  There are daisies in the outer border fabric.




and a meander in the other fabrics;




I put feathers in the inner border, and diagonal lines creating an "X" pattern in the outer border:






The backing is a blender fabric that matches the front and shows the quilting well.




Friday, July 15, 2016

Checkered Path

I pieced this top from my stash to donate as a charity quilt.  The strips and squares were pre-cut in my 2.5" stash bin that is leftovers from other projects.  I just had to trim the strips to the correct length and put the all together.  Really quick and simple.  It's 56 x 70.  I didn't add a border, just used a leftover scrappy binding.




I used a purple thread and quilted simple wiggly lines up and down and across each row:



2" squares


2" strips


The backing fabric was purchased when our local quilt shop was closing and had great sale prices.




Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Martha's pastels

Martha pieced this top to give to her brother and his wife.
Their initials are in the center of the quilt.  It's 89 x 89


I quilted a simple all over pattern with flowers and leaves to go with the fabric.





The initials are iron-on, so I had to stitch through them so they would stay:




The focal fabric has pink flowers.  
There is a metallic fabric, as well as the green and blue





I quilted a simple all over pattern with flowers and leaves to go with the fabric.





The backing is a cream tone-on-tone






Saturday, July 9, 2016

Quilt of Valor

This top was pieced by Bonnie in Ohio, then sent to me for quilting.  It's 65 x 84.  It is a Quilt of Valor and will be presented to someone in the miltary.




I used a red/white/blue variegated thread that shows off the great patriotic fabrics:



love the eagle on this one







I quilted stars in the center of the "circles"





There are hooks and line dancing in the 4-patches, 
and in the smaller cream squares where the circles come together






The larger border has a meander as nothing else would show
the narrow border has diagonal lines




I like where the corner pieces come together with the narrow border




The backing is a tone on tone cream






Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kathy's Drunkard's Path

Kathy pieced this quilt with tons of different fabrics.  It's bright and colorful, 
and her work is always amazing.  It's 80 x 97.






I quilted a loopy design in the colored path, and lots of feathers in the cream path.




I love how the feathers look floppy as they fill in the odd shaped areas


It all comes together beautifully in the center, and at the points where the patterns changes direction:


center


direction change



Her backing is a soft green:


Friday, June 10, 2016

Wendy's Quilt of Valor

Wendy pieced this top, and then sent it to me for quilting.  It's 63 x 84.  It will be donated to a veteran through the Quilt of Valor program.





I quilted a flag panto.  There is one star, and wavy lines to create the flag:




I love all the patriotic fabrics she used:





The backing is a cream with a blue design: