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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:


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:

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Guild Quilt of Valor

5 of us from our guild pieced this top.  It will hang on display at the 2016 Shipshewana, Indiana Quilt Show.  We will be doing demonstrations of string blocks, and this quilt will be our backdrop.  Thanks to Amy, Flo, Pat, Darlene and myself for construction help.  It's 53 x 70.  The binding has been applied, and Flo will hand stitch it to the back.

It was a kit, and included pre-printed patriotic saying to put in the black frames:

I did simple quilting around the blocks, and some ruler work in the black frames:

We used 5 of the pre-printed pieces,  and left the other areas blank for quilting. 
 I used a gold thread to write patriotic words in those areas:

The star blocks got some line dancing, with stars in the center:

I used a star and wiggly lines in the flag blocks:

More stars in the border:

The backing is a plain blue:
(It matches the blue on the front - not purple like what shows here)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Kathy's pink and brown quilt

Kathy love's Civil War reproduction fabrics, and made this beautiful pink & brown top.  There are tons of different fabrics, and such little pieces.  Her work is a joy to quilt - flat and square and so easy to work with.  This quilt is 59 x 71.

So many different fabrics for all the blocks.  Each section finishes at 1.5"   I did line dancing throughout the block, with a straight line to travel from one block to the next:

There is ruler work in the brown and pink triangle blocks.  The curved section at each end help prevent back-tracking.  That doesn't work with the variegated thread that we chose.

The backing carries the same colors:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Barb's Quilt of Valor

Barb made this Quilt of Valor to give to a retiring co-worker.  How nice is that !  There are assorted combinations of stars set on-point, with a great striped fabric as sashings and border.  It's 60 x 79.

red star

I quilted a star in the center of each block, with line dancing in the surrounding areas:

white star

Striped sashing. 

 I quilted a wiggly line through the middle blue stripe, and left the rest as is.  I didn't want to take away from that great fabric.

A simple meander was enough for the setting triangles

I alternated 4" and 5" stars in the larger border

The backing fabric has eagles all over.  Look closely and you'll see them:

Monday, April 18, 2016

Barb's Spring Quilt

Barb made this quilt for herself to have a bright spring quilt.  She likes to purchase fabrics from the same collection so they all fit together well.  It's 60 x 71.  The binding has been added to the front so she only needs to flip to back and hand stitch.

I quilted daisies and leaves in the larger areas, and a soft loop through the smaller:

The backing carries on the color and floral theme:

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Barb's Indian Quilt

Barb made this for her husband who is part Native Indian.   The fabrics are perfect for him.  It 46 x 64.  The binding has been added to the front so Barb only has to flip to the back to hand stitch.

I did some ruler work in all of the diamonds:

I filled in areas in the white diamonds:

and left those area blank in the colored diamonds as all that work wouldn't show:

I continued the diamond theme in the black sashings:

The backing fabric is a perfect compliment to the fabrics on the front:

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Marilyn's Red & Black Quilt

Marilyn pieced this to give as a gift.  It's a great quilt - and I'd have a hard time giving it away :)    It's 100 x 100.  I used a grey/white/black variegated thread that blends well.

This is the focal fabric, with all the others picking up these colors:

Some of the other fabrics:

I quilted a serpentine line in all of the larger pieces, with line dancing in the smaller triangles:

The larger triangles of the focal fabric have a fern:

Feathers are perfect for the long white diagonals:

The same serpentine line in the white border.  The outer border has a simple meander as it really doesn't sow in the busy fabric.

The backing is a black/grey mix.  The color is darker than shows here: