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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pete's Paintbrush

This 5" (unfinished) block was made for  Gay Bomers at Sentimental Stitches.  The husband (Pete)  of her good friend passed away.  He was a painter, amongst other things, so Gay is hoping to get many of their customers to make this block.  She will put them all together and quilt it.  She has named it "Pete's Paintbrush", as all the blocks will come in different colors.  She created a paper pieced patter to make the small pieces much easier, and will put them together to make a quilt for her friend.  Certainly a loving tribute to Pete.   Fabrics are to be Kaffe Fasset, so it should be colorful.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Friendship Star

I won 22 BOM blocks at my guild meeting.  My original blocks can be seen HERE.  I made enough extra blocks to get this size quilt (46 x 65).  It's for the CASA charity that my guild supports. I used up some stash for the borders.  I quilted some hooks and feathers in the blue border, circles in the small green border, and line dancing in the blocks.  I used rayon embroidery thread in the green and blue as I didn't have those colors in my quilting thread stash.  It works well - adds a nice sheen to those areas.


Close up of quilting

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fishy placemats

I made these for my Mom.  The blue fish are for her summer cottage in Canada, and the green ones are to use on her lanai in Florida.  All 4 blue ones are the same - different fabrics on each side.  There are two sets of green - the two fish facing each other are a pair - same two fabrics.  I bought yardage and quilted it with a meander using muslin as a backing, then sewed right sides together with the second fabric. There's not a lot of pre-quilted fabric to pick from, so this was a better option.  The blue ones were photographed on a braided rug, so it's a little busy!