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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pat's 30's broken dishes

My friend Pat made this - a broken dishes variation - using 30's reproduction fabrics.  I love all the cute little patterns in the fabrics - pumpkins, snowmen, flowers, polka dots, etc.  I used a circle template in the yellow border, ruler for zig zags in the red border, and line dancing and ruler work in the body.  We both love how the stars were created in the alternate block by quilting to a point near the middle of each triangle.   I used an off white thread that blends perfectly - even on the red back.
Its 57 x 75


fun fabrics
line dancing and stars



Monday, November 18, 2013

Nicki's T-shirts

Nicki is a past student who played basketball and soccer, so this was a really fun quilt for me to do.  She had lots of shirts to pick from, so we ended up choosing 3 for the back.   She played basketball and soccer, I quilted basketballs all over, which look awesome in orange on the back!   I added an embroidered basketball to her label.  The quilt is 72 x 93.

basketball on orange backing
Basketball on front
Shirts on back


Monday, November 11, 2013

Presentation Cases

I was on a roll last week when I was making presentation cases for the two Quilts of Valor that I finished.  They are so fun and easy to do that I just kept going.  The body fabric of the first becomes the header on the second, and on it goes!  These are the three extras that were passed on to our state rep along with the two quilts in their own cases.  Sometimes quilts are donated without the cases, so they will have a few extras on hand. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Quilt of Valor

Our QOV state rep brought some of these blocks to our guild meeting last month.  They are another disappearing 9-patch.  I added a few more blocks to make the size requirements.  I quilted a pantograph called "Water World" - it added some curvy lines to soften the look.  The backing is red with gold stars, and I made a matching presentation case.  It's 60 x 70.

presentation case
pantograph with red, white, blue thread



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Marilyn's Flag

This was pieced by Marilyn and brought to me for quilting.  It's her FIRST quilt.  She did a fabulous job.  She chose a red backing in the same value as the reds on the front.  I quilted stars in the plain blue squares, and feathers throughout the stripes.  It's 45 x 71.

feathers in stripes
blue field

stars in blue field


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Quilt of Valor

I made this disappearing 9-patch while spending 6 nights in a motel.  :)  I had the 5" charms all cut, then pieced them, cut them, and re-pieced them in the motel.  Got it all done except for the borders.  I used a blue fabric with gold stars for the backing.  I quilted stars in the red and blue squares, white squiggly lines in the white sections.  The first border has a diagonal zig zag, and I put lots of little swirls in the blue border.  It's 64x78, has a matching presentation case, and embroidered label.

swirls in blue border

red square
blue backing

matching presentation case
label - name will be added at the time of presentation
blue squares