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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Quilt of Valor

Becky pieced this for me to quilt.  It's 60 x 70.  There are stars in the larger pieces, and straight lines in the spinning triangles.  The star border has feathers, the red border has wiggly zig zag lines, and the outer blue border has a meander.

two outer borders

red inner sashing


Monday, December 30, 2013

Charity Rag Quilt

This is another 36 x 48 rag quilt for the Comfort Quilts charity that my guild supports. 
The goal for this one was to use up the orange fabric! 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Wonky Wishes

This is a table runner and wall-hanging/table center piece made from Bonnie Hunter's pattern "Wonky Wishes".  These will be in the silent auction for my guild's show in March.  I did a simple meander in the colored sections using a variegated thread, and an 8-pointed star in the white sections.  The table runner is 12 x 24, and the other piece is 24 x 24.  There is a striped floral fabric on the back.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Quilt of Valor

This was pieced by Ann M. in Michigan.  We were paired as a team through the Quilt of Valor Organization.  It is a very simple pattern, but all of the fabrics come together to create a vibrant quilt.  The navy border pulls it all together.  I used a dark tan thread which blends with most of the fabrics, and put a star in each brick, with a squiggly line to connect them.  I added a small meander in the navy border.  It's 60 x 66

Random Bricks

Stars in each brick
Navy border - color didn't come out well in photo

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Martha's Butterflies

This was pieced by Martha for her sister, and she just wanted a simple meander on it. The largest blocks are of a butterfly focal fabric.  The backing fabric is the same gold as the outer border.  It's 80 x 80

variety of fabrics included, and borders
butterfly focal fabric

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Kathy's grand-daughter

Kathy made this top for her grand-daughter's high school graduation.  She had the white blocks and markers set out at the open house so all the friends and family could write a note of congratulations, or good wishes for the future - whatever.  Then the two of them assembled the blocks into this beautiful top and passed it along to me for quilting.  I used white thread and put straight lines in the setting triangles, swirls in the block edges, a tiny scallop in the written areas, a zig zag in the border,  and little flower petals in the colored triangles.  I'm sure her grand-daughter will love it with all the love and memories in it forever.

swirls in block edges
full block

straight lines in setting triangles and zig zag in the border

memory block with flower petals

close up of blocks

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Replicating Tied Quilts

Nancy's Mom made two of these - for Nancy and her sister.  Nancy's children have used them, and they were well loved and almost totally worn out.  So Nancy had me copy them so her kids would have new ones.  They are white on both sides, tied with pink and white yarn, and are 40 x 60.