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Monday, June 30, 2014

Cars and Trucks and Trains

Cathy paper-pieced this for her grandson, and I'm sure he's going to love it. There is so much going on, he'll have lots of things to look at.  I quilted a simple meaner in the borders and the lower blue background.  The star fabric in the top had a meander and some stars.  There's a zig zag through the pieced border.  Stitch in the ditch around all the letter and vehicle blocks.  The backing was a light tan fabric with tone-on-tone cars and trucks all over it.  Finished size will be 74 x 92.

not yet trimmed and bound - Cathy will do that.
lots of different vehicles

pieced border and more vehicles

cats in the window!

trees and mountains and a house
How much is that doggie in the window???
Grandma Gigi added her name and the years that she has worked on this

quilted star in the starry fabric
Thomas the Train for the outer border
Sun and Moon

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Taylor's T's

Taylor started out wanting a twin quilt, but had so many favorite shirts that we ended up doing a full size.  Her  Mom had done a great job saving little shirts from when Taylor was young.  We chose a light grey for sashings and borders so all the shirts would stand out.  She also wanted the orange and black cornerstones to separate each shirt more.  The finished size is 87 x 93.

The backing is basketball fabric, which is perfect because it is orange and black like the school colors.  I also used this fabric for the binding:
I quilted loops and wiggly lines in the sashings and borders:
In the center of each shirts I used a circle template, then added lines to make it look like a basketball.  Then I added a simple meander around that.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Quilt of Valor

Jill in Ohio pieced this fabulous top.  I love the pattern and I love the fabric she chose.  It's really rich and vibrant, and every triangle point is just perfect.  I did a little extra on the quilting because this top deserved it.  I quilted "e's" and "l's" in the cream border, a wiggly line in the red border, and a meander in the outside border.  I forgot to get pictures of those.  The finished size is 65 x 77.  This quilt will be donated to a veteran through the Quilts of Valor program.

This one doesn't need any more explanation  - the photo says it all  :)

I quilted 8-pointed stars in the background squares, and lines of ribbon in the blades of the star.
cross-hatching in the checkerboard.  The lines go one way in the cream squares, the opposite way in the red and blue squares.
The backing is muslin, so the quilting shows up well.