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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:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Shopper's Dream

I bought all of these fabrics on a shop hop with my guild.  I bought 1/2 yard cuts at all different shops, so there is a great variety of fabrics within each color.  They are all batik fabrics, which adds so much life to the quilt.  The pattern is Bonnie Hunter's Carolina Christmas, with some design and color changes.  The main change is using black for the background instead of neutrals.  I love the way this changes the look of the quilt.  It's 92 x 92

The red creates a poinsietta to help create the Christmas theme.  I did some straight line quilting in them:

I put stars in the gold blocks, and love how they look like a star in the night sky on the back:

star from the back:

I did line dancing in all the small triangles, and wiggly lines in the larger triangles:

There are straight lines in the first black border, and the same wiggly lines and line dancing in the outer pieced border:

There are 3 different fabrics on the back