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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Golf Towels

I embroidered these golf towels for the 2016 champs in one of my golf leagues.  It's a nice treat for the winners - something they can hang on their bag to brag.  The black one is for a friend that won before we started giving them to the winners.

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Cathy made this memorial quilt from her Dad's t-shirts for her daughter.  A neighboring town has a "Pork Fest" every year, and these shirts are from that.  She is using more shirts to make a second one for her niece, so there are pinwheel blocks between the shirts to add size.  It's 78 x 78.

I love all the pigs.  Very whimsical

pinwheel block

I quilted an all-over pattern of pigs, and staggered the rows across the quilt.
The backing is a black blender fabric, and shows off the pigs well.
 I used a medium grey thread and smiled every time I did one of those wiggly tails :)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tonya's Stack 'n Whack

Tonya started this years ago and finally finished it.  She is digging out all her unfinished projects and getting them finished for her grandchildren.  I love the bright colors in this one - makes me wish she was my grandma :)  It's a big one - 80 x 102 with a bright blue backing.  I have applied the red binding to the top, so all she has to do is the hand stitching to finish it.

The original fabric is used in the borders, so you can see the whimsical fruits and vegetables that make the great kaleidoscope pattern.

The fabric makes some great blocks:

I did a dense fill in the background to make those kaleidoscopes really pop. It adds a lot of movement to the quilt.  The blocks have two rounds of a loose wiggly line.

I used a feather/swirl pattern in the sashings:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Quilt of Valor

I quilt Quilt of Valor tops pieced by our guild members, and Lynne pieced this one.  It's 60 x 73, and will be presented to a veteran.  The backing is a plain blue.

I quilted wiggly lines and a small leaf in the flower blocks using a red/white/blue variegated thread

There is just a simple meander in the striped blocks, using the same thread

I found a new pattern to use for the sashings

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Satin Wedding Dresses

Gloria's mother wore this white satin wedding dress for her wedding in 1949.  The brown dress was worn by her grandmother at that wedding.  It's 48 x 56.  
I added a sleeve on the back so she can hang it.

I was able to include a lot of the decorations from both dresses:

beading on the wedding gown

buttons down the back of the gown

buttons at the neckline of the brown dress

flower at the waistline of the brown dress

I copied the beading pattern to use as the quilting pattern:

I was able to find a backing that was just perfect.