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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Barb's star

Barb pieced this is with beautiful fabrics.  Such soft subtle colors.  It's 46 x 46. 
 I used a grey thread that blended with all of the fabrics. 

I quilted elongated swirls in the diamonds to accent the direction they flow

I like the way the swirls all come together in the center of the quilt

The 9-patches have have double connecting curves to soften those straight lines

I outlined the edges of the narrow border

The black border has feathers that curve around the corners from center to center.  
The backing is this same black fabric

I used a gold metallic thread to outline the gold cord in the large print border

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mr Fox

I made this for my great nephew for Christmas - for his playroom.  It's made entirely from 2.5" pieces.  The pattern is part of the Quiltmaker Magazine Patch Pals series.  It's  46 x 58

I quilted a meander in the face and body

The facial fur and tip of the tail have a swirly filler, with black whiskers done with a ruler to keep them straight.

The sky background has cross-hatching

The green border has loops,and the orange border has wiggly lines

I put a star in the green corner squares

I found the perfect fabric for the back

His Mom sent this picture - it's a hit :)