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Tuesday, June 18, 2019


This was sent to me by the national organization.  It was pieced by Arlene who was battling cancer at the time she made it.  She has since passed.  She did an amazing job piecing it, and it was a pleasure for me to quilt it.  It's 69 x 90.  I used white thread throughout.

I used a pantograph that has stars with a loop in the middle.  It filled the white areas nicely.

I love the pinwheel star - 

The backing is a great patriotic print:

Friday, June 7, 2019


I collect scraps from friends and use them to make pet beds for the local animal shelter.  This top was in the bag of scraps!!  There was nothing at all wrong with it, so I found a backing in my stash and quilted it for the charity group of my guild.  It's 70 x 70.

It is simply made - just lots of different floral 6" ssquares:

The backing goes with a lot of the pink fabrics, and I used pink thread to quilt it.  I used a big open pantograph with lots of swirls.  I used this same fabric for the binding.

Thursday, June 6, 2019


This was pieced by a member of my Quilt of Valor group.  I love the pattern - in fact I drafted it so I can use it myself.  But I would change the blue centers to gold so they would stand out better, and piece the half blocks at the top and bottom to carry the pattern,  .  It's 54 x 71.

I used taupe thread and quilted a pantograph that has stars and swirls:

I had the backing on hand - it was a perfect match:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


This little quilt was pieced by the charity group of my guild.  I quilted it in just an hour or so, it's pretty little.  38 x 54.  I used white thread and just did a simple meander.  The binding fabric I had in my stash, and it worked perfectly.




Tuesday, June 4, 2019


This top was sent to me through the national organization - www.qovf.org.  It's 60 x 78.  Unfortunately, I forgot to get a picture of the entire quilt after it was quilted.  This photo is just the top.   It is a great pattern, one I drafted for myself so I can make it for my QOV group.  I used a red thread to quilt a pantograph that has stars and swirls.  I think when I make it the grey pinwheels will be a gold fabric:

The block use all 2.5" strips of red and white to create the pattern.  There is a blue half-square-triangle- in one corner, and a grey half-square-triangle in the opposite corner.  When the blocks are put together, those HST create a pinwheel.

grey pinwheel

blue pinwheel

quilting pattern

The backing is a red print:

Monday, June 3, 2019

Mike's T-shirts

I made this T-shirt quilt for a customer.  I had done one for her daughter 7 years ago and now it was time to do one for her son.  It's 63 x 84

I quilted it using green thread, and used loops, stars, and baseballs.  There were several patches from uniform jerseys and very heavy pieces that i could not quilt over, so just went around them.

The backing is a bright blue

Sunday, June 2, 2019


I quilted this for my guild's charity group.  I'ts 52 x 70.  The pattern is a disappearing 9-patch, and has some great focal fabrics for kids.  I used a taupe thread and a pantograph that has loops, stars, and baseballs on it.  The backing is a soft taupe.  I used the same fabric for the binding.



sports gear

Super hero fighting words

Star Wars

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Barbara's Prairie Points

Barbara pieced this quilt for me to quilt, in the hopes on it getting juried into the 2019 Shipshewana, Indiana Quilt Show.  And it was.  YIPEE.  It's 84 x 84.

She requested double batting to make the inner star pop, so I used wool over 80/20.  It is all custom quilted, using monopoly thread to first stitch-in-the-ditch to hold it all stable.  Then I used 5 different thread combinations for the quilting.  She wanted dense quilting in the background areas so make the star and point pop.

Pebbles in the green fabric - which had little circles in it, so the pebbles match the fabric

Swirls and an occasional pebble in the cream background

I  used a variety of quilting designs in the rest of the quilt:

wiggly lines in the center spikes:

a small meander in the center background areas:

quarter inch outline in the border spikes:

loops in the black flying geese:

and hooks that travel through the center diamonds:

the backing and binding are the same as the border spikes.