Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Schedule

The kids are out of school for the year, and things are busier at home.... so I won't be taking any custom quilts this summer.  I am looking forward to enjoying some time outdoors for the few short months of summer we get here in Iowa.    Thanks-

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

T-shirt quilt

Quilter with the pattern called Slope Intercept.

T-shirt quilt

Quilted using the musical notes pattern...

Lazy daisy pattern

This one was quilted using the Lazy Daisy pattern by Anne Bright.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bullseye pattern

A fun, modern piecing design, quilted with the pattern called "Bullseye".

An interesting quilt with embroidered horse blocks.  I outlined the horses, and filled in the background with cross-hatching.

Custom quilting

I think the piecing pattern is called Tenneessee Waltz.  I quilter this doing a custom design.  Some parts are hand-guided, other parts are done with the Intelliquilter, like the block design.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Scrap quilt

The customer who brought this said she was using up scraps.  Isn't it striking?  Sometimes a simple piecing pattern is what is needed.  Just half-square triangles.  I quilted it using the pattern called Lupin.

A view of the back of the quilt:

Pearl swirl pattern

Used the Pearl Swirl pattern on this quilt.....

Friday, March 27, 2015

T-shirt quilt

Here's another t-shirt quilt....  This one without any sashing between the shirts.  
It was quilted with a musical note pattern, called All That Jazz.  The flannel backing fabric also has musical notes on it.
Flannel is a great choice for any quilt- really makes it soft and warm.  I suggest prewashing it, as most flannels will shrink a bit.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cute airplane baby quilt

Isn't this cute fabric?  Fun little airplanes... Quilted with a cloud pattern.  

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

new patterns

New patterns available:

t-shirt quilt

A t-shirt quilt made using a random, modern layout.  The shirts are cut in different sizes, to accomodate the grahics, and the solid parts of the shirts are used between them.  This a completely different look from the tradional layout.  Quilted with a meander pattern.

t-shirt quilt

A t-shirt quilt with the shirts set in vertical rows, and sashing strips between rows.  This is a good layout for 26 shirts, 4 rows of 6 shirts each.  Quilted using the Honeycomb pattern.

Traditional layout t-shirt quilt

A t-shirt quilt with a traditional layout.  The red cornerstone blocks add a nice touch of color between shirts, along with the black sashing pieces.  It's quilted using the "Bayside" pattern.  

Minecraft quilt

I made this quilt for my junior-high age son.  Super fast to put together- used 5.5" squares.  I quilted it with a zig-zag pattern.
For those of you that don't have kids in school, Minecraft is a computer game that is popular right now that  uses blocks to build things.  The black blocks on the quilt look like a character in the game.

panel quilt

This panel quilt was quilted using the "Champagne Bubbles" pattern.  I thought it looked like bubbles in the water with the fish in the panel.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Appliqué blocks

These needle-turn appliqué blocks have been in the works for years.  I've taken them along on long car rides to work on them.  I think I will be stopping at 9.  Now I just have to come up with a quilt layout that will enhance the blocks.

Easy kids quilt

I pieced this together lately.  I used fabrics I had on hand, plus this cute alphabet panel.  I cut the panel in strips and added the rows between them.  It went together quickly and I think it turned out cute.

Lone star quilt

This quilt was done using a custom design.  The large log areas gave me lots of open space to get creative.