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. 

Appliqué butterfly

Appliqué butterfly quilt- quilter with a custom design.  She added a little embroidery to some blocks- a very sweet quilt.

Pearl swirl design

Here's a picture of the new Pearl Swirl design used on a quilt.

Pumpkin quilt

A fun autumn quilt... The customer brought the magazine pattern, and wanted it quilted similar to the picture.  There is a sunflower design in each pumpkin, and loopy swirly designs in the backgrounds and sashing.

Minke backing

Minkes fabric has really become popular lately.  I get lots of questions about using it as a backing for quilts.  I've done quite a few quilts with the minkes, and it quilts up nicely.  
It does have a little stretch to it, but it doesn't seem to cause any problems.  I do need 4-6 inches past the edge of the quilt top on all sides to work with.  So if your quilt is 50 x 70, then you'd need a backing piece 58 x 78 or larger.  
The minkes can be pieced to make a larger backing of needed, or Roellofs store carries wide minkee, too.