Thursday, January 16, 2020

Flat borders

The most commonly seen problem with quilt tops is getting extra fabric in the outer borders. 

Here's a way to avoid that, and have borders that lay flat.



If your outer borders do not lay flat, then they will need to be removed & fixed before quilting to avoid sewing down the extra fabric as a pucker.  

Monday, December 23, 2019

Winter quilt

Quilted with the Midnight Sparkle pattern:



Here's a very good example of how to do a pieced backing....  It isn't always possible to center backing elements perfectly, so this is a good layout- plus it adds visual interest to the back of the quilt.


Friday, December 13, 2019

Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt

Quilted with the Midnight Sparkle pattern.  The piecer is going to add the buttons for eyes & other details now that it's quilted.  Very cute!  Every block is different, and some small triangles are less than an inch finished!  



Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Hexagon quilt

I often get asked if I have time to work on quilts of my own.....  Here's a few pictures of something I've been working on.  It's a super-scrappy hexagon quilt, all machine pieced.  The hexagons are about 2" from point to point.  After doing hundreds of them, I've come up with a pretty good method for matching points on all those Y-seams.  It's been fun to work on- I put on a new row here & there when I have time.  No pressure to worry about running out of the right fabrics!  :-)

I am hoping to have a twin-size quilt when I'm finished.  Right now it's about 55" x 65", so I'm over half way.... so far there are 1131 hexagons in the quilt.







Methodical pressing will cut down on bulky seams:





Friday, November 1, 2019

Tumbler quilt

Quilted with the Florence pattern.



Harley T-shirt quilt

Quilted with the Meander Squared pattern.



Truck panel quilt

Quilted with the Tire Tracks pattern- a good choice for going over the panel, it adds nice texture to compliment the truck, but isn't too busy to distract from it. 



Flannel quilt

Quilted with the Navajo pattern.  There are kits available at Roelof's in Sioux Center.  





antique octagon quilt

Quilted with the Baptist Fans pattern.  I like to use this on vintage/antique quilts, because it's similar to hand-quilting patterns that you'd find back then.



Friday, September 6, 2019

Batik quilt

Quilted with the Circle Play pattern.




Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Floral quilt

Quilted with the Flower Power pattern.



Saturday, August 31, 2019

T-shirt quilts

Quilted with the Greek Key pattern:



Quilted with the Meander Squared pattern:



Thimbleberries quilt

Quilted with the Americana Flourish pattern.



Christmas quilt

Quilted with the First Snow pattern.






Fox quilt

Quilted with the Mahogany pattern.



Friday, July 19, 2019

Blue/white quilt

Quilted with the Chamgagne Bubbles pattern



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Teal/purple quilt

Quilted with the Dynasty pattern.



Monday, July 15, 2019

T-shirt quilt with gray sashing

Quilted with the Navajo pattern



Friday, July 12, 2019

Christmas in July!

Get a head-start on Christmas... it's only 166 days away! 

This pattern/kit, called "Christmas to Me" designed by Coach House Designs is available at Roelof's in Sioux Center. 

This one was quilted with the "First Snow" pattern...





T-shirt quilt

Quilted with the Zig Zag pattern