Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Freehand water meander

This quilt had such pretty blue/green batiks, and I thought of water right away when I saw it.  This was quilted with a freehand water meander pattern. 

New patterns November 2011

One more day left in November for this year- can you believe it?  The months really fly by. 

Here are 3 new patterns that I've gotten this month to use on customer quilts.  The first 2 are holiday patterns- Holly Berries, and Lynne's Ornaments.  The ornament pattern has quite a bit of small details, and so it needs to be sewn out more slowly than some of the other patterns (and also the price per square inch is a bit higher than most of the other all-over patterns.) 

This other one, called Animal Stripes, I just used on a t-shirt quilt that had zebra striped fabric as sashing between the shirts.  This pattern was just perfect to go with that. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

2 Christmas quilts

Isn't this a fun quilt?  I used the "Oodles of Doodles" for this quilt, I thought it looked like curly ribbon on presents.  The customer thought it looked like swirling snow.  :-) 

And this quilt is done using "Holly Berries" pattern.  This pattern is new, so I don't have it up on the pattern page yet, I will try & do that soon. 

Autumn table runner

Here is an Autumn table runner- the customer requested custom quilting on this one, so here are some pictures of what I did.  This is a picture of the runner before I started:

...and this is after.  I did some block & border designs, and then I was stumped on what to do in those lighter triangle areas.  I finally came up with the idea to do some freehand designs that echo the leaves in the print of the other fabrics.  Since these are freehand, each on is similar, but just a little bit different.  I quilted over each line 3 times, to give it almost an "embroidered" look.  I usually use a matching thread for most quilting, but here I used a couple shades darker than the fabric to really make it stand out & look like embroidery. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

custom quilt

This sampler quilt was custom quilted- I used some freehand designs along with some Intelliquilter designs.  The applique was outlined with monofilament thread. 

Winter Wonderland quilt

All of that embroidery is done by hand- wow!  I did a swirly design in the center of the quilt, and some custom designs in the blocks around the outer border area.  I added some snowflake designs in the plain white areas of the outer border- white on white stitching always looks so nice. 

Embroidered baby quilt

Isn't the machine embroidery on the quilt so cute?  Each letter of the alphabet has a cute teddy bear with it.  I used a fan pattern to accent each block, and some hearts in the border, along with some freehand wavy lines in the sashing. 

Oops, this picture ended up side-ways, sorry......

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A quilt of my own

This scrappy quilt is going on I's bed, made from recycled shirts, ala Bonnie Hunter style of  I found a soft flannel backing to use, so it should be nice & warm this winter.  The block piecing pattern is called Arrowhead, and I quilted it with the Baptist Fans pattern. 

A new pattern

I've designed a new pattern, called "Path to my Heart"... I got to use it on this fun black/white/pink quilt.  This quilt had a black Minkee backing, so it will be nice & warm & toasty this winter. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Batik French Braid quilt

This batik French Braid quilt was very fun to work on.  All the quilting is done freehand on this one.  The customer had pictures of this quilt, I think it was hanging in a quilt shop where she bought the pattern?  Anyway, she wanted it  quilted similar to the one she had seen in the shop.  I use the Intelliquilter for quite a few of the all-over designs that I offer, and so having the opportunity to do this freehand work was fun for a change. 

The outer border has a ferny design, and some swirly lines going down each of the braid sections.  The center of each braid has fern wreath design, and a fun little design in the sashing.  The thread color "camel" was used throughout, and it really stands out on the sashing & adds alot of texture & pattern to the solid dark blue/purple there.