Thursday, March 31, 2011

latest quilts finished....

I took some time to quilt a baby quilt that I've had pieced for a while.  I used the "Double Spiral" pattern on this one. I have used this on a few customer quilts lately, too, and I really like the clean lines of this pattern.  The circular lines are a nice contrast to the sharp points & straight lines of the piecing. 

I don't remember the name of this pattern... I think I jotted down the notes of how to make the block from the show "Simply Quilts" when that used to be on TV years ago.  Too bad they cancelled that one.  Each block goes together super fast. 

I found this fun boat fabric that had some of the same colors from the front to use for the backing:
And, this is a quilt using the new "Swirling Waters" pattern designed by Ellen Munnich.  It seems to work on well on "Asian" type prints.  Isn't this a fun swirly-looking design- sort of like a lazy pool water. 

And, a custom quilt with some very small pieces in those "Tree of Life" blocks.  Lots of little triangles!  A simple block design was requested in the alternating plain blocks, and so I used the square feather wreath there.  White-on-white quilting is always so pretty. 

 This is a baby quilt, the Dad is a pilot, so the quilter requested airplanes. After a little internet research, I found this pattern from The Quilter's Niche.

Also used the embroidery machine to personalize the quilt top with baby's first name.

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Pattern- All-Over Feathers

This is a new design available- All-over Feathers (designed by Ellen Munich).  I think this design will work great with alot of quilts- a nice companion to floral fabrics.  Creates texture without overwhelming the prints. 

A view from the back of the quilt:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

more customer quilt

One of the quilts I've recently completed- she asked for a simple border pattern, and this is what we came up with.  I've never used this before, but I really like it- I think it fits this quilt.
The light florals with the white will make a nice "Spring" quilt.

This quilt called for some "texture" type of quilting- she went with a free-hand "water" meander design.