Tuesday, July 23, 2013

 This fun sampler quilt top was quilted using the "Alex" pattern.  It's a nice swirly pattern that helps offset the sharp points of the piecing.

And this quilt top was quilted using the Carpet Scrolls pattern.  It's also a swirly type pattern that has a large repeat.  It's ornate looking & goes well on large quilts.  This quilt top was a king-size top, and so it really worked out well on this one.
 A view of the back, where the quilting shows up better:

freehand paisley pattern

This "Starburst" quilt was done hand-guided doing an echoed paisley pattern.  My hand-guided quilting is usually more dense than the computerized quilting.  It was just what the customer requested- it's very similar to how the pattern quilt was done.  Here's a link to the pattern if you'd like to make one too:


This two-color top was quilted using the "Growing Things" pattern, using white thread.  
I enjoy looking at two-color quilts, with the high contrast between the pieces- visually they are very striking.  But, I am not sure I would have enough patience to acutally piece one.  I fear I would get bored halfway through piecing the same block with the same fabrics & I would never finish it.  Maybe some day I will attempt one.

A quilt for me

A quilt for me!  I made this from scraps & leftovers from other projects.  It's hanging on the wall in our house now.  I quilted it with baptist fans, and really like how that turned out. I added the braided border to the outside, and like the effect of that.