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.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

IQ patterns- Circles & Swirls

new pattern

New pattern available - Champagne Bubbles.