Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wavy line quilting

The customer requested wavy lines for the quilting pattern, similar to a picture she had.  I like how it turned out... Something a little different than usual, nice texture to the quilt.

A view from the back:

Friday, October 13, 2017

Simple Fish pattern

Fishing fabrics, quilted with the Simple Fish pattern.

Simple Fish pattern

Fishing fabrics, quilted with the Simple Fish pattern.

New Moon pattern

Camping theme fabrics, quilted with the New Moon pattern.

Black/white/yellow quilt

Black/white/yellow quilt... I used the Champagne Bubbles pattern with white thread.


Fun pumpkins, quilted with the "Pumpkin Play" pattern.

Animal quilts

Cute llama's, quilted with a squared meander all-over pattern.

Fun flamingos's quilted with the "calm waters" pattern.  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Yellow & gray quilt

This one was quilted with the "Lupin" floral pattern

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

working with Minky

Here are a few thoughts about using Minky & other plush fabrics on the back of your quilt:

Minky has some stretch, usually more stretch one way than the other.  A walking foot is helpful for piecing Minky.  A larger seam allowance is good when pieicing Minky- more like 1/2" to 1" is better than trying to do a normal 1/4" seam.

When using dark Minky, and a lighter quilt top, the longer fibers of the Minky can pull through to the top with the quilt stitches.  Using a lighter/matching color on the back can help with this.

Some quilters ask if batting is necessary with Minky, I usually do use a batting.  I've used the Hobbs Heirloom quite a bit, and also Quilter's Dream Request weight works well- it's very thin, just enough to fill out the quilt.

The quilt can be bound just like a cotton quilt, just take time to notice the direction of the Minky nap, as it can push the binding strips one way or the other.  If you take your time, it will work out ok.

I still need the extra 3-5" inches of backing, larger than the quilt top, this is especially important with Minky, as I may need to trim the edges to straighten them.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Deer panel quilt

A panel quilt... I used the Last Leaves pattern with a fine thread, so the quilting didn't overpower the deer scene.

Memory t-shirt quilts

Three custom-made memory t-shirt quilts.... These were done using a random layout.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

T-shirt quilts

Three t-shirt memory quilts.  The layout is similar on all 3, but the fabrics and quilting patterns are very different. 

Quilted with "I Love It" pattern, all over hearts.

QuIlted with the "Greek Key" pattern.

Quilted with the "Square Spiral" pattern.

Baby quilts

I've made a few small quilts lately using fabrics I had on hand mostly.  All 4 of them are about 40"x45". I cut all the binding on the bias, and did rounded corners.  I am really liking this lately for baby quilts, seems like a softer edge than a pointy square corner. 

This one is quilted with the "Autobahn" pattern...  Can you see the block I turned the wrong way?

A close-up of the cars.

The back, a fun travel print to go with the quilted cars.

This next one is quilted with the "Animal Crackers" pattern.

It has a solid blue back, and the quilting pattern shows up well.

This one is mostly flannel, and was quilted with the "Double Bubble" pattern.

His one is quilted with the basic meander pattern.