Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mom's Christmas Quilt

I quilted most of this quilt for my Mom last fall.  Actually all of it except for the 1/2 inch piano keys on one side that I somehow neglected to quilt before I took it off my machine.  I hate when I realized that I missed something after the quilt is off the frame.  While you can see the quilting in person, I just could not get it to show in the pictures from the front. 
 I used a gold color of Glide Thread.  I know I have said it before but I LOVE Glide Thread.  It runs through the machine so wonderfully.  And I love that I can use the gold instead of running metallic and still get that shiny gold look.
 Yep, the back is beautiful.  You can see all that fancy quilting in the borders.  Swags and close piano keys.  My sister (also a quilter) and my Mom both really liked the back of the quilt.  It is so wonderful having 2 quilters in my family that appreciate my work.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cathy's Ruby Slippers Quilt

I got to quilt Cathy's beautiful quilt that she made out Moda's Sugar Pop.  The pattern is Ruby Slipper by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
I really like the way Cathy used the fabric in this quilt.  It has a very clean, crisp look.  I did double piano keys on the outer board, alternating c's for the skinny inter border and my swirls border to border in the main part of the quilt.  

Friday, January 13, 2012

Halloween Table Runner

 This is a table runner for me.  I actually got it quilted before Halloween, but did not finish binding it until some time in November.
 It is made from a charm pack by Moda that I purchased while I was visiting my Mom in September.  The purple is a fabric from my Mom's stash.  The black border is Kona Cotton. I decided that the black border was a little too stark for me.  But look I have poison green Glide Thread.  I made up a way to quilt bats while I was quilting.  After all, it's my quilt why should I actually plan out what I was going to do.  It is a lot more fun to just load it and have fun.

I may just have to use this one upside down.  

If it wasn't for the bats this could have been a two sided quilts. But look at that shiny green glide thread... I love, love, love that thread!  I am really happy with my new table runner, now if I just remember I have it when Halloween 2012 comes around.