Friday, February 27, 2009

3 more charity quilts done!

I have finished 3 more charity quilts this week. I have had fun practicing line dancing. All 3 quilts were just 6 inch squares and went really fast. They are all quilted with slightly different patterns that are variations on the same theme.

I have another quilt on the frame that is almost done. It has been a productive couple of days for me.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My new website

We took the plunge and purchased a domain and hosting service. My husband has taken over site design for me and we have a dear friend that is giving him advice and support. We have set it up so that it redirects to this blog for now. My domain name is... drum roll....

Monday, February 16, 2009

Having fun in the border

I had a chance to do a quilt that had a border of black triangles with a small gray band of fabric. I wanted to so something to make the inset border come alive. It is on a scrappy quilt with a white back ground. I choose to do like dancing in the smaller triangles and then did a feather and swirl in the larger trapezoid. I wanted it to work with a feather that I was using in the border.
Here is the feather that I was using in the corner and the and more of the line dancing. There were small diamonds between some of the inset triangles that I also did line dancing in. The quilting was done so that we the quilt is trimmed so that the binding is near the points, the quilting will be slightly inside the binding.

This was a really fun quilt. I did a simple meander in the center of the quilt so that the patchwork would be what was seen. The same purple variegated King Tut thread was used on top and Masterpiece was used in the bobbin.

Heart Cookie Cutter Quilt

This is one of my quilts that. I decide to put the top on and just play. I used King Tut thread as I had one that was variegated with lots of bright colors. The background is meandered. I did the same freehand design in the small hears and the insides of the large hearts and did small loops on the edges of the large hearts to add texture. I did loops in the small border and the same design from Darlene Epp that I used on the last quilt in the outer boarder. The variegated thread looks great on the black batik of the outer border.

Here is a picture of the quilt so that you can see how the top looks.

This is a close up of the quilting that I did in the small hears and the center of the larger hearts.

I really like how the border turn out. I love the bright variegated thread on the black batik.

I had a lot of fun working on this and playing on the machine.