Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mystery in the Mountains update

The mystery quilts that my friend and I worked on in the mountains is done. There was a reveal party at Wish Upon a Quilt on Saturday. All of the quilts were beautiful! It is amazing how different they look. This is the first time that I have ever completed a mystery quilt. I really had to push to get the quilt done in time for the reveal. My goal was to have it quilted, but I was able to even get the label on. :)

I have even bought the fabric for the new mystery quilt. This time I will try to get it done through out the 6 month period instead of marathon sewing and quilting the week of the reveal.

Micheal Miller Christmas Quilt

Early in the month I talked about a quilt that I did for Wish Upon a Quilt's Christmas in July celebration. I thought I would post a picture of it. This is a really happy Christmas quilt. I double piano keyed the outer border. In the large squares I did a holly and swirl design. I put feather and hook in the white borders around the large squares. In the rectangular blocks I quilted trees that were inspired by the tree fabric. It was a really fun quilt to work on!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Finally finished the Roman Holiday Quilt.

Woo Hoo! I finally got this one done! YEAH. I really like how it turn out. I did LOTS of feathers on this on. Machete feathers in the outer and the diagonal boarder. Feathers and hook design in the red boarder and feathers in the 1/2 square triangles. I used Off the Edge templates for Arcs, circles and SID. I bought the rulers while I was at MQS and really wanted to try them out. This quilt is 102" square.
Here is a close up of the diamonds in the center of the quilt. I did 3's and E's as my filer and a little line dancing in the center square.

Here is another shot of the diagonal inner border and toward the center of the quilt
Now for the back. You can actually see the quilting on both sides of this quilt. :) This is some of the 1/2 Sq triangles, one of the circles and the 3's & E's filler
And here are the feathers.
I am so happy that this quilt is done. I really had fun using the new templates and doing the feathers. I can't wait for the quilts owner to see it in person. She likes what she has seen in the pictures, but it looks so much better in person.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I Really Like the Back...

This afternoon I finished a quilt for a customer. She was given 12 antique applique blocks and with a week had a quilt top made.
The quilt has 3 borders and sashing and corner stones. There are twelve 16" blocks - 6 Sunbonnet Sue/ Overall Sam and 6 Tulip. I stitched around the appliques and meandered the backgrounds in the blocks. To stabilize the quilt, I stitched in the ditch around all of the blocks and borders. I continuous curved the corner stones. I did a wheat design in the sashing, which you can't see on the front. The smallest border is a one inch solid blue border I double piano keyed it, the next board is a print and I did a feather and hook, the outer most border is the same solid blue so I double piano keyed it as well.
This quilt has made up for all the other quilts. The backing is antique muslin and even though the thread matches the backing you can see the quilting. Did I mention that I love the back of the quilt? :)
Lately most of the backings on the quilts I have done have not really showed off the quilting. On several of the quilts the thread matched exactly. It is kind of anti-climatic to take a quilt off the frame, turn it over and realized that you can't see any quilting.