I went off the grid on the quilting of this quilt. Pat and I had discussed how to quilt this, but knowing that she trusts me, I changed the idea. There was supposed to be quilting in the pieced triangles, but when I got to quilting the quilt, I decided that they didn't need anything, and adding quilting would be distracting. I also found the "plaid" design in the blue border in a magazine and knew that it was the right thing for Pat's quilt.
Today, I received the sweetest note from Pat thanking me for helping with her quilt top. She referred to as a "so so quilt top", but I think I had a great design to work with. I just got to enhance it. Check back here in the not too distant future, I've got another one of Pat's to do next and I'll be going "off grid" again.
The color is a much better representation in the closeup to the actual color, but I love the design that you see in the photo of the entire quilt. A lovely watercolor design using 3 fabrics to create an Irish Chain. Well done, Marni. Quilted with the hydrangea panto and thread called "Mauna Loa."
|Michael and his amazing paper piecing is at it again. All I can say is "Wow."|
|This is one that Sharyle made for her niece. Lucky girl. This quilt is huge! King sized is a lot bigger than I realized.|
Start with a lovely center block to focus on, and then frame it with borders and more borders.
Stars, spools, triangles and 1/2 square triangles, plus a plan border in between. All quilted with a panto call "Where Eagles Dare." Perfect for this quilt.
|Another Cycle Oregon quilt. I titled this one "Rim Ride" because we'll be riding the rim of Crater Lake this year. I think that the blue fabric in the settings squares pretty well matches the blue of the water of Crater Lake.|
|The quilting in the yellow borders is to represent the mountains that we'll be climbing to get to the rim of the lake. As well as all the climbing around the rim.|
|I wish I had a great reason for choosing the molar feathers wreath quilting design in the setting squares, but "because it looks cool" is the best reason I have..|
|So we have fabric with black kittens for the kitten that one of the sag drivers adopted. Cowboy and cowgirl boots.|
|Barbed wire, cow prints, alfalfa fields, and the fabric that we chose to represent the vicious Goat Head weed that caused more flats that many could count.|
|Right above the cow here is says "Ride off That-A-Way."|
|This is a fun quilt of blue and white batik fabrics with an ocean theme to the fabrics. Consequently, it needed to be quilted with an ocean themed panto, specifically "Sea Life". Shells, Seahorses, and water throughout.|
While I'm not usually a fan of pieced backings, this one really added to the quilt top.
|I think this is the sweetest thing. Torgi hand appliqued all of these blocks, one for each month. The finished quilt will go to her niece who lives in the Faroe Islands. I'm international!|
|Quilted much like the pattern showed with outline quilting around the pieced blocks, and then wreaths in the setting squares.|
|I went around all of the blocks with a freehand "zigzag" stitch on my longarm, doubling over any where the fabric had frayed. She was thrilled with the results, and I'm sure that the baby will get many years of enjoyment from his Superheros|
|My goal is a quilt per month for Tom and Dad, and a couple of them on their birthdays, Father's day, and the day that they both died. Sorry Dad, no photo of yours, but it looks the same as Toms, only quilted with Baptist Fans instead of Fold. Both with the same patriotic print, both 45" wide by about 60" Wholecoths because I just ran out of time and didn't have time to piece two tops, but had this fabric ready to go.|
Thank you officers for your service, even if you did reject my offering.
|Leigh does it again. All these amazing creatures hand appliqued while she spends time with her husband as he watches television. Amazing use of your time and talents!|