Laverna has been at it again, and piecing yet another lovely quilt. She told me who this is for, but I don't want to spoil the surprise. I quilted a feathered wreath in the star blocks and outer border. Then a bamboo design in the first border, and kind of a poinsettia star design in the smaller star blocks. The background fill is branchy spirals, not that they show at all. The thread color she chose is a nearly dead on match for the background, so it gives it a wonderful texture. Boy is someone going to be lucky to get this one!
This quilt is so special. It was hand appliqued, partly hand pieced and partly machine pieced by Annette's mother, who has since passed away. This quilt will be a wedding gift for Annette's daughter in 2009. What a wonderful and hopefully soon to be treasured memory of her grandmother.
This is an amazing quilt, and even more so when you realize that it's one of her first, if not the first quilt she has ever made! The points are perfect, everything matches, and it lays so flat! I wish my own piecing was this wonderful! She chose to have it quilted with a double plume pantograph in the body, and then some free hand designs in the borders. So beautiful!
Carol's son is certainly lucky, he gets this quilt! He chose the colors, and Carol did the piecing. He then was quite specific in how he wanted it quilted, so diagonal water meander in the body, and bears in the border. I used a cookie cutter that I had purchased in Alaska, and I think that's the most use it's ever received!
Marshall was out sweet little Corgi dog. Sadly, we lost him suddenly in January, 2009. This quilt will go to the Dove Lewis animal hosp. where we took him, and hopefully they will be able to use it for a fundraiser. I had been gathering dog prints, and then several of my friends from the shop brought me some more after a trip to WA state. The block is called "King's Crown", appropriate for Marshall since he was very self important. The sashing strips have dog prints on them, and I found them on my trip to Iowa. It's quilted with a dog bone pantograph, and includes one fire hydrant. Sure miss the little fuzzy buns.
After Lisa and Rachel took a trip to Alaska, and seemed to hit every quilt shop in the area, Lisa made this beauty. She used techniques from the Circle Around book to inset the circular pieces, then made 9 patch and rail fence blocks to compliment them. What a great quilt!