Although it doesn't show as well as I had hoped, I love the green variegated thread on the black border.
The green backing really shows off the "Mariposa" pantograph that Helen chose. Wool batt gives it a great loft.
I have to ask again, where does he find the time? This is a quilt that will go to a charitable organization through Michael's work at Providence Hospital.
The quilt top is made from cotton fabrics, solids that pick up the colors in the print of monkeys and lions.
Do you ever wonder how you got so lucky to have such great people in your life? I surely do. My darling husband is one of 9 children, and I love all of my wonderful siblings in law and their spouses so very much. Ollie and Dee are the parents who started this huge clan.
Ollie's profession was as a contractor building houses, and one of his hobbies in singing in a Barbershop Quartet. I saw this pattern in a catalog and just knew that I needed to make it for Ollie. I used a wood texture fabric for the background, then just raided my stash for the rest of the pieces. It is quilted with a music note pantograph to reflect his singing. I used wool batt for the warmth and loft that it gives the finished quilt.
This is a bit of overkill for their house as Dee is a lifelong crafter as well, I'm sure that they have a multitude of afghans that she has made, but I still wanted to do this little thing for him.
Robin is expecting her first grandchild this month, and this will be for the baby.
The quilt is reversible with "Green Eggs and Ham" on one side.
Quilted with Rainbows thread and my Swirls board from Circle Lord. Somehow, swirls was just the perfect quilting design for a Dr. Seuss quilt.
Mom, also known as Pat to the rest of the world, is making quilts for all the grandchildren. They get their choice of color and theme.
Zachary is the musician in the group and his colors are black and red.
Love the guitar that she appliqued in the center of the quilt. It has strings that are stitched to the quilt top, and buttons sewn on for the string pegs and tuners. The most amazing part to me is that the panto I chose had the perfect amount of open spaces, and they fell in just the right spot so I didn't have to take off any of the buttons for quilting!
McKenna Ryan designs these amazingly detailed patterns, and I've been working on this quilt for about 4 years or more. Frankly, the primary reason that I got it quilted was because Judee wanted me to quilt her "True Nature", and I wanted a chance to practice on my quilt first.
This is a Tasmanian Devil, but he looks more like my cat Hamish than the Tasmanian Devil I remember from Bugs Bunny cartoons. I love the texture of bricks in the chimney, and siding in the house.
I just started to quilt, and ended up quilting a ribbon background filler to mimic the ribbons on the bells.
Sara chose an all over design called Hydrangea, and it is just perfect on this quilt.
This one is for her grandson. I love the masculine look of it, but it's got Minky fabric on the back, so it's extra cuddly. Guys need something soft to wrap up in too!
The quilting design is called "Stairs", and has two rows of undulating lines with a row of stair steps in between.
"My son, who is a fishing guide, and my husband, Doug are involved with the CCA (Coastal Conservation Association), which is an organization trying to save and protect the salmon and steelhead. The Tillamook Chapter of CCA holds a banquet in the spring to make money for the Oregon Chapter of CCA. This banquet has a auction, which is mostly fishing gear relates, but also has art prints and other items. The banquet is attended largely by fishermen and their wives. I was asked by my son, Travis, who is also the banquet chairman, last year if I would make a "guys" quilt for the auction in 2014."
How can I possibly turn this down? I had my own McKenna Ryan pattern quilt top ready to quilt, but hadn't worked up the nerve to start it yet. This project got mine finished, so that I would feel like I knew what I was doing for Judee's.
I hope that the quilt will raise a lot of money for such a great cause. Although I haven't yet met Judee in person,we have a plan to meet at the local fabric store when either she is in Portland, or I am in Tillamook. I am sure that she is a lovely person to make such a beautiful quilt, and then to give it away.
Updated on Mar. 23, 2014. Be sure to check out the comment on this quilt. Judee got some great and exciting news about the quilt!
Welcome Helen! Helen is new to the Portland area, but not new to quilting. She brought me three lovely quilt tops, and this is the first to be completed. This quilt is for one of her daughters, the other daughter will get the same design, but in green.
Helen chose wool batting, my new favorite for bed quilts. I also love the hydrangea pantograph that she chose. These photos don't do the quilt justice. It's pretty here, but it is just lovely in person.