Toby's napkin leftovers by me.

 If you have been following this blog, you may remember "Toby's napkin quilt."  Our dog Toby lvoes to wipe his mouth on the ottoman in our living room.  Can't throw that in the washer, but I can throw his quilt in.  When I made it, I messed up and had (as you can see) many pinwheel blocks leftover.  Threw those into a quilt top, set off with the same background fabric as in the blocks, and here's one for the police.

 I quilted this one essentially the same as the napkin, with continuous curves in the pinwheels.  The setting squares each got a phantom pinwheel, one that mimics the piecing, but aren't really pieced.  Then I added the background fills in the background.  Just something to play around with, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  I also love the green thread that really shows up on the grey.

Baby quilt by Joy

 Small world.  Joy and I see the same hairdresser.  Warren at Mr. Oscars.  If you've got curly hair, you need to see Warren!
This lovely little quilt is for the new baby of Joy's nephew.  Lucky little girl!
 Yes, all the flowers are appliqued by hand.  Again these amazing people who do hand applique!

Double Pinwheel by Jan

Here's one that Jan made for her granddaughter.   Gotta love all those pretty pinwheels, and I'd like to point out how well those points all match!
 Quilted with hearts because Jan loves her granddaughter.

Also music notes because she's a champion fiddle player!  I was thinking of her recently when I got the be a part of Cycle Oregon 2015 and we rode through Weiser, ID.  Fiddle capital of the world!  We were even serenaded by a group of fiddlers.  We also visited the quilt shop!

Monkeys by Sara

 Drat, this one is out of focus, but you get the idea.

And a churn dash block to separate them.

"Minecraft" made by Priscilla

 Priscilla contacted me about quilting this quilt that her grandson designed and she made.  I wish I could figure out how to get the schematic that he drew up and she used as a pattern from my email to here, but not right now. 
Maybe we should keep our eyes out for Henry as a future quilt designer.  Who knows where he'll end up?

All of the white background is quilted with continuous curves, and then the sword is stitched in the ditch
 Straight lines in the outer borders.

The backing.

Dresden Fans by Susan

I so admire people who do applique to begin with, but then to do it by hand is even more impressive in my book.  Yes, all those little wedges are sewn together, then hand appliqued to the background and the centers added as well.
I'm not sure if this quilt is "finished" or not.  I can't decide if it needs a background fill in the spaces between the wreaths and the plates, so I've emailed Susan to ask her opinion.  If she says yes it needs fills, then I'll update this photo.

Animals by Veda

Log Cabin by Carin's relative

The second of the quilts from Arkansas.  Much later than the appliqued flowers, probably circa 1980's to my untrained eye.  All cotton fabrics though, not polyester or double knit from the 1970s.  Quilted with an edge to edge design of hydrangeas using poly batt and machine bound.

 A close up of a block, and the backing with the hydrangea panto and teal thread showing.

Appliqued Flowers by Carin's relative

Long story.  I'm doing a service call, and my phone, which never rings, rings.  I heard her say that she had 2 baby quilts to quilt.  When I called her back later on, it's was 2 queen quilts.  Oh. a bit of a difference.  She's also not from Oregon, as I had assumed, they live in Arkansas. 

Story I got is that mom Carin and daughter Kathleen live in Arkansas, but the quilts will be going to an aunt in Oregon.  I think that's how they picked me to quilt them.  Kathleen isn't really sure who made them or when, but  I believe this one is original 1930's fabrics, some of which were "repurposed."  As in the background fabric has obvious lines old stitching lines where something had been taken apart, and then resewn into this lovely quilt top. 
This block has a small stain, not unusual for something of this age. It's hard to see, but in the closeup below, the original hand basting stitches are still in the yellow center.  I found a few of these blocks.
 I tried to keep the quilting traditional to the quilt top, so SID around the flowers, then a tight meander for a background fill.  This allows the flowers to pop up off the background.  Feathers in the sashing strips that "grow" in the same direction as all the flowers.  Quilted with Hobbs Wool batting, and So Fine! thread.  What a lovely memory for the family.