"A Bale of Turtles" by me.


 I just looked it up.  A grouping of turtles is called a "Bale"  So, here's my "Bale".  Officer Tori took a trip to Hawaii, and brought me back fabric!  This is made from 4 of the same turtle panels, all stitched together.    Surely was fun to play with the quilting.  An attempt at fast "waves" in the outer border, then I just echoed some of the designs in the fabric itself.  I think my favorite is the narrow striping behind the flowers and turtles below.  I had the perfect size of wool batting leftover, so that gives the quilt a lot of loft, and the dense quilting lets the un-quilted areas shine.

I dropped this one off at East Precinct yesterday with a note for Officer Tori.  This one was finished near Father's Day, in honor of her dad, and mine.  Thanks Dad.

"Ian's T-shirts" by Becky


"Irish Chain" for Sydney, made by her mom Robin

This is Robin's first quilt.  Didn't she do a great job?  This beauty is for her daughter Sydney who will be starting college in the fall.  This quilt is much larger than a twin bed, what she'll have in a dorm, but what a wonderful treasure for her to keep.


A much better showing of the fabric colors that they chose.  Quilted with "Mauna Loa" thread and the swirls board.

"Log Cabin Bees" by Michael



 Michael is at it again.  (I don't think he sleeps.).  A lovely log cabin quilt, one of  my favorite patterns.  Then he added these amazing paper pieced bee blocks.  Quilted with the latest panto "Dizzy Bees"





Yes, that ruler marks inches, so that piece of white right above the ruler is 1/2" at it's widest points.  Now, notice the bottom right blue sky around the bee's head.  I can't imagine fabric that small.




















"Grandmother's quilt" by Marni







If you don't have enough fabric to complete the block, use something similar.  There are flannels and shirting fabrics in this quilt as well.


"Ant Men" by Kelli



Kelli says that she was "winging it" when she pieced this quilt.  If this is how she does when she "wings" something, just think what she could do with a seriously planned one!  Boggles the mind.  Quilted with the Dandelion panto, but I still say it looks more like spiders.

Camping by Michael

 Ergg.  I forgot to take photos of this quilt before he picked it up, so Michael kindly sent me these.   The background fabric is camping trailers and campfires, then assorted tree blocks thrown in for fun.
 Quilted with the log cabin panto, which there is a cabin in the center of the photo.



"Superheros"

 Not being a follower of graphic novels, or comic books, as they were called in my day, I don't recognize many of these folk.
 I can identify Captain America, Thor, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, but from the faces above?  No clue.



"Dr. Seuss" by Michael

 I have sort of an urge to go back and re-read the Dr. Seuss books to remember who all the characters are.  I recognize "Horton", and "The Cat in the Hat", and "Thing One and Thing Two".  "The Lorax" makes an appearance as well, but that's all that I remember.  Someone is going to have a really good time finding all of their favorite characters in this quilt.

"Dora The Explorer" by Michael


 It's time for "Camp Erin" quilts for Michael, so here are three of  his latest creations.  Start with a kid print, make blocks, make more blocks with coordinating prints, add borders and done!  Sweet! 
Quilted with stars and loops for her Western theme

Fancy Forest by Pam #2

 Pam has 2 daughters, and both became pregnant a few months apart.  So, she needed to make 2 quilts, one for each new grandchild.  The quilting in the blocks is the same as the previous quilt, but  different background fill.  I went with a tight meander in order to save time and thread.  Pam was on a time crunch, and I was running out of thread.  Pam made her trip, but I had to order another cone of thread to finish the last bit of background.  I really need to check on my thread supply when I see that I'm getting low.  Maybe someday I'll learn that lesson.
 My favorites are still the hedgehog and the owl.  So fun.

New pantographs!

 I have been remiss on uploading photos of pantographs, but I think this catches me up.  Above, we have "Up, Up and Away.
 Bunny Hop. I was looking for another panto, and found this and couldn't resist it.  Perfect for a kid's quilt, or Easter.
 It's called "Dandelions", but it makes me think of spiders.  Really cool all the same.
 Royal Court
 Dizzy Bees.





























Quilt for granddaughter Madeline by Kelly

 This is a different Kelly.  Sweet quilt for her granddaughter.  Start with a jelly roll, add one extra fabric, add a border.
Choose a lovely quilting design of clematis, and the perfect thread that repeats all the soft colors of the quilt, and someone is very lucky to get this special treat from her grandma.

Black and White baby quilt by Kelley

I love how you can take a simple design like a half square triangle, and make something as fun as this quilt.

 Of course, when you start with adorable sleeping bears in opposing prints and through in some stars, then quilt it with clouds, how can you go wrong? Darling!



International Sue by Sara

 I'm sure we've all seen the many variations on Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam, but this was a new one for me.  9 different "Sues" from 9 different countries in traditional dress.  So cute!
 Native American.
 Scotland (I think it's my favorite because of the kilt, and my Scottish heritage)
 Mexico? She's holding a parrot in her arms.
 France (because of the paint pallet)

 Africa, love her headress
 Japan
Egypt.  Sara said she was holding a snake, but she didn't like that, so changed it to an ankh.  Much better.
 Australia, gotta love the boomerang.
And Canada.

I used to have a copy of two books.  "Stash Envy" and "That Dorky Homemade Look."  I believe it was Stash Envy where the author talked about Sunbonnet Sue, and wondered what she was hiding.  Was she really a space alien?  If anyone has a copy of either of these books, I'd love to borrow them if you've got a copy.  The library doesn't, I tried.  If you haven't read them,  check them out.  They are laugh out loud funny.  Especially if you're a quilter.