Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Chatter Box

This is another for hire quilt. It is the Chatterbox pattern from the book 11 Laps From Fats by Good Intentions. I loved making this quilt, and I am in the process of doing a second one just because it was so much darn fun. It was super easy, and pretty fast to sew up. The instructions for this pattern were really easy to follow. I liked how you cut all of the fat quarters the same and then swapped the fabrics around. I am really happy with the swirly border that I quilted on the outer border. The inner border and sashing are brown courderoy which added some great texture.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Abbey's Christmas Tree Skirt

My sister Abbey did this tree skirt and a matching wallhanging. It turned out really cute! I quilted it with swirls and stars. I tried a new star with a swirl center. I hope you like the detail below.

Mint Chocolate Child's Quilt

Doesn't the colors of this quilt remind you of mint chocolate chip icecream? I don't know how I managed to quilt it without eating some. I love the artwork in the blocks of this quilt. I stitched this quilt with brown thread. I quilted around each of the pictures, trying to follow the outline as closely as possible. The first two borders were quilted with standing loops, and the striped border, I just did straight lines in some of the stripes. The polka-dot border has a cicle loops and the outer border has a flower, leaf combo.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thimbleberries House and Garden 2007

Attention all Thimbleberries Club Members across the planet, I think this quilter beat you all to the punch. She got her quilt done in a jiffy, and now it is quilted, and soon to be bound. This is probably my favorite Thimbleberries club quilt in the last say, five years or however long my mom and sister have been hosting a club. I love the cheery yet warm fabrics, and the layout on this quilt was really easy to quilt. Below are a few details of my favorite parts.
Hmmm... I guess you can't see the stitching too well. There are swirly hearts in the tulips, and in the center of the green block.

I am perfecting my feathers lately, so I added some here.

More continuous curves, feathers, and a swirly vine, which I realize you probably can't see.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Crazy Bear Paw

OK. This one is all mine. I pieced, quilted, and bound it all by my lonesome self. It was A LOT of work! Now in saying that is was a lot of work, it was also a lot of fun. The crazy star stack and whack method from Buggy Barn is really fun, and not too hard to do. I did make 48 of those four inchers. Not to mention the half square triangles of which I lost count along the way. I think the saw tooth border was definately worth it! I wish I could say that I was keeping this quilt, but it was a for hire job, so I will be saying good-bye to it soon.
Here is another shot. I stitched in the ditch around the stars and filled the centers with swirls. The inner sashing has three straight lines going through it, with a wavy line through the outer sashing.

I went for the feather border, and it turned out nicely. I used to hate feathers, but they give a nice old fashioned touch. I followed the sawtooth border with a wavy line, and filled the inner border with alternating swirls and stars.