Thursday, June 22, 2017

Christi's Glacier Star



Isn't this a thing of beauty?  It's the Glacier Star pattern by JudyNiemeyer.  Pieced by Christi K  who did an excellent job from the fabric selection right through to the construction!
Center detail
This pattern is very detailed and usually completed in sections with a series of classes to help you along. Christi attended a workshop over several days and got a really good start on this. She was able to finish it quickly.
Star points and Flying Geese
Christi wanted a softer look in the quilting. Not a lot of spikey angles, more feathers and swirls.
I used a combo of patterns and did pebbles around the Flying Geese that circle around the quilt  so they would pop.
 Stitching in the Ditch around the piecing is what can really add to the cost of quilting these quilts because of the time it takes. There are a lot of pieces!! It really makes the quilt look good! We decided to SID major elements, but not all, depending on the quilting designs used.
So Fine thread in Billins Blue,Pastel Blue, Gerbera, and Pearl, Microquilter in Cream for the center and fills around the Flying Geese blocks and a green/turquoise  Geyser, for the  outside border.
Hobbs 80/20 batting
Back
This was pure fun to quilt! I had a blast doing this. I have done one Judy Niemeyer quilt myself and want to start a new one. This has really inspired me to get going!  First , though, I have to quilt my Amish with a Twist 3.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Harvest Spice



Harvest Spice 
Orange Grove Quilters
2017


This is the Orange Grove Quilters Guild 2017 Opportunity quilt. It used parts of a donated kit,new blocks and a redesigned border. 18+ members worked on this quilt.
I was the coordinator of this venture and it was a  fun project. As with group endeavors, time kept getting slipped back and when it was all together we were a month later than I had planned. With deadlines looming , I put it on my longarm and quilted for several days straight.
There is a lot to quilt on this and I wanted a cohesive design fitting the style. Traditional  elements  like feathers, crosshatch and pearls were chosen to enhance the piecing.
The applique blocks were so expertly done by members and looked beautiful with a freehand fill of feathers and pebbles. Matching thread to the background really makes the applique the star!

Hobbs 80/20 batting and So Fine, Micro Quilter and Omni threads were used.
I am thankful for the chance to quilt  this beauty.

Want to win this? Find ticket info at www.orangegrovequiltersguild.com

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bionic Gear Bag-Fini!

The Bionic Gear bag is a project that I've had the pattern for sitting around waiting for me to do for a while. Perfect Superbowl Sunday sewfest!
This is a Craftsy  Pattern and there are also tutorials on Youtube that are a huge help.
Of course, it's in purple!
What is It? It holds all my quilting gear, ready to grab and go to quilt retreats or workshop. When at home , it sits by my machine.

Has a nice enclosed tray to keep things in. 4 zippered pockets and space in between.
Between the second and third zippered pockets  I have 7 spools of thread w/ bobbins.

Here it is with some of the notions I keep in it. 

Ok, now, I'm ready for quilt retreat.......as soon as I get my projects sorted!