Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy Trails to You!

This beauty was pieced by one of my awesome customers : Mary O'Driscoll. She does fabulous applique and has a knack for finding the perfect fabric for the pieces. 
I have quilted several of this Baltimore Album type quilt, but this was a challenge. It is a formal style and setting, but with a Cowboy theme. I felt it needed quilting to bridge the gap between formal/casual.  So I chose a feather design for the border that had a bit more whimsy and added a  rope border to the center design to set it off . The center also has a McTavishing type of quilting  to make the beautiful boot and bouquet pop!
Close up of rope border

Lots of free hand design work!

Pebbling, I got a workout!

Center Boot

Close up of detail. All applique was outlined with invisible Whispertouch thread.
So Fine Thread for fills and designs.
Hobbs 80/20 Batting
Quilt pattern is a Pearl Pereira design
Another beauty by Mary O!!!!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Graduation Quilt

Almost done with this large quilt for my client's son's graduation.
 He wanted it quilted with a religious theme.
We found a modern religious design that was perfect and quilted up beautifully.

I like how the crosses form the eyes of the symbol. Done in a blue grey, Steel Blue Omni thread and with a wool batt. I used Dream Wool and it lived up to it's name. I quilted like a dream! Soft and drapey, a joy to quilt.
Very nice design for a college bound quilt. I'm sure he will love it!

Monday, June 16, 2014

This Guitar Isn't Weeping!

No offense to George Harrison,(While My Guitar Gently Weeps),but this guitar quilt is happy to be all done!

Here's a close up of the fret and scrolls. Done with a blue Omni thread
 I wanted to make the guitars stand out a bit so did a simple meander in all the blue surrounding fabric. 
Very fun quilt to work on!
Another by the same client is a modern squares with beautiful fabric.
 Quilted with a medium grey Omni thread.
 Quilting pattern is Waterdrops
I love doing quilts for this lady as she always has some unique and beautiful quilts. She tends to favor the modern, which I am seeing more and more and really like !