Thursday, September 22, 2011

Do I need another BOM? Duh...of course I do !

Hop on over to Lyn Browns blog and look at her new quilt-a-long starting this month.
Logs by Lyn Brown

It also has some applique coming later around the inside white setting triangles. You can do scrappy or controlled. Hmmmn. I probably have enough to do this in my stash . I might have to get the backgrounds as I never have enough cream/white /eggshell fabrics. I like the thought of doing a few blocks at a time. Since I'm usually at the longarm  all day, a few blocks is fine.
Uh oh, the new Hancock's catalog just arrived and I am drooling over the new Jinny Beyer Kashmir line.
 I may have to buy more fabric!! It would look so good in this quilt!

 On the frame is a great Christmas quilt, but until I get the owners OK, I will just show you a peek.
Isn't that jingle bell border cute? Just fits perfectly. I am doing all the background fills free handing and just took a break to grab a coffee! Back to work.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Taxi, Taxi !!

The Taxi Cab Quilt....
So bright and cheerful on the machine. The quilter did a great job putting this together. It has a modern feel and we wanted a quilting design to compliment that. We chose Double Bubble a Patricia Ritter pattern and it was perfect.

Here's a close up . You can see how great the design looks on the yellow stitched in black Omni thread.

There are plenty of design elements in these fabrics . We chose to emphasize the circles and it worked beautifully! The backing is the black/white/yellow print on the right and really tied the quilt together.
This design looks great in these fabrics , but would also be fun in black white red or pink. Oooh, how about B&W and lime green! Lots of possibilities for those taxis.
Next I just finished up 4 custom baby quilts and have one yet to do. Complete with binding they are ready for pickup. These are fun to make and each is different pending the client's request.
Andrew-sports theme/Blue

Ella, butterflies/lime green

Layla, Bubbles/pink

Alec, sailing/Blue
Alec, Layla, Andrew, Ella backs

I have a lot of fun picking out the fabrics for these quilts. I hope the babies enjoy them.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fruit Applique Finale!

Ta Da !!!

Karen's beautiful fruit applique quilt is finished! This was so much  fun and lots to do! It has several background fills and outlining on and around the applique. The fills and outlining really bring dimension to the fruit and leaves. I did some  curved crosshatching on  the  pineapples to mimic their dimpled skin. In the blank border corners I quilted in a special  design . I redesigned a border and added in a pineapple  to make it fit this theme.

Then above the swirl border I did a straight line design called bead board and below I added freehand feathers and swirls and denser background fill. I hope you can see it as the dark fabric makes it hard to get it to show up in photos. I like how this two step border make a pretty, wavy  frame around the quilt.

Next, just off the frame, is a simpler but still stunning Flying Dutchman quilt.
 Pattern is Whirlpools by Laurie Thomas

I have used this quilting design before and am very pleased with how it stitches out! It really looks pretty here.  This quilter did a marvelous job as this was straight and square and laid flat on the frame.  Camel Permacore thread and Hobbs 80/20 batt.  A winning combo for a great looking quilt!