Friday, November 15, 2019

Red and White Houses

 Don't you just love red and white quilts? This is another beauty! My customer ,Renata, did a superb job on the piecing and applique. I added some tile roofs and windows along with other elements to keep it somewhat traditional/modern.
Around the applique borders I added freehand feathers , leaves and  swirls to  contrast with all the line work and crosshatching. Curves and feathers play well with all the linear designs.

Glide white thread and Microquilter, Red on the houses. Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Some pretties!!!

Cityscape made by Pauline Wilson  turned out so nice!!! Pauline did a spectacular job with the One- Block-Wonders surrounding the panel. So much fun to quilt and choose designs for.
Several thread changes as the colors went from light teal through to darkest gray.
This quilt won three ribbons at a juried show in New Jersey. 1st in its category, Judges Choice and Viewers Choice!!!!
Another view as I took it off the frame and checked for missed spots!
Stars ,
Also made by Pauline and in the same show. It won a second place ribbon. This was a guild challenge/block of the month and the setting was up to each person. 
Since these were set in a circle, I tried to have the quilting highlight that. Red and white quilts are so pretty and this was a great quilt to use lots of star designs.

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
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.