At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution to take time to
create some quilts for myself. So, this summer, I am still trying
to follow my own advice. Here are some of my projects and
ufo’s that I am trying to complete so that I can actually quilt
and finish them up – this year.
This top was actually created by one of my customers. She was
wanting to quilt it and sell it, so I bought it from her, un-quilted.
I do have some plans for this one but am waiting for the time to
I love snowmen and what better way to show them off than
with a hand embroidered quilt.
It has only taken me 2 years to complete but at least it is
done now. As usual, I do have plans of how I will quilt this
one as well. Hoping that the pictures in my head look as good
on the quilt top.
Nancy Halverson designed this quilt. The blue turquoise color
is what drew me to it; that color is currently my favorite. Last
year, it was orange. Can you believe that? I wonder what next
year will bring?
Sharon, over at Scrap,Quilt, Sew, designed this top. I fell in
love with it and it has only taken me several years to make as
well. Seems to be a trend with me. At least I am getting
some done and ready for the quilting stage. Hopefully, it
won’t take me 2 years to quilt.
Even though it is hot and the kids are home from school, I
am still trying to quilt for some customers. Expectant babies
always give you a push (I know, it’s a bad pun) to make sure
that their arrival is met with a quilt.
Evelyn did a beautiful job making these 2 quilts for an
upcoming baby. She is a new quilter too, so hats off to her
for completing 2 baby quilts and having them done before
the baby even arrives.
We used a light yellow polyester thread for the top and the
backing. “Flirtatous” is the name of the quilting design. It
is a popular design, as it is very versatile and fun.
The backing is really a brown color but it shows up as
a light purple color on my monitor.
The swirls are easy to see and so much fun.
Evelyn created this second quilt, in preparation for
the baby and whether it is a boy or a girl.
This time we used a light brown polyester thread for the
top and the backing; the same quilting design was used as well.
The backing shows off the quilting nicely.
A close up of the back of the quilt and the stitching.
I wanted to send out an official congratulations to Kerry
Burke, over at Simple Bird Applique. She is now an
official teacher at the Applique Academy.
She recently won 1st place at Quilt Canada, 2016, for
her “Friends of Baltimore” applique quilt.
Can I brag a little here?
I actually quilted her quilt last summer for her.
She is a very talented lady. Congrats again, Kerry!! It is
great to see Canadian quilters leaving their mark (or
stitch) on the world. Ok, another bad pun.
Have a great week!