Life has been so crazy around here lately that my blog posts seem to be either a hit
or a miss. I am trying to be consistent with the posts but life is getting in the way.
Here are some finishes I have managed to complete lately.
I think Donna made this mini quilt for someone special. I really love how simple and
colorful it is. Lisa Calle comes to mind when I look at this mini.
Donna wanted feathers and it adds to the traditional feeling of this mini. I SID around all the
triangles using a monofilament thread. I also used a So Fine White 50 Weight polyester thread
for the background fills. Thin threads create alot of texture while helping the thread itself to
disappear and be less noticeable.
A circular feather wreath was stitched into the center of the block and the feathers were
carried out into the edge of the outside border. I wanted to create interest by changing up
the style of the feather somewhat from the middle of the quilt to the outside border.
A straight line border was also stitched into the border framing the middle of the quilt.
Another good way to cause the eye to go to the middle of the quilt first. All the background
fill consisted on a small stipple or meander. The triangles received straight lines and the
center of the blocks received a circular design.
The backing shows off the texture that the quilting creates. I love the texture.
This is one of 2 mini quilts that one of my customers created. This lady is very proficient and
very precise in her piecing. She loves stippling so that is what we did on both of her
minis. I used a blue polyester thread for the top and the backing.
Even though the pictures look muddied, they are the same quilt. The flash must have
been turned off on my camera for the latter photo.
The is what the border area looked like. I like the stripes and the bright red polka
dot binding fabric.
Here is the bright blue backing with all the stippling included.
The same lady who made the above mini, also made this lovely Japanese style mini.
The fabrics are gorgeous! My husband went to Japan in June. All I wanted was some
Japanese fabrics. He did manage to find some fabrics but they all looked like they
were made in the US. Later, I ordered some fabric for one of my son’s quilts, online and
from the US, which I showed you a picture of in my last post. When I looked at where
the fabrics were printed, it said “Japan.” That made me laugh alot!
More of the gorgeous fabrics.
More meandering on the quilt top. I used a light tan polyester thread on the
top and the backing.
Evelyn is preparing for a baby’s arrival by making 2 baby quilts but in different color
This fabric is really cute for a baby. Evelyn chose to stitch a simple overall design onto the
quilt and it was a good choice. I used a light green polyester thread for the top and the
A light peach polyester thread was used on the top and backing of this baby quilt as well.
You can see how cute this fabric really is when you are up close to it.
The stitching shows up nicely on the back when you use a solid color fabric.
When you look close enough, you will see baby bottles, a rubber ducky, and pins. This was
the overall pattern sewn onto the quilt top. Very cute indeed.
Hope you are staying cool in this warm and hot weather. Have a great week.