Are you wondering about the title of this blog post?
My husband went to Japan in the summer and even managed to
bring me back some fabric. Not much but some.
It is interesting how the fabric is rolled up and presented like this.
One of my sons is very artistic; he painted this on the back of a denim jacket. I thought
that he did a great job but I am biased in this area. Can you guess who the singer is?
Nathalie is a very quick piecer and she always makes huge quilts. The colors are very
striking on this one.
Nathalie is also very brave in that she creates her own layout for the quilts that she makes.
Good for you Nathalie. I think that you only grow as a creative person, as
you experiment and play. Have fun and see what new discoveries you can make.
The backing of the quilt has the same colors as the front. The stitching consists of
outlining the interior lines in the center of the quilt and the stars in the outer corners.
The rest of the quilt received meandering all over the remainder of the quilt top.
Evelyn is another brave customer that I have. She is fearless in creating her own baby
quilts. And she did a great job with this one. I love the colors, the layout and the stitching.
The penguins are really cute; someone is very fortunate to be receiving this baby quilt.
The backing shows off the quilting nicely. I used a grey polyester thread for the top and
a matching thread for the backing.
As you can see, Evelyn has been hard at work. She also made this cute baby quilt. Again, her
own layout and design. I love seeing original work from my customers.
The backing of this baby quilt. Matching thread was used once again.
What a great pieced border on this quilt! I love the 2 colors as well. Again, all the time it takes
to create a quilt like this really blows my mind.
I like the 16 patch and the star block below.
A swirl design was used all over the quilt top and white thread was used for the
top and a dark blue for the backing.
Once again, please try to remember when buying backing fabric for your quilts, the color
of threads that will be used on the top and the backing. In this case, white was used
on the top and a dark color on the backing. If the tension is not perfect, which it isn’t
sometimes, then you may get white dots coming through on the back of your
quilts. If you can live with that, then great. If not, then I recommend you
buy a different color of fabric for the backing. Maybe something lighter
in color that matches the front of the quilt.
Once again, I am happy to say that I am heading to Houston next week, for
the Houston Quilt Festival. I am both nervous and excited. Any words of
advice from anyone about what to do or not do, what to see or not see?
Have a great week.