Moving On…

Last week was so exciting that the weekend was kind of a let down; I guess

routine and laundry has that effect on everyone.

Here are some of the quilts that have been completed lately. There are

alot of photos so you may want to grab a coffee or tea.

Arlene’s Quilt

This adorable baby quilt was created by Arlene. She is so precise with her hand

embroidery and her piecing.

And the colors she chooses are spot on as well. How can you not love this cute

baby boy quilt? Her new grandbaby is going to be spoiled for sure with this quilt.

The backing

The backing always shows off the texture beautifully, especially when it is a solid fabric.

I SID around all the blocks using a Bottom Line cream polyester thread for the top and

the backing.

Evelyn’s Quilt

Evelyn made this beautiful quilt. I love the colors, the pattern and the shapes. Evelyn

said “surprise me.” What a great thing to say to a longarmer. I tried to keep the stitching

simple due to the print on the fabric. I stitched straight lines in the ovals and loops

in the square white areas.

A light grey polyester thread was used for the top and the backing.  Because the pattern

felt modern to me, feathers were not an option.

The backing

Once again, the backing shows off the quilting beautifully. The stops and

starts are more noticeable due to the color of the backing and the thread but

Evelyn was ok with it so all is well in my world.

The swirls or loops add some fun to the quilt as well.

Evelyn’s Quilt

Evelyn has been busy lately, as you can see by this second quilt. It is so cute for

the summer with all the birds, birdhouses, flowers, butterflies and bees on the printed

fabric.

The backing

“Dancing Daisies” was the panto chosen for the quilt and a medium orange

polyester thread was used for the top and the backing.

Ruth made this quilt for her grandson. The colors are gorgeous. She wanted

straight line stitching around the whole thing. All the thread colors were matched

to all the fabric colors so it did take a bit more time to complete with all the

changing of the threads.

In the very centre of the quilt, there is a heart.  I thought that was very sweet.

The backing is great in helping to hide all the stops and starts that were

needed to complete the stitching design on the top.

Bonnie created this sampler quilt. The fabrics used in this top

are gorgeous.

Stippling was requested as the stitch of choice. I used a light

colored beige polyester thread for  the top and the backing.

The backing of the quilt. Isn’t it so cool how the quilting brings

the quilt to life? Kind of like cross stitching, all the outlining brings

the cross stitch to life as well.

Anna made this quilt for her grandson. I love all the wonky

square blocks and the colors too.

I really didn’t notice the 9 Patch blocks until it was on the frame; what

a great idea to combine 2 very different blocks and create such an unique

modern looking quilt.

Anna wanted squares all over the quilt so I became very brave

and stitched them in without a panto or pattern. It is alot of

fun quilting this way and I encourage you to try it as well.

I used an aqua colored polyester thread for the top and the backing.

Jeanette’s Quilt

Jeanette made this quilt for her grandson; she is as busy as a beaver

making quilts for all of her grandkids. What a great grandma.

The car is a panel that she bought and she added the 9 Patch block and the

Monkey Wrench or Churn Dash block to the top, bottom and sides to

make it bigger to fit on the bed. Great idea!!

“Swirls” were stitched onto the quilt so that it resembles all the movement

created by driving a car.

The backing is great for texture. I used a medium grey colored polyester

Omni thread for the top and the baking.

I hope you enjoyed the show and have a great week.

Check out the Needle and Thread Network as well.

 

 

Being selfish and enjoying it.

This quilt belongs to Judi from Farm Lane Studio.  She has several cute quilts that I am finishing for her. This one is of blocks surrounded by sashing.  Judi decided that she would like some movement so we went with “Kelsey” due to its circular nature. I think I rather like it. What about you?

Judi's quilt from Farm Lane Studio

Judi’s quilt from Farm Lane Studio

Aren’t you proud of me?  I remembered to include some close up photos as well.

Close up of Judi's quilt.

Close up of Judi’s quilt.

Jeanette also had a quilt that needed to be finished for her granddaughter. It is so cute!  It has tons of butterflies in the fabrics so we chose a pantograph that had butterflies all throughout it.  A variegated thread was also used and I think that it turned out beautifully.

Jeanette's butterfly quilt

Jeanette’s butterfly quilt

And here is a close up of the quilting on it.

Butterfly quilt close up

Butterfly quilt close up

Jeanette was so pleased and thus I was pleased.  I even managed to take a shot of the back of the quilt.  The variegated thread makes the back look like a whole new quilt, one in which you can use,  if you get tired of the front.  Two for the price of one. Now, that is a great deal!

Back of Jeanette's butterfly quilt

Back of Jeanette’s butterfly quilt

Besides all this, I am trying to carve out some time for my own personal quilting. It seems to have taken a back seat but I am about three quarters through piecing a top and I really want to get it done before school is out.  There is a local quilt show coming up in September and it seems I am always rushing to complete something for it.  So, I am being selfish and enjoying it. Hope you have a good week. Keep stitching, Ruth