A Short Post…

This is going to be a short post.  Not many pictures to show you but the

quilts each have their own story to tell.

Dara made this for a friend. I really like the pattern and the stripe

through the center of the quilt.

I used a white polyester thread for the top.

An overall design was stitched onto the top.

The green backing fabric is very pretty .

I used a light green polyester thread for the backing.

Linda made this huge quilt. It is interesting because the white section is

made up of white eyelet fabric. This is the first quilt I have seen that uses

eyelet fabric in it.

I knew that the holes in the eyelet would probably lead to some bearding in the

future so I recommended placing white fabric under the quilt top and over the

batting. Problem solved.

In the previous picture, I stitched in  circular feathers in the light blue section.

Linda likes feathers so it was an easy choice. Whenever I am deciding upon design

choices, I used the same designs but repeat them in different sections of the quilt.

For instance, I used feathers, squiggly  lines, and straight lines  on this quilt.

A circular feather  design in the light blue areas but a feathers in a straight line

in the border of the quilt. Same idea-feathers but stitched in a different way.

In the eyelet section, I followed the design of the eyelet. It does lead to an interesting pattern.

The outer borders got feathers too. Remember, you have got to keep changing up the

combinations of how you use designs. The result is a more interesting quilt-visually.

In the star in the middle of the quilt, more feathers and squiggly  lines.

The center of the quilt. I used different thread colors too. Light blue, dark

blue, and white. All of them were polyester threads as well.

Ah,the back of the quilt. It tells its own story as well and is a nice change from the

front of the quilt. Linda didn’t mind having white thread on the back of her quilt.

This is what the eyelet pattern looks like on the back of the quilt.

Feathers create such texture and such a classy feeling. No wonder

they are such a traditional design that is timeless.

The whole back of the quilt. I love the texture of it when it was all done.

So did Linda. Check out the Needle and Thread Network.

A Quick Hello…

This will be a quick hello as I am literally running out the

door, trying to prep for an upcoming local Quilt Show

this weekend. Who says that a quilter’s life is dull and

boring?

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Before I leave you, I want to show you one quilt that I

finished last week. Joyce made this beauty and it was

huge!! She says that she always makes big quilts and why

not?

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It was a block of the month, if I remember correctly.

She chose a light blue polyester thread for the top and

the backing. The panto chosen was “Happy Times.”

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Isn’t the border interesting? I am really beginning to

love pieced borders. It is actually made up of blocks that

are sewn together. I had to take a few glances and guesses

at it to try and figure out how it was sewn together.

Quilters are also pretty clever too.

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The backing

The backing was a beautiful dark blue color and it reminded me

of the sky and stars.

Have a good weekend and I will have tons of photos for you for

next week.

A special Kitty…

This is one special kitty.

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She showed up at our front door several weeks ago, meowing

loudly while staring up at us through the door. How can you

not do something?

My daughter decided to take care of her and began feeding

her. Eventually, she moved into our sunroom and then,

after several days of feeding her, her belly became quite

round and plump. Yes, she was pregnant! What to do?

We already have one cranky cat who did not like this

new addition to the family and we were dog sitting too.

We decided to contact a local animal rescue charity called

Street Cats Rescue Mission.  A lady and her husband showed

up that evening, confirmed our suspicions and assured us that

she would find her an adoptive home asap. She did and within

3 days, our very special kitty had seen a vet and was being loved

by another caring family. I am very thankful for organizations

like this.

On that note, I also made a kitty lap quilt for an upcoming

fundraiser at my church. The pattern was free over at

Shwin & Shwin. You have to go onto their Craftsy account

to download the pattern pieces though.

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It went together really quickly and I quilted it really

simply as well.

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How can you not love the glasses?

I quilted straight horizontal lines on the white background

and in the cat’s pink body, I stitched a diagonal line in matching

pink thread.

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For the backing, I used some yellow fabric. It is a little hard

to see the stitching but it is there.

I also managed to quilt Barb’s quilt last week. It is a very

colorful Batik quilt.

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I love Batik fabrics and the color is always eye catching.

Barb wanted a pantograph so she chose “Flirtatous.”

It is a fun design and it adds some nice swirls to the square

piecing of the top.

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A light purple polyester thread was used on the top and a light

polyester grey thread for the backing.

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The backing fabric was really soft so it should be nice

and cuddly to use.

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Again, the stitching shows up nicely on the back.

I think that spring has finally sprung here but now there is the

urge to clean everything is sight. Blah!!  I would rather be

quilting.

Have a great week!