Saturday, March 16, 2013

Just So You Don't Think I've Been Slacking

As usual, I haven't kept up with my blog but just to let you know that I've been working:

This quilt was for a soldier that was wounded in Afghanistan.  He is a native of Rockford, Illinois. It was made by my customer Alice. I quilted stars in white SoFine thread.

Gena sent me this cute little sailboat to quilt. I used a panto called Thistle and a light variegated blue thread.  

This next quilt was done by my former boss, Julia. It was a Christmas for her nephew and his wife. She did a beautiful job piecing it. I used Surf's Up and Lt. green Wonderfil thread.

I was commissioned to make this tee shirt quilt as a present for my customers grandson. The tee shirts belong to the boy and his deceased grandpa. It was an adventure as I'd never made one before. It ended up being a queen size. I used my go to panto - Surf's Up and a light grey thread. After seeing the finished quilt, Grandma couldn't decide if she wanted to give it away or keep it. In the end, one happy boy got the quilt.

This isn't the greatest picture of this beautiful quilt. It was pieced so perfectly by one of my customers. She wanted Surf's Up and a teal variegated King Tut thread.

 Next is another nice one from Ruth. I love doing her quilts. She claims not to be very good, but she fibs.She likes doing scrap quilts and her color choices are always pretty.



Another cute baby quilt. I love the bright colors. Laura wanted a variegated thread in primary colors. The panto is Thistle.


This last one is my guilds' raffle quilt. It took me 150 hours to quilt it. Most of the time was spent doing all of the ditch work. It has pebbles and feathers as a filler in the applique blocks, ropes and feathers in the borders. The threads are SoFine and Bottom Line in black. While the quilting doesn't show in the pictures, you can see it on the quilt. The applique work is stunning. Hopefully, this quilt will raise a lot of money for the guild. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that maybe I'll win it!!

Sorry this post was so long but since I'm so great at blogging, I figured I'd better show all now.

Thanks for looking!