Although I have three different design walls there’s never enough space for my on-going projects. Squished on this wall is my appliqué project designed by Esther Alieu. Loving just being able to use up my scraps for this one. Slow going for me especially because I really want to explore embroidery and embellishment. Lots more to go!
Next to appliqué is my Pam Holland UFO collection. Between Geraldine the giraffe, the wonderful thread painted cat and the cheesecloth portrait, I have truly enjoyed her classes. My dream would be to join Pam on one of her tours!
Next, I played with my Silhouette today and made a fun shirt. Can’t wait to wear it
And last but not least for the past couple of days, two beautiful quilts ready to go to their makers.
Have a great evening. Quilt and craft away. Karen
What a piece of perfection
It always amazes me just how beautiful each and every quilt is, whether a simply pieced or one with great difficulty, a needle turned applique quilt or a machine completed one. It’s no wonder why quilting is a craft of the centuries. Here are a couple of quilts I have finished for clients lately. The first is a beautiful quilt appliqued by Joyce. What an artist. She so carefully stitches these intricate pieces that none of her stitches rare visible. Way to go Joyce!
Applique by Joyce
Cyndi does some great pieced quilts. Don’t you love the colors! Both of these just jump out, each in their own way. The heart quilt is a gift to her 90+ mom. She will be thrilled.
This is a king size quilt completed in shades of brown to beige and tan. Esther G. pieced it and will be giving it to a friend, I believe. Such a lucky friend. We did a lovely embroidered label for the back.
I love the neutral tones in this quilt. Even though I love playing with all the brights I can get, this is the type of quilt I would definitely use!
This is a gift for a retiring lady. What a gift to receive! The fabric choices were great and centered on shades of coral and blue. The back matched the border fabric and was just so happy. I embroidered and attached a label in remembrance of the retirement. It included the ladies name, the date of retirement, the name of the pattern, the piecer and quilter’s names….great idea! Barbara did a wonderful job on the quilt and I heard that everyone is excited to give it to her.
Look closely at the blue backing to a Quilts of Valor quilt I finished recently. First time to use the quilting design…I really like it on the QOV. I believe that it was designed by Nancy Haacke from Canada.
Enjoy…happy quilting. Karen
Just finished a beautiful quilt made by Karol’s mother before she passed. What a beautiful memory! The handkerchiefs and incredible embroidery really showcase her talents!
Individual block, simple and elegant
20 blocks, all different
Another beautiful handkerchief and tea pot
A view from the back
Bug quilt(s) by Beverly. Yes, there were two for grandchildren..Too cute. Quilted with bugs, what else. The K Fassett Diamond quilt was created by Seema. Love Fassett fabrics!
Or, maybe I should say, “the quilter survived the holidays” and is back to a more normal workday. The latest quilt off the table belongs to Roberta A. She is a big fan of K. Fassett patterns and fabrics. I really love these fabrics she used in this great quilt!
I did throw in a Quilts of Valor quilt. It turned out really well with a rather heavy patriotic design by Nancy Haacke. I used royal blue Glide thread on the top with a matching bottom line on the bottom. I love working with the red/white/blue color scheme!
Close up of quilting
Great QOV Pattern
It is the 7th day of the 365 Challenge for one block per day. Actually, since this challenge originated in Australia, it is the eight day of the challenge. So far so good, maybe not one per day but I am caught up with the blocks so far. I was concerned about the color values but a black/white picture of the finished quilt shows that the border we are working on is very dark and the value comes into effect when put next to the light colored blocks. The blocks, although 3″ square, are really simple! Go to http://www.365challenge.com.au if you are interested in joining the fun. She also has a facebook page. Here are the simple blocks we’ve constructed up until now. You can see what I mean by the values. I choose browns and creams since my stash is overflowing there. We shall see…..
Well, it’s only been 1 1/2 years but blogging has peaked my interest again since I am trying to cut back on the number of customer quilts I am doing each week to have more time to play and talk with you. I am actually taking a couple of weeks off and “playing with quilting and my Intelliquilter again. Working on fun new backgrounds for applique and/or show quilts. I love technology and really like the challenge of making the computer “sew”. This is one background fill I’ve played with. the echo pearl design would look great around your fantastic applique!
Great around applique
My new favorite blog: I am Pam by Pam Holland Check it out!
My new challenge: http://www.365challenge.com.au Check it out and join me. one block a day for 356 days! Starts Jan. 1 Great scrap project!!
See you soon! Happy Quilting