This turned out to be a great quilt; the 9 patch blocks were given to me from a wonderful lady I quilt for, Jeanie. She is definitely one of the most prolific quilters I know. Although she gives many quilts away, she changes the décor of her home practically every month, for sure every holiday. I can’t even imagine where she stores all of her quilts! Her house must be beautiful! Go Jeanie!
This is a great quilt that came about from an experiment in making pinwheels in an unusual way. Although it was pretty accurate it is not a technique I would recommend…hence no explanation there. It took a very long time even though the center of this quilt is only about 30″ square. The wonderful borders came from my stash, a preprinted stripe! Worked Great. With the large cornerstones I just freehand cut the stars and machine stitched them on. The colors in this quilt work so well with my house I may very well have a new tablecover!
Finished making a couple more dog beds! I have a king size Tempur-Pedic mattress that HAD a pillow top. Lesson learned – pillow tops and tempur-pedic just don’t mix. The top kept sliding off to one side of the bed and the pillow top made the mattress so thick that I couldn’t keep a sheet on it…sigh
Anyway, put to good use. I now have two wonderful tempur-pedic dog beds! They love them! Took a day off quilting but all is well!
Precious in her New Bed
Caitlin Loves Her Bed!
Back to Quilting…
Happy Quilting to you…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
I am in love with the new Easy Binding Winder. I do so many quilts for myself, customers, and particularly for charity and I HATE THE BINDING PART!!! Yes, I know most quilters love to bind but definitely not me. Just making and ironing the binding is more than enough – boring! – but sewing it on is, for me, a nightmare. When I came across this new tool it made my world soooooooooo much better! My binding goes from a heap on the floor to a well organized roll easily freed as I sew in on my quilt. Most often, due to my binding obsession, I sew both sides of the binding by machine. This is so great. Check out the pics of my last binding project. There is actually enough binding on the EASY Binding Winder to bind to charity quilts, one king size and one thrown. I clamp it to my ironing board when I’m making the binding the move it to my sewing table when I’m ready to apply. Check out Easy Binding Winder for more information and a video.
Works like a charm!
Rolling to Organize
EASY BINDING WINDER for a very large king charity quilt as well as a smaller throw.
Fantastic quilt finished and ready to deliver today to Elizabeth. Made with great fabric designed by a local quilt shop owner, Rose Ann from Quilters Emporium in Stafford, Texas. Enjoy.
Close up of Border
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!
“I know that putting a label on my quilts is super important but I am so bad about doing that. Really your quilt isn’t complete without a label. Name of quilt, date and made by are the most important thing for a label. However, adding more information like pattern name, technique used, even information about fabric and embellishments. I have so many quilts without labels that I am adding that to my UFO list for 2016. Join me!
There are so many ways to make labels. I often embroider mine, most simple is to write with a permanent marker, but my favorite way is to use my light box and trace using permanent gel pens. Of course, all of you artists can simply draw your own label. Several years ago I found a dealer at the Houston Festival that was selling books of great traceable pictures and I have truly enjoyed using them. Her name I Kim Churbuck and her books are available on good ol Amazon. Here is a slideshow with one of her books(she has many), along with several labels I have prepared. They are lacking the text but it can easily be filled in when I am ready to put them on a quilt.
As I said you can still find her books, but with the onslaught of coloring books this is also a great, fun way to make your labels. I iron the fabric to a piece of freezer paper to stabilize the fabric while I color it. Lots of fun. You can find lots of fonts to trace your words, simply put a piece of lined paper under your picture on the lightboard. Her books do include fonts though.
So, have fun and get labeling!…..happy quilting, Karen
Keeping up with the challenge so far. Have you checked out 365Challenge.com to see what’s going on? It’s easy and fun…so far! I think we’ll be doing dark/med dark blocks until March. Enjoying the process.
365 Challenge blocks