Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Snowball Wall Hanging

 This is a wall hanging made from scraps.
 I did the quilting on my Tiara.
 Someone suggested putting a stick on the top and the bottom to help it hang straight.  It really works.
 The back looks good too.
After all is said and done, a label finishes it off.  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Starlight, Starbright Quilt- My first commissioned quilt.

 This is my first commissioned quilt.  The customer picked the charm packs.  I picked the pattern -Starlight, Starbright.  
It was quilted on my Tiara, quilting machine.
I used my Line Tamer Ruler to quilt the straight lines.  It was simple quilting, but looked very nice.  The customer requested to have no label, so it doesn't have one.  I had left over fabric so I made two pillow cases to go with it.  I hope they like it.  It took me 6 weeks of my time to make it.  Next time I make a quilt on commission I plan to charge $.20 a square inch.  I have done my research and that is the going rate for a quilt like this.  This quilt had a "friend" discount on it.  

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wave Quilt

 This quilt was made from 3 inch squares.  They were just scrappy and just no planning in the colors at all.  I just loved how this quilt turned out.  I love the movement.  It currently hangs on my wall.
 I love the look of wave quilting and wanted to try it on this quilt.
 The quilting was easy and fun.
 These are scraps from a family quilt.
 My daughter in law will look at this and say, "There is my Purse!"
 There was no rhyme or reason in the color selection.
 I like pieced backs.  The wave looks really good on the back too.
Close up of the back.  The label will come after I decide who gets it.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Twin Quilts for Tara

As many of you know, I make quilts for baby's born in our church.  We had a girl who was expecting twins.  I share this church job with another lady.  We worked it out so it was my turn.  The girl expecting the twins was also my niece. I chose the same pattern for each quilt, but used different fabrics.
This pattern is from a book titled "Big Block Quilts."  The idea is that if you have a pattern for a quilt block, you can just make the pieces larger and get a quilt.  This quilt was made with 6 " squares and half square triangles.  
Close up of quilting.
I want to talk about the design in the orange border strips.  I was watching an episode of "Numbers" on television and they were talking about symbols.  The symbol in the border was talked about.  It is a part of two circles that intersect each other.  They said the symbol means "the intersection between heaven and earth."  Isn't birth a thing that can be described as "the intersection between heaven and earth?"
The pattern in the white section is the one I really wanted to practice.  I am making another large quilt I want to use it in.  
Second twin quilt.  The pattern is the same.  I quilted it a little differently.
The curves were quilted with a ruler.  That's why they are so straight.
Close up.
These were fun to make and fun to give.


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