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.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Cinco do Mayo skirt

My granddaughter needed a skirt to wear to a Cinco de Mayo assembly at her school.  They danced the Mexican Hat dance and several other dances.  Of course I made her one.
Her favorite thing is to twirl her skirt.
 You can see her twirling her skirt.
And one more twirl!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

I Spy Quilt

I wanted to make an I Spy quilt for my granddaughter who has autism to help her with her language skills and also because it is so fun!  My sister suggested we exchange fabric, so my sisters and nieces all cut out 6 1/2 inch squares and traded them.  I wish the color was better in this picture.  Click on the photo to see an enlargment.
I quilted diagonally as well as in the ditch.  I wanted close quilting to make it sturdier.
Just some close ups of the blocks.  Click on the photo and it will enlarge.
I really like the quilting in the border.  This is ruler work on my Tiara sit down machine.
I also think this border fabric brought the quilt all together and gave it a feminine look.  I also did a machine binding which I don't normally do.  It turned out great.
It is a good twin size quilt.
I think she is going to love it. 
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