Monday, December 15, 2014

It's a Party Pink

I made this quilt at one of our Quilting in the Country Quilt Retreats.  It was a very simple pattern.  They had everything cut out and I just sewed the parts together.  I actually finished the top years ago.  I sent it to a quilter whose husband got cancer.  She kept it a year.  I really wanted her to quilt it because she is so good, but I asked for it back and got Kathy Wolfe to quilt it for me.  I didn't want to quilt this one myself.  It is really big and I didn't think custom quilting would go here very good.
This is a close up of the quilting.  It's a little hard to see, but click on the picture and it will get bigger.
Here is a picture of the back.  You can see the quilting really good.  I will post a picture of the label when I get it done.  This quilt will go in a pile to be wedding quilts for my grandchildren.  I finished this in June of 2014.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dolly Dress Up #6 - Katrina

This is my 6th Dolly Dress Up.  I entered it in the fair and someone asked for the pattern.  There really isn't a pattern.  I used the ideas from the "Circle of Nine" book, "Dolly Dress Up" fabric by Holly Holderman and I designed my own quilt.  You could make a quilt similar by using the "Circle on Nine" concept and any other fabric with pictures printed on it.  I don't think this fabric is still available. I am considering another quilt with the same concept, but  different pictures.
This quilt was made for my church calling on the baby committee.  One of our congregation had a baby and this is the quilt given to her.  We only have 3 or 4 babies a year so making a quilt for them is realistic.  My daughter's congregation has 3 or 4 a month.  That would be hard to keep up with.  
If you look real close, the babies name is in the top red checked section and the year is in the top white section.
Just a close up of the corner.
Another corner.
As always a label.  These Dolly Dress Up quilts are some of my husbands favorite quilts that I make.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Solar System Quilt






I have joined a quilt along from "A Few Scraps."
I am really excited about it. Here is the top I made. I made it from a free pattern on http://www.maryquilts.com/. I was hoping to make it work for this quilt along. A Few Scraps said she got her inspiration from Mary. I think it will work just fine for this quilt along. If you are interested in joining, here is the link:
http://afewscraps.blogspot.com/2010/08/free-motion-quilt-along-quilt-top.html
 The last paragraph was written in 2010.  I never posted pictures of the completed quilt.  I just forgot, so I am posting the pictures now.
 Quilting close up and my name.
I love pieced backs.  This uses the left over fabric plus some star fabric.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jungle Wall Hanging

I found these animal blocks in a pile of scraps.  I decided to make a doll quilt.  Then when it turned out so cute I decided to make it into a wall hanging. 
A close up of the inside.
Even closer to show the quilting.  I really like this machine quilting pattern.
Pieced back with a label.

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