Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thankful for a week of finishes :)

Not much new on the design wall, but I gave April a work out this long weekend with some much needed quilting therapy!
Budding Nine Patch Front
Budding Nine Patch Close Up
Budding Nine Patch Back
First up is Budding Nine Patch.  Continuous curve everywhere.  I marked the bigger ones and freehand the smaller ones.  Hobbs 80/20 batting, Glide on top, Bottom line in the bobbin. Scrappy borders, love.  A couple extra blocks on the back.

Next up are a couple of baby quilts - Marmalade Squares by Kate Blakesly a Boy and a girl version. First the boy version.  Batting is Hobbs 80/20, pantograh is Ground Cover by Barbra Becker, Glide thread on top, Bottom line on the bottom.  Nice cozy flannel on the back.  I love this pantograph, I wanted something organic to go with the bear and deer and think this filled the bill.
Marmalade Squares Boy Front
Marmalade Squares Boy - close up
Marmalade Squares Back 
And here's the Girl version. This is the last one I quilted during the weekend, I needed to go crazy on a quilt and this was right in front of me.  Hobbs poly down batting, glide on top, bottom line in the bobbin and flannel on the back.   I used a stencil, but will have to find out what stencil it was and who made it.  I used the pink pounce that wipes off with material or cotton batting, loved it.
Marmalde Square - Girl

Another Baby Boy Quilt - Judy Martins Newport Beach.  Hobbs 80/20 batting, Glide on Top, Bottom Line in the bobbin, Flannel on back.  Flipping Frawns by Barbra Becker.
Newport Beach - Baby size
Newport Beach Close up
Newport Beach Back
Here's Posie Patch from an Amy Ellis book.  Hobbs Polydown batting, Glide on Top, Bottom Line in bobbin, Fanfare Grande by Patricia Ritter.  This is one of my very Favorite pantographs, I just love the way it looks stitched out.

Posie Patch Up close - colors look bad here
Posie Patch Back
And one last finish.  This is for the cancer ward at the local hospital.  My sister in law made this one from a jelly roll that I got for Christmas last year.  Poly down batting, pink flannel back, Glide on Top and Bottom line in the bobbin. Free hand all over feathers.

All over free hand feathers

And that's it!!  Time to go back to my day job.  Oh but I've added a new tab to the blog, "Etsy Store".  Yep I did it.  The husband isn't working so he's doing some pantographs (he's actually better then me at panto's) so we opened the store for quilting services and a quilt or two.

Linking up with some awesome inspiring blogs 
Patchwork Times

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. Love the way you quilted the 9-patch - how exquisite!! And congratulations on the Etsy opening.

  2. Your Budding Nine Patch is stunning!

  3. The quilting on the 9-patch is so distracting, i cant find where the piecing is. LOL I love the boy quilt too. I got to get ahold of some grays. I got a wonderful flannel for backing that is white with some black and gray design in it, so versatile. I cant wait to use it. Great job as always, Sue. We've come to expect that from you.

  4. Is your budding nine patch your pattern or one you purchased? I think it's BEAUTIFUL as is all your quilting.

  5. Wow! So beautiful! Your quilting is amazing, Sue. I wish I could do freehand feathers like you do! Someday!

  6. Wow! All beauties! Love the stenciled one and the 9p.

  7. Yes, you certainly wowed me today! I am so amazed at your fabulous quilting. Good luck with your quilting endeavors.

  8. Beautiful quilts! and congratulations on your new Etsy shop!

  9. Your quilting is incredible! I love seeing your latest projects.
    Good luck with the Etsy store.

  10. You do such beautiful work. They are awesome

  11. Lovely quilting, all of them! And your photos show the texture so well, just beautiful. Good luck with your Etsy store.

  12. I'm stopping by from Freemotion by the RIver and am now a new GFC follower and added ya to my blogroll! Love your work. :) Val from

  13. Beautiful work! I love the budding nine patch the most. The feathers you quilted over-all is very nice work. I found you at Freemotion by the River. Shannon from

  14. Wow, that's far too many gorgeous quilts in one blog post, just incredible :D

  15. Hi, I just thought I'd let you know and give you a heads-up. I too have an Etsy shop and they will not let me sell any machine quilting adds. They consider it an alteration like tailoring. I know of 4 other shops that had to pull their machine quilting services as well. Good luck to you!

  16. Your Budding Nine Patch is absolutely outstanding!!!


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