Monday, February 18, 2019

Trish's Lone Star Quilt

I just finished quilting this purple beauty for Trish.  She made this for her daughter and started quilting it but some issues prevented her from finishing.  The center of the star was quilted by her.  I found the digitized pattern and used that in one of the border.  That pattern was stars, leaves and curls. I took those and use that through out the quilt.  Trish wanted different designs in different areas and I think I covered that for her.   On the outer most border the more complicated design, the fabric was like a solid so you would be able to see it, then diamonds on one border, curly ribbon candy on another.  Curls behind the embroidered stars.   The fabric of the setting pieces for the star were so busy that quilting just wouldn't show, so I just did a nice feather in that areas, gives texture.  In the center of the star was a part that Trish had quilted.  I went over most of it in a similar color, then just added curls to the next row of diamonds.  After that, some continuous curve and more curls in the diamonds.

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back - shows nicely on the yellow


Batting warm and natural, thread Glide on top, bottom line in the bobbin. Thanks Trish for letting me quilt for you!

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday Finish!!

I’m so excited, look what came today form #honestfabric ! I designed this for my husband and just haven’t been able to finish (started in 2013) I printed my design from eq7 and got it printed with custom printing at honest fabric. I can’t wait to quilt this!   Love when there's no piecing!!  
Custom Printing from Honest Fabric

this is what 6 years of working on this quilt will get ya!
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Friday, February 8, 2019

Rhapsody in Blue - Reveal

Oh boy will you look at this?   Country Quilters of McHenry Quilt guild have been working on this quilt for some time.   Fabrics selected and cut, little block kits made, and came back then trimming, rows and finally a flimsy.  Then guess what happened, that's right I got to quilt this sweet thing!  And quilt I did.  They let me do what I wanted, the only restriction was not too modern.  Ok, but when you leave me unsupervised with a quilt, this is what's gonna happen, some thread is going down!  I had  a lot of fun with this.   There's two layers of batting, Hobbs 80/20 and Hobbs wool, glide thread on top, Ivory and two different shades of blue.  The back is a scrumptious cotton Sateen.  Lots of ruler work, lots of free motion feathers and even a little computerized quilting.  The center of all the stars has computerized motif.  It's the same motif on the center medallion star, just a bit bigger.  I gotta say I was  a bit nervous doing the quilting for the raffle quilt. The guild didn't have a quilt show and this is the main income source for the year.  But I think it turned out great.  

Now this beauty can be yours raffle tickets will be available very soon, they're getting printed now.  We'll have a few ways to purchase the tickets.  If you're going to the Chicago Quilt Festival in Mar, we will be selling tickets on  Mar 28 and Mar 30.  I'll be there on Mar 28 the morning selling tickets and the afternoon white gloving. I'd love to meet you, stop by and say hi!  They will also be available on Facebook for sale soon.  And of course you contact me directly.  I'll have all the details on the cost of the tickets and the date of the drawing very soon.   You can bet I'll be buying a few, I would love to have this hanging in my entry way!!  

Oh almost forgot the pattern is called Monterrey Medallion.

One other thing I want to share. It's that time of year again, Sarah has the Hand 2 Help Comfort Quilt challenge ready to go for 2019  Stop by and take a peak, I'm sure you're going to want to join in the fun.  See the link in the sidebar

I have a group of us who have been getting together for this for years now, we all look forward to this time of year.  We make quilts for H2H and for local needs. This year we're going to do it a little differently. We're going to make quilts for H2H and for the care givers this year.   

It must be difficult at times to be a caregiver for people who are the sickest, families are distraught and they must keep their chin up and be the bright light that these families may not have otherwise. So I'd like to give them a quilty hug as they need to self care and the job can be hard and emotionally taxing. If you know of an excellent care giver that could use a quilt to wrap in and let the world slip away for just a few minutes so they can care for our loved ones, send me a private message. The group of us will collect them all and determine at the end of the session. So come on and join us! Let me know if your in. We'll have our first get together in Mar, dates to come shortly, need to pick patterns and fabric and get some quilt kits cut and ready to go!