Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Back to Work!

I finished another quilt for Amber last week. It was one that she has worked on for quite awhile off and on (what with the move and all). It was one that she wanted to give to Kerry. She thought he would particularly enjoy it and so chose an extra soft batt so that it would have that all important "Hug" factor. Hope he enjoys it!
Amber to the rescue. These are two pictures posted on the APQS website and taken by Dawn Cavanaugh at the show. I'm glad Amber put them on her blog so I could get them on mine. It was such fun to work on such a beautiful quilt and such a thrill to get a ribbon!! I'd say we make a pretty good team.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Well, I regret to say that I don't have any pictures of our beautiful red star quilt all finished and hanging at HMQS with a ribbon on it. It was a very exciting moment! We received a "Teacher's Choice" ribbon and boy were we pleased. Both of us tried to get our cameras there and when that failed we even borrowed a camera, but the fates were not with us, and we came away with no picture. How disappointing! However, we were not disappointed in the results of our efforts. There is nothing quite so rewarding as walking down that long isle and seeing your quilt in the distance and then realizing that it has a ribbon on it! How fun!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Final Stages

Add a few details, remove all the blue markings, finish the borders,feather all the scollops and (only three months from start to finish)I am DONE! What a lot of fun! What a lot or work! What a great feeling to have been part of creating something so beautiful!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Finished At Last!!!!!

Months ago, I started quilting the biggest project that I have done so far in my experience. I have done larger quilts, but not anything with more designing, planning, sewing, unsewing, resewing and so forth. I told my daughter that I wanted her to design a quilt with lots of quilting space so that I could actually design and try things that I have never been able to do before because this kind of quilting is out of the norm that usually is done on customer quilts.
Here is the first step with the loading of the back of the quilt. This back was one of the challenges of the quilt. The back is red and the front is cream. That presents a challenge with two different colors of thread - red on the back and off white on the front. I learned a lot about tension that I had never really had to learn before. Fun!
Then the design work started. It was so fun. I decided to make the stars the center of each block and design aroung that.
From there is was just completing one area at a time and trying to keep all the design elements balanced and coordinated so that the quilt looked like a harmonious whole. There were times when a whole new area had to be redesigned so that it looked right.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

One For Me

Actually finished a little quilt for me this last couple of months. I wanted to try curved crosshatching on it. I had never done it before, and even tho it did not turn out perfect by any means, I was pleased with the way it finished up. I really learned a lot on this quilt, and it is so beautiful. My daughter made the top and she has a real talent with color.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Well, about time to post again. I know I say every time that I am going to be better, and then I'm not, so I won't say it this time. I finished three little quilts for the same customer that the froggy quilt was for. She is expecting three new grandchildren this summer. The first one was a girl, then next was a boy and the last one she didn't know yet, but she did have all the quilts finished ahead of time, although the first one was finished just in time.
The last one was really fun. If I ever have a great grandson, I hope I can find the same material. I loved it.
I have done several others this spring too, but that is a post for another day!!