Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wishing for a Peaceful New Year

Wishing for a peaceful and gentle New Year
for everyone thru out the world
as we venture into 2015

Thank you to all of my wonderful customers
with Love and Respect
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Happy New Year
Moonbear Designs

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Quilting to finish out the year 2014

It's been a tough two weeks, loosing Crystal suddenly, the holidays 
and getting the last quilts finished for the year. A wrap up...
 Sandy E's quilt
A scrappy modern quilt which I did my custom e2e
Crazy Swirls
 We were both happy with how this one turned out
The texture of the design, quilted with a silver/grey Fantastico thread
brought this beautifully pieced scrappy quilt up a notch
Thank you Sandy

T-shirt quilt for Linda S
Pieced for a customer, all made of her husbands T-shirts
from years of attending the Reno Air Races
 From 70s, 80s and 90s events
 Some classics
 Quilted with Star Spangled Banner
Thank you Linda

More airplanes, these cute airplane blocks pieced by Donna
in a quilt made for a new grand baby coming soon :0)
Quilted with a cute airplane e2e
Wool batting and a teal minkee backing
Thank you Donna

Below, the wall hanging for Joyce
 now quilted with echo, crosshatch, SID
 and floral designs added to triangle and square set on point spaces
created around the large Churn Dash center
Thank you Joyce

Five for Cindy G
Loved the colors in this quilt made by Cindy
 Quilted with a Dogwood e2e
 made with a great backing too!

A scrappy flannel quilt quilted with Woven Wind e2e

Three more that were posted here
A second scrappy flannel quilt, this one quilted with a leaf e2e

The kitty quilt, quilted with Catrina, an e2e
The first one quilted for Cindy was a wedding gift for a friend
not finding the pix however it's been posted here.
Thank you Cindy!

A store sample for Honey Run Quilters
 This beauty is pieced by Anne
 A large log cabin made with great fabrics available at Honey Run Quilters!
 Quilted with pink thread in a new design
Zen Roses
Thank you Ronda, Anne, Kelly, your sample will be quilted soon!
and the whole crew at Honey Run Quilters

That does it for the year
It's been a good year, with lots of changes, some good, some not so much
Moonbear Designs and Quilting will be closed for the remainder of 2014

Thank you to my wonderful customers! 
I appreciate you so very much
Michael and I have a customer appreciation day planned for summer 2015

Enjoy your Holidays!
Merry Christmas and a Very Happy, Peaceful New Year
from Jo and Michael
In memory of Crystal who enjoyed greeting everyone
I miss my beautiful girl '0(

Monday, December 8, 2014

Blog Break

I am taking a break from blogging

Today was not a good day. Following a visit to our vet with my Crystal, we have a very hard decision to make. Bottom line, I will loose her soon. Still in shock tonight trying to make sense of all of this.  Crystal has been diagnosed with a tumor on her Spleen. Surgery could do her in or prolong her life by a few months. Without, just a matter of time, possibly days. 

Not that there is ever a 'good' time for these matters, not great to deal with during the holidays. All quilts promised for Christmas giving are completed except one that is currently loaded on my longarm and it will be ready in time.

Linda E and Joyce, both of your quilts are ready. Just emailed both of you. Donna, whose quilt is on my frame, I had lunch with today.  Beckie, thank you friend. Love and respect, Jo


Friday, December 5, 2014

A couple of Finishes

The stars on Linda E's quilt shine!!! 
Perfect piecing in great batiks, 
dark to light neutrals with a splash of deep red and purple
Quilted and on my worktable. Still raining so no outdoor full view pix :0(
Linda's quilt has a great layout. It is 87 x 87 square.
What you can see on the table is a mirror image of the other side
The backing. Top and bottom thread is Glide in Viking, a medium purple
The same thread quilted on Pam's Swoon, different look but just as effective!

Quilted with a Swirl and Feather block design repeated
creating a secondary design at the intersections of the blocks
Love Linda's pops of red and purple and gold
Thank you Linda! 

For a big change of pace...
Check out this fun cat fabric Cindy G put togther
with this fun cat border fabric. 
If this quilt doesn't make you smile... well!!!
 Quilted with a design from Apricot Moon
named Catrina, cats and curly swirls!
Fun quilt! 

A second for Cindy
 A cozy flannel quilt in all sorts of flannel prints!
 Scrappy!!! with a leaf print flannel backing
 Leaf e2e quilting with a cotton thread from Signature called Wheat
These two went home with Cindy after our guild meeting last night.
Cindy is a fellow Annie's Star Quilt Guild member and made one of the 
Challenge quilts displayed at our December meeting

Cindy's is the arm chair with the Golden Book
in the upper right corner
The theme was reading and Cindy's is great! 
One more quilt for Cindy G quilted on my Innova
 last week, this beauty is all batiks including the back
 With allot of ocean and water inspired prints 
Cindy choose Under the Deep Blue Sea e2e by Sweet Dreams Studio
 The movement of the pattern with swirls and pearls
just works really well with batiks
Love this thread as well as Cindy's quilt and choices! Well done :0)
Thank you Cindy!

One more done previously. It's been in the hands of Goldie for binding
and is now back in my studio ready for it's maker, Faye
 Goldie did a beautiful job of binding!
As discussed with Faye, I kept the quilting very simple. Faye requested a 1/4 inch stitch which is perfect for this era of quilt style and the fabrics. Her Baseball blocks, she calls them, also known as Apple Core, are all hand pieced by Faye since she was a young girl. She kept adding to it over the years and is now (I believe) in her 80s. Her daughter drove her to meet with me and recognized many of the fabrics from dresses Faye made for her as a child. So these fabrics are the real deal, no repros! Here are some close ups of a few...

This last one is an example of one of the 'newer' fabrics
Faye added in more recent years :0)

Thank you Faye for trusting your well loved quilt 
to Goldie and I to finish for you! 

We are getting more rain! All good but a little break would be OK too! 
Our parched soils are starting to slide and all of the leaves are wet and gooey
The upside is that my truck is clean! :0)

Enjoy your weekend. Make some time to take some stitches!
I will be working on Frozen Quilts for a pair of sisters

Groetjes, Jo
 "We will be known forever by the tracks we leave."
Native American Proverb

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...