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

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