Saturday, August 22, 2015

Saturday Morning Post ~ Delores

It's been a productive month in Moonbear's studio! The first part of August's quilting time was devoted to Delores who brought along 6 quilts and 4 pillow shams from Arizona. Five of those quilts were king size and one queen. Delores doesn't make little quilts! She comes to Chico to visit her sister and brings along her completed tops which get quilted while she visits and then she heads back home with her quilts. Here are a few pix...

This quilt has a panel that she pieced into the top, loved the colors and here, how the early morning sun caught the flowers as I was taking pics. Quilting design is Pearls and Feathers. All of Delores' quilts are quilted with Poly Puff, a batting from Quilter's Dream that she loves for the loft... and it has allot of loft! Quilted with a purple Glide thread. 

This was a fun quilt, a Broken Rail which we found worked perfect for a quilting design by Jessica at Digi-Tech called Bubble Weave. Again, the Poly Puff bat and a Glide thread in Marine.

These are the pillow shams on my frame, loaded side by side worked really well...

There were two king quilts made with the Poppy fabrics and a third king made with the teal and black fabrics with a black and white print. I didn't put up all of the quilts for pix because of their size, but here are the first five with shams stacked on my table while I worked on the last quilt...

No.6 is a quilt that was made by another sister who has since passed away, so this was a special one. Each block is the same layout, 16 total all made with allot of machine applique detail. Both sisters were happy to see it quilted.

Quilted with allot of outlining and a border/corner set for the outer borders as well as added along the sashing. The backing Delores brought was a beautiful batik wide back in aqua greens. It was perfect! Quilted with several threads, Glide for the borders and So Fine #50 which has become my favorite thread from Superior Threads for outlining and custom stitching. 

Thank you Delores and Alice! Next visit is scheduled in March 2016

Seven more quilts completed this week, yep it's been a good month for catching up! One is in the last post, the Christmas quilt for Beckie. Another posted this morning on the new Facebook page, also a sample for Honey Run Quilters made by Kelly that will be going to PIQF in October. The pic was taken yesterday at the beginning of the stitch out, it's finished now along with two for Betty D, two for Phoebe and one for Claudia.

Enjoy your weekend
I am headed into the studio to take pix of and trim this week's beauties
and then spend the rest of the weekend on my quilts! 
Very happy with some cooler temps...
You know you live in the North Valley when the low 90's are cool temps!!!

Tot Ziens, Jo

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