Friday, December 16, 2016

Season's Greetings!

Happy to report all quilts promised for Christmas giving are complete and picked up!
as of today... and no, I am not taking any last minute requests!...
I have more quilts to finish before the end of the year, 3 custom quilts that have been set aside for far too long plus a second French Braid for Beckie, quilts for Sewmates and one of my own :0)

Not posting pix on purpose for two reasons... since many of the quilts recently completed are for gift giving and many of my customers share my blog with pix of their quilts with family, just making sure no one gets a peek of what may be under the tree this year :0) and second... it's all I can do to keep up with quilting. I love blogging however, it does take up allot of time.
Speaking of gift giving, I completed a quilt for my son who is celebrating his birthday today. Happy Birthday Scribs!!! He is out of town on business so he won't see it until tomorrow so I will have lots of quilts to share soon. 
Meanwhile... hope all of you have a wonderful Holiday Season
 celebrating the traditions of your faith.
Tot ziens, Jo

Monday, November 7, 2016

Judy's Pinwheels

Judy's Pinwheel quilt hanging between the bars of my Innova

Bright crisp color against a white background 
and a simple but effective layout creating an inner border

A good example of an e2e lined up with the blocks of a quilt 
using Marci Gore's Orange Peel e2e

Batting is one that Judy likes to use... Quilter's Dream Puff 
A mid weight poly with lots of loft! 
A good alternative for customers that are not comfortable with wool. 

Thread is Omni's Bright White 

Thank you Judy! 

Quilted and picked up last week. Judy also shared the quilt she made 
in Don Linn's class at our guild's meeting last week with Don as our guest speaker. 
I took his curved piecing workshop on Friday and learned allot. 
Tot ziens, Jo

Friday, November 4, 2016

Donna's Linda Ballard quilt plus a few more...

You Need a Rita! ~ pattern and another workshop by Linda Ballard 
This is Donna's quilt

Cool colors in brown/gray and teal prints

Donna and I both attended this workshop with Linda Ballard.
My top is finished however, not quilted! 

Donna's quilt is
quilted with Quilter's Dream Wool batting 
  Kim Diamond digital pattern 
with an Omni thread in teal. 

Thank you Donna

A couple more to catch up on that I don't believe pix were posted...

Another quilt for Tina 

And a bargello for Goldie. I may have posted this one, 
however am thinking of Goldie as she has not been feeling well. 
Get better soon Goldie, your girls miss you!!! 

Enjoy the weekend 
and don't forget to Fall Back on Sunday! 
Tot ziens, Jo

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Serendipity in Fall ~ Tina

This beauty is made by Tina B
Pieced pattern is Serendipity by Linda Ballard 
Tina pieced this quilt at a workshop with Linda at Honey Run Quilters in Chico

Quilting design is Fall Flurry by Bethanne Nemesh 
It's a new design by Bethanne available on Digi-Tech 
This center block is what drew me in to choosing this design for Tina's quilt
and then used the same design as a p2p to fill into the inner border  
and added a single motif/element to the corner space. 

Block design quilted in the center/corner blocks
also shown below with another element added between them
in this photo of the center of the quilt

A leaf in a circle for the sashing with leaves added in the cornerstones 
Thread is Omni in Pine Shadow / Batting is Quilter's Dream Machine Blend

This quilt is made with just two fabrics, the Fall leaf batik fabric with a 
light green fabric that had gold dots for the background fabric. 
My camera is not doing justice to the beautiful color of this quilt! 

A border and corner design was added to the outer border
which the camera didn't pick it up on the batik print
Here you can see a portion of the border at the bottom of this photo of the back.
Backing fabric is the same fabric as the background
The photos absolutely do not capture the gorgeous fabrics that make this quilt!!! :0(

Thank you Tina! 
It was the perfect time of year and weather for this beauty :0) 
Tot ziens, Jo

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Kelly and Ripples

One of Kelly's Ripple quilts

Ripple is one of many quilt patterns by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts 
This and the one below are two smaller versions Kelly made since her workshop.
 Both are quilted with two different Mola designs. 
The one above with a custom e2e and the one below with an all over e2e.

Another Ripple quilted for Linda D 

This one is set up with a custom e2e using a Celtic Knot design...

Great fabrics including the backing that Linda choose for her Ripple 
that she pieced in Kelly's workshop. Sarah has one ready that I will be quilting soon!

Kelly has done several workshops, many from Jaybird Quilts. Toes in the Sand was a BOM we recently finished. I quilted Kelly's mermaid Toes and guess what, forgot to take pix before delivering the quilt last week... I tell you, I'm loosing it! I brought the quilt with me to Kelly's newest workshop... Gravity. Yep, another BOM from Jaybird. Already have some quilting designs in mind for this one as well :0) 

A second quilt recently done for Kelly that I did remember to take pix... 
is this quilt that went to PIQF with Honey Run Quilters as a sample with Kaffe prints

A modern Dresden with great prints! 
Completely machine pieced including the inset circles...
Well done by Kelly a quilter extraordinaire! 

Fun quilting design with fun fabrics using Sun Spirit by Kim Diamond 
and a border print from Anne Bright. I took the border design and created 
a new individual element that I quilted into the center of each of the blocks. 
Quilted with Quilter's Dream Wool batting, it gave it a little dimension as well! 

Thank you Kelly! 
Tot ziens, Jo


Saturday, October 29, 2016


Well now, it official, I am loosing it! Not only behind in posting pix here on the blog, but taking pix altogether! It happens once in awhile, but now it is happening allot :0( Too much to do and running out of time to get it done.

Claudia brought in 3 quilts... all are quilted, binding attached... and picked up too! That of course is always the best part... getting to share finished quilts with customers. Thank you Claudia, you are the best! btw, I also forgot to give you the cut-offs from your quilts, they are safely stored away until I see you again. 

I did get these pix of one of the three... 

 This is a flannel quilt Claudia made from Woolies. 
Really nice and soft! Picked a thin cotton batting because 
these fabrics are fairly heavy themselves, The backing is a Woolie flannel as well. 

Quilted with Malachite by Patricia Ritter from Digi-Tech
It added a nice texture to the flannels and worked with the border print. 
Claudia's intention was a masculine quilt and I think she nailed it :0) 

Binding has been added since this photo along with the other two quilts for Claudia. One was Kansas Troubles which I, of course, absolutely loved! Great colors, prints and pieced pattern, just my style too. The third quilt was quilted custom and so pretty. I am pretty sad I didn't get pix of both of these beauties ;0( Thank you Claudia, you are very much appreciated.  

Tot ziens, Jo

Monday, October 3, 2016

Fish swimming in the Deep Blue Sea for Sandra

Fishiness quilted for Sandy with Deep Blue Sea 
using the set by Kim Diamond that includes the borders, corners and e2e 

Cute fish swimming in the Deep Blue Sea! 
 Great prints to go with the great piecing and fabric choices by Sandra E.

Love the graphic piecing pattern as well... well done Sandy! 

A second graphic quilt made by Sandra, this one with cat prints...

quilted with Catrina, a design by Apricot Moon
This is the backing!... just as graphic as the front :0) 

Another for Sandy... these girls keep me busy! 
This one is quilted with a new design by Patricia Ritter named Malachite. 

Chosen for the stone look of the background fabric 
and a nice texture with the loft of the wool batting.

There was one more quilt that Sandy brought in with musical instruments 
made for a young man from her church (it left the studio before pix) 

Thank you Sandy. 
Good to see all your pix of the Grand Canyon and that you and Mo 
had a fun and safe trip to Arizona. Welcome home :0) 

Tot ziens, Jo

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Quilts for Betty

Lately I am quilting faster than I am taking pix! Which is a good thing with PIQF and the holidays coming up in the all too near future :0) At the beginning of this month Betty brought in 4 quilts, all of which she has picked up. Love her work and especially love quilting for her, one of my favs :0)

Check out this cute baby quilt...
This is the row print mixed in with other fabrics that Betty used to make this cutie

and the kangaroo quilting design that worked perfectly for this quilt!
LOVE my Innova!

Above is the backing, a pretty ribbed knit similar to Minkee... very soft and cuddly
and ever so stretchy!!! again, love my Innova!

 lots of cute Aussie Babies :0)

A 2nd quilt Betty brought in was actually pieced by her small group part of our quilt guild.
It's a quilt top they started during our guild's community service night this summer.
(Just as many longarmer's do... my quilting time is donated to community service)
Also guild related... this was a guild's recent block of the month
Betty won all of these blocks made by guild members...
and now they are Bee Haven!
That's the design from Anne Bright I used to line up to each of the blocks
 to finish off this fun quilt

and last is a quilt Betty made... I believe the name is Maisie Daisy
Very graphic and very scrappy!
 Quilted with Echo b2b also by Anne Bright

Definitely some very fun quilts!
Thank you Betty :0)

These were finished a week or so ago... many more have come and gone
some with pix and some without
Having a hard time keeping up!

Tot ziens, Jo

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