Friday, January 28, 2011

Snow Bound

Charlotte did a great job with her snowmen applique blocks!  I outlined the applique and then quilted a small meander to make the snowmen 'pop'.  The double loops in the sashing and border made me think of snowballs and I like how it framed the blocks.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Donna's Green Checkerboard

Donna bought the animal applique blocks and then designed and pieced them into this great checkerboard layout.  The free-hand swirl/double loops give a lot of motion to the straight lines of the piecing and look great.

Customer Quilts

Charlotte brought me four quilts to finish and here are three of them.  The first is made from her friend's old quilt blocks that she has pieced together.

This quilt is a beautiful hue of blue that makes everything seem peaceful.  It is quilted with the Bombay Blossom pantograph.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Floral Beauty

Donna pieced this great quilt.  The colors are vibrant and the design is very pleasing to look at.  It was quilted with the panto "Bombay Blossom" with varigated jewel tone thread.  The quilting pattern was the perfect choice.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mexican Star #2

This is the second quilt of this pattern I made about five years ago at an all-day quilt-a-thon.  I did a lot more quilting on this one than the first one.  I love both versions.  Check out May 2010 for a picture of the other color way. :o)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sampler of Customer Quilts from 2010

 This quilt has an all over spiral square panto that gives a lot of interest to the eyes.  The doggie fabric is so adorable.

 The double loops give a lot of movement to the lines and angles of Christy's pink pin wheels.

 The spiral loop on this baby blanket my mom made for great grand child #2 looks great as an all over.  The binding was attached while it was still on the long-arm frame.  It is a quick and easy way to get the binding started so that the quilt feels that much closer to being finished.

Dorean made some quilts to be auctioned for charity.  The all over meander complements the simple block style of the quilt.