Thursday, August 24, 2017

Aug 2017 Roundup

My lack of posts recently does not mean I have stopped quilting.  Nope - it just means I've been super busy.  We had two, two week trips with a couple of weeks between so I've either been away or quilting my face off to get some quilts out the door.  Here is a round up of some of them.  I think I may have missed one or two....  Oh well - can't go back.

First up - this traditional queen quilt.  It was huge!!!!  My customer wanted it quilted like it was quilted in the magazine from which she got the pattern.  So it is, more or less.





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This is Carol's "When Bali Met Sochi" quilt.  The fabric says it all so I did a swirly all over design.







And the back - Fireside, I believe.


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This is Margie's star quilt, a very traditional quilt.











She brought a fuzzy blanket to use for backing.  I believe she said she got it at Costco.  I had heard of using these blankets - probably a lot less money than buying Minke or Fireside by the meter.  It seemed to work out all right, alhtough beware the "pokies" - some of the blanket fluff does peek out but with luck will disappear over time.  Only visible if you look for them.  I did put batting in it, but not really sure that is necessary with the fuzzy blankie!  😎


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Next up is the quilt Catherine made for her parent's 60th wedding anniversary.  It's sort of an adults' eye spy quilt.  She had really fun set of prints representing many things her parents like and assembled them into this quilt.  Since no one would care much about the quilting as they would be having way more fun looking at the fun prints, I did a relatively fast design that still looks great - if you ask me!  Catherine was happy and I was told by her daughter, Gillian, that the quilt was a hit (I won't take credit for this, as it would be the fun fabric that would get the attention, which is as it should be).




I added hearts to a couple of blocks - the red ones - and of course a couple of them actually were a heart print!



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By now I have done a number of quilts for Joan.  While all my customers are special, she is especially so as she is legally blind and is still making amazing quilts.  This one is another of her appliqued quilts.  This one just screamed at me "feathers!"  So I did quite a few feathers.  And some other things, too.








And that's it for the round-up!  See you next time!  😎

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