Sunday, March 28, 2010

Schley's County Fair

Schley will be teaching a class on how to make this striking quilt at Pieceful Hearts in Lisle. She has a very clever trick from making those perfect points.
Then the quilt will go to her niece which is why Schley chose the "Butterfly Ballet" pantograph. It is quilted with very bright variegated thread altho the other bright fabrics hold their own.

Karen's Quilt

Sweet and simple! Karen made this little quilt with a collection of "Impressions of Kyoto" fabrics.
I used a new daisy pantograph from "One Song" and rose colored thread to quilt it.

Diana's Camo Quilt

Diana's sister had a most unusual wedding in a deer-stand with dogs as the attendants and a chocolate stump-shaped wedding cake! Natually she wanted her wedding quilt to contain camouflage fabric. Given that challenge, I'd say that Diana did a GREAT job! It is quilted with Jessica Schick's "Luscious Leaves" pantograph.

Beth's Magic Mountain

Beth seems to have a long parade of graduating nieces and nephews. And they all get a quilt from their aunt! This beauty is quilted with lavender colored thread with Jody Beamish's "Waterworld" pantograph. I prepared it for hand binding for her so she's almost done!

Sandy's Quilts

This quilt pattern is called Daisy Chain. The colors remind me of a stormy spring day.
Sandy chose a light variegated thread and Tammy Finkler's "Blowing in the Wind" pantograph.

Sandy did a great job of distributing the fabrics in this "Yellow Brick Road". The green border fabric is very complimentary to this flower colored quilt.It is quilted with Tammy Finkler's "Pretty Posies" pantograph.

Judy's T-shirt Quilt

Grandmotherly love is a powerful thing! Judy is a very beginning quilter, yet she got a tricky quilt put together for her beloved grand-daughter!

Carol's Wolf Song

One of the many animals that Carol loves is the wolf. She was thrilled to find these panels. Most of the quilt is quilted with an overall leaf pattern.
I custom quilted the 4 main wolves, trying to enhance the texture of their fur.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lory's Broken Star

Lory made this for a friend who requested a "calm quilt in neutrals". Hhmmm. The photo doesn't do its bright cheeriness justice!
Lory is a very precise piecer and this was a very fun quilt to work on! Continuous curves enhance the diamonds. Butterflies flutter around the center star.

The pink stripe is heavily quilted and feels like corrugation when you run your fingers over it.
Lady bugs in the orange border. Raindrops in the outer border.

Sarah's Quilt

Sarah is donating this sweet quilt to a fund raising event. Look how well her points match!

Barbara and Robin's Gift

Barbara and Robin collaborated to make this eye catching quilt for a friend. It is all batik and quilted with Keryn Emmerson's "Featheration" pantograph.

Sandy's Quilt

Sandy had a jelly roll of these fabrics and arranged the blocks differently.
Now this is a sweet, reversible quilt! It is quilted with Jodi Beamish's "Maple Syrup" pantograph.

Connie's Quilts

Connie's son loves the Alice in Wonderland story - so when this fabric came out, she HAD to make a quilt!
We thought that this "Spin" pantograph was really appropriate for this quilt.

Connie was trying to use up her scraps when she made this quilt. She was disappointed that this large quilt hardly made a dent!

Marcia's Churn Dash

Marcia is in a "Swedish Bee" and they challenged themselves to make a yellow and blue quilt.
She said that this started out as a wall quilt, but it was so much fun that it kept growing. It is custom quilted.

I especially like the back of this one!

Barbara's Shadow Box Quilt

If you would like to make this pretty quilt, you can get a kit at Judy's Quilt and Sew in Hampshire.
It is quilted with Ellen Munnich's "Lily in the Water" pantrograph.

Quilts of Valor

These quilts are for one of the organizations that try to provide a quilt to every wounded soldier. These are "Wood Pile" blocks and they were left over from a project I did with my mom and sisters. They are quilted with Jodi Beamish's "Waterworld" pantograph.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Connie's Day and Night

How can 2 fabrics create such a striking design? I think it is Connie's exemplary piecing. Sign up for her class at Prairie Quilt Shop in Batavia and see if you can learn her techniques!
It is custom quilted with feathers designed by Kimmy Brunner.

Karen's Bricks and Stones

This is like a more interesting cousin of the "Trip around the World". Karen chose traditional fabrics and that red gives it a great "pop". It is quilted with Jody Beamish's "Spin" pantograph.

Susan's Asian Boxes

The photo doesn't do this dramatic quilt justice! Just a few pretty fabrics, great colors, simple lines - very elegant!
It is quilted with Ellen Munnich's "Lilies in the Water" pantograph.

Marilyn's Scrappy Squares and Pinwheels

It has taken a long time for Marilyn's quilt to go from concept to bed covering. But it finally made it! And it is so fun to study it both up close and from a distance.
We counteracted all of those straight lines with Anne Bright's "Sticky Buns" pantograph.

Juanita's Flowers

We enhanced Juanita's flower fabric with Jody Beamish's "Daisy Swirl" pantograph.

Aileen's Log Cabin

This will be a cozy bed quilt with it's wool batting.
It is quilted with Jodi Beamish's "Waterworld" pantograph.

Celine's Wall Quilt

Celine made this pretty quilt for her wall. It is custom quilted to enhance her piecing.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Amy's Quilt

Amy made this beautiful quilt for her daughter's graduation. She chose a great variety of blues, whites and grays.
Most of it is quilted with Jody Beamish's "Popcorn" pattern with the custom lettering at the bottom.

Lari's I Spy

Lari has been sewing clothing and housewares for many years. But now she's getting interested in quilting. Now the fun will really begin!

Diana's Grandbaby Quilt

It was a race to see whether I could get this quilted before Diana's 4th grandchild was born. Unless something is happening right now, it looks like I "won".
This cute little choo choo was designed by Anne Bright. The quilt is backed with soft blue and white striped Minkee. So cuddly! I know that Diana is anxious to wrap it around her new grandson.

Barbara's Quilts

Barbara is calling this one, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish".
The "window panes" are quilted with a wood-like texture. There is seaweed quilted over the fish in the squares and border.

This is such a sweet quilt!

The quirky quilting motifs designed by "One Song" work well with this fun little quilt.

My Fractured Cottage

The instructions for making "Fabulous Fractures" were written by Brenda Esslinger. This makes me think of looking through a beveled glass window.