Friday, April 15, 2011

Shirley's Christmas Jewel

This quilt took a lot of piecing! The pattern is officially "Faceted Jewels".
Shirley used Christmas fabrics for this beautiful scrap quilt.

Laurel's HOT Batik Quilt

Laurel had better come pick up this quilt soon or it is going to disappear - I LOVE this fabric!
It is quilted with a pattern called "Aloha" by Intelligent Quilting.

Mary's Birthday Gift

Mary made this pretty batik quilt for her almost-daughter-in-law's 30 birthday.

Lory's Baby Quilt

Lory is making this for a coming grandchild. She said that she blew up the design on the crib sheets by about 600% to get these cute animals. The background is quilted with loop-d-loops and there are jungle leaves in the green area. Look at the outer border. She is going to trim it into those zig zags so she'll have LOTS of right angles to bind.

Schley's Bejeweled Quilt

Bejeweled is another class that Schley teaches at Pieceful Hearts.
These are all straight seams - but the design looks curved.

Schley's Diamond Dust

Schley will soon be teaching a class on how to make this quilt at Pieceful Hearts in Lisle. The pattern is from a book called Geometric Gems. It can be made with Jelly Rolls.

Wendy's Wool Quilt

This is a block of the month that Wendy made. It turns out that it is a tribute to her old stomping grounds. She'll be moving to Atlanta soon.

Sharon's Quilts

Sharon is one of my most prolific piecers. She loves bright colors.
She finally got around to making a quilt for her husband. Can you see the quilting?
This is an experiment in using up scraps. It is quilted with a pantograph called "Contempo".
More creative scrap use. This one is quilted with the Pizazz pantograph.
I try to keep Sharon as busy at binding as she keeps me with quilting!

Pauline's Quilts

Pauline is mopping up some UFO's. The pinwheel quilt above is quilted with a blowing leaf and pinwheel pantograph. I like the way Pauline did the borders.
Isn't this a great way to use fabric that is just too pretty to cut up? Pauline sponsors a girl in Thailand and is giving this to her for her birthday.
Pauline was trying to make a dent in her blue and green stash with this star quilt. She said that she only fluffed up the piles.

Gina's Memory Quilts

Quite a while ago I was given a bag of clothing worn by Gina's mom. Night shirts, t-shirts, sweaters, dresses....... I was asked to make 4 quilts trying to use as many items as possible.
These are numbers 3 and 4. I hope that these will evoke some fond memories of mom.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Bunny and Jake's Alaskan Adventure

Bunny took her 10 year old grandson to Alaska then made a quilt as a remembrance.
Although she is a beginning quilter, she did an excellent job! Who knew there are so many Alaskan themed fabrics?!
I simply quilted around the main motif of each block.

Carolyn's Embroidered Quilt

You can imagine how much needle work this embroidered quilt took!
It was fun to see how the quilted dimension enhanced it even more.

Sarah's Cedar Mountain

Sarah worked hard to create this stunning quilt.
It wasn't hard to decide that is needed quilted pine boughs and pinecones.

Quilt of Valor

One of the worst things I can imagine is loosing my sight. I've been thinking about how tragic it is for that to happen to our service men and women.
So with the help of some other quilters, I'm making some especially textural quilts for the visually impaired.
The quilts contain wool, Minkee, satin, chenille, and other fabrics that have a distinct feel. They will be donated to Hines Veteran's Hospital. If you would like to make blocks or donate textural fabric, contact me.

Here Come the Brides

I bought this Loralie fabric many years ago hoping I'd find a fun way to use it. Right now my 2 youngest kids are engaged. So I sprung into action and made pillowcases for the brides-to-be (so they can have sweet dreams).
I have very industrious squirrels. This one has forgotten that he can't reach the food from this angle of my squirrel-proof bird feeder. He will later remember that he can jump from a bush, embrace the cylinder (right above the wobbly platform) and munch to his heart's content.

Kay's Quilt

Kay made this large quilt as a gift for one of her adult children. She kept the squares perfect with a webbing fused to the back of the patches. It is quilted with the Popcorn pantograph.

Sandy's Baby Quilt

Sandy made this for a baby shower.
The backing is luscious chocolate colored Minkee.

Candy's Quilts

This has cute animal fabric and is a baby gift.
The richness of the red and blue batiks don't show up well in this photo.
This one is quilted with Ann Bright's "Awesome Blossom" pantograph.

Julie's Duckie

Julie is expecting her first baby soon! This one has a double polyester batting to make it an extra cushy play quilt.

Marcia's Hey Diddle Diddle

Won't this make a cute baby gift?!
Here's a close up of the adorable fabric. It is quilted with Dave Hudson's Stars.

Connie's Plaids

Connie created this cozy quilt with home spun fabrics. It is quilted with Dave Hudson's Star pantograph.

Camp Stitchee Gume

Twice a year, my mom, sisters and other carefully selected relatives participate in Camp Stitchee Gume. Pictured here are the most senior and most junior campers this winter.
It is hard to wade through the loose threads and scattered projects by the end of the week - but you can see that we get a lot accomplished.
We are especially excited by the enthusiasm (possible addiction?!) of a new daughter-in-law! She created this "Wonky Cross" to donate to a fund raiser. She also provided the cute baby.
This is a fused project I did. The pattern is from "Another by Anita".
Our group activity was to play with Texture Magic. I made this very warty frog. Go to the Superior Threads website for interesting videos. Others made purses, flower centers, and a yoke for a beach cover-up.