Friday, September 16, 2011

The Pole Beans Won!

Several windless days conspired with the pole beans and they were finally able to overtake the windmill. Now it is anchored motionless no matter how windy it gets!

Diana's Antique Quilt

My lucky sister-in-law inherited this from her Great Grandma Holznagel who made it in the 1930's. She hand stitched the 1" squares into blocks and then into rows and used her treadle sewing machine to join the rows. It is in excellent condition!

Diana added the yellow and orange borders. It will soon grace her newly redecorated guest room. It is quilted with a small scale Daisy Swirl. It feel wonderful to run your hand across the quilt and feel all of these seams and quilting!

JoAnn's Broken Star

Wouldn't you love to be able to throw this quilt onto one of your beds this autumn?!

Barbara's Bow Tie Variation

Don't these bow ties create an interesting secondary pattern? It is quilted with autumn leaves.

Carol's Quilt

Carol wasn't happy with how this quilt was behaving. But some wool batting and close quilting gave it wonderful dimension!

Diann's 9 Patch Variation

These blocks are made by making large 9 patches and then cutting them into 4 patches and rearranging. Pretty clever!

Laurel's Pinwheels

This batik beauty was quilted with the "Windblown" pantograph.

LaVonne's Christmas Table Topper

Won't this be pretty at Christmas? I love the shape. It is quilted with holly leaves.

Wendy's Wool

This quilt is made of pretty much 100% wool fabric. It is fun to quilt something so whimsical!

Connie's Class Quilts

This Hunter's Star will knock your socks off!

Learn all of Connie's construction tricks in her class at Piecefulhearts in Lisle.

Or make these Shadowed Stars.

Kathy's Quilts

Kathy received the fabrics for this quilt for her 50th birthday. (I have to rub that in since she's my youngest sister.) She created this beautiful, expertly pieced Storm at Sea. I like how she "ended" the edge of the pattern.

This is Kathy's usual color palette. (These younger sisters have to do something bold to be noticed :0))

Mary's 4 Patch Posey

These are fun quilts to make and admire. It is quilted with "Fantastic Feathers".

Mom's Stained Glass

This was made by my mom. It was a labor of love and is very pretty!

Karen's Quilts

Here is Karen's I Spy quilt. Kids love these. My 2 and 4 year old grandchildren like to look at mine.

This is a result of a bee challenge. The centers of each block are fussy cut. The blocks all have the same seams, but the different colors and values fool the eye.

Helen's Quilts

Helen is busy making gifts for her family. This is for her grandson. It is quilted with bubbles.

This quilt is for her son. It is quilted with leaves.

Lori's Bargellos

Lori took Barbara's Bargello class and made this beauty in shades of blue.

It is quilted with Abundant Feathers.

All of the other Bargello quilts in my blog are queen or even king size. Lori cut all of the dimensions in half to make this wonderful quilt. I laid my phone down for scale. The pattern designer (Barbara) liked it so much, she duplicated the idea. You'll see that quilt in a few weeks.

Lorraine's Bargello

Another quilt made in Barbara's class at Judy's Quilt and Sew in Hampshire.

A close up of Lorraine's beautiful fabrics. It is quilted with the Water World pantograph.