Thursday, October 24, 2019

Liz - Kyoto Star

Last night I finished Liz's Kyoto Star (a Jinny Beyer pattern).  I was hoping to get pictures today, but no... you'll all have to settle for so-so indoor pics on my smaller board (yeah, the wibble in the border is only because there is no board behind the quilt).  It was a little too windy for the big boards outside by myself -- no need for a quilt kite.  But, I must say, this quilt is a beauty!

I share several videos of this quilt on my Quilty Know-How fb group (subscription required) - all the group details can be found here:

Oh, can't forget some detail pics:

And, of course, the back:

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Marlene's Some Enchanted Evening

I've just finished this beautiful embroidery quilt.  It belongs to Marlene - she did an amazing job with some of the most beautiful metallic threads - the pictures don't to it justice.  The embroidery designs are by Janet Sansom.  And just wait... Marlene plans to add tens of thousands of crystals to all those floral fabrics - it is going to be awesome!

My entire process on this quilt (as well as many others) -- from design to stitching is shared through videos and photos in my closed Facebook group - Quilty Know-How (subscription required - details here: -- check it out, hope you'll decide to join and get in on all the Know-How goodness!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Judy's 54-40 or Fight

Here is Judy's 54-40 or Fight variation - such fun colors!  This was quilted using my Elevate - the pattern is Swoof (one of my own) and is available on Gammill's Pattern Cloud.  I stitched the pattern at a fairly large size as the piecing was pretty large scale.  I think it turned out awesome!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Joette's Hot Chocolate Club

I just finished another super cute snowman quilt for Joette.  This one is Hot Chocolate Club (pattern by Pearl Louise) - I tried to keep it similar (yet different) to the last one:

And some detail pics:

And a peek at the back:

So now it'll be on the way back to Joette to get lots of little button embellishments!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Katie/Friendship Knot QG - Dresden Bloom

Earlier this week I finished this beautiful quilt for Katie and the Friendship Knot Quilters Guild - it is their 2021 Raffle Quilt.  The pattern is Dresden Bloom by Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket Quilts.

Some detail pics:

And a peek at the awesome back:

This was a fun quilt to work on.  If you'd like to see my design process (and how it changed) as well as the quilting, you can join my closed facebook group Quilty Know-How (subscription required).

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Some finishes

Toward the end of last week, I managed to get a couple of client quilts finished - two hand guided and one on the Elevate.

First up is another Africa quilt by Jan:

And some detail pics:

Jan also had this cute nine patch topper:

And then this super cute Drunkards Path by Kris was stitched using the Elevate.  The quilting design is Circles and Lines (Cyndi Hermann):

Monday, September 2, 2019

Shay's Mountain Cabin quilt

So as I'm sitting here waiting for Hurricane Dorian to decide if he's gonna turn or not, I realized that I never shared Shay's quilt on Friday.  I managed to get it finished before the hurricane prep rush.

I know they aren't the greatest pictures, but again... hurricane prep!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Two cuties for Kate

I finished up two super cuties for Kate -

First a Christmas table topper:

And then a wall hanging:

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Diane's Rooster Applique Tablerunner

This was such a fun piece to work on - Diane's beautiful applique makes it so easy!

And a detail pic:

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Kris's Bali Wedding Star

Kris's beautiful Bali Wedding Star is finally finished.  I stress finally because it has been on the frame since July.  Ahh, yes, there were two separate weeks of travel in there too, so it's not like it was a month worth of quilting.

We'll rewind back to the beginning... this quilt has been waiting to be quilted since last November.  There were multiple mishaps and delays, and finally, in July it was time!

So... if you know me, you'll already know I have some serious attention issues.  Doing a quilt like this really tests those limits.  So we decided I would do some of the repetitive designs on the Elevate.  I spent a day or so designing different elements for the large open background area.  Kris decided on one and we were off... I would use the Elevate to do all the design elements.  This design (as well as many others) is available here:

It looked amazing!

So then a week of travel... and time for the hand-guided part.  I switched the quilt over to my Vision 2 (in case I needed the Elevate for some E2E stuff) -- let me tell you, zipper leaders are great for this!

Then on to pebbles, and more pebbles, and even more pebbles... so many tiny little pebbles. 

So this was a slow, slow process.  And yes, my lack of attention probably got the best of me -- not to mention daily storm delays (gotta love a Florida summer).  And then... yep, another week of travel.

But then... the bottom!  But, that was only the end of the pebbling, now it was time for all the ditching.  So, back up to the top and stitch the entire quilt one more time!  Oh, but it is so worth it -- just look at the difference it makes (the top arc is ditched, the bottom is not):

And more rain delays...
and then, just like that (no really, more like 32 hours) all the hand guiding was finished!  Time for pics... or so I thought.  I usually pin the quilts to boards for nice flat photos.  The boards are 8'x8' and it takes someone to hold the boards upright while I take the photo... well when the light was right no one was here -- when someone was here it was storming.  murphy's law, right?  So, I've currently given up on the nice flat photo -- here's what we have: