Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sally's Jacob's Garden

I managed to finish up Sally's Jacob's Garden (pattern by the Rabbit Factory) quilt today. I love how it turned out!

And a detail pic, of course

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Betsy's Brilliant Beauties of Joy

I know I just posted yesterday about Wendy's quilt, and you all think I just finished it.  No, I had finished her's early in the weekend and just got around to posting it.  So here I am posting another quilt, which I've been working on since!  No, unfortunately, I am not as fast as some of you think.

So here is Betsy's quilt, the pattern is Brilliant Beauties of Joy by Jacqueline de Jonge.  I still have the binding to do (as well as a sleeve), but sharing these for now!









Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wendy's Sampler

I finally finished working on Wendy's blue & white sampler quilt.  I think it turned out awesome!

And, of course, some detail pics:


And if you give me a solid backing fabric amazing things show up (the backs are always my favorite)!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A whole lotta catch-up!

Now that market is over, I'm finally able to share the quilts I was working on for RJR Fabrics!

This first one was partially quilted when it arrived at my doorstep, I was told that it needed my touch and to add a little more. A really cute quilt! It is Crown of Roses designed by Gateway Quilts & Stuff and features World of Romance by Robyn Pandolph.

And here's a peek at the back (you can see my stitches in the white thread):

And a matching table runner!

And here is another one, this is Spring Bouquet by Pearl Pereira. All the applique pieces are laser-cut by RJR - isn't that awesome?!

And a peek at the back:

There is one more quilt I did for RJR which is amazing, but unfortunately I can't yet share that one. Soon, I hope!

My workload has been seriously falling behind. As you may remember, my one machine was away for service for over a month. And a lot usually happens in a month...  Anyway, I'm trying to get back on track as quickly as possible.

Here are a few client quilts I managed to squeeze in to the chaotic schedule:

First we have Sallie's Simple Curvy quilt - super cuteness!

And another one for Sallie - super bright orange with black and whites:


And finally a sailboat quilt by Sara:


And a peek at the back, of course!

Well that's it for now. I'm off to festival to enjoy great friends, vendors, quilty peeps, and some super spectacular quilts! This year I'm going as a quilty spectator with my bestie Nancy (she's never been), but I'm sure you'll still find me in the Gammill booth on occasion... will I be seeing you?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Judy's Embroideries

Here is the last of the four quilts for Judy.  I love this one!  Aren't these embroideries awesome?!!

A detail pic - if you like the quilting I did in the block, scroll down to the bottom of this post, there are two videos showing how I did it:

And, of course, the back -- gorgeous.  I love when clients give me solid backs -- it's almost like they get two quilts in return -- the pieced top and a wholecloth back!

Oh, about the videos.  Well, my friend Natalie was over, and she was looking at the quilt.  When she asked about my travel path I showed her.  She then proclaimed that I was a genius at finding the fastest path through a block and/or  across a quilt.  Well, I don't know about all that, but I do like to find the path with the least start/stops.  So I decided to do a video of my path.  Each block takes me 10-12 minutes to stitch.  I ended up doing two videos -- one time lapsed which runs about a minute and a half, and one hi-speed video which runs just under three minutes.  Some people found the time-lapsed version jumpy.  And yes, I know it is hard to see -- it is white thread on a white background, but you're concentrating on the path, not the stitches.

Video #1 Time-Lapse version

Video #2 Hi-Speed version

So, check out the videos, watch how my brain works in creating the best path through the block, and let me know which one you prefer.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Judy's Baskets

Here is another quilt made by Judy - a super cutie named Log Cabins and Baskets (pattern is by Rachel's Baskets by Marti Michell).

And a detail pic:

And, of course, the back:

And there is still one more to go for Judy... this one was number three of the four!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Judy's "Sherman's March" Quit

I absolutely love the look of this quilt!

This is Judy's second (of four) quilts that I'm working on for her.  To me, this one is quite timeless, the blacks, beige, and pop of burgundy - love it!  The pattern is called Sherman's March, here is a link to the Red Crinoline website.

Here are a couple of other pics - the side light this afternoon was perfect!


I have a project for an upcoming article to work on tomorrow, and working on more class stuff for my upcoming teaching gigs (info on my website), but Judy's third quilt will be started over the weekend, make sure you watch for it here as well as the CLQ facebook page!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weathered Windmill

Quiltworx is about to debut a new patterned called Weathered Windmill -- it is absolutely beautiful.  I was lucky enough to get to quilt the sample which is done in their new fabric line, Reclaimed West. Yes, I have permission to share, so here goes:

Isn't is awesome?!!  Here are some detail pics during the quilting process:





I've recently started killing all my scissors...





And, of course, some pictures of the back:


It is an amazing quilt.  If you happen to be at Fall Quilt Market make sure you swing by the Quiltworx booth and check it out!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Chris D's Snowman Wallhanging

And here is the other one from Chris D's -- a super cute embroidered snowman wall hanging:



Getting closer to caught up!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Chris D's Christmas Celebration quilt

One more quilt closer to caught up...

Wow, what an awesome quilt this was to stitch on.  Here is Chris D's Christmas Celebration tree skirt, a Judy Niemeyer / Quiltworx pattern - enjoy!

The finished quilt:

Detail pics:


And (my favorite) the back:

Tomorrow I load a second quilt for Chris - pics soon!