Monday, September 21, 2020

More wool beauties from Jan!

 I've recently finished two more wool beauties for Jan.  She makes the most beautiful quilts out of vintage wool -- and she hand pieces too!

First is her leaves quilt:


Jan wanted a few ghost leaves scattered into the mix.  I'm pretty sure I added 9... my hubby added his opinion that I needed more... IDK, I'm happy with how it turned out, even if there are only 9 leaves!  Here are a few detail pics:




Details on this beauty: hand pieced and appliqued vintage wool by Jan, leaves, loopies and a 1/2" piano key border all hand guided.

Next is a quilt Jan has been working on for some time now.  I love that she shares little pieces of her work every time she drops a quilt.  It's like I get to see them grow up!


I know it isn't the greatest photo, but the sun was just not cooperating and I needed to get the pic!  I have several detail pics - I tried to get them of all areas:




And just a few of the blocks:




Details on this beauty:  Hand pieced and appliqued by Jan.  Using cottons and vintage wools.  Every flower has a corresponding name with matching frame around the border of the quilt.  I did hand guided free motion quilting - yes, every block has a different background fill and there are some fun elements in the sashings!

Happy Stitches!
Karen 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Beth's Beauties

 I've just finished these three beauties for Beth - all three are super cuteness and were perfect for E2E!

First is Country Christmas (pattern by Corey Yoder).
On this very festival quilt Beth chose on of my digital designs: FFfeathers_curl18_clamshell_km (available for purchase in ALL formats here among many others)  I think the design was perfect!





I have to admit on this beautiful quilt I made a big mistake... yep like a rookie mistake -- but it goes to show you it can happen!  I ripped the quilt!!  Can you believe it?  I was so angry with myself - it absolutely drives me nuts when things go wrong... but, I do share how I fixed it in my Quilty Know-How FB Group I have step-by-step detailed photos - this group is an affordable yearly subscription ($5/month) so check out the link and see if it is something that might interest you!  There is so much info in the group I'm sure there's something there for you.




Next was a baby quilt Beth made using a layer cake - again super cute!  She chose foxye2e by Stitch Happy/TJ Spieser (another cute pattern I've used several times) - again perfect for this baby gift.



And the last one is Bumble Bee Blossoms (pattern by Krista Moser) - OMG I think I need to make this quilt - such bright colors and all that crisp white background!  Beth chose a fun bee pattern called Gardenbees_2_E2E by Maureen Foster and again it was a perfect compliment to the quilt top!



Thursday, August 20, 2020

Kris - Crumbs quilt

 I've just finished this super cute quilt for Kris.  The pattern is Crumbs by Me and My Sister Designs.  First I'll show you the finished beauty then I'll tell you all about it!




I used one of my digital designs called Swoof -- available in ALL formats here and also in gqp format here.

Now on to the story... according to Kris this quilt was almost destined for the garbage... almost.  She is one of my awesome regular clients so she contacted me and asked if it was fixable.  It most certainly was - there was just a wee bit of wonky in the borders -- totally fixable!

The top border was 59" and the bottom border was 57 3/8" while both sides were 74 5/8.  All I needed to do was shrink up that top border.  I share a 20 minute video in my Quilty Know-How group (paid subscription) on how to fix it.

So don't even think your quilt is so wonky it can never be quilted.  I have fixed many almost trash can quilts into beautiful pieces!!


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Barb's Sand and Sea

I just finished this beauty for Barb (a raffle for the Sunbonnet Sue Quilters Guild in Vero Beach) and it turned out awesome.  

A couple of detail pics:


And look at that back!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Some more E2E finishes

My Elevate has been busy busy stitching away.  I've recently finished this beauty for Barb.  She pieced a beautiful log cabin quilt.  I used one of my designs, KM_Flourish02_e2e, available on Gammill's Patterncloud.

And a couple of detail pics:


I also finished this awesome quilt for Joan.  The pattern was Jennifer (from 3 Times the Charm Book 2 by Me & My Sister Designs).  I used 2682_Modern_Mayhem as the stitch design.

And a detail pic:

Mel's Potting Shed

I've just finished this super cute quilt for Mel of Bernina Sewing Center in Lake Mary.  It is The Potting Shed by Claudia's Creations.  I know it's not the best lighting but it's the rainy season here... outside pics just aren't happening.

Some detail pics:



And a couple peeks at the back:


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A few recent finishes

I've totally neglected the blog and forgotten to share a few quilts I've recently stitched.
First there was a custom for Annie:



And then two E2E also for Annie:

On this one I used on of my digital designs - Butterfly04_km (available on Gammill's PatternCloud)


This one also used on of my digital designs - Frippery_03_km (available on Gammill's PatternCloud)


And then I did a super cute E2E on Barb's quilt:


This digital design is AborigRE2E by StitchHappy/TJ Speiser.