I've been so quiet over here because the last two quilts I worked on we're hush-hush (for now) not to be shared. I guess that's one of the downfalls of custom quilting -- you often quilt competition quilts for others that they prefer not be shared. Well, that along with publication quilts. Either way, I'm super excited to finally be able to share a quilt with you!
Here is Jan's fish quilt.
She made this cutie for her husband -- isn't it great?!! Oh, and it is entirely hand pieced!
As an extreme ADD I think I prefer sampler style quilts. Never the same thing twice really helps with attention issues!
You might remember my last post where I mentioned I had two quilts to finish before I leave for MQS next week. Yeah, well, only one is finished... story of my life, I know! It just means there will be a little chaos (when isn't there) when I return from teaching.
So back to the quilt, Judy is calling it Autumn. The pattern from the book Easy Pieces by Margaret Miller.
If you follow on my Facebook page, you'll remember seeing this picture:
You might be noticing a backing on that quilt to be quilted and you'd be correct. This quilt was already ditch quilted when it turned out to be too much for Judy. So in having me quilt it for her, she also decided to use a different backing. So technically I'm re-quilting it. And, if you type that on my iPhone, autocorrect graciously changes requilt to tequila - funny, huh? We all got a kick out of it!
Keeping with the budget, I decided to stitch piano keys in the borders and then stitch a sort of whimsy scroll type edge-to-edge in the center, leaving the inner border unquilted. Let me know what you think!
I've finished Carol's French 101 quilt and it is a super cute one!
And some close-up pics:
And the back:
Now to squeeze in two light custom quilts for Judy before I leave for MQS. Yes, MQS is two weeks away. There's still some room in my classes -- check them out here.
Oh, and you won't want to miss the Audacious Auction this year. As it is their 20th Anniversary, several of the teachers have gotten together and made blocks for a special auction piece. Gina Perkes will be piecing all the blocks as well as quilting it -- it's going to be amazing! You might not want to miss this!!
Here's my block:
And here's a peek at what Gina is doing with the blocks. I can't wait to see this piece finished!!
So back in mid-March, I was working on a super cute quilt for Leslie of Keystone Quilts. I wasn't able to share it as it was a quilt for her booth at the Manitoba Prairie Quilters Quilt Reflections show. If you follow along on Facebook, you might remember seeing this picture of her beautiful hand-dyed backing fabric.
I also shared this close-up pic -- you know me and sharing, I just can't help myself!
Well, lucky for all of you, the show was last weekend so now I can share the entire quilt! The color is a little off in this picture -- I don't know, the camera (wouldn't be the first one I've killed), the sun (does strange things in the spring), I don't know... something?!!
And here are a bunch of close-ups:
And, of course, a peek at the back:
For those of you that might be curious, the pattern is Flower Garden by Schlosser Designs.
This morning I finished Kathryn's quilt - isn't it a beauty! I know the sun is a little too bright but you can see most of the designs. I couldn't wait for afternoon light as it needed to get to the post office today and they close early.
And I managed to totally stay on schedule this week... well, kinda. I try to take Fridays off, but since I lost that day earlier in the week to a storm, I worked tonight. But I finished Carol's second quilt - it's another cute one! The pattern is Le Jardin (again by Bunny Hill Designs).
Some detail pics:
And a couple pics of the back:
That's it for this week -- I might actually get some of my own stitching in over the weekend!
And I have finally finished! Tracie's Stars for a New Day is done. The pattern, designed by Sue Garman, was a block of the month from The Quilt Show back in 2009.
If you've been following along on the CLQ Facebook page, you'll know I have been suffering from one of the cruddiest colds ever. It feels like it has been over a month already! Anyway, suffering from the cold had really slowed down my quilting. I would be stitching along and have to stop for sniffling duties. If felt like I was stopping every twenty minutes. Needless to say, it really put a damper on my schedule. Okay, enough jibber-jabber about me, I know you're all waiting for pics, so here they are: