Friday, February 17, 2017

Carol's Romantic Christmas

Finished Carol's Romantic Christmas quilt - pattern by Verna Mosquera.

Here are a bunch of detail pics -- sorry about the awful lighting.

More client quilts coming soon - I'm taking the weekend for some of my own work!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Rosamond's Two of Us Quilt

It's finally finished (just a couple of delays)...
Here's is Rosamond's Two of Us quilt (Pattern by Sue Nickels & Pat Holly).

Here are a few of the photos during the quilting process:

And a peek at the back:

I couldn't resist this view of the back while I was pinning the quilt to the boards for photos:

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Rosamond's Snowman Collector

You guys.... I totally forgot to take and post pics yesterday.  Apparently, my desire for a nap totally outweighed blogging about quilt photos -- sorry!

And of course, today is dismal and rainy so it'll be indoor (awful lighting) pics.

Here is a couple from when it was still on the frame being quilted:

And a few more block pics:

And a couple peeks at the back:

So the pattern is called Snowman Collector, but unfortunately I don't know the pattern designer - if anyone does, please feel free to comment, thanks!

Next week I'll be working on Rosamond's other quilt, it's a beauty, can't wait!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cindi's Circle of Life Quilt

I finished Cindi's Circle of Life Quilt (pattern by Jacqueline de Jonge/Be Colourful Quilts) late last night.  I had to wait until today to get some good photos.  Of course, the sun was way too bright and the yellow got a little washed out, but still a beautiful quilt:

Here's a peek at the back (Cindi used a sateen for the back and it just shimmers):

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Silvia's Bright Lights Big City Quilt

To say my schedule is a madhouse would be an understatement... seriously.

This week was supposed to be a studio shutdown, but unfortunately, it did not happen.  Due to the last quilt staying on the frame a wee too long, and then the multiple migraines I suffered, I totally pushed Silvia's quilt until mid-January.  Whoops... yep, insert big whoops here.  Silvia needed her quilt back by mid-January.  No studio shutdown this week.

So I rushed a little and managed to get Silvia's quilt finished.  The pattern is Bright Lights Big City by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, and you can find it in her book Double Wedding Rings, Traditions Made Modern.  So here it is:

And a couple of close ups:

And, the back - it was a chunky-pieced back, but you can see the pattern pretty well in this pic:

So that's it for now... more soon!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Patty's Borrowed Roses

Here is Patty's Borrowed Roses quilt all finished - and isn't it a beauty?!!

The pattern is Borrowed Roses by Sue Garman and Patty chose some awesome bright fabrics for her version.  Here is a detail pic:

And here is a partial view of the back:

I started this beautiful quilt a little over two weeks ago.  It started with hours and hours of ditch work around all those applique pieces.  Then I had a couple of migraine delays.  Then Christmas snuck up and stole a few days from me.  And then I finally got back to stitching!

Here are a few pics while it was on the frame:

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Silvia's Steampunk

I know, this post is delayed (I was supposed to do this yesterday).  I didn't... but, I did manage to do a bunch of paperwork as well as some website and blog stuff that had been backed up.

So here is Silvia's Steampunk quilt.  The pattern is by Jen Kingwell Designs.  Silvia chose to piece her Steampunk in reds, whites, and gray/blacks -- I absolutely love her choices!  I have to apologize on the photos.  Normally I pin the quilt to a board and take it outside in the beautiful sunlight for the best effect.  I'll explain a bit more, the board is 8' x 8' and I need another person to hold the board while I take the photo.  Yep, you guessed it, no one is around right now so you'll have to settle for indoor studio pics.

A close-up for detail:

And a peek at the back :

Silvia wanted to keep a modern impression with the quilting so we went with a lot of ruler work.  Oh, and I finally had a chance to use one of  the new stencils by Jodi Robinson/JR Designs (although not for its actual use).  I only used a tiny little corner of this one - yes, I could have done it without the stencil, but that would have involved more planning and thinking - the stencil made it super quick to line up!  You can find these templates here.
Okay peeps, that's it for now.  I've got some new class samples to get stitched -- have a happy weekend!