Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sondra's Spooky Kitty Wallhanging

This was a lot of fun to stitch on -- although my quilting was delayed longer than expected between storms and birthday celebration delays.

This piece is by Sondra of She's Got Mojo -- she is an absolute Halloween nut -- which actually is a good thing!

And a detail pic, as well as the back:

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lorraine's Aurora Quilt


I have finally, yes finally, finished Lorraine's Aurora quilt. It feels like this quilt has been on the frame for weeks. Not really, but with almost daily storm delays, it has been long overdue in being finished. Yes, I'm officially running about a week behind the already behind schedule -- that means I'm crazy behind now.

The pattern is by Jacqueline de Jonge - BeColourful.  Lorraine decided to use white as the entire background - I think it turned out stunning!  I used one layer of cotton batting as well as an additional layer of wool.

And, as always, here are some detail pics:


Hope Lorraine likes it as much as I do!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Claudia's Gentleman's Fancy

So after Claudia's Three's a Charm quilt I worked on an awesome quilt for RJR that I can't share just yet.  I then squeezed in the adorable baby quilt that I shared with you last post.  Now I have finally finished Claudia's second quilt, Gentleman's Fancy, which I'm told is a modified Gail Kessler BOM (which is all the info I have on the pattern).

Again, not the best light, and the quilt is longer than my frames current set up, and yes, I'm lazy.

And a detail pic:

And a peek at the back:

Now to load the next quilt -- another awesome one for RJR -- not sure when I'll be able to share that one, hopefully soon!

And then I'm off to teach at AQS Syracuse!  I am soooo excited, I can't wait to see all you wonderful quilty peeps!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A hoot of a baby quilt!

In all my spare hours I've been working on a super adorable commission baby quilt. Well, late last night I finally finished it! I did manage to wait until this morning for some cute pictures as I needed the sunlight from the window -- there just isn't much light at 11:45 pm.

Isn't it absolutely adorable?!!

It all started with pink camo (a personal favorite):

That was cut up into miles of 7" strips to create that super cute ruffle. Me, no not me, I farmed that out to my wonderful MIL who just happens to have a ruffler foot.

And then the owl drawing and name layout:

Then the applique foundation pieces in reverse, you know, to make life easier:


And I couldn't resist sharing the eyes (love them):

And a full day (or what seemed like a full day) of satin stitching the edges:

Tada! Hmmm, now to attach that ruffle...

Yep, that'll work!

Don't forget to stitch the ends shut!

And now, quilting after the fact. Because of the ruffle, and the fact that I'm no where near an accomplished seamstress, the quilt was birthed and then quilted:

Please don't mind the messy studio in the background.

And that's it -- a super adorable baby quilt was born!  It'll soon be on its way to the baby (who just happened to come a little early)!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Claudia's Three's a Charm

Again with the storm delays... it feels like it's taken me forever to finish this awesome quilt. Here is Claudia's Three's A Charm Quilt:

That's the best lighting I could get... yes, because of another storm!  I had a lot of fun with this one - Claudia said keep it really modern, hoping I did. The pattern is Three's A Charm by Plum Tree Quilts.

Here are a few detail pics:


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Madeline's baby quilt

Madeline made this commission quilt out of provided baby clothes -- isn't it absolutely adorable?!!  I finally finished it after multiple storm delays  









Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Muriel's Quilt is finished!

I've finished stitching on Muriel's quilt -- its been difficult with some crazy storm delays.

Isn't it just the cutest quilt!  The pattern is Goosetracks in the Pumpkins by Fig Tree & Co.

Here are a couple of detail pics:

 
And, of course, the back:

I had a lot of fun with this one - hope Muriel enjoys her quilt!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Mel's Halloween Quilt

I finally finished Mel's Halloween quilt. Sometimes I hate when a quilt sits over the weekend, it almost feels as if I've been working on it too long, even though I didn't touch it all weekend.

This super-spooktacular pattern is All Hallows Eve by Claudia Dinnell (Claudia's Creations).

Please forgive the bad lighting, it is late, I am tired and must get this ready for shipping as I have an early morning meeting - this is the best it is going to get.

A couple of detail pics:


And, of course, the back:

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jan's Bunnies & Bees Quilt

Jan's other quilt, Bunnies and Bees is finished too. Wow, I've been a quilting fool trying to catch up -- I'm getting closer!

Here it is:

And some detail pics:


And the back - love how she used a little bit of everything for the backing:

When she picks these quilts up she'll be dropping off another one - can't wait to see what she's created!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Jan's Churndash Quilt

A little behind, but finished!

Here is Jan's Churndash - isn't it absolutely adorable, I love the soft colors:

A detail pic:

And, of course, a peek at the back:

Now to finish (I mean start) another one for Jan so that she can pick these up as well as drop off one more!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Panache!

If you follow me on Facebook, you might recall I was working on a rush Spring Market quilt for RJR Fabrics. I shared this cute little peek:

I finished it on my deadline, rushed it to Fedex for overnight delivery and then I got on a plane and went to MQS to teach for the week. I had every intention of sharing it with you now, after its debut at Market.

Well...
It was delivered. Then, lost. Yes, apparently the hotel where it was shipped to misplaced it. RJR is hoping that it is somehow mixed in with all their booth supplies and is sitting in a box in one of the crates. I'm hoping so too!

So, since it never debuted at Market I wasn't sure if I could share. After checking and getting the okay, here it is:

And, of course, the back view (before the binding and sleeve were attached):

Here's all the details: The quilt (Panache) is being sold now to quilt shops and features fabrics from Malam Batiks by Jinny Beyer. The pattern is designed by Christine Stainbrook of Project House 360 and will be a free PDF download available on the RJR website. Oh, and quilted by Me, on my Gammill Vision 2. Pretty cool, huh?!!

UPDATE!! The quilt was located and is in RJR's hands, it was boxed up and placed in the shipping crates - yay!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sharon's Jingle Quilt

What an awesome quilt I got to stitch on!

Sharon's Jingle Quilt - a BOM from One Piece at a Time (Erin Russek). Sharon did a fantastic job with the hand applique - that always makes my job a little easier. Although this quilt was nothing but easy.  I think it was on the frame almost two weeks - between family visits, a day trip or two, and our almost daily storm shut downs.

If you follow one (or both) of my pages on Facebook, you might have seen this picture.

This is an early morning sunlight through the french doors pic -- one of my very favorite time to snap pics (you can see why). The side light is amazing for showing detailed quilting.

Today was a different day...
Today was the quilt is finished pictures, and no, I didn't manage to take them during the early morning.  Here is the full view, a couple of detail pics, and, of course, the back view: