Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Jan's Fish Quilt

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!

Here's a few detail pics:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Judy's Autumn quilt

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!