Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Diane's New York Beauty

Diane used paper piecing to achieve the sharp points on this beauty. I enhanced it with feathers in the background, and in the border, while echoing the points to make them pop.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ardis' Kinetic Energy & Marti's Dancing Stars

I love the dimensional look of this quilt. It's all about placement. Blocks floating around one another, and I enhanced it with a design I call fireflower. Filled with spikes and swirls, it gave the quilt even more passion.
Marti made "Dancing Stars" for her son. The fabric she chose for the stars was a varigated rainbow. With one fabric she was able to make many colored stars. Alot of the fabrics had music designs or canine motifs. I chose to do a musical edge to edge pattern. My kids loved it. It makes my heart sing when they come into my studio, see a quilt, and say, "Wow mom, this one is really cool!"

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Buggy Barn's Buggy Wheels

I've admired this quilt since the first time I saw the pattern in American Patchwork & Quilting. Cris composed this quilt using her sraps. 56 1/2 square triangles, and eight 2" squares in each block. That's 12o pieces of fabric in each block. Sounds intimidating when you say it like that! She placed four blocks across, and five down. I will make this quilt one day. It is officially on my list!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Robin's Flower Garden

I wish you could see this quilt in person. Robin paper-pieced all of the flowers. I took it to the quilt shop on Saturday to give it to her daughter, and I held it up for the gals to see, and they thought the flowers were appliqued. There were so many tiny, tiny, (did I say tiny) pieces in each of the flowers.
I quilted a little background filler consisting of leaves, and swirly vines behind all of the flowers.

Outlined the pointy flowers....

and quilted the more round flowers so they would pop.

I quilted pebbles in the path.

Hours and hours of pebbles, and leaves....

and a few violets in the walkway. Spring has arrived!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Abigayle's Moda Mystery Quilt

This quilt was lots of fun to do. Everytime I looked, I found another spot to quilt. I kept with the whimsical theme of the quilt. Lots of feathers and flowers. It should be hanging at the quilt shop soon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Round Robin & Victoria's Quilt

Last week Victoria, (bumblebeans), sent me her 9-Patch, and today I sent it back all quilted. Glad to be able to help you out Victoria.

I belong to North Coast Needlers. It is the one of largest quilting guilds in Northeast Ohio, if not the whole state. Six of us are participating in a Round Robin. This one is a little different that other ones I have participated in. We are to start with three blocks instead of a medallion or center block. One of the blocks is to be 12" finished, and the other two could be 6" finished, or 3"x 12" finished. We'll I will get them back in eight months. These are the blocks that I started off with. We will each take turns adding blocks to the others' quilt, and when the blocks are finished the owner will come up with a pleasing arrangement and sew them together.