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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oddles of Quilts to Share!

Good Afternoon,
While I wait for Nikki over at Blah Blah Blah Blog to get done with her visit with her friend... and post her next I Wish Wednesday... which by the way is the funniest thing in the world and always makes me laugh. (warning, Nikki's blog tends to be rather "adult" in nature, you may not want you kids looking over your shoulder when you first go there)

I thought I would share a little of what I have been finishing. After extensive playing around with my new templates, tons of quilting and experimenting I have some finished quilts to share.

Now three of the four quilts are really small baby quilts, they only measure 45 x 45 inches. I am not sure what I will do with them now that they are done, I will probably put two of the three in my Etsy shop and try to sell them, I was very pleased with how they turned out. If they do not sell, then eventually I will then donate them to a children's group, either Project Linus, or since Torrie was talking about sewing for Blankets of Love again this summer we may just hold on to them until she decides where the Blankets of Love will be going this year. And like I told her Hurricane season is not to far off....

So with out further ado, my newest creations.... I will try to keep the descriptives down as there are a ton of pictures LOL.

This one is just a simple dragon and flames.

A close up of the quilting, there are spirals in the dragon blocks, and 8 pointed stars in the triangle blocks.And this is a shot of the back, I used the dragon fabric on the back since it was so cut up on the front, makes it a fun little quilt.This one is one of my favorites, I am not a horse person, but I like it. It turned out really nice.If you look closely you can see each of the triangle blocks are quilted with stars, and where the points meet (and they lined up beautifully on this one) I put a cute little white ribbon 5 pointed "snowflake" since the horses are in a winter sceneAnd this is the back, a similar fabric, same maker same horses, just not the same scene as the front. Morgen laughed at the green horses, the white horses, actually look green on the fabric.This quilt is my absolute favorite! It is so soft, I used Minkee for the pink triangles and I have to say, this was the first time I have ever sew and quilted on Minkee, I will be doing many more of these! It was not easy to sew as it slides, but it quilted like a dream! (I did notice the picture is a bit dark, this is a bright baby pink)Here is a close up of the quilting, I used my new hearts template and the spiral, did I mention that I love them!!!! I also hand stitched tiny satin rose buds in the center of each heart and on each corner of the quilt! I took this for show and tell last night to quilt group, there is a lady who brings her now 10 month old baby, the baby loved this quilt, rubbed it with her fingers then started playing with the rose buds, it was so cute!This last quilt is a bit of a sampler, I had some left over blocks from when I did a quilt for my niece this last Christmas, so I made a smaller version of her quilt, (I just loved the colors and pattern) So, I got to play a bit, I used various designs from the different templates on the boarders, and I used the long 4' leave pattern on the body of the quilt, so it looks like I have vines climbing the rails. On the side boarders I played a little bit, I practiced long rows of hooky feathers.... still need more practice, but getting better.

And on this side I played with the Clam shell template I got from Doodling Designs. Again, I still need to practice, but this is the first time I have had clam shells actually look OK! And since this was just a practice piece, I am happy with it.So that's it, I am back to purse making later this week, working on a custom back pack for a friend, and then I think I am going to do a couple of Yin Yang bags.

Till then, I need to go check in on my poor lonely Bags n Rags blog, I have been terribly neglectful of it lately.

Have a wonderful day,



Karen E. Overton said...

My you have been a busy girl! Love all the bright beautiful quilts and your quilting is fun and fabulous!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love all the quilts. I haven't worked with Minkee yet, but it is on my list.

MYRA said...

Wonderful quilts and great quilting! Love it! 8-)