Sunday, April 13, 2014

Custom White Rose Quilt for Jeanette

Finished this quilt for my client Jeanette, we're both really happy with the way it turned out. She asked for a white quilt, with their names and a saying in the center, machine quilted and some colored thread "background" and roses.  The quilt is queen sized, with a center panel and two borders, made in a white high thread count fabric.


Here is a closeup of the corner of the quilt. I quilted with  colored thread in dusty pink and sage green to tie the center in with the rest of the quilt.


And another picture showing more detail of the thread painted roses pattern, and the feather quilting. I blurred out the writing in the photos, it's very clear on the quilt :).



Mary

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Contemporary Lone Star Quilt

Finished an interesting quilt -- I made the Spiraling Lone Star top a year ago and decided it was too traditional. So I offset it, to make it more modern and interesting.
No the picture isn't cut off, it's offset

The finished quilt is 60" x 80", and it is machine quilted on my mid-arm Juki and Grace frame.


All of the colored portions of the quilt were made from leftovers from another quilt I made, which used up some stash!  I quilted the white center portion in a McTavish type design, the borders were a freehand feather design using multicolored thread, and the star was just outline quilted.


 I still can't decide if I need more variegated thread quilting in the borders, but think it's finished :)


Mary


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Biggest Wedding Dress Quilt Yet!

I promised my client I wouldn't show off her Wedding Dress Quilt until after she gave it to her daughter, who is getting married.  The quilt was given to her at her shower yesterday, so I can to show it off!


Karen sent me her wedding dress, and the dress she wore at her reception.  The wedding dress had a full skirt and long train, so there was a lot of material, and some beautiful lace trim.  The reception dress was satin,  and was a yellowish color.  I used the reception dress for two borders and the center motif.


She asked that I make the quilt as big as possible, and I was able to make it about 75" square, which fits on a queen size bed.  This is the largest wedding dress quilt I've made!  Another request was for sunflowers in the center of the quilt, her daughter loves sunflowers.


I'm really happy with the way the quilt turned out, and glad I can share it with everyone!



 Here are closer shots of the corners of the quilt, showing the feather quilting designs.  And below is another picture of the center of the quilt.


Wedding dress quilts are custom designed, no two quilts are alike, and usually the tops are made from the dress(es) with no material added.  

You can see more of my Wedding Dress Quilts on my web site MaryMansonQuilts or my blog

Mary





Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bigger Green Whole Cloth Quilt!

At the end of last year, I finished (I thought) the Green Whole Cloth Quilt.  I blogged about the materials and design  here, I loved the color and design, but decided it just wasn't big enough.  Here is a picture of the original quilt.

Original Smaller Whole Cloth Quilt

So I carefully removed the binding, and added a 12" border, using the same fabrics, thread, etc.  Lots more heavy machine quilting, finished up the last stitching and binding last night!    I haven't finished blocking it yet, so there are a few places where it doesn't hang quite straight, but I couldn't wait to share it!!

Larger Green Whole Cloth Qult
The final quilt was 52" x 52" and I hung it in our bedroom, the green matches our "decor" perfectly!I'm so happy with this quilt now, and it looks beautiful hanging on the wall.


Here is a picture of the corner of the quilt, showing the detail.  I should have kept track of how many bobbins I used, so I'd know how much thread it in the quilt!