Saturday, January 10, 2015

Linen Table Topper Quilt

My latest, an embroidered cut work table topper, quilted onto a larger "latte" colored fabric. This was a lot of quilting, but so much fun to do!

I have taken a couple of Cindy Needham's classes on  Craftsy, and was inspired to make this Quilt.

Tons of machine quilting!  I quilted a center motif, then quilted each flower and "stem" in the cut work design, then feather designs in the solid areas.  I also filled the background of the solid cream area with "scribbles" to make the design stand out more.

I really love this technique, thanks Cindy for the inspiration!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Carolyn's Butterfly Quilt for Her Friend

Carolyn wanted a quilt for her friend who has cancer.  She requested a flock of butteries, purple fabric, and dragonflies be incorporated into the quilt.

Her friend's favorite saying is "Carpe Diem" so that was written in several places on the quilt.  It is big enough to fit a twin bed, and the backing is light purple.

Lots of quilting -- feathers, McTavishing in the center panel, and machine quilted dragonflies in multicolored thread.

The quilt is similar to a one I made several years ago, which is on display in Arizona.  The post about it is here Grand Prize Winner.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Wedding Dress Quilt for Baby

This Wedding Dress / Baby Quilt was a little different from my usual, and very interesting to make.  The bride wanted a tessellating pattern of printed fabrics, with a flock of bright colored birds flying across the quilt, she plans to hang it in her new baby's room.

I used about 10 blue patterned fabrics, the appliqued bird colors contrasted nicely with the blues. The border was made from the wedding dress.  I quilted a large feather shape to fill each blue block, and a free form feather pattern for the border.

The end result was a really fun quilted wall hanging.

This detail picture shows the quilted design on the blue fabrics, and the birds. The more modern quilting style lets me be really creative, and break a few rules :) Normally I wouldn't use printed fabric in a wedding quilt, but it worked!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Wedding Dress Quilt with Bridesmaid Dress

This Wedding Dress Quilt was a bit different, the bride asked me to include fabric from her bridesmaid's dress, and wanted a traditional pattern.  I think it turned out well, and Katie was really happy with it!

Here is a picture of the wedding dress (not the bride).  

The wedding dress was silk, and the bridesmaid's dress was purple chiffon over a stretchy polyester lining.  Quite a challenge, but after stabilizing, it worked out well.

The quilting was a modified feather pattern with open areas to show off the beautiful fabric.