Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rose Quilt - Using up my Stash

I'm trying to get more organized, and to use my stash up. This quilt used some fabric I've had for a LONG time, and I was really pleased with the way it turned out.


It is machine pieced and quilted, and the center heart and roses are painted with fabric paints. I have already washed it, and the paint still looks great. 


The floral border was quilted in a simple feather border with light blue thread, and of course the center has lots of feathers!

Mary

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Quilt for Dana's Mom

Dana's Mom was having her 90th birthday, and Dana wanted to give her a quilt made from her wedding dress. The dress was lace over satin, and in really good condition, considering it was 60 years old!


A central diamond design was used, with alternating lace covered satin, and satin borders.  Dana wanted a fairly simple feather design in the quilting, and it was a pretty finish for the quilt.


I was also able to make a pillow from the bodice and sleeves of the dress, with the bodice front and sleeves on the front, and the bodice back with covered buttons on the back. 


The quilt and pillow were finished in time for the birthday party, I hope she enjoys it!

Mary

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ruffled Wedding Dress Quilt

Ruffled Wedding Dress Quilts can be interesting to design and sew!

Audri's wedding dress had a skirt and train that had LOTS of ruffles.  She wanted something that really showed off the ruffles, was a less traditional design, and included the dusty pink ombre at the bottom of the dress.


So I used the ruffles from the dress for a large part of the quilt, and left a curved "pie shape" in the corner for machine quilting.  


The satin underskirt was used for the machine quilted area of the quilt.  I used dusty pink thread for the background quilting, to tie in with the ombre in the ruffles. Lots of feathers in the quilting design!


I'm very pleased with the result, and Audri was really happy with it too.

Mary

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!

Mary