Friday, April 26, 2013

5th Quilt in Series Completed!

The Star Block Quilt is finished, the 5th quilt!  This completes the series of five quilts that I made for my uncle's mountain cabin -- I hope he enjoys them!

This one was a lot of fun to make, I love the colors and pattern. The border was a pretty blue and green print that I'd been saving, and it worked perfectly. The colored areas were quilted about 1/4 inch from the seam in a simple straight line. I tried to use different colors to bring out the star design, sometimes I see the secondary pattern of squares, sometimes the stars.  What do you see?

Quilting feathers is such fun on the frame with my mid-arm - they just flow off the machine!  I put a feather border over the 2 outside borders, a feather "fill" in the large off-white blocks, and different designs in the smaller off-white blocks.  Too keep it from getting too busy, every other small block is a circle or wreath pattern.  The alternate blocks are some type of square based pattern.

The five quilts are the Forest Quilt, Scrappy Strip Quilt. Log Cabin Quilt. Purple Star Quilt, and this one, the Star Block Quilt.

Now to give my studio and machine a good cleaning, and on to the next quilt!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Four out of Five Quilts Finished -- One More to Go!

Purple Star quilt has been finished!
 This is a double bed sized quilt, the pattern is Garden Patch, and it has machine quilted feather wreaths in the light areas, and a flower/star design in the colored blocks.  Each border has a different design, a grid pattern, large meandering leaves, and a looping meander.

Number 5 left to finish!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Log Cabin Finished - Three out of Five!

Here is another in the series of 5 quilts I'm making for my uncle's mountain cabin.  I talked about this quilt top in another blog, Log Cabin Quilt Top -- this week I loaded it up on my frame and got it quilted!

I love feathers, so decided to quilt large feathers diagonally on the quilt - one set of feathers in each dark "row" and one set in each light "row".  I quilted narrow horizontal lines in the open background areas.

I really like the  look I got -- you can see it better in this closeup of the back.

I think this is one of my favorite quilts, and I didn't like it much when I started it, just goes to show, you never know what the end result might be!

Three done, two more to go!  I've really enjoyed these quilts, each is a different pattern and technique, and I used different machine quilting on each.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Scrappy Strip Quilt is Finished

The Scrappy Strip Quilt  is finished! Strip tube piecing was a new technique for me, I talked more about it in this post,   It was a great way to use up my scraps.

Because it was so scrappy, I didn't want to do a lot of complicated quilting, so I just did an allover stipple pattern.

 It's Quilt #2 of the five for my uncle.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Happy to be Quilting Again!

Finally getting some quilts finished - I am a happy quilter!

This Forest Quilt is quilt #1 of five quilts I've been asked to make for my uncle's cabin in the mountains.  I talked about it in an earlier blog, it was a challenge to piece, but quilting went really well, and I'm happy with the results.

I quilted a motif in the 9 patches with echo stitching, and curves and feathers in the solid squares, with a leaf and spiral border pattern

Here's a picture of the detail from the back.

My stretched Juki was in the shop for 2 1/2 months, and arrived home the day before we went on vacation, so now I'm  home and there's quilting to do, so gottta go!!