Hi Everyone, I have to confess, that I wrote this blog before Christmas but am just now finalizing it to publish. So, I hope that you all had a merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I was able to get the quilts that needed to be done before Christmas finished and back to their homes with enough time for binding and wrapping. Then I switched gears to get what needed to be completed at home done in time. Funny how there are deadlines, both at home and work, that manage one's ca
This is the quilt that needed to be completed before Christmas. I really wanted to make sure that it was finished with enough time for the maker to bind and wrap. I am happy to announce that it is in the hands of the maker now - 12-16-2017. This quilt was pieced and appliqued by Jane C. of Nokesville, Virginia for her son with his father's ties and shirts. I loved how this quilt turned out. The combination of the shirts and ties with the deep blue sashing made for an eleg
Hello Everyone! Hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner now. I am now catching up with my backlog of quilts - thank goodness. I had one (1) quilt that absolutely needed to be done before Christmas with enough time to bind and wrap. Yeah, it is done and off to the maker....it is not the quilt I'll be showing here.... Today's quilt is coming to you from Dolly K. of Gainesville, Virginia called Rail Fence Blooms. It is a beautiful quilt and was fun to quilt.
The third, and final quilt, from Betty R. of Haymarket, Virginia is Dancing Tulips. This fun quilt was a quick quilt to quilt all in all because I combined blocks to minimize stitching-in-ditch. Stitching-in-the-ditch is time consuming....so anytime it can be minimized it will save time, and, therefore, money. I was able to save time with this quilt by also using one (1) color predominately over the entire quilt. More on that later.... I used Glide #60, Cream, by Fil-Tec
The second quilt of Betty's is Churn Dash Checkers...this quilt was quilted with a traditional digitized edge-to-edge pattern called Orange Peel. This pattern is perfect for this lovely quilt. Sometimes simple is best. I used So Fine #50, Tee Pee, from Superior Threads on the top and Fil-Tec Magna-Glide Classic, Light Tan, pre-wound bobbins in the bobbin. The batting used is Quilters Dream Orient from Quilters Dream Batting. I love how simply beautiful the back is! Thank
Hi All! I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have been working on several more applique quilts....I do not post pictures of quilts until they have been picked up by their owners....the three (3) following quilts I quilted for Betty R. of Haymarket, Virginia. I decided to put each quilt into their own post.... The first quilt up is The Signature Wedding Quilt. I absolutely love everything about this quilt, and it was fun to quilt. I used Kimono Silk, Misty Mou