Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival


Welcome visitors from the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

This is my version of a ticker tape quilt. I bought a kit with this cute baby girl fabric in it, but the fabric was printed crooked! Oh no! What to do? I had been wanted to try this technique so I cut up the fabric and some from my stash, laid it out, spray basted it, and sewed it on top of the quilt sandwich with a zig zag stitch. It worked out very well. Thanks for looking!

For the Love of Music

I made this quilt as a very special gift. I was excited to add the music quilting pattern to it (after much practice on the big machine). It turned out lovely.

Star and Loop

The quilting machine is here! This is my first real quilt top on the machine. I used a star and loop pantograph to quilt it. I love the ability to quilt all different things now!

Lindsay's Rag Quilt

Lindsay loves pink and brown and she wanted to have a rag quilt. I did all the sewing, but she did all the cutting! It took quite a while for her to cut each and every square, but she persevered!

Film Strip

This quilt reminds me a a film strip, hence the name. This is a disappearing nine patch pattern. I love how the black makes the beautiful fabric stand out!

The Orange Horse Quilt

What do you do when your son asks for a quilt with orange and horses? You make an orange horse quilt! I added a little gray and brown. He didn't want too much quilting, so I quilted a V pattern alternating rows.

Double Sided Quilt

After the front of this quilt was made, we decided to duplicate the pattern on the back without the penguins. It was very challenging to match up the top and bottom when I basted it, pulling a lot in some places. But it turned out beautifully!

Ocean Quilts

These two twin size quilts were made from my ocean fabic stash. Free motion quilting on both. Even though the quilting turned out very nice, it was extremely tiring!

I Spy Quilt

I entered a fabric swap to get all these cool fabrics. The kids love finding things while playing I spy.

More First Quilts

Becca wanted a rainbow quilt and she chose these fabrics. I quilted it with swirvy lines.

Josh helped sew the matching quilt that we made for his bed. We had some squares left over so we put this little one together. My first straight line stitching. I won't be showing the back of this one!

I like the lines on this one. It was fun and quick to sew.

Veggie Tale Quilt

This was one of my first quilts. I was just learning to make a quilt top and I had never quilted a top before so I sewed straight lines along the black sashing. Still one of my favorites.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rhonda's Quilt

  I designed it in photoshop using all squares.   The quilting helps it look overlapped.