Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Handkerchief Butterfly Quilt

 About 4 years ago Mom asked me to help her make the butterflies out of old hankies , so I pinned the shapes and then used a blanket stitch around 12 of them ,I had told her I would wait for her to emborider the heads and antlers and then go back and do more ,She waited almost 4 years for me to get back to it we would forget about it each time I went to visit , finally the last time I went I finished the rest, then we added the sashing and squares to it then, the wide boarder.
 Mom will get a yellow backing then ,hand quilt around each one, I can't wait to see it finished now!

Friday, October 17, 2014

2 Baby Quilts,A Mug Rug and A Color Cloth

 A baby quilt that I made for a friend, I did not have enough of one color for the binding, so I pieced it with the plain colors.
 A free hand drawn mug rug of  flowers, I used fine point marking pen and fabric markers, then ironed the colors in before machine quilting it.
 I brought this panel at the Quilt Show in White Springs last year and decided to color it with fabric crayon's  at Mom's, the power had gone off because of a storm, so I was unable to sew, we lit several candles and I colored the panel, then ironed the colors in the next day. I do not care for the wording so debating on whether to use wonder under and apply it to another color cloth.
Another baby quilt i made ,it looks just like the one i made for a great grandson.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Latest Quilts Finished and New Tops

 Finished this,sold and sent out
 Machine Quilted Panel ,sold
Machine Quilted Eagle Panel
 Pieced and Machine Quilted for Baby boy or toddler
Tops that are ready to add the batting and backing to ,red and green is more for a girl , ,Black and Gold more for a boy

Friday, October 3, 2014

Machine Quilting a 5 Generation Quilt For A friend

 My friend Donna had asked me about finishing up this quilt for her by making the backing to fit and quilting it.
 She wanted to tell about the quilt on the back so I asked my niece Kim to do the words for me on her special emboridery machine.
 Donna told me that she received the quilt her gr Grandmother made but some of the old feed sack fabric messed up,  she was trying to preserve what was still good, so she took some of it apart and made it look like this .
At first I was going to ask my Mom to hand quilt it, but with her having health issues and had so much to do she said it would be after the holidays to get to it , so I decided to go ahead with the machine quilting and keeping in  mind that it was old I made an X in all the squares to keep it together better with a special fancy stitching. Donna had sent me light blue thread so it is hard to see where it has been stitched, but we love it just the same . I would do this with the one I found in a hide away couch that was here when we brought this house. Anyway I am proud of Donna for accomplishing something like this, she has not been quilting very long! Good Job Donna !!