Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bright Batiks for the Birthday Boy!

I'm in the midst of building a T-shirt quilt from scratch (more later) and while waiting for customer to respond to a question about the t-shirts, I threw this on Max and away we went!!  

This is for Pam's grandson who will be 5 soon.  I didn't get a picture of the back (bad bad bad me!) but it is a diagonal multi-colored "rainbow" flannel ... and since Birthday Boy requested a Rainbow Quilt, Grandma Pam came through!  

I love the bright colors on this quilt and Pam's piecing is so good, that again ... made my job easy.  

The name of the pattern is Confetti.  Stunning quilts, but then again, I'm not afraid of COLOR!    

I used the pantograph Fossil on this one.  Love that Urban Elementz!  Thanks, Patricia!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Peacock Fan Stack n Whack version

I spent a couple of days doing this one and Mindy said I could post pictures.  What a joy to quilt this one!  Piecing is perfection and all is square!  Woo woo!!

Again, I used my Intuos4 to help me come up with some creative design ideas.  I love the swirly "peacocks" in the blue fan area - thanks to Deloa Jones and her very creative class.  And the pebbles and fans in the light blue area was helped along by Carla Barrett of Feathered Fibers and the Quilt Whisperer class I took in earlier in the year.  I am so thankful to all those creative minds we have out there.

Remember that you can click on the picture and you should be able to get a close-up view.

 Feathers with pebble center.

And swirly peacocks in the dark blue fan.  Aren't these fans pretty??  

Good job, Mindy!!
Check out the swag and beadboard in the border.  Sweet!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Can it really be Christmas already?

I've been singing Christmas carols this week!  LOL!  Don't you just love being your own boss and being able to sing as you waltz with your long-arm machine?  Max and I had a great time quilting Joanne's and her friend's two Christmas quilts!  Those quilts are twins ... and being that I have twin daughters (Hi Em!  Hi Liz!)  this task was really a fun task.  

Joanne told me that she and her friend wouldn't mind if the quilts were quilted the same, but I decided (and don't you love that YOU get to make a few decision?) that these two sweet quilts deserved their own individual quilting.  

So on Quilt #1, which is Joann's, I used the Swinging on a Star pantograph.  BTW, working with Patricia Ritter out of Urban Elementz ( where I get my pantographs is a real joy.  Thanks, Patricia, for answering all my questions and helping me make good quilting decisions!  Ok, so Swinging on a Star was used on Joanne's quilt ... and on her friend's quilt I used Winter Wonderland #1.  On both quilts I used Magna-Glide thread from  That Glide thread is so good.  And on these sparkly quilts the sheen of the Glide thread is over-the-moon!   And both quilts look fabulous!  What a great time I had!

Thanks, Joanne, for letting me play with these two sweet quilts.  Good job piecing, both of you.  Makes my job soooooo much easier when the piecing is so good.

So here they are: