Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Bright and cheery

I designed and made the My Little Pretties Sampler quilt a long tme ago, but never quilted it as I didn't have time. Plus it hung on the wall in the classroom so nicely unquilted. I recently asked my friend Cindy to quilt it for me and she did! I love what she did! 
Cindy does free motion quilting and said she was trying out a new design idea. She quilted in yellow and I really like that color choice. I used this pink/orange stripey fabric that I got not long ago because I knew it would go with something! And it does.

 Here's a close up of that gorgeous quilting.
My associate checked it out for softness...

Monday, March 30, 2020

One pattern, 3 finishes

I've been trying to finish quilts that I made but never completely finished. Sometimes when making quilts for classes it was easier to hang them without being quilted, plus I didn't always have time to get it done, so they waiting their turn to be finished.
This quilt is a variation of the Lotus Quilt by Jaybird Quilts. I originally made it out of reds, golds, and black and really liked it, but as I worked on it I could see that there could be flowers there instead of the more triangular design of the original. So I dug out some fabrics and tried it. I really liked it, but it was never finished as I'm sure I got busy on the next project and put it away.
Can you see the flowers?

I haven't been machine quilting very much the past year as I had some problems with my machine. I took it in to have it repaired and it seems to be working better now. I loaded the Lotus variation a few months ago and quilted it and recently bound it.

Finishing this one reminded me that I made another one using the Lotus pattern when my great-nephew Owen was born using bright graphic fabrics. I never did ask his mom if it kept him away at night...

The brown blur in that picture is his 2 yr. old brother running around him.