December Customer Quilts

>> Thursday, December 31, 2009

Here are pictures of the customer quilts I did during the month of December. I was able to do all these and still get ready for Christmas. Yay!

This is a cute snowball block lap quilt for Jill G. I love this fabric--it's so bright and cheery!

Here's a closeup shot of one of the snowball blocks. Jill asked me to quilt a snowflake in the center of each one.

Another lap quilt for Jill G. This one is pieced in half-square triangles and I quilted an all-over swirl pattern.

Here's a picture of a darling autumn wall hanging for Ann L. I quilted this one with an all-over leaf pattern in the body of the quilt and pumpkins and vines in the border.

And the first of four queen size quilts for Shelly B. This one is a sampler in 1930s era prints. I quilted the body of the quilt in an all-over flower pattern, and quilted loops, leaves & vines, and large flowers in the borders.

Here's the second of the four for Shelly B. This and the next two are Underground Railroad samplers made from Civil War era reproduction prints. I quilted this one with a feather pattern in each block, loops in the sashing, and the same feather pattern in the big outer border.

And the third for Shelly B. Another Underground Railroad. I love the colors she chose for these. I quilted a feather pattern in each of the blocks, swirls in the sashing, and the same feather pattern in the big outer border.

And the fourth for Shelly B. She has obviously been very busy piecing such beautiful quilts. This one is my personal favorite, though. I quilted a feather pattern in each of the blocks, a double loop pattern in the sashing, and a feather pattern in the big outer border. I think Shelly may have inspired me to make one of my own! I guess I'll add that to my project list.

And last but certainly not least, here is a beautiful wall hanging for Peggy E. The picture is small, but it is all I have. This was a 50th wedding anniversary gift, and I quilted leaves & vines in the cream background, small stipple in the large blocks, and feathers in the outside border.


Looks Like I Missed One

>> Monday, December 28, 2009

I'm not sure what happened, but I missed this quilt in my October post. This one is a Halloween wall hanging for Marilyn L. that she made from blocks she got in a friendship exchange in her quilt guild. I love how she put everything all together! I quilted this one with different backgrounds in each block and detail on the applique pieces, and I did pumpkins and vines in the purple border. Sorry I didn't post it earlier, but now this cute quilt gets its very own post :)


October and November Customer Quilts

>> Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This time of year is extra hectic for quilters, so I'm combining two months into one post. Here are the customer quilts for October and November...

Fun and funky lap quilt for Jayme A. I quilted this one with paisley feathers & swirls, and she put brown Minkee on the back. I know the little girl who gets this for Christmas will love cuddling up in it!

One of two twin size patchwork quilts for Patty J. These are for two of her grandsons for Christmas, and I'm sure they'll love them. She even embroidered their names in one of the blocks.

Here's the second for Patty J's grandson. I quilted these with an all over pattern of swirls, loops, and stars.

Here's a baby quilt for Julia T. that her niece pieced. I love the ragged lollipop-looking flowers, and the fabrics are darling. This one has light green Minkee on the back so this baby will be spoiled with a soft quilt right from the start!

And last but not least, here are some more USU quilts. These ones are wall hangings that they requested. I made them from the scraps of the larger quilts. The large "Aggie Star" quilts measure 72 x 72 inches, and these wall hangings are cute miniature versions that measure 36 x 36 inches. I did two of these in October.
Here's the first one and the pictures that follow are closeups of the front and back, as well as the second quilt's front and back.

**I've also been working on a few gorgeous queen size quilts for Shelly B. but don't want to post pictures of any of them because she hasn't seen them in person yet. I'm trying to get them all done and back to her soon so she can start binding them. As soon as she gets them, I'll post pictures.

Happy holidays!


About . . .

Quilting is good therapy. It all started about 18 years ago when I had two little kiddos running around the house in diapers and spent my days as a stay-at-home mom. I soon discovered that I needed something more interesting than sorting laundry to keep me going. That's when I discovered the joy of quilting. Now, years down the road, I've added another kiddo to the mix. We've said goodbye to diapers and hello to driver's licenses and college (yikes!), and I have many quilts behind me. I now have a studio in my basement with a long-arm machine where I keep myself busy quilting for others and for myself, too, when I get the time. I hope you enjoy looking at what I've been working on!

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