Catch Up on Quilts

January 17, 2015

Yes, it’s true.  I have neglected my poor blog. But I’m back after the long holiday break (and the flu) and I thought I would post some pictures of some lovely quilts I’ve had the pleasure of working on over the pasts couple of months.

Ready to check out lots of photos of gorgeous quilts?

This free-form hexagon quilt by my friend Judy was so much fun because it let me play with lots of free-motion swirls in negative space.

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Here’s an awesome Christmas sampler, pieced by Rachel as a gift for her lucky mom.  I loved quilting the snowflakes all over it!

Next, we have a t-shirt quilt, pieced by my business partner Michelle for a customer.  You can never go wrong with a classic overall meander. Every time I quilt one of these I’m amazed at how heavy they are!

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This is a sleek, modern top pieced by Jessie.  I love this pattern, and Jessie’s version of it made me fall in love with purple.  She used just the right amount of the perfect shade of purple.

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This is a sweet, modern hourglass quilt pieced by Ashley.  I crosshatched the border and did my favorite swirls in the hourglasses.

This next quilt is a beautiful ode to triangles.  It’s pieced by Andrea O., and the pattern is Dancing Quill by Valerie Wells her in Quill fabric line.  Andrea chose a romantic, swirly feather overall quilting pattern that compliments the angles of the triangles perfectly.

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Here’s how I wrap up my quilts when I’m mailing them back to a customer.  I love taking extra time to get the bow just right so they feel like they’re opening up a very special gift.

This is another quilt pieced by Jessie.  It’s an easy, quick star pattern in deep, lovely shades of blue. It’s all made from 6.5 inch half-square triangles and squares. I loved it so much that I made one for myself in just a few hours (I’ll show you pictures of mine when I eventually quilt it!) Here’s the link to the pattern if you’d like to make one of your own.  The 4 Hour Carpenter Star

Here’s a really fun quilt in all your favorite Cotton & Steel and Far Far Away fabrics!  Can you ever have too many whimsical animals in a quilt?  Ummmm, no.

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And this last one is mine.  I pieced this about a year ago for my son, and it has been sitting on a shelf just waiting to be quilted for way too long.  I let Jake (my 7 year old) choose the overall quilting theme, and he went with classic clam shells.  I gave each star a different filler in the borders, and used my favorite Glide thread in Sand for a gold shimmer.

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I also wanted a little extra puff, so I used two layers of batting, one cotton and one wool. Have you ever used two layers of batting before?  I LOVE it!!

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  • Reply Catherine Silling January 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you, Stephanie, for sharing the lovely eye candy. so many pretties!! Glad to hear you have recovered from the flu.

  • Reply quiltingjetgirl January 17, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I’m glad that you are recovered from the flu. Congratulations on keeping so busy with quilting for others!

  • Reply cheryljbrickey January 18, 2015 at 1:05 am

    What beautiful quilting, just gorgeous!

  • Reply Rike January 18, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Beautiful quilts and amazing quilting!!! Love the first one most.
    Greetings, rike

  • Reply Rachel Dreher January 18, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I love them all!!! You’ve certainly been busy. This remind me that I need to finish up my matching quilt to Jessie’s. It got put to the side as I was working on Christmas gifts!

    p.s. My mom LOVES the Fair Isle quilt. Thanks for quilting it for me!!

  • Reply Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe January 20, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    There are so many pretty quilts here, you certainly have been busy! Hopefully you are feeling better 🙂

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