This first quilt is one I finished several months ago but couldn't post because it was a surprise gift. It has a kind of complicated history: it was made by Susan for Lily and Lily's mother Charlotte had it quilted as a surprise for her.
There are so many cute Halloween patterns available now and Susan did a beautiful job making it.
Next up is a Christmas quilt made by Jo, one of the owners of Material Girls Quilt Shoppe in Wichita. I've quilted lots of Christmas quilts but hadn't seen this one before - it's called The Blessings of Winter by Shabby Fabrics.
In Jo I found a fellow metallic thread fan so quilted this with lots of silver, red and blue metallic thread. It's frustrating that I can't get the metallic thread to sparkle for the picture! The trees in the border are all silver metallic.
Jo chose a solid red for the backing which made the quilting really show up.
And finally, this bright summery quilt made by Kelly. It is brighter than it shows in the photos - I tried to tweak the color with no luck. So bright that it really glowed on the dark gloomy November days when I quilted it.
This was Kelly's first fused applique project and according to her, her last fused applique project. All of the many little pieces did not want to stay fused and I found several fish eyeballs on the floor underneath my longarm after I finished quilting.
It's cold and cloudy in Kansas this morning - a good day to stay inside and quilt.