Saturday, September 20, 2014

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails

Betty made this cute baby quilt for a new great-grandbaby with a little help from our Sedgwick sewing group.  Virginia gave her the block pattern and suggested the setting, I donated some fabric, and the whole group gave suggestions.  Because this quilt will be used and washed we decided I would do crosshatching right over the applique to protect against wear and tear. 

Since this is a little boy's quilt I didn't want to put any girly old feathers in the setting triangles.  Instead I used frogs and fish, inspired by the border fabric.



I'm still plowing away on Gail's show quilt but ran into a snag when I ran out of the metallic thread I am using in the border.  It's brown metallic from Wonderfil Thread in Canada and they were wonderfillly helpful when I frantically called to order more. 

Ann and I had entered this quilt in several shows without any luck.  I decided to try one more time and we entered it in the AQS show in Chattanooga.  This time it brought home a blue ribbon for Ann to hang in her sewing room. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Two well pieced beauties

I whipped Gail's show quilt off my machine (Thanks to my Red Snappers!) so I could work on a couple of customer quilts. 


Mickey sent me this wall hanging to quilt for her and it is a beauty.  I was happy to see that it was well pieced, lay flat and square and had room for me to have fun with the quilting. 
Both top and backing were black so I used black batting - two layers of Hobb's 80/20 for a little extra loft.  In person this looks very sparkly since I used a variegated metallic for the feathers.

Joni sent me this 50 Shades of Gray quilt and it is also a well pieced beauty.  She wanted traditional quilting in thread that matched the background.


I'm in love with some of the gray fabrics used in this quilt.  I may have to look for a few of them to add to my stash.