Sunday, June 19, 2011

Yes, my wife quilts

This is Rita's quilt which will hang in my LQS, Charlotte's Sew Natural, as a sample.  Rita hasn't been quilting that long and did a really nice job on this quilt.  I think it is the first time she has had custom quilting on a quilt so I wanted it to be pretty.  I made templates for the designs in the setting triangles and quilted feathered wreaths around the sampler blocks. 

I love the Japanese fabrics Debbie chose for her wall hanging and I love the way it turned out !

At MQS we saw a quilter's husband wearing a shirt like this.  We asked if we could copy the
idea  because Peter REALLY wanted one like it to wear to guild.  Can you see the stray threads glued all over it?

I did the lettering and outline stitching, Peter glued the threads on. He was especially pleased when he wore it to Charlotte's and Mary started automatically picking a thread off!

Hot here today and we had our first corn on the cob for the summer - yum!  Can't wait for the first real tomatoes.


  1. Stunning quilting. I especially like what you did on the border of the wall hanging. Also, I love the shirt with the glued on threads!

  2. Your quilting on both is beautiful! I love the border and corner triangles on the wall hanging!

  3. Very nice job on the machine quilting. I've been in Charlotte's several times and it is a neat shop. I like that they have such a nice variety of choices - modern and traditional.

  4. So maybe you can make me a shirt for Don that says, 'yes, my wife gardens' and then we can smudge it with dirt ......

  5. The quilts are beautiful, as always but the shirt with all those threads "glue" in place is my favorite.

  6. Hi Jan! I just came across your blog for the first time today, as I was following links from Vicky W.'s Field Tripping the Web post. I LOVE the quilting you did on Debbie's wall hanging, and I'm wondering if you would take me on as a new customer. I have a wall hanging ready for quilting and I'd love to send it to you. Please email me for particulars if you're interested. Many thanks, Carla