Sunday, September 29, 2013

Quilting Zombies


Sheri had me quilt this BOM for her. I like the combination of piecing and applique.

I used straight lines to contrast with the curvy feathers and scroll-y background quilting.

Sheri and I have discovered we share more than quilting as an interest; we both are addicted to the game Plants vs Zombies. A new version of the game has just been released and we spent an embarrassing amount of time talking about it and comparing strategies. Does this make us Quilting Zombies?

Merilyn brought me this little applique wallhanging.  It was a fun one to quilt.


I was worried that anything I quilted in the floral fabric squares would be lost in the busy pattern, so settled on my old favorite: ruled lines. 

Lots of quilting to do but maybe first I'll sneak in a little Zombie time.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Jan Z. and her amazing quilt


This is Jan Z. and her amazing quilt.  It is beautifully appliqued and embroidered with so many little details!  She says it is a Piecemakers pattern from  2003 that she has been working on for a long time.

She embroidered around each applique piece with black floss.


My goal in quilting was to stay out of the way of all her work while highlighting it with stitch in the ditch - a LOT of stitch in the ditch.  I used Invisifil and Bottom Line thread for almost the whole thing.  Invisifil is great for stitching around applique; it is so extremely fine and comes in colors, unlike monofilament.


I love the tiny little piglets made out of narrow ribbon.  They are so small they are hard to see in this picture - look for the tiny pink blobs next to the big pigs.

She added details of her own, like the tractors.

It was fun to examine all the little details as I quilted. 


Sunday, September 1, 2013

More fruity news


This is Gail's quilt and it is beautifully hand pieced and appliqued.

I was stumped for a while, coming up with a design for the border.  Unsymmetrical designs are more of a challenge for me.


Sharon wanted me to finish this in time for her to enter in the Kansas State Fair.  The blocks are from this year's Prairie Quilt Guild Block of the Month designed by guild member Debbie Johnson.  Debbie is a talented pattern designer, you can see her website here

The blocks all have the theme of Fun and Fanciful Fruit, so Sharon made the embroidered fruit tree blocks in the same theme.



More fruity news: my friend Betty and I visited a local orchard to pick late peaches.  Yum.