Thursday, November 7, 2013

Three seasons of quilts

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.


  1. The red back reminds me of a whole cloth quilt, something I would like to own someday. Beautiful quilting on all of them, of course!

  2. All 3 quilt are unique and your quilting is, as always, stunning, especially from the view on the second quilt with the red backing. I could look at it all day!!

  3. Wow three seasons in one day!! This is a much nicer way to experience the different seasons!

  4. You made each one very special!

  5. I am in such a creative slump...I should have come here for inspiration sooner! Love the holiday quilt. BTW, we were like wall-flowers at a dance...our quilts hung side-by-side at Houston, spying all the others nearby with ribbons :-)

    1. The post-Houston slump! I'm glad my quilt was in good company.

  6. What fun quilts you got to work on! It's such a treat to see your work on them.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous quilts and quiltings!