Monthly Archives: February 2016

So Many Beautiful Quilts!!!

I started to make a list of all the quilts that I wanted to post about since the last I have written, and I was surprised at how many pictures I get to post for you to see the beautiful work of my customers!!!!

Here is Pat’s Civil War Quilt.  We decided on an edge to edge design except for in the white sections, and I think it turned out marvelous!!!  This was one huge quilt!!  This was from Barbara Brackman’s Civil War Sampler Book.


20160212_110225_resizedNext on the frame was Jeanne’s Sampler quilt.  This was also a very large quilt….measuring at 106” square.  Again, we had decided to keep it fairly simple except in areas where the quilting will really show.



This quilt is called “A Nod to Kim Diehl” and was pieced and appliquéd by Pam.  I was thrilled with how all of this turned out.  I posted it on the HandiQuilter Facebook page and it was shared so many times that I told Pam that her quilt has been around the world already!!  How fun is that!!!  We used double batting on this to make the quilting pop!!



This  “shoe” quilt below belongs to Pat Hersl (Quilting with A Hon).  She used Pat Sloan’s block patterns and hand appliquéd all of those shoes.  Didn’t it turn out great!!

Here is Ellen’s Four Patch Posie.  The fabric used was Kaffe Fassett fabric and I love this!!

I also just did this Rose Quilt for Ellen, and since it was such a busy pattern  with busy fabric, I tried to keep it to “simple and light” quilting.  And for those of you who know me, that is a difficult thing for me to do….lol!!!
20160227_093415_resizedI have known Pam since we were both in our 20’s, and I recently quilted this quilt for her.  I love the Americana feel to it and know it will look wonderful on her bed!!

20160226_111646_resized (1024x878) 20160226_111656_resized (1024x768)I am already planning my next blog post, and hope to have that ready within the next couple of weeks.   There is a lot to update everyone on, but I need to get my thoughts together first!!  Hope everyone has a great week!!

Happy Quilting!!

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The Making of A Rainbow!!

I needed to make a mini quilt for the Rainbow Mini Swap Round 2 through Instagram.  I searched for the perfect pattern for what I had in mind, and then I realized I had a pattern that would work perfectly, but I just needed to change up the color scheme.

This pattern is called Modern Vortex from Debby Kratovil.  This pattern was great and worked wonderful with using her ruler that I purchased with the pattern.  I actually had purchased red and white fabric for this pattern, which I still might make one day, but I ended up making this.


Now, because I changed up the colors for the pattern, I actually have more wedges in the reverse for another one, which I will make one day for myself.

I loved the binding, and here is the finished project.


I also recently did a vintage piece on my domestic sewing machine.  Why would I do that when I have a longarm?  Because I wanted to show my students who work solely on domestic machines, that this can happen!!  It had been awhile since I had free-motioned like this on a project, but I have to say I really enjoyed the process!!


I don’t want to close out this post without giving you some pics of customer quilts that I have recently quilted!!  I am so blessed to have such amazing customers who do such fantastic work!!

Andie's Wall Hanging

Andie’s Wall Hanging


Susan's HST Quilt

Susan’s HST Quilt

Nancy's House Quilt with Picket Fence

Nancy’s House Quilt with Picket Fence

Ellen's Four Patch Posie

Ellen’s Four Patch Posie

This next one is a paper pieced leaf that is a Judy Niemeyer pattern.

Ellen's Paper Pieced Leaf.

Ellen’s Paper Pieced Leaf.

I wish everyone a great day!!

Happy Quilting!!

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