Thursday, September 22, 2022

Charmaine's Bright Squares on Point Quilt

Next up in the gallery of completed client quilts is this bright and colorful top by Charmaine that features simple squares set on point.


I've been good lately about remembering to take a "before" photo so that you can see just how much more the quilting adds to the finished project. 

She used a cute construction site print as the focus fabric and coordinated the other fabrics.  I especially like the multi-color diamond print fabric that she used for the border.

Such great texture adds much needed movement to the simple square blocks.

Most of the time now Charmaine lets me choose the panto design and threads to use on her quilts.  For this one, Calder was my pic as it reminded me of doing K turns.  Threads used were Glide Kryptonite on top and Glide Rock Navy in the bobbin.  Charmaine purchases the Quilters Dream 80/20 batting from me for all her quilts.

The backing was a flannel in a coordinating shade of bright blue.

This quilt is going to be loved and I'm betting that it will be well snuggled with in no time.













Another of Charmaine's creations is up next.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Charmaine's Yankees Quilt

My client Charmaine created this adorable Blue and White Yankees  and bear themed quilt for a special young man in her life. 

"Before"  - loaded on the frame and ready to go.

The bears she created and appliqued on are just so cute. I don't remember what she told me about why this one is wearing a purple vest and has an N on it's hat but I'm would venture a guess that he's a big baseball fan and the colors and letters chosen mean something special to him.

The other fella is sporting a green vest and a S on his cap.


Breath of Gods was the panto choice.  Threads were Glide Mercury on the top and Glide Sky in the bobbin.  Batting was Quilters Dream 80/20.

I expect the young man that received this quilt was over the top excited. Who could blame him?











On to the next one.....

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Kate's Large Star Quilt

Quilt Inspector #1, aka Maverick, was front and center for this quilt's photo shoot. This is Kate's large star quilt that I had the pleasure of quilting for her.










This is how it looked when it was loaded on the frame.

This is how it turned out.  I can't imagine all of the time it took for Kate to piece this quilt.  It's huge, measuring it at 110" square.  


For a traditional quilt design using retro fabrics, a feather motif was the obvious choice. We chose the Plumage panto.  Since it is a denser design, each row took almost a half hour to stitch out.

He takes his inspection duties very seriously and so he looked it over very carefully before he gave his approval.

Although my favorite thread is Glide, we chose threads without a sheen, this time Signature in Sand Dollar for the top and Mother Goose for the bobbin.

The backing fabric is a pretty scenery print in shades of Cream, Red and Green.

You can see the details of the backing fabric here.


Of  course he had to also give it the snuggability test before he deemed it just right.

Kate was as thrilled with the results as I was and I know that it it's going to keep her and her hubby super warm this coming winter.