Southwest

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Southwest
Southwest (close up)

Southwest (close up)

Southwest (front)

Southwest (front)

Look closely at all the southwest fabrics!  This is a great layout as the red fabric breaks up all the busy prints.   The quilting lines are running vertical in a southwest pattern.  It’s a catch 22, as I wanted the quilting to not fight the piecing and the fabrics but it also makes it very difficult to see in a photograph.

Plaid Snowman

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Plaid Snowman
Plaid and Snowman (close up)

Plaid and Snowman (close up)

Plaid and Snowman (front)

Plaid and Snowman (front)

Plaid flannel piecework and applique make this a cute cozy quilt.   There were some embroidered snowflakes that I had to incorporate into the quilting that made the all over pattern more challenging than usual but now its a quilt ready for the first snowfall.

Turkey Table Runner

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Turkey Table Runner
Turkey Tablerunner (front)

Turkey Tablerunner (front)

Turkey Tablerunner (close up 1)

Turkey Tablerunner (close up 1)

Turkey Tablerunner (close up 2)

Turkey Tablerunners (close up 2)

Turkey Tablerunner (close up 3)

Turkey Tablerunner (close up 3)

This will be bound and ready for the table come Thanksgiving.  Cute turkey, elegant embroidery, and patchwork piecing come together for a table runner that’s perfect for the entire month of November.   Lots of fun quilting on this piece!

Red Stripes and Waves III

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Red Stripes and Waves III
Red Stripes and Waves III (front)

Red Stripes and Waves III (front)

This is a repeat pattern that is going to be a charity auction quilt.  I love the reds, the purples, the blacks.   The black stripe is ditched stitched and the red stripes have wavy quilting and it really made the black stripes pop out.   P.S. I did find out later that the auction quilt did very well.

Modern Block of the Month with a Twist

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Modern Block of the Month with a Twist
Modern BOM with a Twist 1 (front)

Modern BOM with a Twist 1 (front)

Modern BOM with a Twist 2 (front)

Modern BOM with a Twist (front)

Yes, these are two different quilts made simultaneously in my block of the month with a twist class.   Each month this customer would make two blocks instead of one and at the end of the year she had enough blocks for two large quilt tops.   I chose similar but different modern edge to edge patterns for these quilts and used black thread.   Now if only I could get my sample quilt tops finished as well.

Woven Sampler

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Woven Sampler
Woven Sampler (close up)

Woven Sampler (close up)

Woven Sampler (back)

Woven Sampler (back)

Woven Sampler (front)

Woven Sampler (front)

This quilt has a southwest flair with its geometric border and color scheme.  Every block except the center applique gecko block is pieced and so I masked out the center block before I quilted an very southwest edge to edge design.  Then I came back and outlined the geckos and did a free motion fill.  It turned out phenomenal!