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Charming Blocks and Flowers

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Charming Blocks and Flowers
Charming Blocks and Flowers (close up)

Charming Blocks and Flowers (close up)

Charming Blocks and Flowers (front)

Charming Blocks and Flowers (front)

I fell in love with the vintage looking fabrics and layout of this charming quilt.  Pretty flowers and swirls are perfect compliment to the prints of the fabrics and show well on the white sashing and border fabric.   When I don’t include a picture of the back, it is because the fabric is usually fairly busy and doesn’t show the quilting.   And again, this would remind me of a ‘Grandma Quilt’ and warm my heart with memories of my time with Meda Ferguson, my husbands grandmother.  She had her sewing cabinet tucked behind the couch in their tiny living room and would sew in the evenings when all the chores were done.

Rust Flannel Bricks

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Rust Flannel Bricks
Rust Flannel Bricks (close up)

Rust Flannel Bricks (close up)

Rust Flannel Bricks (back)

Rust Flannel Bricks (back)

Rust Flannel Bricks (front)

Rust Flannel Bricks (front)

This quilt is all done in flannel fabrics and it is so cozy.  Love the warm colors; it reminds me of a fire on a dreary afternoon.   A calm water quilt design flows across the blocks, subtle and gentle.  I am ready to get a good book and cuddle up by the fireplace!

Primitive Stars

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Primitive Stars
Primitive Stars (close up)

Primitive Stars (close up)

Primitive Stars (front)

Primitive Stars (front)

It’s always challenging to add quilting to a finished well loved quilt, and this quilt was no exception.  It had two tattered blocks which had to be replaced (see the orange/brown peacock triangle in the photo) and the loaded and quilted between the bound edges.  This certainly is nicer and more durable than the ties that previously held the quilt together and I am thrilled to know it will be many more years of use and love.

 

 

 

 

 

Affairs of the Heart in Brown

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Affairs of the Heart in Brown
Affairs of the Heart in Brown (close up 1)

Affairs of the Heart in Brown (close up 1)

Affairs of the Heart in Brown (close up 2)

Affairs of the Heart in Brown (close up 2)

Affairs of the Heart in Brown (close up 3)

Affairs of the Heart in Brown (close up 3)

Affairs of the Heart in Brown (front)

Affairs of the Heart in Brown (front)

This magnificent quilt was made with machine embroidery applique using watercolor fabrics on a brown background.  When people saw this quilt on the frame they thought it was leather.   Hours and hours of stitch in the ditch and outlining went into this quilt before the fun of the free motion background and sashing work.  The result is stunning!

Nine Patch Wonder

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Nine Patch Wonder
Nine Patch Wonder (close up)

Nine Patch Wonder (close up)

Nine Patch Wonder (back)

Nine Patch Wonder (back)

Nine Patch Wonder (front)

Nine Patch Wonder (front)

The quilting is subtle on the front so that the patchwork stands out however it makes a bold statement on the back.  The flower and leaf pattern was inspired by all the tiny floral prints on the fabrics.   This quilt reminds me of a “Grandma Quilt”, perfect for cuddling.

Graffiti Scraps

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Graffiti Scraps
Graffiti Scraps (close up)

Graffiti Scraps (close up)

Graffiti Scraps (back)

Graffiti Scraps (back)

Graffiti Scraps (front)

Graffiti Scraps (front)

 

It’s always great to take a long ago quilt top and bring it to completion.   Although the solid stars could have been a palette for custom quilting, I chose a lightly dense edge to edge to hold all the loose hand pieced fabrics together.   This young piecer wanted something non traditional and I went with one of my favorite graffiti patterns.  I used a variegated thread that would show on the back and a monofilament on the top.    Its like a back to the future quilt from front to back!

Mrs Chillingsworth

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Mrs Chillingsworth
Mrs. Chillingsworth (close up 2)

Mrs. Chillingsworth (close up 2)

Mrs. Chillingsworth (close up 1)

Mrs. Chillingsworth (close up 1)

Mrs. Chillingsworth (back)

Mrs. Chillingsworth (back)

Mrs. Chillingsworth (front)

Mrs. Chillingsworth (front)

I am catching up on the photography of my own personal quilts.  This fun and spooky quilt is a sister quilt to Mr. Chillingsworth, however she came only as a panel instead of a kit so I found a complimentary layout and started pulling together Halloween fabrics.  The flag and book fabric is from the original quilt but the rest were added.  I used the same spider web design and thread as the Mister quilt and now they make quite a pair!