Antique Rail

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Antique Rail

Antique Rail

Antique Rail

Antique Rail

I love when I get a quilt with a story that its a long time UFO;  maybe an aunt or grandmother pieced it and it’s been put away for years.What was amazing is that I had a cotton thread that was the exact shade of coral pink to quilt flowers and leaves all over this queen size quilt.   I am so glad its now out of storage and a quilt that can be used.

Sunflower Table Runner

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Sunflower Table Runner
Sunflower Tablerunner (close up)

Sunflower Tablerunner (close up)

Sunflower Tablerunner (front)

Sunflower Tablerunner (front)

My favorite flowers are sunflowers so this was a delight to quilt!  I did thread painting in the flowers, line work in the solid yellow fabric and a geometric meander in the background.   I almost didn’t give this one back!

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!