I am thrilled and honored to receive this Best of Albuquerque 2019 award.
Its amazing all the different layouts for a log cabin block! If you look back in my quilt gallery you will see another black and white log cabin by the same piecemaker in a completely different layout. I like the three borders that go from light to dark. I hope she used red for the binding. The quilting is an edge to edge daisy and feather leaf pattern; one of my favorites.
This is a fantastic pattern for using scraps. I love the contrast between the darker prints and the bright white! I ditch stitched the stars, added a computer motif then stippled in the white background. The quilting looked fantastic but I couldn’t get it to picture well. One of the many reasons quilts are so much better in person. Another reason is that they are much more cuddly!
What a tribute this quilt is to our troops. This was made by a very proud grandmother for her Navy grandson. I ditch stitched the blocks, outlined the embroidery, and complimented the diagonal piecing lines. I had a stars and strips patter that was perfect for the paper pieced blocks and the border. I used a baby blue thread on the back so that all the design work would show. She was thrilled with the quilting and I found out that the grandson and wife were very touched.
This quilt was made by me for a very dear friend that was recently diagnosed with cancer. She is a cat lover and the black cat fabric in the border was the perfect touch. I found an edge to edge pattern that featured cats and I just knew it would be just right for this quilt. The backing is a polar fleece in her favorite color and the cats stand out marvelously. I did a two toned binding; coral and yellow on the back and black on the front. She was so surprised when I gave her the quilt the day before her first procedure.
Don’t you just want to follow the rainbow trail to see where it leads? I bet it is to a land of colorful elephants. I quilted hearts and daisies in the blue fabric which I picked out from the print and then quilted a side to side meander in the elephant print. In the rainbow trail I quilted loops to tie them both together and to remind the viewer to enjoy the trail.