Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sally's Frogs


One of Sally's grand-daughters loved frogs when she was a young girl. Sally made a quilt for her with a huge frog on the front. Now the girl is 21 years old and she asked her grandmother for another frog quilt.

Sally made this Just Can't Cut It quilt with some fun frog fabric and lime green borders. She asked me to put some frogs in the quilt. I used some frog motifs from Golden Threads Natural Wonders Continuous Line Quilting Earthlines by Julie Mullin on the borders and the corners. In side the field, I quilted water design and frogs poised and leaping from Lora Rocke's design book.

I used Signature's cotto Spring green thread top and bobbin and Quilter's Dream Puff batting.







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Friday, December 14, 2007

KaitLynn's Crazy 9 Patch Quilt


Mary has made several of these Crazy 9 Patch quilts for her grandchildren. This one is all pinks and browns. The back is pink and the borders are brown dimples. She embroidered her grand-daughters name in the corner.

I quilted free-motion flowers in the borders. I used Wandering Daisies panto by Sharon Spingler for WillowLeaf Studio. I have used it several times, it is a very sweet pattern.




Laurel Burch's Horse quilt for Mary



Mary used the Laurel Burch horse collection to make this wonderful quilt for the lady that feeds her horse. It is on point with some black fabric with gold flecks as setting triangles. The back is lime-green.

I drew some of the horse heads and quilt those into the white blocks. I used the Norma Sharp Variegated Shell block set from Simple Quilting stitches for the green blocks. The motif reminded me of horses hooves. I put angular lines in the setting triangles; very simple but gave some nice texture to the triangles.

I used Rheingold thread on top and PermaCore Spring Green TEX 30 on the back and Quilter's Dream Puff batting. This is my first time using Rheingold thread. It gives some wonderful sparkle to the quilt which gold well with the Laurel Burch gold touches. The thread handles well and quilted like silk.














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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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