Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wholecloth Quilting

I have a reason to try a wholecloth quilt, after all what do you give to a fellow quilter who is getting married?  She is completely capable of making her own quilt, yet I do her quilting for her....So here is what I made up.  This is a really big, really cool wholecloth quilt!  I used a nice flower meander allover design.  It kind of reminded me of tattoos and since they both have them I thought they might like this pattern. 
I used a gray for the top and a super soft white for the backing.  The batting is Quilters Dream Puff, a super high loft poly batting that gives this quilt awesome texture.  I so love how this turned out that I have listed a few Custom Listings in my Etsy shop for sale.  I am thinking I am going to have to make more.  It took several hours to quilt this HUGE quilt, but they will have a very versatile quilt that will fit up to a California King.




Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another Metro Rings completed and boy oh boy is it beautiful!

I finished this quilt over the weekend.  I have to say I think it is my absolute favorite so far.  Not only are the fabrics (Sweet Serenade by Basic Grey one of my favorite designers)I also LOVE how the quilting turned out.
I quilted this in two different color threads, the dark grey to add a little something to the grunge grey and a neutral cream to the cornerstones and "rings".  I am feeling quite a bit more comfortable with free motion designs.
This quilt is for sale in my etsy shop too!








Friday, August 1, 2014

Quick Curve Ruler Fun Poinsettia by Sew Kind of Wonderful

I recently finished a few Fun Poinsettia table runners for an upcoming class I will be teaching at Creative Union Fabrics.  I have learned a lot of great techniques as well as advanced my "Custom Quilting" skills.
The pattern can be found here:
http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.com/2013/11/fun-poinsettias.html
You will need to purchase the ruler too.



This was a weeding gift for a coworker of my husbands.  I love the reds on the neutral background.





The blue leaves quilting in a curve pattern made the blocks appear to spin, well at least it looks like it to me.