Fabulous Floral Applique

Here is another stunner pieced and appliquéd by Georgia.  The piecing inspired much of my quilting.

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Georgia's Floral Garden

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Flying Geese Quilt

I recently finished a lovely quilt pieced by Sandy.  I believe she said the pattern was by Pam Bono.Flying Geese quilt by SandyIt’s is quite large–about 88 x 110.  It was hard to get it all in one photo.  I think it is striking!Large Flying Geese Quilt I did straight line quilting in the small pieced blocks.  It gives it a chevron look.IMG_1108Swirly “wind” quilting behind the geese seemed a good choice.quilted "wind"The fact that there are pieced geese along with flying geese blocks was not lost on me.  Quite clever!

Sandy said this is for her brother.  What a beautiful bed quilt it will make.

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Natalie’s Quilt

My watercolor brushes have been dry lately, but I have been quilting.  I don’t much like to follow quilt patterns.  I feel like I should be more original.  Must be the artist in me.  I designed this lap quilt    (58″ x 70″) as a wedding gift for Natalie who is getting married tomorrow.  It’s a simple design with large (12″ x 14″) blocks.  It was well received at her bridal shower this past week.  Her requested colors were navy, mustard and blush.  I was able to find a fat quarter bundle online: “Athena” by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics.  It fit perfectly into this color scheme.

"Athena" quilt designed by Pam Schoessow  pamelajeannestudio.com

“Athena” quilt for Natalie and Charles designed by Pam Schoessow pamelajeannestudio.com

Since it was a wedding gift I quilted it with my all-over Curly Hearts pattern.

Curly Hearts quilting pattern by Pam Schoessow

Curly Hearts quilting pattern by Pam Schoessow   

There was enough left over fabric to make a simple pieced back.IMG_1100  Hopefully Natalie and Charles will spend many an evening cuddled under this.Natalie's Quilt by Pam Schoessow

Ugly Quilt

Is it possible to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear?  So what makes an ugly quilt?  Ugly fabric?  Poor piecing?  Doesn’t lie flat and is crooked?  Yes, this one had it all.  I saw no reason to go to the trouble of making it into a quilt.  Not worth it.IMG_0881

I’m guessing the fabrics are from the 70’s.  At least there’s no double knit!IMG_0880I wasn’t going to do anything with it.  But then I had  to consider that it was hand pieced by my sister-in-law’s grandmother.  It has sentimental value.  So I decided to finish it, add some wide borders (fabric I found in my stash) and make it into a bed quilt for my brother and his wife.  It’s not so bad.  Tops always look better with quilting.

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IMG_0917Hope they like it.  But I’m afraid it’s still crooked!

 

Finishing More Quilts

Here a couple of quilts I finished in the past week.  This first is from Wanda.  It was so large, I couldn’t even get it all in the picture.  How long did this beauty take to piece?!  I don’t think I would have the patience to finish this.  Good thing I just do the quilting.IMG_0870

 

Since this is a very traditional quilt, I finished it with edge to edge feathers.IMG_0873 Beautiful fabrics, beautiful piecing.IMG_0874 IMG_0875

It’s always fun to find something interesting on the back.IMG_0878

This next quilt was pieced by Penny.  I like how she graduated the colors from light to dark.  Very striking. IMG_0860  I made up a new all over design for this one. IMG_0863

You can see it better on the back.  Don’t have a name for this pattern yet.  Any suggestions?IMG_0865

Day 23: Leaves, Feathers and Curls

This painting started out as a sketch to explore quilting designs.  It incorporates a lot of fun elements–feathers, leaves, and ribbony curls.  It’s the type of thing I would draw with my machine and is very indicative of my quilting style.  Adding the color just makes it all the more fun.Leaves, Feathers and Curls 2

Judy’s Quilt

I finished quilting this beautiful quilt recently.  It was pieced by Judy, who did a fabulous job.  It’s always a pleasure to quilt a well pieced top.  I believe this is the Hunters Star block.IMG_0488

I used some circle templates to get the nice curves.IMG_0491IMG_0493The feathers and pebbles are all done free-hand.  That’s the part I like best.IMG_0495I put feathers in the borders also.IMG_0492This quilt actually took quite a while to finish, but I am happy with the results.IMG_0496Purple lovers enjoy!