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

Vintage Valentine

Between my daily paintings I have been quilting a gorgeous quilt pieced and appliqued by Georgia.  The pattern is by Verna Mosquera.  It’s 72″ square.

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ImageImageImageQuilting closeup:  I quilted the background with pebbles, swirls, hearts and a feather or two.ImageImageImageSorry the pictures are kind of dark.  But I’m sure you can tell that this is one BEAUTIFUL QUILT.  Way to go Georgia.  It was such a pleasure to quilt.

 

Daily Quilting

Sorry, but I haven’t been doing a lot of painting lately, so my blog posts have been suffering.  I am working on something that I will post in the next couple of days.

In the mean time, I am doing some sort of quilting everyday and although I started this blog to show off my watercolor drawings, I hope you don’t mind if I let you see what  quilts I have in progress.

Yesterday, I spent several hours in quilting workshop with celebrated quilting teacher Gyleen Fitzgerald.  We learned a real fun way to use up scraps with her Trash to Treasures Pineapple quilt workshop.  I got a good start on several blocks and I hope posting my progress now will give me the incentive to keep working so that  I can show you a finished project soon.  Here is a sneak peak.  I’m using “happy” colors!

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I’ve also been doing some long arm quilting.  Here is a quilt top designed by Bonnie Hunter that I have been working on pieced by my friend, Kathy.   One of the best things about being a professional quilter is having the opportunity to quilt tops that I would never have time to piece.  This one has way too many small pieces, but it’s going to be a gorgeous quilt when it is finished!

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That’s all for today.  I will keep you “posted” on future progress.