Quilt #6: A Modern Scrap Quilt

I’ve been busy quilting away and super excited to share this one with you.  This is a customer quilt that I recently finished that will be a Christmas gift, so I promised not to disclose the name of the customer to keep the secret.

I absolutely loved studying all of the scraps lovingly pieced together and showcased in this beauty.

This is the largest quilt to be loaded on my longarm, and I used almost every inch of the 12 feet to pull it off.  I learned quite a lot from this project.  Since it was a modern design, I got to try out some geometric quilting in the outside border, some waves in the blue, and a curvy zig zag in the green. The funky curves were so much fun to quilt!

Isn’t the electric blue just stunning?  I think so!

I went with an arrow motif for the body of the quilt.  I didn’t get photos of the back, which was pieced as well.  The arrows really stand out on the back as well.

Each block is cool, but I thought I’d share a few of my favorites.  I just loved this fish.

 I’m super envious of the fabric collection that contributed to this beauty.

The tigers were another favorite of mine.

 It was so big, I couldn’t get a picture of the whole thing, but I just had to share what I could.

It is based on a pattern by Helene Knott of Oregon City.  I’m thinking when I build my fabric collection large enough to pull this off, this is a quilt I just might make for myself someday!

Quilt #6: A Modern Scrap Quilt

I’ve been busy quilting away and super excited to share this one with you.  This is a customer quilt that I recently finished that will be a Christmas gift, so I promised not to disclose the name of the customer to keep the secret.

I absolutely loved studying all of the scraps lovingly pieced together and showcased in this beauty.

This is the largest quilt to be loaded on my longarm, and I used almost every inch of the 12 feet to pull it off.  I learned quite a lot from this project.  Since it was a modern design, I got to try out some geometric quilting in the outside border, some waves in the blue, and a curvy zig zag in the green. The funky curves were so much fun to quilt!

Isn’t the electric blue just stunning?  I think so!

I went with an arrow motif for the body of the quilt.  I didn’t get photos of the back, which was pieced as well.  The arrows really stand out on the back as well.

Each block is cool, but I thought I’d share a few of my favorites.  I just loved this fish.

 I’m super envious of the fabric collection that contributed to this beauty.

The tigers were another favorite of mine.

 It was so big, I couldn’t get a picture of the whole thing, but I just had to share what I could.

It is based on a pattern by Helene Knott of Oregon City.  I’m thinking when I build my fabric collection large enough to pull this off, this is a quilt I just might make for myself someday!

Quilt #5: Christmas 2014

I have been so busy that I haven’t done any holiday themed quilting and wanted to try out a free-motion holly motif that I had been thinking about.

When I picked up this Christmas Jelly Roll, I didn’t notice that it had pink in it – but I think it gives it a more modern look.
This is the first time that I’ve used a loopy filler pattern – I didn’t want to compete with the Christmas fabric patterns, and I had fussy cut the snowflakes in the middle of the squares so I didn’t want to distract from those either.

 I also didn’t want to have too much competition from the quilting in the sashing, so I went with a simple wavy motif with Greek keys in all the intersecting corners.

One thing I’m always excited to see is how the wholecloth quilt back looks – it’s always a surprise.

 Here is a closer look.

 And finally, a look at the whole quilt.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Quilt #4

This is my fourth quilt on my longarm.  I haven’t thought of a name yet, so it’s just going by #4.  I figured by numbering them as I do them, I will have a benchmark for my improvement.  One of my goals was to have a lot of good texture.

 Since the Quilt had an open space in the middle, I got some practice doing a center design.

I really like the way that the outside border feathering turned out.

Here is a view from the back.

It’s a small quilt measuring in at 34″ X 34″.  It would work as a baby quilt, or as a table topper.  I’m trying to decide which fabric(s) to use as a binding.

Quilt #4

This is my fourth quilt on my longarm.  I haven’t thought of a name yet, so it’s just going by #4.  I figured by numbering them as I do them, I will have a benchmark for my improvement.  One of my goals was to have a lot of good texture.

 Since the Quilt had an open space in the middle, I got some practice doing a center design.

I really like the way that the outside border feathering turned out.

Here is a view from the back.

It’s a small quilt measuring in at 34″ X 34″.  It would work as a baby quilt, or as a table topper.  I’m trying to decide which fabric(s) to use as a binding.

Charity Quilts for November

In my spare time this month, I’ve completed three charity quilts.  This gives me the opportunity to try some new things while making something beautiful to give to people in need.  One of these quilts will go to a local hospice, one to an organization the helps youth in crisis, and the final one to a worthy charity as yet to be determined.

Charity Quilts for November

In my spare time this month, I’ve completed three charity quilts.  This gives me the opportunity to try some new things while making something beautiful to give to people in need.  One of these quilts will go to a local hospice, one to an organization the helps youth in crisis, and the final one to a worthy charity as yet to be determined.

Charity Quilts for November

In my spare time this month, I’ve completed three charity quilts.  This gives me the opportunity to try some new things while making something beautiful to give to people in need.  One of these quilts will go to a local hospice, one to an organization the helps youth in crisis, and the final one to a worthy charity as yet to be determined.

Charity Quilts for November

In my spare time this month, I’ve completed three charity quilts.  This gives me the opportunity to try some new things while making something beautiful to give to people in need.  One of these quilts will go to a local hospice, one to an organization the helps youth in crisis, and the final one to a worthy charity as yet to be determined.