Sunday, September 20, 2009

9 Patch Crazy Quilt

Standard twin size quilt. Machine pieced and hand-quilted with a puppy dog theme.

Close up of quilting. Show puppy paws and bog bones.

Close up of the crazy block and binding. The same dark green fabric is used for the quilt backing.

Each of the stencils (puppy paws and dog bones) for the hand-quilting were designed and (painstakingly) created by me.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Quilt I Made For My Mother

Many years ago, I made this Drunkard's Path patchwork and applique quiltquilt for my mother. It tells a story of our times spent on Cape Cod.

She has since passed away, so it's mine to pass on to my girls.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Twin Princess Quilt for a Princess!

This standard size quilt is made with 100% cotton Disney fabric and it has princesses all over it, both on green fabric and on blue! Very fun fabric and all related so well one would have thought it was designed with quilters in mind!

It measures 66x82 (fit for a twin). There are 320 blocks, made up of two pieces. That's 640 pieces total!!!

Backing is the lighter of the two pink fabrics. Both pink fabrics are also Disney fabrics and both have a really neat sparkly, glittery specks, all over them. Both have stars, the darker pink all in silver.

I hand quilted all the layers together. First on my quilting rack, where I outlined all the diamonds. Then I removed the quilt off the rack and hand quilted princess crowns on the inside each of the diamonds, using a round embroidery hoop.

The binding is a combination of both the pink fabrics and is machine-stitched on the top and hand-stitched on the bottom.

Hope you like!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

"Hand-made" Quilt, Hand-quilted 4 Patch

It's been a little while since I've last posted! But, I haven't stopped sewing. In fact, it's been quilt-making time and I've completed 4 quilt tops, 3 are still waiting for their hand-quilting.

This is the first to be done. I completed it for my in-laws for Grandparents Day. It's a lap quilt for the chilly nights while they are either in Maine or Florida. On it I hand-quilted my daughter's handprints and hearts. I call it "Hand-made".

I picked a medium loft (seemed more than medium) batting for between the layers. Over time, it won't look so puffy, although some people like that look.

And a close-up of one of the hands.