Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cynthia's Sunshine Quilt

This beautiful Sunshine quilt was made by Cynthia Meredith in Texas. Great fabrics and lots of Baptist Fan quilting. The backing, shown below, is a soft and quiet Amy Butler print. Great job!
Cynthia used the Sunshine pattern

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Patriotic Quilt Show - Happy Independence Day!

I gathered these patriotic quilt photos from Google Images for our own little Selvage Blog quilt show.
Please help yourself to some virtual picnic foods and your favorite beverage.
Be sure to try the strawberry shortcake (no carbs or calories!). 

Unfortunately these images didn't have the names of the quilt-makers.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Bike Quilt by Martha Wolfe

Martha Wolfe of California calls her quilt "Weekend." She wrote about it on the site: Viewpoints 9.
Nice job, Martha!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Another Quilt Finish and a Useful FMQ Tip

Here's another wall quilt (33" x 39") that I made to practice free-motion quilting skills.

Here's a fmq tip for you: Leave the feed-dogs up and set the stitch length to "0."
It seems wrong but I tried it both ways and this is better! It's a big help. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Old Red Door Quilt

Yes, this is a quilt! "Old Red Door" by Susan Brubaker Knapp of Mooresville, NC.
This quilt was featured on Pam Holland's blog: I Am Pam
The texture is so realistic looking. Remarkable!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Box Wall Quilt with Hidden Apples

My latest finish! I made this quilt top for the purpose of practicing my free-motion quilting, and I'm surprised that I really like it. You can see the quilting better in the close-ups below.
See more photos of this quilt here.

I bought some Fons and Porter quilting gloves at JoAnn. They're supposed to be rubbery so that moving the quilt under the needle is easier. But these gloves aren't very rubbery at all, so I don't recommend them. I ordered some Machingers online from Leah Day. Her online videos of fmq designs are wonderful (and numerous!). 

Red apples appear in only one block. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Improv Wall Quilt is Finished

This improv wall quilt has no repeating block. It measures 40" x 44." 

I like the saw-tooth edge surrounded by border-less white (Kona Bone). 
This contributes to the modern look, I think. 
All my Kona solids made it into this quilt except the grays and dull colors. 
This kind of quilt is so much fun to make. Maybe I'll make another. :)
Aren't we lucky to have a hobby that never gets boring?
See listing here.