Sunday, September 1, 2019

May Quilting

May was another busy month for me as I was still attempting to play catch from the previous months.  Lots of really great quilts to show, so let's just get to it!

Here's a great quilt from Terry in NH.  You just have to love those half square triangles, they are so versatile and can make the best quilts!  




Here's another one of Betsy in VT quilts.  Scrappy as ever and a zillion little pieces!!  Her color placement was spot on making this one really pop!




Dottie down in MA left this fun quilt for me just after the retreat.  She did a great job on the piecing and the solid reading fabric colors really make the blocks.  The soft yellow was a great choice for the border on this quilt.  




Linda here in NH kept me busy for a couple of days finishing off some table runners. She pulled them from her UFO pile deciding that they might not get finished if she didn't pass them off to me.  The bonus for her was the fun quilting designs that I got to stitch out on them.  Perfect for the themed table runners.







Absolutely love the next couple of quilts!!
Here's Ardy's "BLUE" snowflake quilt.  The fabrics are just beautiful and the piecing is perfect! 




Here's Camille's! Exactly the same quilt but no borders.  I honestly wanted to keep both of these!  The gals did a great job on the piecing and they are BLUE!!  The fabrics mimicked a more traditional print so I opted for a more traditional quilting design.    Great job ladies!!!





How cool is this one from Pat in VT?!?!?!  The bright bold colors really pop with the black background on this one.  The batik fabric lends to modern quilting and that is the direction that I went.  Fun design with lots of bubbly swirls and a few circles here and there.  Pat's second quilt, also ultra modern in grays, whites and a touch of yellow is just stunning!  We decided a linear bubble/circular design for the quilting. 







Polly in NH helped a friend out finishing this great quilt. I believe Polly worked on finishing the borders and backing and since she had connections to the quilter, me, it became a finish!  Soft colors of blues and yellows are always a winning combination.





Here's a couple of quilts from Renie.  The first in traditional fabrics placed into a simple design for a great quilt.  Her second is just like a flower garden!  She did an amazing job on the piecing with all of those pieces to keep track of and make sure they were in the right spot!  Her borders was just amazing, perfectly finishing off the quilt.







Here's a quilt from Cathy in VT.  This quilt is just another great way to use up those scraps. Adding them with the tan fabric was an excellent color choice!  Keeping the darker muted tones as borders makes this a very calming quilt or perfect for a guy who's not into bright colors or floral prints.




Soft blues and whites make up this gorgeous quilt from Katherine here in NH.  The soft design of the print of the fabrics just speak to me as romantic.  





How fun is this one?  A simple split nine patch done up in bright fabrics makes a happy quilt!  Sue, from Hen House Fabric put this one together and asked for dragonflies for the quilting.  Just perfect for the quilt!  The blue and yellow inner borders set it off wonderfully.





Julene in KY always makes me look good!  Here's another great quilt from her in shades of reds, greens and a touch of creams and set in white.  The fabrics were more toward the reproduction line and just beautiful!  Finished off in a wonderful simple swirl quilting design.




Up next is a couple of quilts from Jane here in NH.  The first one is one that her Mom made sometime in the 60's or 70's we think.  It's completely hand stitched using polyester fabrics.  The quilt weights a TON!  The fabrics in the quilt are so indicative of the era of clothing.  So fun to see and remember those years.  Jane's second quilt is stunning!  The soft fabric colors were just absolutely perfect for this quilt pattern.  Perfectly pieced it is amazing!







How cute are these little frogs?  Frances in VT pulled this cute little quilt together for one of her nephews.  The adorable little smiling frogs make for a very happy quilt and of course I just had to find a frog quilting design to finish it off!




Up next is a great blend of African fabrics from Sharon here in NH.  If you look closely you can see the circular design in some of her blocks.  The zebra print is a perfect border for all of these colorful printed fabrics. 






Here's a warm scrappy quilt from Michele in NH.  Her first quilt is made with flannels that she's been collecting and with the flannel backing it's going to be great for those cold NH winters.  She also finished up a couple of cute little baby quilts and selected a minky backing.  













Here's a quilt from Andrea in NH.  It was gifted as a wedding quilt and Andrea certainly picked the best block for showing the love.  To continue the theme we went with a heart quilting design.  Great job Andrea!!




That was the May line up of quilts, hope you enjoyed seeing them.  You can see more photo's of these great quilts over at the other blog:



Thanks for checking on me, 
hugs,
joanne

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

March and April

***Edited, again.  I've been working on this post for about 2 months and I just need to let it go and move on.  So here it is.  I'm hoping to get back on track and move forward by just letting this go.  Thanks for hanging in there with me!***

March was a busy, busy month for me with two retreats.  Lots of fun, right?  Well it was, but then it wasn't!  I paid for it afterwards by getting the flu.  Wow! I had not been that sick for a really long time.  The machines just barely moved and I moved even less.  Three trips to the doctor, a cocktail of medications and I was still down for about a month!  So glad that's over!!  

I'm rolling March and April together since I got very little done.  The unfortunate part is that I forgot to photograph a few of the quilts. I pretty much only did what had to be done and a few things slipped through the cracks.  Here's the ones that I did manage to keep track of.

This is the only photo I can find of Cathy's adorable snowman pineapple quilt!  Each of the centers had been fussy cut showing a little snowman.  Her seams were dead on making the piecing perfect!  We went with a snowflake design in white thread, it was a really cute quilt.  I'm really sorry I didn't get more pictures of this one.

**Edited (again) Cathie sent me photos to share.**





Don't you just love the soft prints on these fabrics? This quilt looks like it could go in a room with white wicker furniture somewhere in the South. This quilt made a fantastic gift for someone very, very special.  Good job ladies! Kathleen and Judy great job on organizing and getting it done.



Here's another great quilt from Sharon in VT.  She has an eye for color and her fabric placement is always spot on!  The beautiful greens, purples and the small amount of teal is a perfect balance and the finished quilt is amazing!



Here's another great quilt from Peggy in NC!  I believe she mentioned this was a quilt kit that she purchased, but aren't the fabrics just perfect for the block design?  I really like the corner stones are in the border outside the blocks.  Need to remember this one!




Here's a butterfly and floral print quilt from Terry in NH. The gray sashing fabric Terry used was just perfect.  The soft pinks are a splendid accent color making them a great focus on the quilt.




I LOVED quilting this one!  So bright and colorful!  Just had to have the spinning quilting design to finish it off.  Using a bold red thread was the perfect choice for this adorable quilt from Kathy in CT.





This quilt design is still on my list of quilts to do.  I have quilted a few of these, but Penny in NH used a soft tan as her solid color. I really liked the way it softened the quilt.  I selected an ultra modern quilting design that finished it off wonderfully.




Susanne kept me busy for a couple of days with these wall hangings and her scrappy quilt.  The wall hangings were pretty simular but had different backings.  I believe she mentioned they were going to be gifted.  Her scrappy quilt is so bright and colorful trimmed in white sashing.  In the outside sashing she did a bit of embroidery adding the names of her family members.  Great idea!











Barbara whipped up this super soft, super quick baby quilt.  Using flannel fabrics and a layer of batting this little quilt is definately going to be a treasure.  We selected a jungle baby animal quilting design just adding to the cuteness!




Here's Ginny's latest quilt.  Using embroidery designs as blocks and then adding sashing and borders is a great way to make a quilt!  The soft floral print in her border leads into the butterfly quilting design.





Nancy here in NH finished up this fantastic little blue and gray for her new grand-baby to be.  Wanting it to last for many years to come we selected a swirly quilting design making it perfect for a little boy or girl from new born on up.





Ocean themed this fun quilt from Cathy in VT just had to have ocean quilting.  Cathy's fabric selection was a wide variety of fun fabrics.  The jelly fish and star border was just perfect for the quilt.  





Isn't this an interesting design?  It reminds me of rick rack.  Linda from IL did a great job in the piecing of this quilt and I do love the modern design of it.  Since the fabrics she used were floral prints we selected a very modern quilting design with a hint of flowers and lots of swirls.  Love this one!




Jane here in NH made this incredible quilt for her granddaughter.  Lots and lots of little hearts using a variety of fabrics set in white.  The solid block of blue-ish, green-ish, purple-ish fabric was a great idea for the alternate block.  She found the most perfect backing and we then finished it off with a heart quilting design.




Don't forget you can click on the photos for a closer look!

That's it for March and April.  I hope to be back soon with the quilts from May and June since we are into August at this point!  The days sure are flying by!

As usual, more photos of these great quilts can be seen at the other blog:


Take care, thanks for checking on me,
hugs,

joanne 

love to hear what you've got to say.............