Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bunch of Quilts in February!

The quilts from February were an amazing array of color, style and beauty.  Once again so much talent from so many wonderful women.  It's interesting hearing the stories behind some of the quilts.  This month was particularly interesting.  Enjoy the show.....

We begin with this memory quilt that I helped in finishing for Angela.  Angela was one of the first quilting gals I met here in New Hampshire.  We found each other on a quilting group and she made sure I had all the information about the quilt happenings of this area.  It was so sweet of Angela to reach out and really make me feel welcome.  I finished this quilt in memory of her granddaughter and the quilt was made for her son.  I hope it will bring the family just a small amount of comfort for their huge loss.  It was an honor to help out with such a special project for my special friend Angela.






Up next we have another quilt from Bonnie. This beautiful blend of fabrics paired up perfectly with the paisley quilting design that she selected.  I believe this quilt is destine for the bed in her guest room.  



This great little quilt has probably found it's new home at the Jack Bryne Cancer Center here in Lebanon, NH.  Diedre did a great job on this pieced and applique top.  The tree blocks are perfectly accented by the vine and leaf applique that she did in each of the corners.  We finished it off with an all over leave design much like the leaf applique she did.



Our next quilts are from Diane.  The lighting isn't great on the first quilt, it's true colors are soft tan/cream and a peachy pink.  The darker brown of the border and block pulls it all together perfectly!  Wanting to make it a soft and sweet quilt I selected an older style design mimicking flowers, feathers and a heart in the elements of the quilting.  Finished up perfectly.  Diane's second quilt is the cutest little thing of bright colors and a super fun print.  The bright giraffe print is just as cute as it can be!





Another Dianne made the next two quilts!  The first one is so modern in both style and fabrics.  The colors and the prints blend and compliment all at the same time.  Love the white sashing Dianne used, really make the blocks pop!  I found a pretty cool quilting design to finish it off.  Her second quilt is headed for "the camp".  The fabric select of nature element prints will go wonderfully at "the camp". And the dragonfly quilting design fits the quilt perfectly!





Working with her colors, this next quilt comes from Dorothy in WA.  She loves those reds and creams.  Dorothy did a great job with the color layout on this one, the solid reading red centers are the perfect accent for the combination of colors in the rest of the quilt.  The border print finishes the quilt superbly. 



This is a simple, but amazingly stunning applique quilt from Janet.  Her choice of colors with the medium blue and white are sensational.  Janet's machine applique and piecing are perfect!  We went with a simple design that contains a swirling feature that completes the quilt impeccably.  Janet made this quilt for her Mom's birthday, I know it will be greatly loved.



WOW! WOW! WOW!  Was my reaction when I open the box and saw the next two quilts.   Sent to me from Jolene in KY, they are bold and beautiful!  The color gradation on the orange is sensational! Jolene selected a very modern swirly quilting design that compliments the quilt. Her second quilt, so totally modern with the colors, style and fabrics! For this quilt she selected a lightly leafed swirly design that again finished the quilt beautifully! 





Katherine has spent some major time with her machine and good for her!!  She managed to keep me busy for a couple of days with all of these great little quilts.  After the binding and a quick spin in the washing machine they are going to be as lovable as ever!!  Stay tuned I'll have another batch to share from Katherine very soon!








Here's a couple of Laura's projects.  Her first is a blue and white wall hanging I believe it's the Storm At Sea block.  The contrast of the fabric colors really defines the design.  The second quilt is AMAZING!!  I am falling in love with all of the traditional quilting blocks done in the modern fabrics.  Beautifully pieced this is a real winner!





This month we have just one quilt from Mary Catherine!  But stay tuned there are more to come very soon!!  Back again this month with her beloved 1600 quilt which is the most perfect quilt to give for a low time investment quilt of nothing but pure love.  



Here's a couple of Michele's latest creations!  Perfectly pieced and the color selection of her quilts are always striking!  The first quilt I quilted a fun funky flower using bright orange thread making it a totally modern quilt.  Her second quilt we went with a floral quilting design that compliments the fabrics flawlessly.





Nancy's quilts got a lot of attention on facebook!! The first quilt with it's soft colors and modern fabrics paired with the minky backing and a swirly quilting design, really, what's not to love?  Her second quilt brights framed in black sashing is always a winner.  Great job, Nancy!!





Two seemed to be a good number for me this month!  The next two quilts are from Sue and the first one is another quilt that will just wrap you in warm hugs. Flannel and the soft warm colors makes this one inviting!  Then we flip 180 and go with brights!!  The orange backing was perfect for the bright batiks Sue used in this quilt top.  I love the multicolored border on this one it is fabulous!





That wraps up my February!  Hope to be back very soon with the March quilts! I've got more terrific quilts to share from a magnificent group of quilters!

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Thanks for checking on me,
hugs,

joanne

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

January was a good month

Where has the time gone?  Seems like I just finished these wonderful quilts.  January is usually a month I play catch up with the quilts I set aside to get all of those Christmas quilts quilted up and returned to make their appearance as loving gifts under the Christmas tree.  

January's quilts filled my room with another fabulous batch of beautiful quilts.  Each and every month brings a huge variety of gorgeous fabrics from many talented gals.  As always, I am honored to be trusted with such great works from these ladies.  

Alex keeps me connected to the modern quilters.  Her selections of fabric and designs are ultra modern and fun for me to quilt out.  She has a great flair for selecting designs and thread color making her quilts really stand out!  








Loving the blues like I do, this quilt from Dianne was difficult to send home.  The different fabrics with all of the shades stood out amazingly using white as the second color in this great quilt!  Working with a quilting design from Anne Bright, one of my favorites, it finished off magnificently!




Next quilt was made for a special young couple as a wedding gift.  Bethanne's use of the large variety of colors and fabrics set in a classic quilt design is sure to make this quilt well loved.  We went with a simple design which I think finished it off elegantly.




What a beautiful fabric in this quilt from Linda.  I struggled with the lighting on this quilt. Linda choice of this quilt pattern allows the beauty of the fabrics to really show.  




Scrappy quilts have a special place in my heart.  Using up all those little bits and pieces from previous quilts is a wonderful way to bring all of the quilts together in just one top.  How fun is this one from Karen?  Love the soft yellow centers and her backing was just perfect.





Here's another great way to use up those scraps or a perfect quilt for a jelly roll you might have laying around.  Judi selected a perfect fabric for the alternate block. You can't go wrong with the batiks, they have so many colors in each one making this a fun and easy quilt design.




Here's another flannel quilt from Karla.  Love, love, love these quilts she's been making.  They are so soft and cozy!  This quilt is for her daughter and was under the tree not yet quilted.  I'm sure it was pretty fantastic to get it back with all of the cozy layers.  




Here's a rainbow of color!  It was nothing short of wonderful working on this bright and cheery quilt, the colors brighten my room and my day.  Tammy made this quilt for a nephew as a wedding gift.  With the wide variety of color and the modern design I'm sure the young couple will just love it.




Sharon sent me her garden in a quilt. With all of the fabulous bargello quilts Sharon has been making, this one is for her!   How magnificent is this bargello constructed with all floral prints?  Another quilt that just made my work space a happy place to be.




 Peggy and Company put this incredible top together for a great gal who sends the finished quilts off to the families of fallen police officers.  It was truly my pleasure to help finish this quilt for a honorable organization. I was more than happy to be a small part of this exceptional project.







I worked with Lisa finishing off 4 quilts, but can only locate one quilt photo!  Not sure where my computer put the other photos but will share them if I am able to locate them in the future. Here's the one quilt I managed to find the photos of, it's her string quilt.  LOVE the way it finished out!  Many, many strips of fabric went into this one and adding the gray really pulls all of the fabrics together.




Last quilt for the month is this Harley Davidson t-shirt quilt.  What a really, really great way to showcase all of the fun times behind each memory from the shirts.  Sue did a great job with the shirt placement, centering a solid Harley name on the quilt really makes this one special!  I finished it off using a quilting design that has motorcycles!  What a great quilt! 



Okay that's it for now, hope to be back very, very soon with February and March since it's already April!!  As usual plenty happening in my world with a couple of new things on the horizon!

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Thanks for checking on me,
Hugs,
joanne

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