Thursday, May 6, 2021

September 2020

Moving right along, let's get on to the September quilts!

Here's a couple of great quilts from Shirley!  Loads of great colors for that perfect man quilt and finishing it off with a very outdoorsy quilting theme.  Her second quilt is a beautiful string quilt and she's used blue as her main color to pull all of the fabrics together.  Good job!!






Sam has been one busy gal!  Here's another great project that she's finished  before the Christmas holiday season.  How fantastic is this gray and white tree?  So sophisticated and elegant, quilted with the perfect snowflake designs.



You just can't go wrong with the batiks.  Here's a quilt from Cheryl and the batik colors are just perfect for this quilt pattern. The darks and lights are perfectly placed.  Great job, Cheryl.



Let's just add another great batik to the list while we are at it!  Lauren did a fantastic job on her batik quilt using a lime green fabric as the center focal point.  With a deep purple as her high contrast in color, it's another great one for the books.



Michele kept me busy for a couple of days!  Here are her quilts for this month.  

First up is this beautiful blue and brown with a bit of machine applique to highly compliment the colors of her opposite quilt block rows.  The machine applique 
is superb.



How stunning is this burgundy, green, and cream bargello?  Michele sure does know her color combos!



And then let's add a couple of Trip Around the World to her collection.  Again with the most perfect color collection finishing off truly beautiful quilts.  





Lastly just a bit of fun mindless stitching.  It's a great way to decompress.   Scrappy and pure fun to sit and sew.



How great is this batik and white from Terry in Oh?  Just one more way you 
can't go wrong with batiks!  Batiks pair so well with a solid white, the colors pop and it has a nice clean overall look to it.  Simple quilting for the finishing touch.



Pam, another gal working ahead of the calendar. These quilts were made and will be given as Christmas gifts, the first two for a couple of young gals.  Working with Kaffe Fasset fabrics and adding themed quilting design will throw these two quilts over the top.  Skulls and geckos, why wouldn't the new quilt owner just love them?  Pam's third quilt was made for a very special friend. 







Here's another project from Susanne here in NH.  Great use of the red, white and blue fabrics, another simple quilt top with smashing results.

 



Judy worked wonders with this panel turning it into a super huge quilt! 
Another Christmas-themed quilt finished before the deadline!  These gals 
are on the ball!



You just wouldn't believe how soft this scrappy quilt from Paige was!  Made for her 8-year-old niece this wonderful quilt will just be perfect for all kinds of snuggles, forts, and happy dreams.  
 




That's it for the month of September!  Hope to be back in a couple of weeks with the October quilt show!  
thanks for checking in on me,
hugs,

joanne


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





Saturday, April 24, 2021

August Quilts are here!

Still working on catching up, wish me luck and the stamina to continue!
Don't forget you can click on the photo for a closer look at the photo.

No better way to start this post than with a couple of really great fall quilts followed up with a jumpstart on a Christmas Holiday project.  Sam did an excellent job on mixing and matching all fabrics with these three projects of her.  Keeping the quilting patterns to fit the overall theme Pumpkins and leaves on the first two quilts followed up with Christmas balls on the last.








Our next quilt, a signature quilt was made by a couple of gals for their minister who was leaving the congregation.  I enjoy these works, reading all of the heartfelt messages explains the need to let the minister know she will be greatly missed. Great use of color and the pastel's used for the signature blocks were perfect.




Simple, but bold!  The strong contrast of this one is a real winner!  Matching the yellow of the blocks in small areas of the final border brings this quilt together beautifully!  Simple star and loops for the quilting design.



Bonnie Hunter designs for a win!!  Strikingly high contrast using reds and whites Betsy did a great job on this one!  Blending this many fabrics can be a challenge but this one is a real winner!



Renie needed a quick and easy QOV for a friend and managed to pull this one together pretty quickly.  Constructed from a layer cake guarantees this one will match without hitch!  Swirls and stars for the quilting for the finish.



Here's a beautiful quilt from Norma for her granddaughter.  Super sweet 30's fabrics blended with a multicolor dot print for a subtle contrast.  The newsprint backing is perfectly themed for the quilt top fabrics.  I used a floral quilting design that incorporated hearts within the flower for an extra shot of sweetness.



Next group of quilts is from my friend Dorothy in Washington.  She's keeping her machine busy creating all of these wonderful little quilt tops and ships them to me for the quilting. She keeps telling me all of this comes from her "stash" fabrics!  She can be very creative with her designs and her fabric choices are really great. 












That's it for August!  See you soon with September!

Thanks for checking on me,
hugs,

joanne 

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