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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