Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Baby Quilt

I have a friend who had her first baby in October. During the summer I started this quilt to give to little "Alex Poag" upon his birth. I had foot surgery in August, so it was the perfect thing to do while unable to use my sewing machine.

The quilt is from a printed design panel entitled Noah's Ark. I had a friend with an embroidery machine and she was able to print out Alex's name for me, and I took that piece and placed it inside the flag that used to bear the title Noah, replaced now with Alex-making it personalized. Pearl Cotton embroidery thread was used to do the hand quilting. I hope that Alex stays warm and cozy when nestled in it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pillowcases anyone?

I have made many items this year. From Huge Quilts to small ones.. then placemats, pillowcases, potholders, decorative wall hangings, christmas items, and I am going to make some coasters (which are so needed to protect the end tables). So anyone interested in helping me build a true business website I would welcome the help and interest.
I have sold some of my items this year, and would love to share my fabric art with others.
Here is a sample of the pillowcases.... You cannot see the fine detail work done in the stitching, but I used decorative stitches that are time consuming on each of the pillowcases.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Alexis Lougy's Quilt

‘A Bouquet for Alexis’

I am trying to make my way through the families. With not only quilts but other sewn and handmade items. Some of them I will not show until Christmas is over. Others, I have already given to the receiver.
This quilt was presented to Alexis Lougy in October 2008. I tried to complete it by August but was not able to do so.
The description is as follows:
This quilt is made from 100% cotton fabrics.
Pieced together using the ‘Martha Washington Star’ block pattern which completed each of the 12” blocks.
The free motion machine quilting is an original design.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bill's Quilt

He said to me, last year... when do I get my quilt? So I set out to do one for him. It was a 8 month project-very detailed and difficult piecing pattern. I chose a pattern called 'Card Trick' that I found in a sampler quilt pattern book.The top of thebquilt is made of Batik fabrics- it is pieced with quarter square triangles; and the backing is 100% cotton domestic fabric. The backing is not pieced it is a full piece of material. The batting is 'Warm & Natural' cotton.

Instead of attempting to quilt this enormous King size quilt I had my local quilt shop owner-Nina Keck- do the longarm machine quilting.

The result is beautiful and I am thrilled that I learned this process. I also am going to enter it into the Quilt Show that will be in March 2009.

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