Sunday, December 23, 2012

December QOV

This is a very busy quilt.  The use of pinwheels actually give your eye
  a place to rest.  I love the composition and color choices on this quilt. 
Choosing a pattern to quilt it was easy.  It needed stars and not to be 
busy.  I chose the star and ribbon pattern, it will show up well on the 
back. Thank you to the quilter that took the time to make this beautiful 
top.  It will be appreciated for a lifetime.  Often something that we think
 of  as a small thing is huge to the recipient.  

Love the Yellow pinwheels as pops of color

Close up of the block construction

the backing has depth and character to compliment the front

Closeup  of the ribbon and star work

Monday, November 12, 2012

Quilt of Valor Veterans Day

This is the Veterans Day weekend.  I was pleased to have a QOV quilt to finish.  This quilt top was well made and the borders didn't ripple or anything.  Wow it was a pleasure to work on.  Since the Quilter put so much effort and I had a little extra time I did something special on this quilt.  It is a point to point with stars and swoops.  This would be considered a custom treatment to this quilt.  

close up of side blocks

center of the star

close up of side border

enlarged Ohio or Sawtooth star

back stitching

The whole quilt.  Nice Points. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Red, White, and Blue Stars

A very talented quilter who participates in the Quilts of Valor sent me this quilt to do and give to her family member.  She wanted an Edge to Edge pattern, but I couldn't help myself.  I put the Pledge of Allegiance on the red stripes and gold stars and an eagle on the blue field of stars.  This quilt was a pleasure to work on.

Eagle and Stars
United States of America

"Justice for all." 
I then looked at the fabric for what I should do for the edge to edge.  You can see the paisley like shapes in the stars, the borders and the stripes of the flag.
Saw Tooth star with fussy cut stars in the center.  Note the paisley type shapes in  fabric.

Paisley stitching.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sun Bonnet Sue

This quilt is made from blocks from a woman's Great Great Grandmother.  The blocks were handed down to the Great Grandmother who put them in a drawer.  Who handed them down to the Grandmother who put sashing on it and gave the quilt to the Granddaughter.  The quilt was loved and used and then put away.  As an adult the granddaughter had a friend take it all apart and rescue the Sun Bonnet Blocks.  
Each little Sue was outlined and echoed.  Then the Sashing was done with a cute little flower. 

The border has cute little Sun Bonnet Sues' all around the brown border.

So many sweet Sun Bonnet Sue's.  The sashing is a reproduction type fabric.

Each corner of the sashing meets so well with this sashing.  This is the back.

Here is the meeting center of each sashing.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Zelda's Boyfriend Link

Introducing Link, Zelda's Boyfriend.  My second daughter Kylee requested this before her son was born.  Link has on a green hat with blond hair. Note the yellow buckle with a brown belt over his tunic.
Full view of Link.

Skin is a bubble texture while the hair(yellow) is a curl pattern

The tunic is a green zig zag while the sleeves are light green and a paisley type of pattern

This is the shield with the Tri-Force(triangles) on it.

Thier is an Eagle under the Tri-Force

This is a picture of the brown shoes with the sword, grey, ending between his shoes.

The grey is the sword. The black is the handle in the pink hand

This is the back, a striped minky.  The zig zag showes up well.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

September QOV

When I saw this quilt I knew that it needed something special. Because the blocks and the Ohio Star blocks stand out so much I wanted the white pieces to be background to the vibrant colors.

The Swirls on the white allow the color stars and blocks to pop.

The next QOV was quilted with a repeat pattern with its' own stars and stripes.  I feel blessed to be able to work with these quilt groups that make these beautiful tops to give to members of our Armed Services who have been injured in some way.  These quilts will let them know that we do care and send our love and warmth to them.

Stars and Stripes

You can see the star in the center with an echo, the stripes radiating from the star

fun backing

close up of star 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Nauvoo Temple

  I had the privilege to quilt a embroidered Nauvoo Temple that was done in two point perspective.  A daughter of a friend of mine spent time in Nauvoo Illinois in a program from BYU.  This quilt top was a class assignment to make something hand made.  She had also taken a class from the Architect that redesigned and built the new LDS Nauvoo Temple.  This Mom new her daughter and requested that I didn't do brick work or make the Temple any busier Than what she had already done.  So my dilemma was how to make the pillars stand out with out more detail on the arches.  White thread on white fabric is very difficult to photograph.  The border provides a frame and structure that mirrors the Temple.  The clouds and grounds are free form to provide contrast to the Temple.  This did take many hours and I practiced on paper, the computer and extra fabric before starting this quilt.  I feel that the practice and prayer helped with this project.  I hope you can see and enjoy.

Close up of front center, you can see the pencil marks behind the embroidery thread. 

Top of Temple, clouds to the left and sun shining off Moroni on the right

Another shot of Temple quilt without the border

Close up of the reverse side without the embroidery thread

Right lower side, small tree and path in front of the stairs

Corner detail

Side Detail

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Polka Dots

 This quilt was brought to me for a wedding gift.  It was a last minute present to her Nephew.  The original pattern had a lot more 4 inch squares but I like it this way better.  We chose the spiral edge to edge to soften all of the hard lines and mimic the polka dots.  This will be a loved gift from a special Aunt.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Eagle Quilt of Valor

Ohio Stars With an Eagle Panel

Computer Plan for this Quilt

Back side border corner

Ohio Star plus Sashing.