Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Matching Quilts

My sweet customer sent me a large quilt made from a layer cake . . .
. . . and a matching small one made with charms.

The backing was a huge length of minky so I calculated the best way to quilt it making sure there was enough length for both quilts.  I wanted to make one cut, sew one seam in the minky and put it on the frame once.

Here's how all that came together.  With Minky you have to put a seam parallel to the roller bar or you are going to have huge problems with the backing sagging. (I prefer to mount all backings with the seam parallel to the roller.)
I put the large quilt on sideways and when I finished it, I floated the small quilt underneath and against the right edge. This left a really nice chunk of minky she can use for another quilt.

In keeping with the geometrical fabrics, this large one was quilted with a freehand topographical spiral meander. 
 Grey Minky backing.
 The small baby quilt received freehand also with light custom quilting. 

 Both of them have these wonderful modern colors.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Hands 2 Help Charity Challenge

Thanks to Sarah for reminding me to link up with her for a display of all the charity quilts this year.

H2H 2013 logo

Here is the link for the party: Time to show off your quilts.

My quilt was completed and sent to Happy Chemo.

 Freehand funky flowers.
 I hope it brighten's someone's day when they are having their chemo treatments.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

June Wallhanging

My Mom's June "Button Up" is done and hanging on her door!
 I love folk art applique'.  It's fun and lends itself to funky quilting.  I love these big ol' chunky blue birds.
 As I worked my way down the quilt, I changed to pebbles around the picket fence.  When I was growing up, Mom always had a lot of Hollyhocks around the yard, against the fence, and some grew almost to the eves of the house.  This reminds me of them.
 What a difference it makes to get it hung up on the background!
So, I'm 6 days late getting this finished . . .  my hubby says I really need to start working on July this afternoon.  


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