Scottie Girl by Rian R

Scottie Girl by Rian R

A cute Scottie Dog applique wall hanging…

Quilt Top before quilting

Quilt Top before quilting

Quilted with Dog Bone meander and Dog Command line across the bottom

Quilted with Dog Bone meander and Dog Command line across the bottom

Close up

Close up

Front and Back

Front and Back

Varanda H. Alexis Graduation Quilt

Varanda H. Alexis Graduation Quilt

I must start this post by saying “I have never seen such excitement from a client until now.”  When I received the request to create a quilted wallhanging for a graduation present, my mind went into overdrive.  My client already had a plan and after a short meeting the idea was put into motion.  I had just 14 days from start to finish in order to meet her requested deadline date and with Varanda’s excitement how could I refuse.  There are t-shirts, fabrics and photos that make up this special gift.

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Maxine B. Industrial Design

Maxine B. Industrial Design

Black, Green, Orange and Gray Blocks make up this quilt top and the flannel backing gives it an extra layer of warmth.  There were no flowers or swirls allowed in the quilting, so the pattern “Ric Rac” by Patricia Ritter filled the order perfectly.  Superior’s King Tut variegated thread gave it an extra bit of spice in the solid fabric areas.

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Maxine B. Oklahoma Twister for Kevin

Maxine B. Oklahoma Twister for Kevin

Oklahome Twister filled with two layers of high loft batting for extra puffiness.  Quilted with moose, bears, loons, depicting a wildlife theme.

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Rebecca K. Polyester Scrap Quilt

Rebecca K. Polyester Scrap Quilt

A little history behind this quilt.  It was made for a young man by his Grandmother.  Years later, a puppy came into he and his wife’s life.  The puppy claimed the quilt as it’s own and chewed holes throughout it.  The quilt full of holes was tucked away in a closet for an unknown amount of time.  One day his wife decided to have it restored for him; she carefully removed the stitches in the pieces that had been chewed.

When this cherished item came to me, it was still mostly in pieces and held by the hands of a wife that hoped it could be made into a quilt again.  The big question in my mind was not if it could be turned back into a quilt, but, could I get it done in time for her husbands birthday only a month and a half away.  I took on the challenge and started the layout process.  Some pieces had to have the seams mended and others needed some cutting to square them.  The strips of fabric started to take shape and I was able to use all but a couple of the polyester pieces to create a lap size quilt.  The backing that she chose, was a heavy silk type material similar to the wonderful wide silk bindings used on baby blankets.  I used a medium loft batting to help fill out the fullness of the quilt top and an overall meander stitch; at this point the quilt really started to come together.  I rolled the edge of the backing around to the front and used a zig zag stitch to form the binding.  All was completed and with two weeks to spare…

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