August 24, 2014

Ursula's Alaskan retreat quilt

Ursula went on an Alaskan cruise with some quilting friends a few years ago.  This was the retreat quilt.  The whale pantograph fit right in with this quilt, too!  For some reason, I don't have a picture of the whole quilt for this one : (

Several blocks
 
close up
 
backing


Sandy's chevron quilt

Sandy made this quilt for her bed.  The bright colors, the fabrics that look like fish scales, water bubbles, waves, and the fact that we  live on Long Island, make it perfect.  She chose this whale pantograph to round out the water theme.

full quilt
 
close up
 
the whale 
 
the backing


August 14, 2014

Improvise!

What do you do when you need a thread stand in a hurry, and one isn't readily available? 
Improvise!
 
 

June 28, 2014

Sheryl's Red and White Embroidered Quilt

Sheryl made this beautiful embroidered quilt!  I love embroidery, but thus far have resisted the urge to purchase a machine.  My longarm thread stash is large enough without adding embroidery thread!

These blocks are so adorable and setting them in red and white was the perfect choice.  Sheryl left the quilting designs up to me and I think she's happy with the result.  This is the first time I used Glide thread and I am sure I'll be using it again. 
 










 
I wish I had taken pictures of the back when I first took it off the frame instead of after it was folded to place in a bag to return to Sheryl.  She plans on entering it in next year's local quilt show, so I'll be able to get better pictures then.
 










 

Arlene's sampler

Arlene likes her quilts to have very loose quilting.  This is a sampler she made at Pieceful Quilting.  I quilted it with a ribbon meander.

full quilt
 
a couple close ups


backing
 


May 4, 2014

Liz's "My First Judy Niemeyer"

Liz's "My First Judy Niemeyer" took first place in the Duet Medium category at Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild 2013 show.

 



 

April 30, 2014

Claudia's "Daydreams Around the World"


Claudia made this quilt from fabric from the Daydreams collection by Stephanie Brandenburg.  She came home with a 3rd place ribbon in the "Duet Large" category of the Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild 2013 quilt show.

 
Claudia likes to be involved in the designing process for the quilting.  She usually starts with a vague idea, and then I send her drawings for her to mull over.  She makes the final choice.  She knows what she likes and she's happy with the end result. 
For example, here is the drawing I sent her to choose a background fill for the flower panels.
 
The borders and the feathered melon shape
 
 
McTavishing in the panel backgrounds