Ocean Quilt

Kathy T. has done it again! Another beautiful quilt. And I had a lot of fun with the quilting. The waves seemed to flow, so I wanted to make the quilting do the same thing. I especially like the border treatment I came up with which is a thicker vein, and then curves going in different directions on one side than the other. And of course there are added “splashes” in the white areas coming out from the waves!

Happy quilting!


More Quilting Designs

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I’m back at my machine and quilting up a storm! I’ve come up with a new overall quilting design which I call “Peacock.” It’s mostly swirly but with some longer curves. It makes a really nice texture and can be done big or small. It’s really fun to do, and flow really well out of my brain! Two of the photos above have the Peacock quilting, and the green one has the “Curls” overall design. My brain also loves that one!

Of course that’s in-between working at Doug’s Nuts (haven’t “liked” us yet on Facebook – we can always use more likes! As a matter of fact, that is my goal this month…just saying!), coordinating the annual Covered Bridge Regatta, creating fun projects with Sheila Sinclair Snyder, updating my website along with the OAR website, preparing another quilt to go to a magazine (coming out this fall),creating a custom commissioned quilt for my friends Jon and Kathy, and motivating the Pine Needlers towards their goal of our annual quilt show in July. Spare time? Ha! If I did, I could certainly fill it with dog training, gardening, rowing, or making caramel – my new “gotta master this recipe” challenge. No wonder the days go by pretty fast!

Happy quilting!

Pinwheel Baby Quilt

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A sophisticated baby quilt for a new mom and dad (and dog)! This beauty was made by the Lowell Pine Needlers for their very own member, Marlene, who is expecting soon. What a lucky baby!

Feathers are placed only in the white areas of the pinwheels to really set off the visual pinwheel movement. Then a rope pattern was added in the sashing areas which adds to the simple, sophisticated palate, being that it has a similar density and flow.

Good luck with the baby Marlene! And happy quilting.

Signature Quilt

This is a great idea for a signature quilt. Bonne made this for her brother’s wedding and it is a spectacular quilt. All the happy sentiments and sayings for the bride and groom are neatly encased in batiks of many colors. I chose not to quilt over the signature blocks because they were very small. By stitching close to the edge as often as possible, I also avoided stitching in the ditch around all the signature blocks, which worked out nicely in both design and cost.

Happy quilting!