Pretty Stars

Oooo! Pretty stars on a white background. Lora S. did a fabulous job choosing the fabrics for this happy and fresh quilt. To quilt it, I chose swirls of different sizes using white thread to match the background. This particular quilting pattern was inspired by a design from Sheila Sinclair Snyder’s latest book, “Addicted to Free Motion Quilting” (which I am!). If you want to try some of your own quilting, this is a great book to add to your bookshelf.

Happy quilting!


New York Minute

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Joyce W. created this very fun New York Minute quilt. She modified it a bit to make it wider and it looks great. Using Taffeta and Berry Wine threads, I stitched all sorts of fun patterns in various areas.

For more about this pattern, check out the pattern designer, Sheila Sinclair Snyder’s website License to Quilt. She has patterns and kits for sale!

Jaybird Quilts

Piece by Piece Quilt quilted by Lisa Bee-Wilson

Piece by Piece Quilt quilted by Lisa Bee-Wilson

Skip the Borders Book
I quilted this quilt for Piece by Piece Fabrics in Eugene, Oregon as a shop sample. I went to Jaybird Quilts and looked at her very beautiful quilting to see what she did. Then of course I had to “mold” it to fit my customer’s budget and still come out with what I thought would look good on the quilt. It turned out quite fun!

Jaybird Quilts has some fresh and modern designs, so check them out if you haven’t heard of them. You can find Julie’s blog talking about her fun quilts or purchase her new book (see link below) or call Piece by Piece and see which patterns they are carrying in the shop locally.

Purchase her book: Skip the Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts (That Patchwork Place)

Feathers & More Feathers

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This quilt was calling out for something special. So something special is what it got! Lots of feathers; gosh I love feathers! The outer border and the inner border both have feathers. All the white area around the stars have feathers that spiral out from the center of each star. There is a “continuous curve” design that goes through all the squares that bisect the quilt. And just to top it off, each of the stars has a different motif. I used three colors of thread on the quilt so the thread color would not be too much on certain areas of the quilt. And keep these  quilts coming Gayle! Great job on this one.

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