Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

 

 

 

 

We were blessed with a beautiful day as we ended 2009. This was our heaviest snow this season and the winds created drifts and sculpted the snow, creating quite the playground for Cozmo and Saba (Schipperke and Aussie/Chow mix). May the year ahead be wondrous and full of delightful discoveries, prosperity and the unconditional love of family and friends.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Aunt Pat's Table Runner

 

 

 

 

My Aunt Pat gave me fabric and asked for a table runner for Christmas with some of my "swirly" designs quilted onto it. I was hoping that she would like what I did and I'm pleased to say she was thrilled. I used gold colored Sew Fine throughout.
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

DharmaLynne's qilt by Darlene

 

 

 

 

My MIL Darlene picked my SIL's name in the Christmas drawing our family held a while back and made this quilt top for her. I quilted it using Sew Fine throughout with a nice cozy wool batting. As DharmaLynne lives in Colorado, this lap quilt will get lots of use and keep her warm and cozy this winter.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Viola's holiday table topper

 

 

 

 

Viola's holiday table topper was quilted using Sew Fine and MonoPoly.
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Viola's table runner

 

 

This sweet table runner was certainly a quickie. I outlined the turtles and added flowing water lines for them to swim through. I used MonoPoly (with Sew Fine in the bobbin) to ensure that the texture and not the thread itself showed.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Margaret P's Batik Applique

 

 

 

Isn't this a lovely quilt? I love the soft colors of the batiks! Margaret asked for quilting that showcased her work--I used Sew Fine and MonoPoly threads throughout.
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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Teri's Family Quilt

 

 

 

This quilt was brought to me by the friend of this customer. Teri wanted to take this quilt top created by her grandmother nearly 60 years ago and finish it for her for Christmas. Wool batting was used along with a flannel backing so Teri's grandmother may use it to keep warm.
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Penny's Broken Star

 

 

 

 

This quilt was a change of pace for Penny who usually chooses bright, bold fabrics. She created this for her neice who is graduating and wanted something special. I used Sew Fine throughout--I so love that thread!! Penny was thrilled!!
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Eve's Asian Quilt

 

 

 

 

This beauty was an interesting challenge. I tried to keep an Asian flair with the quilting, and not over-quilt it--I worked to make the quilt itself shine. There were several thread changes, keeping with Sew Fine throughout. Eve cried when she saw it...it was more than she anticipated. Talk about a confirmation of choosing well for the quilt...
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Aunt Eileen's Windmill

 

 

 

 

A couple of years ago, my Aunt Eileen picked up a slew of antique windmill blocks at a sewing/quilting event in Washington State. She removed the occcasional corner fabric pieces which were discolored and impossible to match. Then, Eileen finished the blocks with the same fabric she used to create sashing, added borders and asked me to quilt this for her. I used Sew Fine thread and worked to show off this pretty quilt without calling attention to the imperfect piecing of the original quilter.
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Martha's Enchanted

 

 

 

 

Martha chose to create Enchanted in winter holiday fabrics. Amazing how such a minor change can make a big difference in the final product.
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