Monday, July 7, 2014

Design Wall Monday - 7/7 - Quilt #28 - Snowflakes

I'm still catching up on the quilts I quilted during the month when I was blogging. :)

This quilt was quilted for Brenda and is the same pattern that I quilted last year for Jen in CT. Snowflakes!


I used a light tan Glide thread in the top and a matching Bottom Line in the bobbin. When I quilted Jen's, I remember having to fuss with the tension quite a bit, but I didn't have as many issues on Brenda's quilt. In spite of the panto, it was a breeze to quilt!





The quilting turned out well and the pattern is very lovely on the quilt.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Quilt #27 - Lynn's t shirt quilt

Last month, I finished this quilt for Lynn.


I like using a medium gray thread in the top because it blends well. I think I used a gray in the bobbin, too.

And this was my favorite shirt in the quilt.


I had to piece the backing for Lynn. A red and white chevron from JoAnn's. It was a nice fabric! JoAnn's has come a long way with their fabric in the last couple of years.



Monday, June 30, 2014

Design Wall Monday - 6/30

Friday night, I went to Stitches for a Stitch In. There was a big group there and, while I was exhausted from all the late nights at work, I was able to assemble this Sew Together bag! The chatter from the ladies really helped me get through it. :)

Sew Together Bag

I made this bag with scraps left over from the quilt that I made for my cousin for her high school graduation in her college colors - University of Ashland.


I made the outside of the bag out of HSTs and sewed it to a piece of poly batting. To make it easier, I made the bag a little larger to accommodate the size chevrons. And for the most part, the full chevrons remained in tact.

Here is the inside of the bag.

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Quilt #26 - Star Fall

Back in May, I quilted this quilt for Brooke. It's Star Fall and it was gorgeous before my needle touched it!


I quilted it with the Star Dance panto and I used a silver Glide thread in the top and silver Bottom Line in the bobbin.


In person, the thread shimmers and shines!


Brooke is delighted with the quilting and that is all that matters! :)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Design Wall Monday - 6/23

Friday night, I went to a stitch night. I took this background that I had made at the retreat in May and the pieces for the applique.

This photo is very washed out, but it was always the best that I could do with my camera.

I worked on tracing the applique parts out on the fusible.

Photo: Prepping some appliqué! #darlingjillquilts #quilt #quilting

That didn't take as long as I thought it was going to. It must have been the company and the chatting that made the time fly.

I pressed the fusible to the fabric, cut out the pieces and began laying out the design. I had numbered the parts on the paper and it ended up being like paint by number but with fabric.

Photo: It's like paint by numbers... With #fabric !!! #quilt #darlingjillquilts #applique

And by the time we were ready to leave, I was done!

The color in this picture is much more accurate. I think the flowers help balance that out.

I am going to do some thread painting type work on the daisies, but I need to make sure I have the right color thread first.