Thursday, May 26, 2016

Things I've been working on.

What a challenge I was given!

 It called for some hand piecing. (I normally don't do hand piecing.)

It had some real challenges, including the maker had cut it off crooked. I can say this with confidence that it was not straight across!

I however persevered, added a green border, then a big white border, after all it had to be at least queen size. 

It was then hand quilted. (By friends and myself) Something old, something new. I think it turned out perfect.

A chicken felt table runner made for my friend Margie! (she will love seeing her name on my blog)

This one is still a work in progress. I want to add more onto the sewing machine end. I'm keeping this one for me.

This friend wanted a baby quilt with a beachy theme. The fabric on the back is adorable. The back matches her embroidery work perfectly.

Turquoise and pink was requested for this one. If you blow the picture up you will see the fabric had chickens to match the embroidery work. Both of these were machine quilted. (I used a 1919 Singer 66 red eye and a 1952 Singer 15-91 to quilt these).

These quilts I made 5 years ago for sisters. (You can read about it here.) Times have changed, beds have gotten bigger, mattress thicker and they no longer fit. So they asked me to add a ruffle. I was skeptical at first. But in the end, I loved the way they turned out!

See you later!


Doreen Auger said...

Adding a ruffle is a great idea! These thicker mattresses really keep one guessing as to the dimensions of what fits what bed (especially difficult if it's a gift!!!!). Your "challenge" had a wonderful ending....I really like it (no hand piecing/quilting for these hands these days!!). Your stitching schedule is impressively busy!!!!!!

Down On The Farm said...

You are just so darned talented!!!!! Everything you make is gorgeous!!! Hope you guys have a GREAT WEEKEND! Stay dry!!!

Lise said...

You are so very talented my friend!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I don't think I could have managed to get that quilt put together but you did a great job! I love the felt table runner.....cute, cute. blessings, marlene

Joy said...

You did a fantastic job on that old fashioned quilt. I have to say something about your husband wearing that shirt with the Confederate flag... Good for him! I think the uproar over what SOME people think that flag symbolizes is so politically correct. I have never seen that flag other than a representation of southern culture and pride. It is not a racist thing... it is a historical thing--and I'm not from 'the south', I'm from Missouri.

Angela said...

They are all beautiful I admire your talent and creativity. I always enjoy seeing you wonderful creations. Thank you for sharing!!

Jeri Landers said...

You are pretty incredible. People are often telling me "You am SO patient and meticulous!", but I think quilters have an edge on that. Quilting is an art-form that requires so much more patience than I possess. Your work is a marvel.

Angela said...

Everything you do is so amazing!! Love the idea of adding a ruffle to a quilt that's gotten to small. It has been a while.
Sense I've checked your blogged, you' vet been very busy!