Thursday, November 12, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
I have really slacked off posting this year. I would like to try to catch up a little bit. In order to do that the next few posts will be mostly pictures and not much writing. I am sorry that I will not be giving credit to the maker of each quilt. (I never used last names anyway.)
Here are some of the quilts I longarm quilted earlier this Fall.
Monday, November 9, 2015
This quilt has been the header and backdrop of this blog ever since the beginning in 2010.
Then it became the backdrop for the website when I started it in 2012.
I did not have the original quilt because it had been raffled off in 2010 for a fundraiser for the Trappe Volunteer Fire Company. Over the years I have had many requests for the pattern. So, for our 3rd Anniversary I reworked the pattern and offered it for free to our customers.
Everyone loved the original quilt so when I chose fabric for the new one I tried to keep it as close to the original as possible. Needless to say, I had fabric everywhere.
The picture of the original quilt that I used to choose fabrics.
When I laid out the background squares, look who helped.
The background is made with 10" squares.
We now have packs of these 10" squares pre-cut in the shop.
It didn't take long to cut out all of the petals. I layered 4 pieces of fabric, ironed a freezer paper shape on the top layer, and cut them out with a rotary cutter.
I cut all of the circles out with the AccuQuilt.
When I first laid out the shapes I put a pin in until I was sure of placement.
Once I was satisfied with the placement, I glued all the pieces in place with Elmer's School Glue, all except the light yellow.
Something isn't right. It just does not look as good as the original quilt.
I think it is the light yellow. It is just too light.
I think this yellow will look much better.
Sage agrees. She loves the quilt with the new yellow.
I left the room to get my camera and Sage had to mess things up a bit.
Chris held the quilt so I could get a good straight on picture.
Way back in 2010 the members of the 7 Sisters Quilt Group in Trappe each made one of these quilts.
I think they all look amazing hanging on the porch.
This is Chris' second one that she has not quilted yet.
I love how she made it her own!
This is a fun simple quilt to make and it is stunning.