Saturday, 14 July 2012

A Pieceful Day

kids at camp, husband at work, the only customer quilt I'd promised done in July done...and while I do have more tops to quilt, I decided to spend some time piecing...we do a fat quarter exchange in my get 4 FQ from someone and have to make them a completed project, someone else is doing the same with my FQ', to maintain secrecy and suspense,  all I can show you is my practice block.

The top is it just needs quilting, the funnest part :)

Friday, 13 July 2012

Courthouse Steps

This quilt is Patty's.   Love the colors in this one. Patty wanted a meander on this one, which was a really good choice, because those brightly patterned fabrics don't show much quilting.    I really enjoyed the simple meander after the Doghouses.  It was fun.  I used Wonderfil Mirage thread on top, so there's some sheen (but the photo doesn't show that).

 The quilting does show on the backing

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Pat's Dogs and Doghouses

I finished this quilt in June, but was waiting until after it was gifted, just in case :)  Pat made this quilt for her daughter and son-in-law as a wedding gift.  What a lovely gift.

The quilt is large enough to fit nicely on our king bed.  
This quilt got a custom treatment, with lots of ruler work.   The dogs got some different types of 'fur', and they all have hearts.  The snouts, noses, bones, eyes and balls are wool.  Love the plaid snouts!
And the houses had some different siding and roofing choices.  The beadboard border was meant to represent the fence around the yard. 
Some of the doghouse builders were exacting, and used new siding all of the same size (see below left) and other builders 'farmered' them together with what was on hand, and thus of varying widths (see below right). 

some of the dogs are under fluffy clouds, and some have stormier clouds...oh, and in the top corner...

I had a lot of fun quilting this quilt.  Also, I must say, Pat's piecing was so nice, it was easy to work with.  Pat chose a wool batting, and it drapes so nicely.