Saturday, May 29, 2010

Karyl's Pink Layer Cake Quilt

Several different patterns were used on this custom quilted quilt. "Along the Way" series of patterns and Aramis were used on various blocks and the thread used was Golden Wheat.
These are several of the blocks quilted with different patterns. Karyl has made another quilt to be proud of and I just named it the Pink Layer Cake quilt!

The backing has a strip of the front fabrics down the back. Nice!
This shows the backing in bright pink. Click on the picture for a closer look at the quilting.

Benjamin's baby Quilt!

A baby quilt for Chava's first baby boy.
A bright quilt hopefully won't keep the little one awake!

The quilt pattern is Kid's Toys and it was quilted in Copenhagen blue thread.

Sandi's Baby Quilt

This quilt is for my daughter's friend Sandi who is due soon!
This is the backing on the baby quilt.

Flower Swirls and white thread was used on this quilt.

Flynn's Baby Quilt

I made this quilt for Marcy's baby Flynn.
A cloud patttern in light yellow was used on this quilt.
The top is made with soft flannels, the backing a cotton fabric.
This shows the backing with Snoopy on it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Does Anyone remember the groovy 70's????

Way back in the 70's and late 60's I had a huge family of these fun plants. I had heard that they were a type of kalanchoe but never had the common name. We moved, and somehow the plants disappeared. Since those days, I have been hunting for these plants in all nurseries around, asking for the plants that had their babies grow on the leaves. The babies will drop to the soil and form another plant, how cool is that? But nobody seemed to understand what plant I was looking for, until a walk through a nursery the other day and to my surprise, there they were, sitting all nice in a row just waiting for me! I found the man who knew all about the plants and they are called "Mother of a Thousand" because as you can see, they form babies all along their leaves and drop them and produce over and over again. I was so excited (doesn't take much!) that I took them home and set them on my windowsill. It has me thinking that I should go look for my macrame plant hanging patterns! Where did I put my twine? How groovy is that?????
The happy families are together again.

The little babies are grown along the leaves.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alyce's Grandmother's Flower Garden

Alyce made this wonderful quilt and it's on my "to do" list of quilts to make in the future!
The quilt is Eleanor Burns's Grandmother's Flower Garden.

The thread color is Camel and the design is Garden. Below are several of the blocks on the beautiful quilt!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Alyce's Spring Quilt

Alyce made this quilt called Nana's Bouquet. Nice quilt!
The center panel is full of spring flowers. The quilt pattern is Candlewick with calming curves and a relaxing pattern overall.

The quilt was quilted with Alpine Green thread.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Taylor's Birthday Surprise!

Joni commissioned me to make a small quilt for her daughter's 15th birthday. In honor of her beloved pet rat, there are rats quilted all over this quilt. Her favorite colors are browns and greens. I hope she likes her gift!
The quilt was done with Spring Green thread.

Rats cover the quilt with the pattern called "Honeymooners".

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Alicia's T-shirt Quilt

Debbie made this t-shirt quilt for her daughter Alicia for her high school graduation. Now that's a great gift! It is so colorful and bright and the backing is a very soft cotton so she will stay nice and warm with this quilt. Nice job!
A meander quilt pattern and Mimosa yellow thread was used on the quilt.

Wonderful colorful shirts on this quilt!

Special Olympics Quilt

This quilt was made by 50 Special Olympics kids from all 50 states. Five quilts were made for the Lincoln Quilt Guild and 4 quilts will be auctioned off with the 5th one put in the collections of the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. The proceeds will go to Special Olympics. I quilted one for the guild and the thread was white and the pattern was the Special Olympics design. I had Kim Diamond create the pattern. Great job, Kim. I hope this quilt is picked for the study center! The center block.

Several of the blocks that the kids created.

Sharon's Bow Tie Quilt

Flower Swirls and Orchid Pink thread were used on this quilt.
Sharon's mother-in-law had pieced this quilt and Sharon and her sister-in-law have been trying to finish all the quilting projects left to them. Her mother-in-law was quite the quilter and Sharon is happy to have the quilts for such great keepsakes!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Quilts for Babies!

All three of these quilts were made for babies coming or already here. Six of my daughter's friends are adding to their families and I have made six quilts, three pictured here are done and the other three almost done. This was the Moon Beam pattern done in Copenhagen Blue thread.

This quilt was done with Whimsical Hearts and Fushia thread.

This quilt pattern is Bunnies and Bears done in Zinna thread.