Friday, February 3, 2012

Look What's Quilting Jan. 27-Feb 3, 2012

Before I took off on vacation, Quilting Nancy Watts and I worked feverishly to get as many quilts finished as we can.  We're REALLY looking forward to Quilting Nancy Cook's return from her jaunt across the southern tier of America...

This bright and bold throw quilt is Emma Kennedy's (age 9) first pieced quilt.  Emma is the niece of Lisa Ulmer, one of our regular quilting customers.  Lisa has been giving Emma quilting lessons.  You can never start too early.  Emma chose to quilt it with Flowers pattern in Hot Pink Hombre Variegated thread by Signature.

Joan Chamberlain, Harlan, had this king-sized quilt pieced by a friend for her grandson, Tyler.  The quilt is constructed using shirts and clothing Joan's daughter and Tyler's mother, Brandy's closet.  Brandy tragically passed away a few years ago when Tyler was a baby.    Joan chose the card tricks quilt block design to show off the wide variety of fabrics in the quilt.  She had it quilted with Star Layered pattern in YLI Monofilament thread. We trimmed the quilt and attached the binding; Joan will stitch the binding down.  The quilt will be a comfort and memorial for many years to come.


Little Maddy Theisen is going to LOVE her new t-shirt quilt.  Her mom, Jodi Theisen, Alta, asked me to piece it together for Madison.  Maddy is a huge Storm Lake Tornadoes fan (her mother is a guidance counselor at the school).  Maddy attends all the games and participates in cheer and dance squad nights.  Maddy loves bright colors, and this quilt is definitely bright.  Because the t-shirts were so small, I changed our normal t-shirt quilt design to allow for 12-1/2" blocks with 2 framing fabrics.  I quilted it with a dense Tornadoes pattern in YLI monofilament thread.


Kristi Schlinz, Woodbine, pieced this layer cake throw quilt together as a gift for her daughter.  Yum, love the colors (and wish I would have stocked the line).  She chose a black minky backing for the quilt.  Minky can be a pain to work with, but you can't beat it for snuggle-ability.  Kristi chose to quilt it with Loops & Swirls pattern in YLI Monofilament thread.  She had us trim the quilt and attach the binding, and she will stitch the binding in place. 

Lisa Ulmer first came in to our shop on a "Roaring Into Harlan" motorcycle night.  I'm so glad she stopped by.  She has ben a great customer and brings us beautiful quilts to quilt.  I didn't check in this quilt when she came, so I don't know the fabric line, but it looks like Moda charm squares and jelly rolls.  She chose to quilt it with 30's Flower pattern in Latte thread by Signature.

What do you do with all those scraps?  Check out Mary Pfeiffer's answer.  You sort them into colors then toss them together in this interesting pattern.  Mary pieced this handsome full size quilt using scrap fabrics with a common light background.  She chose to quilt it with Hearts and Loops pattern in Ivory thread by Signature.

Melody Cordes, Avoca, pieced this rich-looking Winter wall hanging.  She chose to quilt it with Asian Leaves pattern in Spiced Tea thread by Signature.

When Sheryl Thomas, the quilting cook, pieced a John Deere panel quilt together for a friend's son, she had some left-over fabric that she turned into pillow-tops.  She chose to quilt them in the same Tractors design as the quilt in Lt. Piper Green thread by Signature.

Mmmmmmm.....  This Asisan beauty was once a kit from Prairie Star Quilts in Elkhorn.  Pat Trusty, Omaha pieced it together and brought it in with her stack of five quilts.  This was the last one we quilted. Although the design was intended for the Asian fabrics, it would work great with any large focus fabric and coordinates.  Pat chose to quilt it with Asian Leaves pattern in Lt. Brown thread by YLI.

Coming soon to Stitchin' Tree Quilts.  This is one of the PRE-CUT kits that we plan to take to Paducah.  This Take 5 quilt features fabrics from Marie Osmond's Groove On line by Quilting Treasures.  It's fun, it's funky, and super-easy to put together because the blocks are all cut for you.  We quilted our store sample in a brand new quilting design - Bo Dangle - in Mallard thread by Signature.  The quilt is 74"x74" and the kit will retail for $55.00 (does not include backing).  We should have the available before Valentine's day.  

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