More Finishes

Here are some more quilt finishes. There are two Maverick Stars, one of which was quilted with my old machine and groovy boards and stylus and the new one quilted with the ProStitcher. They are alike except for the borders. I made them for my twin grandsons, but think they’re just not “boyish” enough for them, so will repurpose them where they will be appreciated more.

It feels soooooooooooooo good to get these quilted and out of the stack. In fact, there’s only one quilt left in my stack. Grandchildren are coming to visit for the rest of this week, so I will be quilting again next week.

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 And here is one of the heart table toppers that I made last Spring and just now quilted with the new machine. This was done freehand, and I was just beginning to get a feel for the machine. 

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And here’s another finish of a quilt that I made a couple of years ago just after I retired, but after it was done, I didn’t like it very much and could never figure out how I wanted to quilt it. But I decided on the Double Bubble pantograph and I think it looks great. 3-IMG_4056 199-IMG_4052 194-IMG_4047 
 

Quilting some UFO’s

This has been a summer of finishes, primarily quilting some tops that have been around for awhile. The blue top dates back to my pre-Accuquilt days. And I believe Norma pieced the sunflower quilt top for me. It is definitely a bright one.

At the quilt expo in Raleigh back in June, I tried all of the longarm quilting machines. My Nolting Hobby Quilter was made before any of the current machines that have all the bells and whistles. I fell in love with the HandiQuilter Avante and before I knew it, I had ordered one. It came a couple of weeks ago, and I have been quilting steadily ever since. I love this machine. I am also loving quilting some edge to edge designs that I created over the past few years. These two designs are available as digital downloads at IntelligentQuilting.com. Here are two finishes from last weekend:

 

SwirlyQs quilting design
SwirlyQs quilting design

 

SwirlyQs quilting design
SwirlyQs quilting design

 

Kes quiltling design
Kes quiltling design

 

Kes quilting design
Kes quilting design

 

Kes quilting design
Kes quilting design

 

 

  
 

Split Stars by Jeannie for QOV

Jeannie Denson sent me an email last week with a photo of a beautiful split star quilt that she was making for a Quilts of Valor project. She used the Split Star instructions here for the star blocks and added a half square triangle block as a connecting block. The connector blocks make the stars stand out even more.

This is the first quilt she made, but the QOV foundation has strict requirements for size and this was a little too small. The quilting on this one looks like stars and stripes.

photo (2)Jeannie got busy and made a second split star quilt that was bigger. She did a marathon stitching session and finished the top in two days. And it is on her quilting machine already. The pattern in the fabrics in this one give it an extra sparkle don’t they?

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Closeup of split star block
Closeup of split star block

  
 

Lovely Heart Quilts

I got a wonderful note and photos from Linda Erickson showing me more of her heart quilts. These baby quilts are as pretty as can be. She used the AccuQuilt GO! applique hearts and beautiful clear bright colors in these quilts. I could look at them all day. Linda has a Tiara quilting machine which is a longarm on a stationary table, so quilting is free-motion, but there’s lots of room and table for moving the quilt around. And the quilting designs are just perfect for these quilts.

Look at the binding on the second quilt. This is something I have done on scrappy quilts too. She has pieced the strips. Doesn’t it look nice? These beautiful quilts should inspire all of us to go through our stash and find the prettiest colors we have and make something beautiful.

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Tomorrow, I will have another quilt show from Jeannie who has been making Quilts of Valor.