Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Week with Thimble Blossoms

It started a few weeks ago with an instagram from Camille Roskelley asking if I would be interested in doing some quilting for her....duh - yes of course!

She dropped off this beauty!  

I have been working on my own Swoon blocks for a year or so now - so seeing a completed Swoon quilt in person - and having it be the actual designers quilt - was kind of like Christmas.

She wanted the Baptist Fan  pattern quilted on it - I was nervous the whole time it was quilting - I mean when your life consists of work, kids, and quilting - Camille is kind of like a movie star in my world!  I was really happy with how it turned out and I think she was too!  You can see some great pictures of the finished quilt here.

While Camille was here - I asked for her opinion on a quilt done out of her and her mom's new line Scrumptious.  

I can't show the whole quilt just yet - but my client decided on crosshatch for the border and baptist fan for the center - I really like how it turned out.

Here's a pic of the back so you get an idea.  

The next day - I wanted to throw on a quilt to have going while prepping a big ole quilt.  I received this in the mail that day - and I had to pull it out!

12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain - in the Piece of Cake Thimble Blossom pattern....not sure there is a more perfect pairing!  I love this quilt and this line!  The quilting was hard to see on this picture - but she chose Holly Panto which is one of my favorite Christmas patterns.

The very next day - a cute new client brought me not one - but two Vintage Holiday quilts.  This quilt is on my to do list - so I loved getting to quilt them up.  

She chose a new Christmas pattern I just bought called Christmas Snow and the picture doesn't do this pattern justice.  I love the sizing of the snowflakes.  Fun pattern for Christmas quilts out there.

The two quilts were identical and we quilted them up that same way.  They turned out so cute!

Towards the end of an already busy busy week - Sherri dropped off a few quilts.  I was so excited to meet her in person - but sorry Sherri - I might have even been more excited to see this quilt in person!

Hopscotch is also on my to do list (the list is never ending).  Every time I've seen this pattern done up I've loved it - but seeing it in person and in Simply Color I almost couldn't part with this quilt!  I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!  

We chose the Chevron pattern for the quilting which I personally think was a perfect match.  

She backed with Moda Bella Solids Grey (or is it silver?) This is the chevron from the back so you can see it better.  Love this quilt!

So after a busy busy week - I thought I was done with seeing Thimble Blossom patterns (or fabric) for awhile.  I mean - I quilted 6 this week in this category.  But - lucky for me - I got a Swoon quilt delivered yesterday that I will be adding to the mix this week!  Can't wait to show you that one too.
This week has been exhausting - but what a great week to be inspired with all the amazing quilts I get to see and quilt each and every week.  Sure do love this little gig of mine!

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MareMare said...

Beautiful! Bonnie and Camille fabric was one of the first designer fabric I bought when I started quilting!

Sherri said...

Such a fun post! You were so busy...I sure appreciated you adding me to the list! It was so nice to meet, too!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Abby, your work is beautiful! Congratulations on your business! And thanks for all the inspirational quilt pics!

kansaswx said...

Ohhh, Thelma's quilts!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

I am seriously jealous! I can't believe that you get to quilt for some of my favorite designers and bloggers! They turned out gorgeous! Excellent job!

Anonymous said...

Your work is beautiful Abby. I'm absolutely amazed at what you manage to do while being the mom of young boys. Congrats!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Gorgeous quilts, and so fun you quilt for some of the "movie stars" in our world :-) You did some great work, and bet they will be back again :-)