Friday, January 24, 2014

Client Quilts - Donna's

I have an awesome customer Donna.  She sends me the biggest boxes of quilts one has ever seen.  She is a perfectionist and once the quilt is sewn - she has them all nicely hung up with backs and batting in closets.

When she ships them to me - you'd link they were still hanging perfectly in the closet.  The boxes are long so the quilts can just lay in them as if they were still on hangers.  They are wrapped in clear packing material and so pretty I'm always worried about opening the package!

Its like Christmas in my house when I get a box of Donna's quilts come.  This is the last box she sent me with 12 quilts in it - so lots of pictures to follow!

First up is this cute quilt made out of Nine Dots by Carrie Nelson of Ms Rosie.  The pattern was Sweet Menagerie from the Moda Bake Shop.  I love the bright springy colors of this quilt!  (This is on my to do list to make out of Verna!)

Donna picked Rose Leaves for this quilt - which fit it perfectly.
Her backing was this limey green rose which is to die for!  

This quilt quilt was made out of Tapestry by Fig Tree.

 Donna chose Trailing Vine for the quilting pattern.

 I love the pattern she sewed this in - and thing this one (Tapestry) and the below one (Strawberry Fields) used the same pattern yet look so different with the fabric placement.  

This Strawberry Fields on is more scrappy - and this is one of my top 2 favorite Fig Tree lines ever!

We chose a new pattern called Strawberries - fitting for this line of fabric!
Love the green polka dot.

 This is another Sweet Menagerie quilt using fun fabrics.
She chose the Posies pattern which looks good on everything!

I love this backing fabric - pulls it all together!

This next pattern is Confetti by Pattern Basket.  I love this pattern and have added it to my to do list!  

Donna used Buttercream and roses?  Is that what its called?  From Fig Tree - another great line.  She chose Paisley Playtime.  This is a great pattern with great texture!

 California Girl was such a fun different line from Fig Tree.  I love the bright colors and they stand out so well with the pattern Donna sewed.
  She chose Floral Wave for this quilt and looks great on every quilt I've seen it on.
I LOVE this backing - the coral just pops.  Great colors in this line!

This next quilt is called Imagine by Ms Rosie's Quilts. Not sure what the fabric line is called. 

Donna chose Camelias for the quilting pattern.  I hadn't ever used this pattern before I loved how it turned out!  This will be added to my list of one of my favorite floral patterns.   

This next quilt - Jewel box?  Is that the pattern?  Either way - LOVE THIS pattern - and it is now on my to do list as well!  The fabrics are Sweetwater - Sunshine maybe?  love the pops of pink. 
Donna chose CandyLand - a very popular floral pattern looks good on everything! 

This next quilt may have been my favorite in the box.  I loved this line when it came out - one of the Collection for A Cause lines - I think Legacy.  I love the dark brown border with the pink flowers.  It just gets me.  She used Confetti again for the pattern - stunning!

She chose Feathered Garden for this quilt - and it fit it perfectly!  I love this pattern - a great looking feather with a little rose flower - perfect combo.  worked great on this quilt.  I love the aqua too in it!  Donna is lucky this one made its way back in the box!

This next pattern was a free pattern on Henry Glass - she used Carrie Nelson's other fabric line Fresh Palette.  I loved the pastels in this line - especially the aqua border.  I have to go on a search for this fabric! 

Donna chose Floral Wave for this quilt - I love how she used all the white dots for the sashing!

This next quilt is a stunner!  Pattern is Sweetwater Mama's Garden - they used black on the cover which was stunning - but RED WOW!  I loved working on this quilt - it was so much fun I didn't want it to end! 

She used Feathered Garden again on this one - PERFECT with the quilt pattern. For the backing she used their pinwheel print from Sew Mama Sew - I love that print.  I need to pick me some up!  Donna said, she procrastinated this quilt cause she thought it would be harder to do the blocks - but once she started going it was easy and went quickly.  I love quilts like that - that look harder then they really are.  Deciding which color to do it in is the hard part now!
This next quilt - Wild Things by Thimbleblossoms is one of my favorite patterns.  I have never seen this done up and not loved it.  Looks good in every fabric way imaginable! 

She chose Splat which is a big bold pattern and worked wonderfully with this quilt.  I love this pattern as it is so much fun.  These fabrics were bright and cheery - and this pattern complimented that perfectly!

She has a white/orange polka dot back - look how cool the quilting looks on the back...  Almost like another quilt!

I always have so much fun with Donna's quilts - and such a hard time sending them home.  Thanks for sticking with me through all the pictures - but totally worth it, right?!?


Mary Truax said...

Just beautiful Abby and Donna!

robin chapa said...

Yes! Totally worth it! Thanks for all the great pics!!

Empty Closet Quilting said...

Wow! Lovely work!

Diana Hill said...

Lovely quilts, and beautiful quilting!

helen said...

Gorgeous all of them but love love the red and white the best!

Margaret said...

Love the pictures!! And your commentary. It helps me to learn about machine quilting when you explain what the quilting patterns look like and which quilts they coordinate well with. So, thanks!

Nathalie said...

Okay, I don't feel so bad sending my 12 to you all at once. These are beautiful and I have also added the confetti pattern to my list of to dos. I enjoy seeing those quilting patterns that I have considered, but wondered about. Thank you for sharing.

Jasmine said...

Wow! You have been busy. They all lay so nice and flat.

Anonymous said...

So many pretties! I love clients like your Donna! It sure makes are work lighter. Well done!!!

Lynn said...

Amazing!!! She has such a great eye for colors and patterns and you do such great work with the quilting. If you didn't I doubt Donna would send them to you!!

Lisa said...

I agree with you; Donna is definitely a perfectionist! I love her choices of fabric and patterns! Thank you for posting these pics! :)