Be prepared - picture heavy! I did so well blogging a few weeks ago - and then nothing - so I'm trying to get caught up with the quilts I've worked on in the last few weeks.
First up wsa this beautiful quilt. The picture is kind of blurry - but those navy squares have embroidery in all of them. I can't even begin to show you the work that went into this quilt! There was some back on forth on whether she wanted custom or not, and in the end decided to go with an all over flower pattern.
She chose Flower Panto and we used a variegated blue/purple thread. It matched perfectly with the top. I was a little worried that the flower would over power her embroidery blocks but they didn't at all. Just blended in and the quilt looked great.
Jean's main reason for wanting the flower was for the backing - navy minky - and it looked awesome!
This next quilt I made me go down and start cutting out fabric. I've made this star tutorial several times and love it - one of my go to quick patterns. But Jenene made a baby version and added a cute patchwork border to boot!
Jenene used a cute Riley Blake line called Boy Crazy? maybe? Can't remember the exact name - and chose Loops and Swirls. I love loops and swirls - whenever I haven't used this pattern for awhile I wonder why I haven't. It looks great on everything and just adds the right amount of texture without taking anything away from the quilt and fabrics.
She had this cute chevron minky for the backing - perfect for her grandson's 1st birthday! Now I need to get going on mine - I cut it all out using Sidewalks from Riley Blake - seeing this picture makes me want to go down and sew!
I can't get enough of patchwork quilts. I.ALWAYS.LOVE.THEM.ALWAYS. I don't know if its the simplicity - the way the fabrics stand out and play together. But I always am happy to see and/or make a simple patchwork quilt.
Julie made hers out of the same Boy Crazy line from Riley Blake (I think) and chose Wish on a Star for the quilting pattern.
I loved the aqua border and orange backing - Julie wasn't crazy about the orange, but I love the pop of color!
This next quilt I love to look at the pattern. You can every once in awhile see a wonky looking star! I love seeing patterns within a pattern.
We did Flight of Fancy on this quilt.
Harder to see - but fit well with all the flowers in the fabrics!
Carol send me a few quilts - they are all so fun and different from each other. This next one is a postage stamp quilt and has been on my WIP list to finish for a long time!
and when she picked Spools of Thread - I thought genius! Quilting up postage stamp quilts or Scrappy Trip quilts I always think what a fun "scrap book" of fabrics you've used. And what could be better then Spools of Thread on top of all the many pieces of fabric that has been used over the years!
This next quilt Carol made just to use the Koi pattern.
I was so excited because I had never quilted it before and this was the perfect quilt for it. I loved all the Asian inspired reds and golds in this quilt. Pictures do not do it justice!
I loved this quilt and working on it because these fabrics are not something I would normally quilt with - but I was mesmerized the whole time this quilt was on my machine. I truly loved the pattern she chose, the Koi fish quilting - and the beautiful textures of the fabrics. This quilt was stunning and so much fun to work on!
Diane sent me over these next 2 quilts. I love getting multiple quilts from people and seeing how differently they contrast!
This is a fun springy quilt - and Diane chose Tickle for the pattern - one of my favorites!
I love what a whimsical looking feather this is!
Her next one was this fun quilt out of Comma - Love the black border.
She chose Orange Peel for the quilting - probably the most popular pattern right now!
Look at the back - LOVE how orange peel looks on solid backing - and loved the fun stripes she had down the sides!
One more close up!
I took these next few pictures on one of the few bright sunny days we've had in January - and now that I see the pictures - maybe too bright! I just can't win with finding the right light these days for picture taking!
Kristen used a Riley Blake line for this fun quilt and wanted Splat on it. Love the texture Splat brings to the table! A fun springy pattern and quilt.
This next quilt from Ashley was so fun to quilt for several reasons. I love these cute little houses (I think a Cluck Cluck Sew pattern)
The top border is blue - to be like the sky (again, I know hard to see with the brightness!) She wanted Glacee to feel like it was snowing.
Her backing was so cute with a stripe of houses and pinwheels and a label.
This next quilt is Sherri's APQ quilt - if you haven't been following this quilt along you should be! I have loved seeing all the ladies featured in the quiltalong and how different each and every quilt looks!
Sherri chose clamshells for her quilt and it turned out great! I think clamshells offer a great texture and somehow softens the feel (yes the actual feel) of a quilt.
Kristen's next quilt was a patriotic one.
We went with Star Spangle Banner this pattern is quickly becoming my favorite patriotic pattern!
Look how fun it is on the back!
If you've stuck with me this long I really appreciate it! Sorry for the overload of pictures - but I'm trying hard to get caught up so I can stay caught up! And its so fun to relive all these quilts! Thanks for stopping by today!