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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Joyce's Garden View is also finished!

It was custom quilted with a beautiful feather design inside the borders.  The inner pink border was SID, while the feather theme continued with feathered swags in the outer border.  The silk batting gives this quilt a dreamy look and feel.

Pinwheel Jelly Roll is Finished!

Joyce R. made this happy pinwheel quilt to hang on the wall of her studio. 

Swirling feathers made up the bulk of the quilting; the inner and outer borders each were delighted to receive their own custom designs!

The Bears absolutely love making each quilt special and unique!

Janelle's Fall Leaves Quilt is Finished!!

It was great to meet Janelle and hubby last weekend....perk of the job---meeting nice people. Janelle is a perfectionist. These pictures won't be able to show how meticulous she is.  And the colors are beautiful:

Jenelle selected a beautiful leaves panto.  This design will really show on the solid backing fabric!



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Elaine's Flag Quilt is Finished!!

It was great meeting Elaine the other day.  This beautiful Flag Quilt is constructed using her original design.  This makes an already special gift even more so.

Here's a bit of quilting detail:

Marian's Rail Fence is Finished!

Marian made this beautiful bed size quilt.  It's a gift, I think...The quilting design we chose was a beautiful meandering feather. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Linda's Quilt is Finished!

Linda made this beautiful star quilt with Purple Minke on the back!  She used a special tool (can't remember the name of it) that puts a star at the ends of the sashing.  Brilliant!

Here's a shot of the purple minke backing:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Michelle's Wall Hanging is Finished!!

Michelle made this beautiful wall hanging from an assortment of brown and gold batiks. It's going to look great hanging in her office!

Here's a birds eye of the quilting:

Callie's Quilt is finished!!!

It was great to meet Callie last week.  Her turning 20 Ocean Quilt is just beautiful!

We used a Bamboo Batting by Legacy.  For some reason, Batik and Bamboo just simply play real nice together.  It was quilted with a variety of shapes, swirls and coral looking things in a Shimmery Thread from Superior Rainbows line called Opal.  Perfect!

Star Crossed x 2!!!

Cindy made two of these beautiful Star Crossed Quilts.  They turned out just perfect!  Here's the first:

Both were quilted with a star design:

Here's the other one --slightly different border:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cis's Quilt is finished!

Cis made this beautiful King Size quilt for her daughter.  It's big -- I could only photograph the top half as it was hanging.  

Here's some detail of the quilting:

The borders really frame out this beautiful quilt!  There are two blue borders, each with their own design separated by a narrow white border.  All are stitched in the ditch. 


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Antique DWR is back from the show!!!!!

This Antique Double Wedding Ring is from ---we think---1930's????  It was custom quilted by the Three Bears and on display at the DOQ Quilt show in October.  It could not be judged, as it was not pieced by a DOQ member.  It's approx 90 x 90 and bound by the world famous Lynn Elliott.  It's one of my favorite quilts ever, and I can't wait to display it in my new studio.  Oooopppss!  I almost let the cat out of the bag.  Get back in the bag!! Now!!  Bad Kitty!!

 Corner Stone and Binding Detail:

This quilt was hand pieced.  Perhaps you have an antique quilt top that was never finished.  Maybe from a family member or even one that you purchased at an estate sale.  The Bears have lots of experience handling these delicate quilt tops.  We'll be happy to take a look at yours.

Melon detail:


Tracie's Quilt is Finished!

It's another king size, all custom quilted--our specialty!

The fabrics are beautiful!  The quilt has a giant star in the center and four borders:  The outside border received a hanging diamond crosshatch.  Johnny's  crosshatch patterns are brilliant.  They always line up perfectly all around the perimeter of the quilt!

The white border:

The green swag border:

Liana's Quilt is Finished!

It a king size beauty!

It's a Ribbon Winner!!!!

.........and it's mine this time!!  Whooo-hoooo!  It's the happy dance that I'm doing today!

The Quilt is an Amish Medallion Pattern that I found in an old book of Quilt Patterns.  There weren't really any instructions, so I knew it was the perfect project for me.  I rarely follow them anyway.  And besides, now I have a built in excuse in case it's a flop.  Here's a bit of detail:

  basket detail:

I love breaking the rules, and a big one here was combining cotton sateen and batik fabrics.  Apparently that's a no-no.  I say yes-yes!! Here is some of the detail of the feathers used in the background quilting.  

And here's a bit of quilting detail from the dahlia designs:

   I should have used the sateen on the back, as it is now a beautiful whole cloth.  Since I was going to use it as a wall hanging, I used 200 ct bleached muslin.  But it looks nice too: