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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

And Another Quilt for Lisa is done!

Next up for today was this baby quilt that will also be for sale at Thimble Pleasures.  
The quilting design is called Bubbles Everywhere!

Why we love Minke.....

Lisa Pieced this adorable baby quilt using pink Minke for the backing.
I beleive this quilt will be for sale at Thimble Pleasures.  Want to make your own?  The fabric is available at located in Chapel Hill.
Here's what the back looks like.  Sweet!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Christina's Quilt is Finished!!

Christina pieced this beautiful Mama's 4 Patch.  I think it's a baby quilt for a good friend of her husband.   
Here's some detail of the quilting:

The backing is a beautiful pink Minke.  It steals the show!!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Lynn's Very Very Cute Baby Quilt is Done!!!!!

Lynn pieced this baby quilt for some friends that live overseas.  When I grow up, I want to piece like Lynn.  She's perfect.
Here's a close up:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Margaret's granddaughter's Quilt is Finished!!

Margaret's granddaughter picked out all the fabric for her quilt.  We love her choices!  Now this is a happy quilt!
The Quilting design is called "Botanical Blossoms".  It's from our extensive Ann Bright collection.

Happy Birthday!!!

Linda pieced this beautiful man quilt for her son's 27th Birthday.  It's all Batiks with a yummy flannel back!!!!  Together we  chose  quilting designs that picked up on the fern motif in the fabrics.
The narrow gold border was SID as well as the blue border.  A leafy swirly continuous design  was stitched in the outer dark border to really frame this quilt:
My guess is that he will love the back as much as the front:

Giant Dahlia is finished!!!!

Cynthia's Mom made this Giant Dahlia some years ago.  She had taken a class at Alamance Community College, but never got around to quilting it. After careful planning and layout of quilting designs----the reveal:
Here are a few close up's:
Border Detail:

And one more:

The back is beautiful.  I had it hanging up to take photo's and a customer remarked that it was a beautiful whole cloth quilt.  Yes, it sure is!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jean's Quilt is Finished!!

This beautiful quilt was perfectly pieced by a good friend of Jean's.  I auditioned a variety of quilting designs and finially settled on a combination of different patterns.  I'm pleased with the outcome.  
Here's some detail:

I switched to more of an elaborate feather design to frame the quilt.  The thread was "Fig" from Superior's King Tut Line.  It's a very suttle variegated using shades of green.  Perfect! 


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Star Spangled Banner!

Anna Pieced this beautiful American Flag Quilt using X-Blocks.   I must admit, I have no idea how to use this tool.  Maybe Anna will teach a class soon with this quilt. 
We used lots of wavy lines for the stripes.  This flag is really waving!!

The narrow inner Border was SID, while the outer border received a unique chevron design, carefully following her piecing.

Magically Delicious!!!

Marion pieced this cute as a button baby quilt.
We quilted it using a design called Lucky Charms.  The design has---you guessed it---hearts, moons, stars and clovers.  Come to think of it, that was my favorite cereal as a kid.  

Janice's Flower Quilt is finished!!!

This quilt is simply perfect!  Janice and I chose the quilting designs and thread together.  The Quilt will be on display at Wish Upon a Quilt in Raleigh, where you may purchase the pattern.
Quilting Designs were created especially for this quilt:

The border design is by Tammy Finkler, goddess of all things quilting.

Very Hungry Caterpillar is finished!!

Marsha's  Very Hungry Caterpillar will be finished in time for her daughter's baby shower.  You can't believe how cute it turned out:

I used a puzzle piece quilting design for most of the quilt:

The fabric can be found at Wish Upon a Quilt in Raleigh.  Here's another close up:

The appliqued sun was accented with radiating lines: