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Monday, May 16, 2011

Julie's String Quilt is finished!

Julie pieced this beautiful lap size string quilt.  I just love it!  Click on any image for more detail!

This quilt looks stunning with the design that Julie chose.  It's called "Mixin-it-Up" by one of my favorite designers, Tammy Finkler.

This photo was also taken in Room #5 at the Bed and Breakfast, AKA, the Crows Nest.

It's a Wedding Quilt!!

What could bring more joy than a wedding?  Not much, unless it's a wedding quilt!  This one was made by Barbara, a brilliant quilter and, quite simply, just a wonderful person.  When I first met Barbara, she was, without a doubt, the happiest, most content person I had met In a long, long time.  What was it?  Can't put my finger on it, but I do remember her comment about where she was living.  "It's heaven on earth".  Wow, I want to live in a place like that, I thought.  Well, that's how I feel about Oriental, NC.  Yes.  Just like that.  So here it is. Barbara's quilt:

Taken in the"crows nest".  Click for detail.

Some tinting shows the quilting detail.  Barbara chose a yummy flannel for the backing.  The newlyweds will have two quilts;  the back looks as good as the front!

Because the backing was flannel, I chose dream cotton select.  This batting has no scrim, and really pairs well with flannel.

I enhanced this photo to show quilting detail.  Click the image for more detail

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Study in Black and White

Natalie constructed this beautiful Quilt using only black and white prints.  Well, the sashing is all solid black, but that's it for solids.  It's an Overbrook Quilt Connection 2010 Block of the Month.  While I wish I could post every single quilt like I used to, at least for now, I'm limited time-wise to choosing 2 or three each week.  When the Bed and Breakfast opens (soon!!!), and the renovations wind down, I'll be able to do more pictures. Remember, you can click on any image for more detail.

Small Applique

On a King Size Bed

Large Applique

Barbara's Snail Quilt is finished!

Barbara was referred to me from Bernina World of Sewing in Raleigh.  By the way, that's where I bought my first Bernina a gazillion (or so it seams) years ago.  I still have it and still love it, even tho I've added a few others to the fleet.  This is a really nice quilt shop that's stood the test of time.  Pop in and see them sometime.  Here's a few pictures of Barbara's adorable baby quilt:
She requested swirls for the background quilting, and outline the snail.