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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A new quilt to feature!

This quilt is called "a new galaxy" and it's pieced by Joyce from New Bern.  Joyce loves her batiks, and it shows!

It was custom quilted by Johnny.  He took a much needed break from the remodel of the Inn long enough to quilt Joyce's quilt.  Said he needed a quilting fix.  Right on, Johnny!

Border designs were carefully placed, according to Joyce's perfectly mitered corners.

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Another shot of the border detail

The back of the quilt

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Couldn't resist a 3rd featured quilt and quilter this week

Mary pieced this beautiful Mariners Compass wall hanging.  She is a new customer to me from New Bern, NC, and a brilliant quilter.  We had fun goin' to town on this piece.  All custom, our specialty. 

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Another angle

lots of detail......

three borders, inner was SID, mid had geometric design, outer was much more intricate. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our second featured quilt and quilter is..........

 ......miss Natalie from Pomona Kansas.  This quilt will be shown at the Kansas State fair.  It's a beauty. And it's big--93 x 112, all custom quilted,  and decked out with Prairie Points.  There's a variety of star blocks, all separated with blue sashing that was stitched in the ditch on all sides.  The borders were different widths on the sides, which created even more interest. The 10.5 inch outer white border had applique flowers and leaves in each corner and was echo quilted with a flower motif throughout.  We quilted the veins into the leaves at Natalie's suggestion.  Brilliant touch.  Enjoy and good luck Natalie!

Taken in the owners quarters of the Cartwright House Bed and Breakfast.

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Each star block is different!

Stitch in the ditch around the sashing is time consuming, but totally worth it.

Pinwheel blocks went around the quilt

Detail of the pinwheel blocks

Detail of the echo floral quilting on the large white outside border.  I tinted it in Picasa to show the detail.

Here you can see Natalie's expert applique, and the detail that was quilted into the leaves.

And lastly, just playing with Picasa!!

The first of two featured quilts and quilters for this week!

This week there are two featured quilts and quilters.  The first is none other than our very own Julie, owner of  Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill, NC.  If you have not been in the shop lately, they have lots and lots of new fabrics and patterns.  Anyhoo, take a peek at this colorful quilt.  I had a good time with the quilting, using all geometrics.

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I quilted the border with a wavy piano key

Here you can see the diagonals that run thru the quilt