Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We wish you a Merry Quiltmas

One of the nice things about having the IntelliQuilter on my Nolting 24 Pro is that it can be working while I am sewing something else.  This adorable winter wallhanging designed by Pat Sloan was my project this week.  I wanted to finish it before the Christmas guild meeting, so I had something for show and tell.

So, I cut out, pieced, appliqued and assembled this little beauty over the four days of quilting I needed to do to finish my customer quilts.  Above is a close up of snowflakes in the background of the holly applique center.  In the triangles around the center, I put a sweet feathered triangle in the white areas and holly in the red ones.

The only way you can really see the holly is to click on this picture and magnify it.

The outer setting blocks consist of several rectangle bricks sewn together.  I quilted a luscious large feathered triangle over this.  You can barely see it -- too much variation in the colors of the bricks, I guess.  But now I have my Christmas wallhanging quilted, bound, and after tomorrow, hung!

As long as I needed more time to finish assembling the Pat Sloan wallhanging, I quilted one of my works that has been sitting around for years.  It is also bound, and ready to be displayed come July 4th.  The quilting can't be seen, even up close. I used an Independence Day pantograph on these interlocking loops.

And this is another small quilt that had been packed away and pretty much unloved until I quilted it yesterday and put the binding on it today.  It is nondescript, as quilts go, because of the autumn coloring and blah pattern, but I quilted it with a pantograph depicting Noah's Ark, and now it has its own little personality.  The back of the quilt is fabric with Noah's Ark on it, and that's what gave me the idea to use that motif for the quilting.

So this past week I quilted three customer quilts, four of my own (one doesn't have binding on it yet -- I'll show you that one when I finish it), and put together a charity quilt that is now ready to be quilted.  It's from a Hoffman pattern called Trade Winds.  But more about that another day.

1 comment:

  1. Holy Moly ... you've been busy!!! I LOVE the Christmas quilt - how come I don't have that pattern? And the interlocking loops?!! You've been holding out on me.

    GREATJOB as always.