dianne31331 reacted to Jamie.email@example.com in Quilting Shed Inspiration
I relocated to Idaho and am in the process of building a home. I could not wait until a house was built to start quilting so I had a shed built. We finished the inside and this is now my very happy place.
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dianne31331 reacted to clgtennis in Metro Hoops finnish
I started making this quilt early last year and finally finished the piecing and quilting. I loved how the quilting designs came together and planned to keep this one for myself but I have someone interested in buying it so not sure where this will end up! Hobbs 80/20 batting and Superior threads quilted on my Freedom with IQ. Ditch work and straight lines are ruler work. Quilting designs are from House of Creations...no affiliation but stitch out beautifully!
dianne31331 reacted to SWall in Luminary
Finished my ‘alison glass sew Luminary quilt kit by Jamie Swanson’ 42” x55”. I had to chuckle when I showed my son the quilt... he wanted to know where the rest of the quilt was
it was an interesting project as the star is created by cutting fabric strips of varying widths, sewing these together in color ways and then cutting those strips into random widths - diagonally and straight, sewing those together and then cutting diamonds and finally sewing the diamonds together. And then hoping you made the correct color selections etc to make sure you got the rainbow effect.
it was a fun project
dianne31331 reacted to LisaC in Woven Rosewood Quilt Finish
I can't remember the last time I posted a finished quilt photo and I love seeing all of yours. Here is a recent finish; I pieced this quilt over the past two or three years. I found the gorgeous Robyn Pandolph border fabric on sale and bought the rest of the bolt and the one coordinate they had. My heart wanted me to quilt this thing to death; but my logical side said NO! Finish it; it goes on your bed and your dog will sleep on it! At any rate, it is finished and we are enjoying it. I used Quilters Dream Wool Batting and a variety of Glide and Sew Fine threads; quilting is all freehand and ruler work. Thank you for looking!
dianne31331 reacted to Marie0722 in Zoe the Zebra
The recent discussion about Facebook and the forum has reminded me that I have been meaning to post more quilt pictures here. Have you met Zoe the Zebra? This quilt pattern was featured in Quiltmaker magazine, and when my friend and customer Salli sent me a picture of her version and asked if I would like to quilt it for her, I was delighted. This is such a cute quilt with the three-dimensional details, and all that negative space is a longarm quilter's dream. I knew right away that I wanted to add more flowers, and when Salli dropped off the top this was the only thing she knew she wanted... some shadow flowers in the background. Great minds think alike. I felt that an odd number of flowers worked better, so I only added two more and filled the remaining space with a butterfly. I quilted the background with random fillers. The outer border fabric is very busy, and the quilting doesn't really show, it looks better in the pictures than in reality, so I just repeated one of the background fillers and turned it into a border design.
dianne31331 reacted to EHonour in Cross for Comfort
My wife and I are now in Florida in the RV for a month, so there's no long-arm quilting going on - just some piecing. But before we left, we put together this quilt in about a week and a half. Our daughter was discovered with cancer of the gum in December and had surgery this month to remove three teeth and some bone. The cancer was all removed, she is healing well, and they have given her an appliance to fill the space, but she is really disheartened and having to struggle with emotions and fears. So my wife decided that she needed a hug from us, even though we could not be there. This is pieced with cotton on the top but a Minky backing and thick Hobbs wool. It's really warm and friendly. And when I was done quilting it, I was amazed to see how great the quilting looks on the Minky side.
If you look closely at the gold border, you'll see a football at the top (for her husband the Steelers fan), icons for Paw-Paw's Butterfly and Paw-Paw's Princess on the sides (for her two marvelous daughters), and an extra heart on the bottom to represent herself and her love for her family.
Quilting with a Minky back was a bit of challenge, and I turned to some posts on this forum for some great help. Thanks to you all for the advice that you post.
dianne31331 reacted to delld in Wall hanging Quilt for church youth
Our high school youth just painted their class rooms and needed something to brighten it up. I took patterns to them to select from and asked what colors they wanted. They selected "Rejoice" from Block Party studios and want orange, blue, yellow and green. This is what they received in church last Sunday! They really liked it!
20180224_144018-1 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
20180224_143136 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
dianne31331 reacted to IBQLTN2 in Quilt show pictures of Henry and Ellie the elephants
These are my 2 elephant quilts that I won ribbons on at our guild quilt show. Henry won the judges choice and honorable menti9n ribbon and Ellie won an honorable mention ribbon.
dianne31331 reacted to Tellabella in GUILD QUILT SHOW
Here is the latest quilt I just completed for one of the guilds I belong to...the quilt will be raffled off at our November quilt show so I decided to do some custom quilting to really make it pop...It includes lots of ruler work, ditch work, a bit of curved ruler work with pebbles and ribbon swirls...in the solid areas and feathers in the remaining areas...I love the way it turned out and hopefully it will help sell some raffle tickets for our charity...
dianne31331 reacted to brendasr8 in IQA Silent Auction Mini-Quilt
I was asked to donate a small quilt for the International Quilt Assoc. Silent Auction in Houston. Here is the quilt that I created. It is 21.5 in. square. I quilted it on my George with 100 wt. silk on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. I was honored to have been asked to donate a quilt, but it's going to be hard to let this little gem go!
If you go to the show this fall, please check out the silent auction quilts and maybe even place a bid!