Sunday, April 28, 2019

Nannie's Memory Quilt

I had the privilege and pleasure to 
create a memory quilt for 
a customer.

She had some blouses of her great grandmother, Nannie.
Not many,
but we were still able to make a memory quilt.

This may be a picture overload post.

 I even had enough of the stripe blouse to piece
together and make a small border,

I thought it turned out beautiful. I quilted a
feather wreath in the center and
Nannie's initials at the bottom of the wreath. 

 My customer was thrilled with the finished quilt.

Nannie loved flowers, butterflies and birds, so
I incorporated those things in the quilting.

My customer did not want Nannie's given name on the quilt.
She only wanted the name she called her.

See her initials at the bottom of the wreath?

My customer was raised by Nannie from birth
and thought of Nannie as her mother.

See one of the butterflies in the above picture?

And of course I had to include a hummingbird.

My customer even wrote me a sweet note 
when she received her quilt.

Makes it all worth while for me
knowing I have made a lasting memory 
for someone.

All of my quilting is freehand.

Lots and lots of feathers.

Do you know of someone who would like 
a memory quilt made?  Send me a message 
Idewquilting18 at comcast dot net. (no spaces)

Thank you for visiting.
Remember I would love to quilt for you, 2E2 pantos or custom.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


I'm going to share a more recent quilt.
I shared this on Facebook, so you may have already seen it.

I made this applique quilt for my husband's Christmas present
in 2017.  The only thing is I never quilted it for him.
So this year I asked some of my FB followers if they thought
it was cheating to quilt this top and give
the same quilt two years in a row.
They all agreed it was not cheating, in fact some said to quilt
it, give it to him, then next year bind it and give it again. LOL

Well I didn't go that far but I did gift it two years in a row.
What quilt am I talking about????

This one. 
 The pattern is by Madi Hastings.
I love applique quilts,
 I don't, however, like sewing down all of those pieces though.
I love quilting on my long arm.
So I attached all of those applique pieces on my long arm.

He loves his name or initial quilted.
Deer really like oak trees and acorns.

All of the quilting is hand guided on my APQS Millie.

I also had another motive to finish this one.
I wanted a wall hanging for my family room.
I just didn't tell him that's why he received his finished quilt.
But I did say,
"Oh, wouldn't that look good hanging right 
there on the wall and people can see it when they first walk in"

He fell for it, so I have my wall hanging
that he thinks is his. 
Don't you just love his face, 
the deer's that is.

I know a lot of eye candy, 
I just can't help myself.

I really like the wreath with our initial.

Love how it turned out.

He was very pleased with it and excited that I actually 
finished for him.  He is still waiting on the one I made him,
in probably 2014.  I didn't like the quilt top when I finished it,
so it never got quilted.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Almost slipped up

I almost slipped up this week posting to my blog,
So here we go.
Lets look at another quilt made by my friend Paige.
Paige loves Southern Bell quilts. 
She designs them herself.  At this time she does not
offer patterns for sell, but 
she is working on that.
Here is the before picture, when I was coming up
with a quilting plan.

  I thought the ribbon looked like an arch or harbor
surrounding her.  

I wanted to add a little detail to the applique, but without over doing it.

The dress was the hardest part to come up with a 
quilting plan, but when in doubt quilt feathers.

She requested her name on this one. 
Right above the bow was the perfect place.

Lots and lots of background fills.  Giving a lot of texture.

Feathers all the way around the Southern Bell to "frame" her.

The corners had a large open space, so what do you do?
More feathers of course.
Plus I thought this would look pretty when she 
has it on her bed.

Just a few more, because I think she turned out so pretty.

I wanted the feathers hanging down on the top of the quilt,
like Spanish Moss hanging on the trees in Savannah.

Hope you enjoyed my little Southern Bell.
Paige loved her.

Remember I am quilting full time now 
and all of my quilting is freehand.
If you have a quilt top you need finished
Just let me know.
I also quilt pantos.
Have a great rest of the evening.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Let's get caught up

I don't want to overwhelm everyone,
so I will post a little bit over time, 
to catch up.

I don't remember posting about these cuties.

I made these for cousins born 4 weeks apart.
They are made from their great grandfather's shirts.
I had made a memory quilt years ago for their grandfather and when cleaning my
sewing studio I found the left over shirts and had enough 
to make 2 little baby quilts.

The parents loved them.

I also quilted this quilt for a customer.
Would you believe this is the only picture I took.

I did get a picture of the quilt hanging in the 
Crazy Quilters show in Cookeville.

She won a HM.  The first entry for my customer and her first ribbon.

Remember I am quilting full time and 
if you have a quilt that needs finishing,
panto or custom ,contact me.
Thank you for visiting,
until next time.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Helloooo is anyone here????

It has been awhile friends.
My parents have had several health issues, so I have had to help them
with doctors, hospital stays, house work, yard work, you name it.
One big thing that has happened is I left my 8 to 5 job and have 
begun quilting full time.

Teaching at MQX in Sept was exciting and fun.
I had great students, which always makes teaching even better.
Sad note is MQX will not be in Springfield, IL this year.  
I will have to wait and see if they pick another location.
Look at what my students accomplished in class.

Lovely group of ladies.  We made these wall hangings.
First designing and then quilting.  There was not enough time for everyone to finish but they did a great job.  The lady in the last picture forgot to change threads so hers is quilted using blue thread.

I have been busy quilting and want to share a few pictures.
My plan is to post all of the quilts I have worked on since July.This is mine and 
one of my favorite quilts.
This quilt was inspired by a wall mural at a Mexican restaurant. If you click on the pictures you will see that the navy blue fabric quilted in white thread giving a lace effect. 
Thus the name "Mexcian Blue Lace"  
This was at the "Quilts in the Boro" quilt show this past Aug.
All of my quilting is freehand.

I post on Facebook, but plan on posting on my blog more often this year.
If you're on FB like my business page I dew quilting or send me a friend request.

If you have quilts that need to be quilted with a panto or custom please send me a message. 
I would love to quilt for you. 

Until tomorrow.