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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Miniature French Nosegay

From the quilt swap, I can now post a picture of the quilt I made to send to my partner. I reduced the french nosegay pattern, and made up this little 12" x 12" quilt, with matching pillow.
  I loved this pattern and thought it would make up really cute. I think it did, don't you?


Thursday, May 10, 2012

New big things

The Koi Quilt…. it's been awhile coming but at last I got it done, and then it went to the quilters to be machine quilter. We talked about what would look good on this one and came up with several ideas, one of them being lilly pads and for the corners sponge coral.
Then I left it in her hands. I brought it home a couple of days ago and finished the binding. I love this quilt!
  You can see why below.

Each of the bands have quilting, and the center {while it's hard to see} the fish look like they are jumping off the quilt as they are puffed up from the loft of the batting. They look like the real koi I have out in the pond.

It's bright and vibrant and I'm so glad I have a really good machine quilter to complement my work. Without her it wouldn't look the same, and I'd never get it finished, as I can't do hand quilting anymore. So what do you think?