Monday, July 21, 2014

Sandy's Beauty!

Just finished quilting Sandy's amazing pieced and appliqued quilt. Her applique is probably the best I've seen and her fabric and color choices all work together beautifully.

Here's a close-up of the border where I stitched using the fabric design as my guide.


In the center she used the glorified 9-patch block in two ways, one plain with a center appliqued circle, the other with two layer applique petals. I designed the quilting to be unique for the two types of blocks then surrounded them both with freehand heirloom feathers for some movement.

As this is a traditional quilt, I used matching thread throughout.
Hope you enjoy seeing this beauty.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Etsy Shop Quilter Barbara Perrino

Thrilled to be able to share an amazing modern quilt with you. This graphic beauty was designed and pieced by quilt artist Barbara Perrino, I supplied the simple quilting. Barbara sells her work and takes commissions at her Etsy shop:
where you can see many more samples of what she has to offer. Her piecing is the most precise I think I've ever seen! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wreathmaker in EQ7

Today's monthly group meeting at Folk Arts in Wakefield, RI played with the wreath maker tool. This tool allows you to take any applique shape and turn it into a wreath. The shape can come from just about anywhere in the program or be imported. Then it can be turned into a wreath with choices of how many, how close together, and then the spacing of the applique. Here's a sample quilt of four blocks, each different.Then I added sashing and an automatic border. One is simply hearts wreathed, another is drawn out brush strokes, then some flower petals, and finally, petal shapes with a pulled out stem. Takes a bit of practice and they all did so well. The variety of what they come up with is the best part ~ they always amaze me!