Saturday, April 24, 2010

Quilt Show - no admission

Rod and I have returned from the train show, and today I got one of the Disney quilts nearly done.  And now, it's time for a quilt show with no admission fee.

This is the horse quilt that I had shown before it was finished.  I don't feel real confident in my free motion quilting abilities - usually I just do stipple quilting.  But I've decided that I just need to brave the waters and practice.  So on this quilt, I quilted stipples around the horses, swirls on some of the horses, stars in the borders, and vines with leaves in some of the sashings.  Not perfect, that's for sure, but it's a start.

This is the quilt made from the Queen of the Ranch panels.  I wanted something simple and fast, so I just put borders around the individual blocks and then put them together.  I stipple quilted around the cowgirls, and did diagonals in the bandana blocks.  The people who have seen the quilt seem to think it's OK.


This is the Chunky Churn Dash pattern which I made with scraps from dog bandanas that I made in the past.  The hourglass blocks, however, are made with new fabric from Pat Sloan's Sweet Liberty line.  For a quick quilting, I just quilted diagonals  in the blocks.  I think it's my favorite this year, and Rod says he'll buy chances on this quilt.

And last, is the quilt made from the Back in the Saddle panels.  I really cheated with this one, and only added fabric where needed to make the quilt the size I wanted.  Unless you look closely, you can't really see where I put the needed fabric.  In the sashings, I took the advice I was given and quilted to make it look like ropes.  Then in the blocks, I just did an allover stipple. But they're done, and I'm feeling good about the way they look. Now if they just raise some good dollars for the kids at St. Jude.  


JustCindy said...

I think they are all beautiful!

Pat said...

Wonderful job on all of them and I LOVE a quilt show with free admission!! How was the train show?