Friday, May 14, 2010

Chain Saw Quilting

Rather than share with you the edge-to-edge quilts that I've done these past few weeks I am sharing photos of the custom chain saw quilt that I finally finished yesterday. This one is now headed back home.

The backs are always fun to see don't you think? It makes me want to whip up a wholecloth.

This past week I also received fun surprises. Carol sent me the new Schnibbles Times Two book. Thanks Carol!! Candace sent me this wonderful pillow. I'm delighted a second time around. I say this because Carol made this pillow for my birthday in December and then here is Candace's gift to me! How fun is that?! This pattern must really scream Quilt Hollow! Thanks girls!! You both spoil me well.


Cindy said...

You're just loved by so many bloggers, Mary.

I hear tell that the new Schnibbles book is a good one. That is so SUPER KIND of Carol.

And, Candace, well, she's a darling for sure. The pillow is a "Quilt HOllow" one for sure.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sue said...

I love the Schnibbles Times Two book and can't stopping looking at it :)

Your quilt is gorgeous!

Quilt Rat said...

Yes I LOVE to see the backs of quilts. Your quilting on this piece is absolutely wonderful.
Lively with lots of's doing a happy dance!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Love the finished quilt . . . and the pillow. But I do think that pillow would look better at my house. . . . really! LOL

Enjoy your sewful weekend.

Vicki said...

As always your quilting is superb. I love the backs of quilts also and think it looks just as good as the front.

Darlene said...

It's BEEEE-U-T-FUL. Nice job!!!

Sweet pillow!

Michelle said...

I just love your work! BEAUTIFUL!

Sherrill said...

Ooo, I just LOVE the way you quilted the chainsaw. VERY PRETTY! I'm sure the owner will LOVE it as well. And I LOVE the Schnibbles Two book and want to use my stash rather than the layer cakes so must start digging.

Irishgirlsews said... the quilt and of course your quilting on the chain saw is beyond beautiful!!!!Love it.
What wonderful friends you have and how well they know you to gift you things you really love.

Candace said...

Oh Mary, the chainsaw quilting is extraordinary! I would have wanted to keep that one for sure!
So glad you like the pillow - now you and hubby can curl up together in sync!

Karen said...

I wondered what a Chain Saw quilt is and now I know. Beautiful custom quilting. Do you find that you want to keep the quilts after you do the quilting on them?

Linda said...

Aren't you the lucky one. Beautiful quilt. Your signature is all over it. awesome.

Barb said...

What wonderful quilting....and fun gifties..

Julia said...

Just beautiful Mary...the back is as lovely as the front..
Julia ♥

Cheryl said...

When I first saw the pattern I thought it looked hard to put together until I looked at it closer and it really looks pretty simple . I love the quilting on it front and back !

Joyful Quilter said...

The back shows your wonderful feathers...beautiful! Don't tell the owner, but I like the back better than the front.

WoolenSails said...

I just love to see your quilting, you do such beautiful work with the designs. Wonderful pillow, always nice to receive gifts from friends.


Polly said...

WOWEEEE! Gorgeous quilting! Your quilting ROCKS! Polly:-)

Kim said...

A quilt worth a second look. I like the custom work you did on this one. How thoughtful of Carol and Candace to send you just the right surprises. Those girls...they are just like you! Enjoy your weekend too. :-D

Laura said...

The quilting is stunning!

What great gifts you got! You will love the Schnibbles book.

Connie said...

I love the quilt and pillow, so much work when in on this.JUST BEAUTIFUL! Have a great week in!

Loris said...

The quilting and pattern for the Chain Saw is beautiful! Lovely work :-) And the pillow is sweet...enjoy that little bird.

Carol said...

I love the quilting on this quilt, really nice. That is pretty funny that you got two of these pillows, now you have a matching set.

AnnieO said...

I love the custom quilting on this--the spiral and the feathers look wonderful. Good work, lady!

Lovely gifts for a lovely lady :)

QuiltSue said...

The quilting is wonderful on Chain Saw. I too love to see the backs where you can so often see far more detail. In fact, I often use a plain fabric on the back for just that reason, then I get 2 quilts for the price of one!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Beautiful quilting, as always! You have found the perfect quilting to complement the piecing!! Congrats on your wonderful gifts, lucky you!

Barb said...

your quilting is gorgeous!
thanks for showing the back,where we can really appreciate it

Fiesta said...

Great gifts Mary.

Lori said...

fantastic quilting!!

KatieQ said...

I love the quilting on this "chain Saw." The circles give it such wonderful motion. Of course, as usual my favorite place to look is the back.
I know what you mean about the Schnibbles Times Two book, I bought it while we were on vacation last week and pawed it everyday while we were driving (luckily I wasn't the one behind the wheel). I'm afraid I will wear it out before I can make anything from it.

Karen said...

Your custom quilting is beautiful. I'm not quite there yet (may never be) but I'm always inspired to be better. Without a longarm, it's a little different. But I'm still trying...Thanks for sharing.

Allyson said...

Mary, your quilting is stupendous and I enjoy seeing quilts that you've quilted. You're very talented.

That pillow is darling! I just picked up that pattern myself a few weeks ago. Now I want to make it even more.

Thanks for sharing.

teresamnj said...
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teresamnj said...

Oops, I meant to say your quilting is beautiful, and I love your birthday present, not Christmas preent! I had Christmas on the mind already!

teresamnj said...

Geez, I can't type either! Present!

Carol said...

Beautiful, beautiful! What a cute pillow and you're going to love the Schnibbles book.

Rebecca P said...

Wow, your quilting is so beautiful. I agree, I love looking at the back because the quilting shows so well. Very beautiful.
What lovely friends you have, very cute pillow.

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous quilting job, Mary. And what can I say about Candace's you and it's lovely.

Cathi said...

Gorgeous quilting, Mary!! I'd be tempted to use the back as the front -- it is SO gorgeous!

Sue-Anne said...

Your quilting is fantastic! Your cushion is gorgeous too and I am dying to get my hands on the Schnibbles book.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love that quilt. And the quilting. Cute pillow too.

Jan said...

Mary, I love my quilt. You did a superb job enhancing it. It will be beautiful on the quilt rack I rec'd at Christmas. Come winter it might have to come up to my bed. Thank you so much. My boss has already asked if she can display the quilt when we showcase Kimberly's patterns and rulers this summer. She will be coming and talking at our guild meeting and then teaching classes in August.

I know you have done a few Schnibbles quilts but have you decided which you want to do from her book? After seeing your Hot Cross quilt that will probably be my first one.

Kathie said...

quilting is amazing. AMAZING
love the pillow too, ah yes it says quilt hollow :)

Shelley said...

The Chainsaw quilting is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Micki said...

I just got that book too, I can see myself making a few of the quilts. Your pillow is wonderful!

Wendy said...

Such a sweet gift for a very sweet person.

*karendianne. said...

Gosh that's really lovely!

Salem Stitcher said...

That quilting is gorgeous. I would have never thought of something like that. Amazing.

Janet said...

I love seeing the quilting pattern from the back, what a beautiful job. A book and a pillow, I think you're very lucky, both are fabulous.

Jo said...

Beautiful quilting...I wish I so talented.

Shakerwood said...

Beeeutiful usual!

Janet said...

I love the quilting in the chain saw quilt! Thanks for showing the back. How do you know just the right design to quilt in each area? I get so stuck with that!

Renierae said...

Where can I get a copy of the chain saw quilt pattern?

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