Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Few Finishes

Here are a few finishes that I quilted and bound yesterday that I thought I'd share with you.

I simply quilted "plumes" or what I like to call "peacock feathers" all over the top for texture.

Thanks to Kathie's blog post about two weeks ago I spotted this quilt pattern. It was simple, yet each block had a custom block quilted. I think the quilting made this little 18" table topper all the more special. I quickly whipped up two of them.

Sometimes when I quilt on my longarm there is enough backing and batting leftover to quilt another little motif to use for a pillow top, table topper or even a runner. I've been wanting to stitch these bunny rabbits. This is now a small mini topper or could be a large mug rug. I wished I would have chosen a darker thread color so the design would have shown more. The lighting is helping to see this design on this little mini wholecloth number.

I also finished the little leftover half-square triangles quilt. It is so cute! I want it to be washed, dried and crinkled to tuck in a basket. A meander stitch would have been wonderful too but I love the peacock feathers.

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Monica said...

I love that little wholecloth! It's just fabulous.

Cyndi said...

Hey Mary! Those little quilts are all so wonderful, but I LOVE that little whole cloth one. Those bunnies are fantastic!

I'll be calling you later today...did you watch 'Survivor' last night? The challenge at Redemption Island made me a little nervous for a bit....

Chat soon!



AnnieO said...

Lovely! I've tried to do the plume on my home sewing machine but just don't have enough room to really get the beautiful exaggerated curve. I like the texture very much!

The bunnies are adorable. What a great little project.

Cheryl said...

UHHH! I so love the mini whole cloth! Your quilting is always exquisite.

Denise :) said...

These are beautiful -- they make me want to reach out and TOUCH! Great work Mary!! :)

Sue said...

OH MY GOODNESS ! I just love the bunnies WOW! JUST GORGEOUS !

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, you're getting some great stuff finished. Thanks for sharing.

Shelley said...

Wow, those bunnies! Very nice Mary! Congrats on a wonderful job. You're the best quilter :) We got hit by a major storm bomb this am and got 10 " of heavy wet snow in 4 hours!

Debi said...

You are amazing, these are so beautiful.

Mary Lou Casada said...

Great finishes, Mary!! I love the texture your quilting adds. The peacock feathers are gorgeous...something I might even be able to do (need to start doodling them! LOL) The wholecloth is sweet, too! It must be phenomenally satisfying to finish so much, including your son's fabulous quilt! Awesome work!
Mary Lou

Needled Mom said...

Those peacock feathers are lovely in the quilting as well as the block designs. I love you whole cloth design too. Beautiful! You have been having fun!

annie said...

You whip them out? I am amazed at how amazing these are. I love your talent and the way you express it!

Anne said...

Wow girl, you are really good! A natural for sure. Didn't take you long at all! Love every one of them. I have so much respect for all you longarm quilters because I am completely inept at the quilting process. Even straight lines. So sad! :)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wow! They are all wonderful, but the whole cloth is really cute. Looks like you had a fun time at the machine! Have a happy weekend!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

WOW!! Beautiful quilting as usual. LOVE the wholecloth bunnies.

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow very nice. you are so very talented!

Janet O. said...

I am going to say words fail me and then I am going to try to use words anyway. : )
I love the braid quilt. I think it is my favorite. Oh, so beautiful!
The little twin table toppers you just "whipped up" (are you kidding?) are very pretty. Such wonderful quilting!
The bunnies are incredible. How do you do it?
Thanks for sharing your little quilts with us. Very inspiring!! I bow before your superior talent (said with love).

WoolenSails said...

I love the floral patterns, beautiful work.


Kim said...

I do believe you've outdone yourself with this whole cloth quilting - love the bunny motif. You've put some beautiful quilts together and are oh so smart about loading on extras to utilize the leftover space on the backing/batting. :-D

Janet said...

Wow Mary you work magic with your machine. Your quilting is perfect! I love the little wholecloth quilt with the bunnies.

Leeanne said...

Oh the colours! Oh the texture! Love them, what batting do you use?
I finished my 'must have finished before Christmas' quilts yesterday, that's not to say there aren't more in the pile!

Stephanie said...

Terrific photos of your spectacular quilting.

Kaaren said...

More awesome work, Mary.

Oh to be able to have the longarm talent that you have, My fave is the first one. Love the colors!

JCnNC said...

The wholecloth little quilt is darling - well truthfully, I am just totally in love with all of the quilts. Love the quilting. Judy C

Pat said...

Your quilting makes everything more special!

Lynn said...

Such beautiful quilting!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wow, Mary! i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all your quilts. I agree with Denise -- I just want to touch them and feel the quilting. Love that peacock feathers design.

Mystica said...

Exquisite quilting.

Janet said...

I love the bunnies!The texture of the quilting on all those pieces is so luscious.

Barb said...

Oh, those peacock feathers are so beautiful and add so much texture!
Thanks for sharing these quilts

Lori said...

What pretty quilts and quilting!!

Joan said...

I do love those little quilts. and those bunnies are wonderful

Bari Jo said...

These are just beautiful! The whole cloth bunnies are way cool! The texture on everything is perfect!!!! :O) Your son's quilt looks amazing!!! I love that you didn't have to collect fabrics for a long time - I am amazed that you were able to just about get it all in one trip!!!! Have a good weekend!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Breath taking!

Belinda said...

I am never disappointed whenever I come over to see your quilting!!!


Carrie P. said...

Wow, you have been busy with some awesome quilting. Love them all especially the bunnies.

Jacquelynne said...

Your quilting is beautiful- I can't pick a favorite....

Taryn said...

The quilting on all of these is really quite remarkable. I always say, the quilting does make the quilt! Great job!

Sheila said...

Lovely quilts and the quilting is amazing !

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