This is my silk duponi quilt. I have collected the silk colors for a couple of years and knew how I was going to make the quilt. The silk was backed with a soft stabilizer so it would not fray. Then I hooped a polymesh stabilizer and added wool batting and then the silk fabric. The designs are from two of Sharon Schamber's Design Collections. The designs were embroidered on my new 10-needle Babylock Enterprise. The quilt is 20.75 inches square. I could not decide which color to use to bind the quilt, so I used a two color binding of a deep red and soft pink.
This is Ker Bloom!, a kit I purchased in Paducah from Vogies. It has beautiful Frond fabric and great colors. My friend quilted it with a modern quilting pattern. It was a pretty quilt until I added the green binding on the black border. Now it is a beautiful quilt. The binding made it really special and pulled all the colors together. My husband is the proud owner because he really liked it.
This is the design package that I am working on right now. It is from OESD and is titled Christmas Alphabet. It is originally designed by artist Krista Hamrick, who has designed many different alphabets.
I have also completed her Name Above All Names and her Family Alphabet. The wall quilt would be finished but my machine has a bit of a problem. I am anxiously waiting for its return.
Snowmen have been the designs of the week. This is Cool Guys, a machine embroidery pattern by Jana Davidson from Turnberry Lane. This is the largest size of the pattern at 62" x 70". This size of the pattern is designed for the large hoop which is about 5" x 7". The blocks are then stitched together with a well-designed stitching line that is part of the embroidery. Jana's instructions will walk you through making the entire quilt. You can purchase the pattern from Mea Bernina in Lawrence, KS.
I'll try to get a better photo tomorrow when I have someone who can hold the quilt top for me.
This is a wall hanging called "Proud Papa" by Turnberry Lane. The middle panel is machine embroidery that can be completed in one piece with multi-hooping or can be stitched in panels that are easily sewn together. The design comes in eleven formats and three sizes. The wall hanging is approximately 8 1/4" x 39". Mea Bernina has the pattern.
Last month I pieced a full size quilt using Metro Hoops. This is my small version of Metro Rings by Sew Kind of Wonderful. The piecing uses the quick curve ruler. It was quilted by Vicky Lawrence who did a fabulous job! It will be for a new great grand child.
These are the cutest pincushions that I have seen. I found the pattern in Houston at Quilt Market. The form contains batting, crushed walnuts, and flat floral weights in the bottom. The vest is lined. You can make two from two fat quarters and have some fabric left. Fabric combinations are unlimited. They are easy to make. The Overbrook Quilt Connection has the pattern.