Wednesday, March 31, 2010

All the Way from Switzerland!

This past winter I was so excited to find out that I would be recieving a rush order quilt over Christmas that would be traveling all the way from Switzerland! My FIRST international quilt...yeehah! Kerri who lives in Switzerland did a marvelous job piecing her quilt top. The primary colors she picked really pop on their dark black background. Kerri knows Nicole who is the daughter of Sonja who works at the local Bernina store. Sonja has been a customer of mine for a while now. So long story short, the quilt went from Kerri, to Nicole, to Sonja & then me and back again! But what is ironically funny is that I cannot say I quilted a quilt for a Swiss woman because Kerri is from Australia! She signed her email to me: "Warmest Wishes, from Kerri, an Australian in Switzerland." Kerri, as you can see was very kind and took some lovely photos for me. She said she loved the quilting I did and uses the quilt as an accent piece on the end of her bed. Thank you Kerri! I look forward to the possiblity of quilting more quilts for you in the future! I hope you enjoy this post! Until next time...that's all folks!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kris's Star Part 2

Here are some more photos from the ever lovely star turned out absolutely stunning. This year I came up with these new fern-like feathers and felt that they were very appropriate for the setting squares and triangles. They really add a whole new dimension to the quilt. They also filled the blank white background background spaces, enhancing the elegant feel of Kris's quilt.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kris's Star...

Friend and long time customer Kris, always does a great job in selecting colors and patterns. Her quilts always "sing"...they are cheery and beautiful. See the "Spooktacular" blog entry here that I recently posted about her fabulous halloween quilt. This star quilt was done a while ago (like many other quilts waiting to be blogged about) *cough *cough...ahem...but anyways here it finally is! I was so tickled with how well the quilting turned out. These pictures only show part of the you'll have to check back again soon for the rest! Wait until you see the feather design I stitched in the set-in corner squares...they turned out beyond awesome! Stay tuned!

The mermaid hair added a lot of texture and movement to the center...I went to town on this baby...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hurry Up Spring!!! Part 2

Here's the rest of the pictures for that zesty taste of spring I was telling you all about. I hope you enjoy them! I love adding the swirls to the whimsey. It is a more recent addition to my quilting repitoire. The swirls just bring so much more movement and liveliness. This quilting design with the playful daisies was a perfect fit for this quilt.

By the way...Spring listened when I told it to hurry up. Just yesterday I saw a large patch of daffodils in full bloom. Later on in the afternoon, it was so warm outside that I just had to take my shoes off on the way home from my walk and go barefoot. Of course, being a North Carolina native, I know the real truth is that N.C. weather is just plain moody. Two weeks ago it was snowing, this week it's almost gotten hot. Next week brings who knows what! For now, I will keep watching all the lovely new blooms.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hello Swanville, Minnesota!

Dear visitor from Swanville, I have been curious to know who you are for a few months now. It's pretty cool to have somebody reading my blog all the way up in Minnesota. Last time I did a blog call it was to Sweden. After seeing my blog circulated through a Swedish Yahoo group, I had to know who in Sweden was following my blog! That's how I met my friend Gudrun. I would love to meet YOU! Please email me and tell me about your quilting/craft addictions:

When I did a little research on Minnesota, I discovered:

You guys are very creative with snow...
That you have so many beautiful places to visit...
That you get really excited about the Minnesota Vikings...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hurry Up Spring!!!

I just recently finished a quilt that is very "springy." It was so bright and cheery, the perfect quilt for a dreary, grey winter day. It made me wish spring was here. Hurry UP SPRING!!!! More pics coming soon.