Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Big Labyrinth Done

Big quilts can be challenging. This Labyrinth pattern, with it's big open spaces, had lots of quilting opportunities.

My friend Sally has made beautiful quilts for her family & friends & now it is time for her bed quilt. She searched for fabric in different quilt shops & came up with colors both she & her husband liked for their quilt.

I went with leaves because I love them. Swirling vines using King Tut  Stone Age, 

This flesh colored area was 10" wide. Dividing it into 5" blocks made to fill with leaves.

Straight lines provided contrast for the "frames". Small loopy leaves made a great fill behind the center points.

Loved that she let me take a photo of it on her bed. Big enough for a pillow tuck! I did Kathy's curved echo border tutorial using DeLoa's rulers. 

Another mondo quilt waiting in the que for me. Better get cracking. 
Stay tuned for another e-book review & link coming soon.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Women of the Bible

Betz does it again with another stunning quilt. The background for this quilt was busy but still needed something special, swirls. I think it is just right.

The double piano key on the outside border worked out nice.

I really didn't want to take away from the beautiful colors of the blocks so I ditched or did a little quilting to hold them down. The blocks really are the stars of this quilt.

If you want to see a picture of the completed quilt go here. This little house doesn't have enough space to spread this quilt out.

I have another BIG quilt I delivered on Friday. Stay tuned for pictures coming soon.
Be back soon.