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April 15, 2019
Lyn's In an Out Quilt from Crazy Horse Quilting

Lyn is one of my oldest customers--no. not in age!!  I've been quilting for her for over nine years--in fact, one of my first quilts for her popped up in my memories on Facebook just the other day! I remembered that quilt. When I finished I hung it in my studio and just stared at it. Crazy!!

This one is called In and Out and looked like it was fun to make. (Unfortunately, my camera didn't do it justice.  The colors were so much more beautiful in person.

Since Lyn is giving this quilt to her son and ...

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March 18, 2019
Connie's BOM from Crazy Horse Quilting

Several times I have received quilts in the mail unexpectedly. It always surprises me to get a box and not remember what I've ordered only to find its an unfinished top! Then I start looking for a note to see who sent it. That's what happened with this one. I couldn't resist calling Connie and thanking her for the lovely quilt top!!

 The fun part with these quilts for me is that I get to come up with a different design for each block; different, but something has to connect them. With this quilt, I chose linework ...

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March 11, 2019
Cabin Fever Quilters 2019 Raffle Quilt from Crazy Horse Quilting

This year, the Cabin Fever Quilters decided to go modern with their raffle quilt. They made a Tula Pink Butterfly.  Isn't it lovely?? (Ignore the circles you see on the background fabric. They're showing through from the backing.) The background is actually a solid, very light gray.

I can honestly say that this quilt was fun to quilt from beginning to end. Usually, as a I start a new quilt, be it my own or a customer's, I'm excited. Its new and fun. By the middle of the quilt, I'm getting a bit bored. However ...

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March 4, 2019
An Elephant for Karen's Quilt Shop from Crazy Horse Quilting

Karen called a few weeks ago and wanted me to quilt a shop sample. When I stopped by to pick it up, I was thrilled! Isn't this the cutest thing ever???

I saw all that white negative space and got very excited! Karen gave me free rein to play, so I did! The first thing I wanted to do was connect the elephant to the butterfly, thus the feather from the end of the trunk to tie them together. Here's a look at that a bit closer.

After that it was just play time. Pebbles, feathers, swirls and ...

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March 1, 2019
First Finish of 2019 - Good Fortune from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

I have lots to share today, I finished Susan's Cake Walk quilt, my goodness that was so fun!  You know how I love free motion and this is just filled with it along with sprinkles of ruler work just makes my heart sing!  Look at those cute little cakes!  Pandora was playing and we were having a party in the studio.  Each little cake is decorated differently and each cake plate has a little something different too.  I used glide 60 on top.  At first I was going to change colors but because it was a thin thread I ...

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February 11, 2019
Becky's Bicycle Quilt from Crazy Horse Quilting

In 2017, the Quincy Crazy Quilters retreat theme was Laura Heine. Laura does all those great collage quilt patterns. I chose to do Frieda the Fox; Becky chose the bicycle (a pattern that's no longer available). During the retreat she kept asking me how I would quilt it. Then at the 2018 retreat, she brought it with her and I got to bring it home!

Quilting this was challenging. Most of these quilts tend to  have just straight line quilting, something Becky could have easily done herself. I knew she was expecting more, so I did some playing in ...

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February 4, 2019
Anna's Test Quilt from Crazy Horse Quilting

Okay, it really wasn't a test. It was just funny! The week prior to picking up Anna's cute bike quilt for quilting, Becky gave me a much larger bike quilt to quilt.  I teased them both about Anna's being the test run for the real thing!

For such a small quilt, I tried to put in a lot of detail. If you click on the pic, either this one or the back, pictured below, you'll see what I mean. Its a small quilt, but its so artistic. It almost looks as if you could jump on ...

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January 28, 2019
Clara's Quilt for Thomas from Crazy Horse Quilting

Isn't this the cutest panel ever???

Clara framed this adorable bear with this fun background for a little boy who has some special medical issues. It was an honor to quilt it for them both. She even sent me a picture of Thomas with his quilt. He looked pretty darn happy.

I used my heatwave pattern in the busy background, but on the white, I did little geometric blocks around the bear. The bear got some special quilting, but it didn't show up very well in the pic. Sorry!

Because this quilt was for a little boy, I ...

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January 21, 2019
The Big Four of Yellowstone from Crazy Horse Quilting

Leslie has been busy and I'm falling behind...although I do have a good excuse. I had a total hip replacement on December 4, which set me back a bit. Thankfully everything went well and I'm back to quilting. And to be honest, Leslie sent this way before the hip replacement; I'm just slow getting the blog caught up! 

She called this the Big Four of Yellowstone. It was a beautiful panel and a quick quilt due to its size. I love these little projects.

 And here's the back...

Leslie also sent up a single block ...

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January 20, 2019
Chris's minis pack some big personality!!! from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

I just finished two mini quilts for Chris who blogs over at Chrisknitssews.  She made this two beauties! The first is the feathered star - oh oh oh my!! This sweet lil charmer is 29x29 inches - so you know those HST's gotta be tiny!  I just adore this red and white little quilt.  If I weren't so afraid of piecing I might even try my own. But remember my last finish?  The HSTs were 18 in square!!  One of these days I'll try.   Until then, I"m am just so happy that I get to quilt the works ...

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January 11, 2019
Plus Baby Quilt Shows Off Quilting Beautifully with Double Bubble Pattern from Quilted Joy

Nothing adds a little of everything to ones life like a baby. A little more love, a little more joy, a little more mess, and little more noise, but it is all worth it in the end. Lisa added a little more to her repertoire of quilts with this plus baby quilt. Made of only three fabrics, it is simple and elegant. The colors are cool and relaxing, making it a little more likely for a young active mind to settle down and sleep.

Lisa's Plus Sign Baby Quilt, quilted by Angela Huffman

Plus Fabric Choice

If you look up design trends for 2018, you’ll see that Lisa ...

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January 7, 2019
June's Home and Hearth Log Cabin from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

I just finished this custom beauty for June.  First I'll show the pictures then a little bit on how we collaborated on the quilting design and the tools used.  There were things flying everywhere in the studio with this one!  Templates, rulers, stencils, marking tools, manila folders, all of it all over all the time, what fun! You can find June Bacchi on Facebook for more info on the wonderful quilt.  This one has two layers of batting, Hobbs wool on top, heirloom 80/20 on the bottom. Glide 40 wt thread on top and 60 wt in the ...

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Carolyn's Patchwork City from Crazy Horse Quilting

This quilt is just amazing and made more so by the fact that Carolyn didn't make this from a kit. She chose her fabrics carefully and the result was spectacular!

Don't you love how the colors flow???  This quilt just needed to be held together--it didn't need any quilting that would detract from the lovely piecing. I quilted this using a bunch of inter-connecting straight lines.

The border was more straight lines with a "plaid/crosshatch" effect in the corners.

And a shot of the back. Not a lot shows, but you get a good idea of ...

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January 6, 2019
Mrs. Bertha Q2 ~~ finish! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Mrs. Bertha is a guild friend who has asked me to quilt a top that she "inherited" from a friend. The short story is that the woman who made the quilt tops is someone I knew as a little girl. 
basic nine patch with a larger center square

Mrs. Mary Lee was mom and dad's neighbor from the time that we moved to Plaucheville until her death. They are all gone now, but some quilts and tops made by these neighbors are still around. 

a different quilting motif in each block

Mrs. Mary Lee's daughter and Mrs. Bertha ...

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December 31, 2018
Leslie's Quilts, Part 2 from Crazy Horse Quilting

This is the second quilt, made with the same fabric line. This is going to be used as a tablecloth for her trailer, if I'm remembering right.

This was more challenging to quilt...not a lot of open space. Rather than trying to follow the design on these blocks, I opted for some linework--both curved and straight.

This is the center panel with curved lines meeting in the middle.

And a shot of the back.  I always love how the quilting looks on plain backs...especially black ones!

More posts coming; however, I have a new computer now and ...

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December 28, 2018
Dennielle's Yankee Diary - fresh off the frame from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

Sigh.....big Sigh Christmas shenanigans are done!!  Loved every minute with my crazy family.  Individually they a bundle of energy each, get them in one room and it all grows exponentially!  It was a wonderful day.  I was able to sneak down to the long arm and get a few stitches in before everyone got here.  Pulled off this beauty from the frame.

This is Dennielle's Yankee Diary, you can find her on Facebook at Louanna Mary Quilt Design and on Instagram Denniele Bohannon.  The pattern is Barbara Brackman Yankee Liberty - it was a block of the month in ...

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December 24, 2018
Adelina's emotionally charged quilt - Hope from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

I finished Adelina's quilt this week.  It's everything a quilt should be, beautiful colors, wonderful pattern and filled with so much loved.  I just want to take a couple of minutes to tell the story of the quilt and I hope you will be as moved by me. This quilt was made by Adelina for a young woman named Abby.   Adelina's known Abby for a very long time, her son went to grade school with Abby's brother and the two of them are still friends.  Abby's a senior in high school, she's active in ...

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Happy Happy Holidays! from Bobbins 'n Threads Sewing Room

Well, it is the end of yet another year.  Wow, this one went by fast.

December was a really busy month with quilting and I hope to take this week off and just relax (ha!).  I never did get my Christmas projects finished and right now I don't want to look at another machine for awhile.  ;)  Oh well, there is always next year....

We are doing really well and enjoying the Christmas season.  The prime rib is purchased for Christmas dinner and I am going to make a cheesecake in my Instant Pot for dessert.  And maybe an apple ...

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December 21, 2018
Leslie's Beautiful Southwest Fabric Projects (Part 1) from Crazy Horse Quilting

I fell in love with these quilts while working on them. The fabrics are just so beautiful and Leslie did such a good job piecing them.

The first she called "Southwest Pantry" (I think. I'm terrible at remembering names!!) Lots of pics on this post, so you might want to grab a cup of coffee!!

First, a pic of the whole thing: front and back.

Don't you just love the back of this quilt???  Yes, I did QITD, but I just couldn't resist.  Give me a plain backing and I can't help myself.  Now comes the ...

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December 17, 2018
Tuscany! from Crazy Horse Quilting

Nope...I didn't get to go on vacation. But I did get to work on Ginny's quilt and she did go on vacation, took this picture, and made it into this beautiful quilt.

Ginny wanted the texture to look like the blocks the buildings were made from, so I did a geometric
meander. I also used mono-filament thread. Something I rarely do; however, with this quilt, it was a necessity. I would have been changing thread color every inch!!

The pics below show the texture as they look on the quilt, itself. You can see it, but its ...

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