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July 26, 2021
Kathy's Pink and Black Flower Blocks Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

 When my customer Kathy brought me her adorable chickens quilt, she also brought this pretty Pink and Black Flowers Block quilt.


The combination of colors that she used is very vibrant and it just needed the finishing touch.

Unfortunately with the practically daily rain and/or overcast skies we've been having here, getting really good pictures of the finished quilts is nearly impossible but trust me when I tell you it turned out gorgeous.
Glide thread in Military Gold was the perfect choice for the top.
The panto Surf's Up was fitting and I really like the way ...

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July 9, 2021
Kathy's Adorable Chicken Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

 My customer Kathy brought me an applique quilt of adorable chickens to stitch up for her.


This quilt is for her daughter, who actually purchased the pattern and the fabric and asked her mom to make it for her. Although this would have been fun to add great details with some custom quilting, Kathy wanted only an edge to edge design.

This is what the top looked like before any stitching was added.
 Here a few of the cast of characters, both before and after.

I imagine Kathy had fun creating each of these blocks and her applique is fabulous ...

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June 1, 2021
Colleen's Hunter Star Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

 My customer Colleen called me to say that she had a big top to be quilted.  I couldn't wait to see what she created.  When she arrived with it, needless to say I was excited to get to stitch this one.  This is her Navy and White Hunter's Star Quilt.

This turned out so beautiful. Colleen is going to use this one on her own bed. I'm a tad bit jealous.
Here is the "before" photo.  It's a big quilt, measuring 98" x 98".  Luckily I have a 12 foot frame so I can fit big ...

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May 28, 2021
Colleen's Green and Gray Star Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

 It's always fun to see what my customers bring to me to quilt for them.  Colleen's creations never disappoint.  This is her Gray and Green Star Quilt.  Isn't it beautiful?


I actually remembered this time to take a "before" picture. As I've mentioned before, her quilts are always a pleasure to work on because they are well constructed.

She picked a new-to-me panto called London Fog and once I started stitching it I definitely liked how it turning out. So Fine Silver was the thread of choice for the top.
This is the completed quilt fresh ...

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May 10, 2021
Charmaine's Tumbler Baby Quilts x 7 from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

My customer Charmaine has been busy again, creating a mountain of baby quilt tops and of course I had the pleasure recently of quilting them for her.
They were all her usual I Spy Tumbler design and they include such a huge variety of prints.
Since the tops are so busy, we pick a panto design that's not too detailed.
For this stack of tops, we chose the Fascination panto. Quilters Dream 80/20 batting was used for all.
She always provides soft flannel backings that are so snugly.
The last quilt was actually for her grandson.  Evidently he ...

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April 24, 2021
Linda's Antique 9 Patch Variation Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

 Last fall, my customer Linda, had contacted me to request my basting service for 3 quilts she planned to hand quilt.  Though I don't get these types of requests often, it is another service I offer.  Two of the quilts were smaller pieces and the third was an antique quilt she purchased at the Sisters Quilt show many years ago.  I was able to complete the basting fairly quickly and she picked them up when she dropped off her  Brown and Black Diamonds quilt

A couple of weeks later, when I called her to tell her that the Brown ...

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March 29, 2021
Gail's Simple Patchwork Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

I'm grateful that one of the local quilt shops has been recommending me to their customers recently who are looking for someone to help them finish their project.  Gail is one of those new customers.  This quilt is for her granddaughter and her granddaughter helped with the piecing.

When I went to load it on my frame, I ran into an issue, as you can see here.  I took it off the frame, measured it in multiple places, and found that the measurements varied a great deal.  I took pictures and called my customer who chose to have me ...

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February 3, 2021
Linda's Diamond Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

My customer Linda recently brought me this beautiful Brown, Black and Gray diamond quilt to stitch up for her. She told me that she made this pattern once before for a charity raffle and always regretted giving it away so she decided to make another one for herself.  
 She chose to do an asymmetrical finish for the borders.
This is the photo I took once it was loaded on my frame. 
 Her color placement and balance is fabulous and her piecing skills are near perfection. Every point was spot on.
I love working on projects like this one....where the ...

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January 14, 2021
Carol's T-Shirt Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

Carol is a new customer and she brought me this t-shirt quilt to stitch up for her granddaughter.
We agreed that a medium size meander was the right design choice for this. Glide Cool Gray 3 thread was used on the top and a pale Gray So Fine thread was used in the bobbin.
I really like some of the shirts that were included in this quilt.  The Reeses's guy in the above photo and the Seven Dwarfs seen here are a couple of my favorites.  It's very rare these days to see anything Disney with the dwarfs ...

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January 10, 2021
Charmaine's 2 Table Runners from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

The final few weeks of last year found me busy with the usual December craziness.....both kids' birthdays and all the craziness that surrounds Christmas.  Having a child who still believes in Santa (the older one has also yet to utter any suggestion that he knows the truth) is fun but exhausting.  The gift wrapping had to happen at a fast pace while they were in school, we had to remember to move our elf Twinkle every night and we had to set our alarm clock for midnight on Christmas Eve so we'd get up and get the gifts ...

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December 31, 2020
Colleen's Santa Panel Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

Though I have a few more customer quilts completed to show you, this will be the last post of 2020.  Considering how difficult these past 9+ months has been overall for everyone, I just want to end this year on a sweet note. 
My customer Colleen made this sweet Santa panel quilt for herself and asked me to add the finishing touch to it for her.
The vintage scene reminds me of many of the images of Santa that I remember from my childhood. She also added a couple of simple borders on the panel to make it a nice ...

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December 30, 2020
Colleen's Vintage Truck Panel Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

Between shopping, decorating, preparing for the holidays and celebrating the birthdays of both of my kids, the month of December is always extra crazy for me so now that the largest extent of the tasks are over, I can catch up with the last of the customer orders that I've quilted recently.

This is Colleen's vintage truck panel quilt.  Vintage trucks seems to be a popular theme this year.  I've seen lots of new holiday decorations with the motif.
I don't remember who she was gifting it to, but I'm sure the person is going ...

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December 16, 2020
Colleen's Blue Boxed Diamonds Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

 This is Colleen's Blue quilt for the other nephew that I mentioned in the previous post but she used a totally different pattern. I can't say which I like better.  They're both great. 

In process. The top thread is Omni Teal and although that sounds like it would look very Green-ish, it's actually a really pretty shade of Blue which worked perfectly for this one.

I truly love how the stitching takes a pretty quilt top.....

.....and transforms it into something fabulous. Whether the stitching is simpler edge to edge designs or intense custom work, once ...

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December 11, 2020
Colleen's Blue Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

To say that I've got a lot going on these days is a huge understatement. Between shopping for gifts, decorating the house (the tree's not done but everything else is), both kids' birthdays this month, my own quilt projects with deadlines, a few customer quilts and Girl Scouts....there's a lot on my plate. This morning I'm taking a few minutes before I get back into it to share another beauty recently completed for a customer.
Colleen brought me this pretty blue quilt to stitch up for her.  It's a gift for one of her ...

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November 29, 2020
Susan's Sailboats Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

My friend Susan worked on this adorable sailboat quilt for quite a while. I'd hear about it when she brought me other tops to quilt for her. I was looking forward to seeing it when it finally came my way for it's finishing touch.
I was excited when she called to book it on my schedule.  This is the "before" quilting photo.
In process.
She made this quilt for the daughter and son-in-law who own a sailboat.  Isn't it fabulous!
The Waterworld panto was her design choice. It adds the perfect feel for the pieced blocks. The ...

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November 6, 2020
Susan's Vintage Truck Hunter's Star Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

My friend Susan also made herself a Hunter's Star quilt featuring adorable vintage trucks.

While the piecing is certainly great...'s the actual quilting that brings the whole thing to life.
This is what it looked like before I started.  It's a pretty top but it's flat and needs it's own type of bling, thread stitched in a fabulous design.
Here it is after the stitching was finished.  It definitely has a lot more character.
Whether it's an edge to edge design, custom quilting or hand quilting, every quilt top needs the stitching to ...

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October 23, 2020
A Trio of Mask Baskets for Lisa from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

My friend Lisa asked if I could make a trio of mask baskets for her and her daughter and I was apply to oblige. Luckily I had a beautiful day for taking the pictures.
She asked if I could possibly use Blue and/or Teal as those are her daughter's favorite colors and nothing overly floral.  I think these fit the bill nicely.

For the first one I chose a Blue print fabric with random stars.
The lining was a Cream marble print.
I don't have Teal in my stash so this was as close as I could ...

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October 20, 2020
Susan's Adirondack Hunter's Star Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

My good friend Susan made a pretty quilt for her camp in the Adirondacks.
This is the "before" photo.  Her fabric choices were perfect for it's future home.
You can see the deer head print and arrows print in this "before" close up.
Here's how it looks after.  The quilting added so much beautiful texture.
The after close up.  I love how it enhances the piecing.
The Falling Leaves panto was her choice for this quilt.
Her flannel backing fabric choice was also perfect for the Adirondack theme.
Knowing Susan, this quilt will be snuggled up under by ...

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October 10, 2020
Scrappy Triangles Guild Charity Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

There's one more recent quilt I completed for my guild's charity quilt program. It is one wild and scrappy creation, pieced with every print of fabric that you can think of.
I can't imagine the work that went into this top by whoever pieced it. This is the "before quilting" photo. It's a nice size twin, measuring 65" x 91".
The stitching provided some great texture, though it isn't the easiest to see among all the business of the fabrics and piecing.
Up closer you can see it a bit better.  I chose the Feather ...

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August 8, 2020
Guild Scrappy Christmas Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

This scrappy Christmas guild charity quilt was been completed recently.
As usual, I took a "before" photo once it was loaded on the frame.
This is the "after" shot.
With charity quilts I get to choose the design and threads so for this one I used Flirtatious with King Tut Malachite thread on the top and So Fine Fern in the bobbin.
A bright green print was supplied for the backing and a dark green binding finished it off.
I'm sure this sweet holiday quilt will bring someone much comfort this coming winter.
I have one more to finish ...

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