Friday, March 16, 2012

Cathedral Windows

My favorite quilt pattern has to be the cathedral windows.  It's called this because when done with muslin, if you hold the quilt up to a window, it looks similar to stained glass.  I haven't gotten very far on this one, I only work on it during road trips in the car...

Nearly finished Land of Nod baby quilt

I am nearly finished with the newest baby quilt.  I still have to put the label and pre-wash before it goes on it's way!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Simple patch baby quilt

This is a baby shower gift I am working on right now.  The parents are waiting until the baby's birthday to discover the gender, so they had chosen bedding from Crate and Barrel's The Land of Nod.  It is bedding with dark grays and yellows, so the quilt colors reflect that. 

Before border was sewn on

With border (border coordinates with back)

Just before quilting...more pictures to follow!

John Deere Baby Quilt

I just finished this quilt yesterday.  It is a John Deere themed baby quilt for a friend who is due in a couple of months.

Personalized label and quilt care tips card

This is right after the first wash and dry of the quilt.
Sometimes it will come out a little bunchy, but if you
iron it once, it straightens out well.  Some people
prefer this look to the crisp appearance.

Ready for delivery!

Irish Chain quilt

This is a quilt I made for my sister-in-law while she was expecting.  It is the single Irish Chain design, full size quilt.  I had originally picked the colors for a baby quilt, prior to knowing their nursery would be nautical themed, so I altered the design and some of the fabrics for an adult.

T-shirt quilt (Sam Houston State University, FFA, Houston Rockets themes)

This is a t-shirt quilt I made for a friend's husband.  He is a Sam Houston State Alumni, Previously taught for the FFA chapter, and a Houston Rockets fan, so the shirts are a little random, but that was what he wanted.  This is throw sized (probably in between full and queen).

Back of the quilt

Front of the quilt

Completed quilt, bordered with Sam Houston colors

Wedding gift

This is one of the last quilts I finished for a very close friend for her wedding gift.  It is the log cabin design, called "Barn Raising" and can be arranged in a variety of ways to make different designs. 

Log Cabin Block prior to piecing

After Piecing, before borders were put on

Barn Raising

With borders

Custom pillow cases to match quilt

Back of pillow cases

Quilt label (optional)

Quilt label on quilt back, pre-quilted

Finished quilt

King-size Quilt with matching pillow cases

Label after quilting

Max's quilt-larger than crib size

This is a quilt I made for our nephew, Max.  He loves cars and all things boy, so I did just a mix-match of all the things and colors he would like.  This quilt was in between crib and twin size.

This was just before I finished the binding on the quilt.
The backing was a pieced backing similar to the front.

Brody's baby quilt

This is another baby quilt I made for our nephew, Brody.  His nursery had a nautical theme and I was able to order all the fabric to coordinate with the nursery.

This was my hand-stitched label for the quilt, prior to the labels I now use.