Spins A Good Yarn

Quilting (still)!

I used to quilt! A lot. For years. I even worked at the Calico Cat quilt shop and taught quilting. I did bed quilts, lap quilts, baby quilts, miniature quilts and wall quilts. I did piecing, paper piecing and needle-turned applique (I really liked the applique). Then I started knitting. And knitting and knitting and knitting and spinning. Did I mention the knitting?!?!? I tend to become slightly compulsive with my hobbies in case you were wondering.

Anyway, I have a wonderful Bernina Virtuosa 155 sewing machine that makes quilting like play. It is a great machine and is so reliable. I have two friends who I still do machine quilting for. I am their own personal quilter! They have grandsons who are the same age and they like to make identical projects and then I get to quilt them.

Here are some of the quilts I’ve done for them recently.

This one is a baby quilt for Nancy. I did a medium stipple over the whole quilt. It is so cute!
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Both Bev and Nancy made a wall hanging out of this cute panel with borders. I stitched all the borders around the blocks and then did the outer borders. After Christmas, I think they are going to have me embellish them with beads, buttons and cute little hearts and bells, etc.
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This is a lovely throw that Bev made. It’s also quilted with a medium stipple.
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Bev made this beautiful quilt using panels and piecing around them. Notice the little “helper”! Here’s the front:
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And the back!
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Bev made this wallhanging with many, many little tiny pieces!
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And last but not least, Nancy made up this baby quilt with panels and strips.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this little trip into my “quilting” life!

Now, back to the knitting!!!

One Response to “Quilting (still)!”

  1. Kim Bierly Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Your are a multi-talented woman. Hope things are going better for you and yours.

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