Quilts Actually

Quilts Actually: August 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Blue and Brown Pandora's Box

This quilt is from "Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam & Nicky Lintott.  It is a sweet blue and brown baby version.  I quilted it with interlocking squares in a geometric pattern to make it a little more masculine and to help it survive lots of use.  

Here it is loaded on the long arm.

A closeup of the quilting design.  I used light blue thread that blended nicely into the blue portions, but didn't stand out too much in the cream and brown sections.  

This is a true color version of this quilt.

This one shows the design a little better.  


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pink and Brown Quilt

This is a special quilt that was a long work in progress!  I started this quilt in early 2011 while I was in Afghanistan.  ADD LINK TO OTHER BLOG!!  More of the story of this quilt can be found here.  

I quilted it with an allover heart pantograph to help keep the quilt feminine and soft.  The closeup below shows the design better than the overall views.  I used a very light pink that blended well into the multitude of shades of pink and cream.  

The back shows the design as well.

This is the pieced back.  The bottom pink portion is flannel, so this will be a soft and warm quilt.