Monday, June 15, 2009

Some pretties

I wanted to blog some pretty stuff tonight. We came back home a day early to finish working/painting the house we are trying to sell. I had some time tonight to blog because my hand hurts too much to hand sew..think of this: I'm chicken pecking all the keys with my left hand. Seriously....anyhow here are the pretties...
I picked up 2 of my quilts from my local machine quilter. He only does edge to edge designs so I don't have him quilt any custom quilts. Still his patterns and precision are superb. This quilt is made from the book "Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam Lintott. I used a Bali Pop and batik background.

Here's the backing.... This quilt top was started in 2005 I think. I took a class from my friend Karen on value and we used a book by Karen Combs called Combing through your Scraps. It is really 9-patches and split 9-patches in light and dark values that make the basket block.

I picked dragonflies for the quilting because one of the fabrics had dragonflies in it. I hope you can see the quilting.
I finished the binding on this quilt on the road back from South Carolina. It's a pattern called 5 and Dime by All Washed Up Quilts. My DD2 is just over 2 years old and has proclaimed her favorite color is purple..good thing as this quilt has quite a bit of purple in it. Notice her purple sheets and rug. She has purple shoes too and rarely wears any other pair. She's quite a character.


9 comments:

dotti white said...

Very nice, pretties, Vickie! Thanks for sharing!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh I like that backing...so unique! Pretty quilts.

Sherri said...

Great quilts and quilting! Your daughter's quilt is so cute, too!

Lisa said...

LOVE your sparkling gemstones pattern done from The Jellyroll Book! I am starting that in the next few weeks in Swanky and can't wait to see it completed. Great job!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing - the bali pop quilt is very striking.

Jackie said...

Love all the quilts! But I really like the purple story. Kids are great!

PunkiePie said...

Pretty! Very pretty, Vickie!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Vickie -- I can't believe how many quilts you get done! And I love the fact that your quilter is a "he"!!!

needlewings said...

Love your quilts! Very pretty colors. Did you go to NQA? I may make it tomorrow. I have a customer show quilt I am finishing up tonight. I hardly get to do mine any more, but it's still gratifying when I have memories with photographs.