Monday, January 16, 2012

The extremes of my quilting

I love quilts!  And I love learning all kinds of quilting techniques.  I have come to realize because I am so eccentric/eclectic in my tastes, that I will never totally be expert in any one area, but pretty darn good in a lot of areas.  This is so well reflected by my last two completed projects.

If you remember from last month, I had used swap blocks from a disappearing nine patch exchange to make my nephew a quilt.  I had some blocks left over.  I also had recently received "Create your own free-form quilts" by Rayna Gillman.  Following her information, I slashed the two leftover rows, sewed in new strips, slashed some more.  The above quilt is the result.  I call it "Shattered disappearing nine patch".
I had a lot of fun with the quilting.  I did an angular meandering, which was really very cool.  Then had fun with the turqoise King Tut thread doing the broken fern in the black sashing!
And, so onto something completely different!  Last summer I purchased this kit with a pattern called "Sunday School Singers".  It just spoke to me of my childhood days going to the Rankin Methodist Church for Sunday School.  Singing all those wonderful little songs!  I bought the digitized embroidery so I didn't have to do the hand redwork.
Jesus wants me for a sunbeam!  Wouldn't life be better if we all decided to be sunbeams!
Zacchaeus was a wee little man, but his love and faith for our Savior was huge!
The B-I-B-L-E, YES, That's the book for me!  I know I don't stand alone when the word of God is by my side
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands, stomp your feet, say AMEN!  Don't keep your happiness to yourself!  Don't be a light that is hidden under a barrel.  What good is that.
So this is the first of at least 4 baby quilts that I need get to make this year!  After all, babies are the greatest blessing that God gives us!


  1. Maggie, I'm really eclectic in my quilting, too. I decided nothing in my scraps really go together as a result! LOL. I love Both of these quilts. I'm so impressed with your quilting in that first one. Makes me so nervous to quilt with a color that stands out a lot, like you did. But you have nothing to sorry about. Your quilting is fantastic! Love it!

  2. What a great couple of projects! That nine patch is cool and the quilting is outstanding. The baby quilt is so sweet.

  3. Maggie, Super quilts. I particularly love the baby quilt...just singing along with it. LOL

  4. What fun, Maggie! Love what you did with the leftover blocks:-) and the baby quilt is lovely. Thanks for sharing them!