My friend, Candace, of The Double Nickel Quilt Challenge has made several of these personalized “I Spy” quilts for her grandchildren and others in her family. Sometimes, if the quilts are going to the same household she’ll use the same “I Spy” squares but arranged differently so they can play their own matching game. Isn’t that a great idea! Check her blog for more ideas using 5 inch squares.
The quilting is a fun freehand design, I call Mod Flowers and Loops. The name block has small loops as a background fill to flatten the area around the letters. The batting is Quilter’s Dream Poly select and the thread is Superior So Fine #50.
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Stay tuned for the first giveaway on my blog! I’m very thankful for a great year and to show my thanks I’ll be hosting a Thanksgiving giveaway! Details will be posted next week!
Here’s Janann’s third blue, yellow and white quilt, a mystery quilt. Her friend Celia did the same quilt and I’m in the process of quilting that right now. Celia’s quilt stops at the yellow, Janann added the two borders to make the quilt a queen size. As you can see, it’s bigger than my hanging space!
For the scrappy blues we decided on a bead border and a small meander in the darker blue. For the inside borders I drafted a swirly nouveau feather design to fill the wide white to yellow area.
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The center of the quilt is a tear drop echo meander.
The batting is Quilter’s Dream Poly select and the thread is Superior OMNI.
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Looking through my pictures, I found a recent quilt by Candy. It’s a very fun quilt using brights and 5″ squares. Any ideas for a name?
We used Spiral Path pantograph for the quilting design, Superior King Tut variegated thread and Quilter’s Dream Poly select batting.
Candy’s getting to the end of her Double Nickel Quilt Challenge, check her blog for updates and her progress!
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After seeing this quilt by Marilyn, I developed my quilting design called “back and forth feathers” and quilted it on several other quilts, Marty’s, Drew and Abby’s, and Rainbows‘ first, before Marilyn brought hers to me for quilting.
The quilting uses the blocks as guidelines creating secondary designs. It’s a feather design with a modern twist. The blocks in Marilyn’s quilt are much larger that the other quilts but the designs still works.
The pieced back is awesome! This quilt could be reversible!
How do you know if it’s a longarm quilter? Because they are always showing their backs!
The batting is Quilter’s Dream Poly and the thread is Superior Threads So Fine #50.
Candy of The Double Nickel Quilt Challenge wanted simple all over quilting for this quilt. Masculine motif, no leaves, hearts or feathers. I really wanted to play off all the squares and rectangles so I started drawing connecting patterns that would go edge to edge (E2E) and on paper they looked like sine waves.
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