When I got back from Houston and started looking at all my great pictures, I realized how far behind I was on posting customer quilts! Here’s the latest Buggy Barn quilt by Candace of Double Nickel Quilt Challenge. This is a fun pattern that uses 30 fat quarters, a great stash buster. And in honor of our first snow of the season, an appropriate title, Spring Fever.Each flower has a “feather branch” with a meander throughout the background. Candace wanted minimal quilting but left the design up to me and I love how it looks. It’s exactly what I would do if it was my quilt.The backing view shows off the quilting. Candace improved the quilt by washing and drying it to achieve the antique wrinkled look.
It seems like a lot of quilting but it’s still soft and flexible especially with washing and drying.
Deadlines are looming! Thanks for looking!
I’m back to quilting Candace’s quilts for her Double Nickel Quilt Challenge. She was nice enough to let me try a new pantogragh, Square Spiral, on her Nickel Crosses quilt. It’s a very striking pattern and looks really great on this plaid quilt.
Roll of Nickels is a freehand square loop meander.
Nickel Argyle is a simple diagonal throughout completing the argyle effect.
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Just Keep Stitching!
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!
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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Candy’s created another great quilt for her Double Nickel Quilt Challenge called Twisted Nickel. It was a fun quilt to develop a quilting design to bring out the flower elements created with the blocks. I used pink thread throughout which provided a nice contrast on the darker fabrics without being bold.
Woopy flowers and leaves
Quilting detail back