Detail shots from many of my customer quilts are a visual treat and a great resource for inspiration for my future quilting and yours!
This very charming quilt was made in a two year period by Becky M. at her first job. She worked on the hand work during her lunch hour. Her friends and family also made some of the blocks. The detail is marvelous. I enjoyed quilting this, although I must confess I let it sit on the shelf for many months until inspiration finally took hold. I was very pleased with the final result and felt it was well worth the wait.
Ohio State quilt entered in the 2005 Cascade quilt show. I howled while I was quilting this because there are little riddles on the white O's and under flaps are the answers. It isn't very kind to Michigan State, but then my Uncle Bill wasn't too fond of Michigan State himself. He would have wanted this quilt for himself.
Margene H made this quilt for the KISS challenge we sent to Nashvill. Our challenge was to use a red Moda fabric and title the quilt with and acronym for KISS. The title of this is Kitty is Suspicious Situation. It was entered in the 2005 Cascade quilt show. Wonderful 3-D leaves on the tree.
Michele C. loves bright colors. Her fabric stash must be capable of knocking your eyes out. This quilt screamed for spirals and I had to figure out how to make a spiral with a pencil and a string. I pinned the string into my cutting board and drew a spiral onto Golden Threads paper as I unwrapped the string from the pencil. Very clever trick my brother told me about. See why I make quilts for him? I quilted through the paper onto the quilt. Michele was responsible for getting out the bits I left behind. This quilt took a second place ribbon in the 2005 Cascade guild quilt show.
I asked Deb Geisler to make a pantograph of Texas Blue bonnets for a quilt I did that someone's Grandma made. Turns out the quilt was way smaller than the pantograph so I had to resize the panto. The quilting is shown on the back because the front was a little too busy to see the wonderful detail in Deb's creative rendering of the little Texas state flower.
This is a quilt Bobbi found at an antique store. The pattern was a little different than most I have seen that I call Dresden Plate. It may have a different name since it has four points in the plate. The colors are magnificent. The border is Ice Cream Cone made from the orange. It is beautiful, glad I don't have to bind it!
A few years back, Abigayle's quilt shop, in Olmsted Falls, had a block of the month depicting the beautiful Metro Park system in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Unfortunatley I did not get a full shot of this quilt, but have detail shots of a few of the blocks that I really had fun quilting. Carol's quilt won a blue ribbon at the Rocky River quilt show one year.