Monday, June 8, 2009

Is It June?



The weather man just commented that June 2009 is one of the 14Th coolest on record. It feels like April. Lots of cold and rain. It's great weather for handwork. I recently finished machine quilting this beautiful log cabin quilt top for one of my very good friends. There is something so special about this simple quilt block. Come in for a closer look.




When I quilt a design for someone it usually takes a lot of planning and playing. I get to know what my customer likes. I try and get a feel for her personality. I ponder on as many combinations as I can think of. I always pray over each top I quilt. My friend is passionate about her garden and is an expert gardener. I tweaked this floral design and quilted it all over the quilt especially with her in mind.



I quilted large and small flowers. I wanted it to look like flowers were scattered all over her quilt. I also used a green and blue variegated YLI thread. It was a dream to work with. The machine quilted flowers glowed with color. Her response? She cried when I unfolded her treasure. I love those kind of reactions! I am so blessed!

NASB:Psalms
{7:17} I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

16 comments:

WhiteStone said...

Yummy quilt! And yummy quilting. The log cabin block is a favorite of mine and this one looks truly lovely.

Jennifer said...

Wow - you made this for a customer? Wow - you are a saint. It's such a beautiful work of art. I am so impressed by the various flowers you stitched into the quilt. What a joy!

Grace said...

so beautiful!

Tea said...

You've crafted a true heirloom! The floral stitch is perfect for the quilt.

I can't wait to see the result of your Kool-aid dyeing. :)

Wool Winder said...

You did a beautiful job on the quilting. I think I would have cried, too.

I hope your weather warms up, but doesn't get too hot.

Joyfulsister said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful quilt made with hands of love!! I know she will truly treasure it forever. I tried to make a small lap quilt with a pocket to put a book in and it didn't turn out at all. I guess sewing is not my gift lol. Thanks for sharing this beautiful creation of yours.

Hugz Lorie

susan said...

looks great but reminds me that i need to get in the basement and use my gammill too!
i realize i have been lied to, there are only three seasons in da UP :-)

Liz said...

It's beautiful! She's going to love it.

Susan said...

your floral quilting is so pretty!

Debbie said...

So beautiful Barb! What a beautiful design.

I'm just started planning another little bitty baby quilt for my new niece. Still haven't finished the big one for my much older niece...Ha! But...I've finally found the box!

Suzy Girl said...

That is so beautiful!!

elizabeth said...

I almost argued about June being cool, then remembered you aren't in Texas. :)

And I didn't realize you did quilting - it is gorgeous! Saturday I went to the quilt shop with Miss B and she kept repeating "quilt shop" throughout the stay. The ladies loved her of course.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow.
That is a work of art!
You do such gorgeous work!

LeAnn said...

I have always envied you quilters. Maybe someday I'll give this a try. You do beautiful work and have such an eye for color.

quiltyknitwit said...

I absolutely love your quilt! The colors and pattern are lovely, and your quilting job is stunning.

Ariel said...

Your quilt is amazingly gorgeous!!!