Today I have some quilty eye candy to share with you. Tricia, friend and longarm quilting customer, recently sent four quilt tops for me to finish. I am thinking she has gotten an early start on Christmas gift “shopping.”
Isn’t this sheep quilt fun? It’s a gift for her son-in-law who jokes that he is the black sheep in his family. Tricia designed the quilt – letting the theme prints shine in “Four Patches” and plain alternate squares. The narrow gray sashing sets the blocks off nicely. I quilted this sheep-ish quilt with dark gray thread in a freehand Es and 3s design.
Next, is a “Pretty Posies” quilt for her daughter. Don’t the batik flowers glow wonderfully? The fun part of this quilt is the backing – Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. Tricia couldn’t resist purchasing the print because the story was her daughter’s favorite years ago. You can find the instructions for “Pretty Posies” designed by Diane Tomlinson in Quilting Quickly, May/June 2015. Variegated polyester thread with “Happy Times” pantograph from Lorien Quilting are a great combination.
“Yellow Brick Road” of Atkinson Designs has got to be one of the most favorite modern quilt designs in recent times. Click here to link to Missouri Star Quilt Company to order the fat quarter friendly pattern. The bright blue border is a great frame for this colorful quilt. I chose “Splash” (Lg) pantograph designed by Jodi Beamish and variegated polyester thread.
Tricia’s fourth quilt, “Morning Star” Nickel Quilt designed by Pat Speth, of Civil War reproduction fabric is warm and cozy. She’ll give this quilt to a friend who is interested in all things Civil War. I used tan thread with the “Double Plume” pantograph designed by Keryn Emmerson. Feather-y quilting complements the old fashioned feeling of the quilt.
Thanks for sharing your awesome quilts with us, Tricia!