Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts

I cut out from work early this afternoon (I have to be on the job at 7 am tomorrow) and took what would normally be a quick drive but turned into an hour-long trek with rush hour traffic. My destination? My long arm quilter!

I was so excited to see so many finished quilts. . . six of my friend’s and one of mine.

First, let’s look at the stack of my friend’s six quilts that I picked up.

My favorite of my friend’s quilts is the second one from the top. It’s all Australian Aboriginal fabrics six inch squares set on point. It’s such a simple design but it’s absolutely gorgeous!!! And the quilting is perfect!

I’ll try to take some better photos tomorrow in the early evening light. But for now, here’s a little detail.

Here’s some detail photos of the other four quilts. They all turned out so great!!! (click on each photo to get a larger view.)

Photos taken in a dark guest room don’t really do these quilts justice. It’s so hard to get photos that show them the way they look in person.

And now, the one that has me really excited! This is the Moss Garden quilt that I made for my bed. And I love it!!! It feels so amazing in my hands. I wish you could feel it!

This is a big quilt. I think it measures 96×96 inches! It is substantial. Here’s some detail.

It’s so amazing to look at a finished quilt and think, “I made that!!!”

And how about that binding! And the fun pieced backing! It’s so gorgeous! Yum!

I dropped off the blue lap quilt and my little NY beauty wall hanging. And I picked up the backing that I need to fix. I’m hoping to get it redone this weekend and deliver it back to her on Monday… I’m taking the day off from work. She said it’s next in line once she gets the backing.

It’s going to be fun to have those pieces back and I can’t wait to deliver the lap quilt to my friend!

55 Replies to “Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts”

  1. Good morning from the UK! Your posts need to come with a warning- drooling over those gorgeous quilts- especially love your friend’s Aboriginal fabrics one and your new bed quilt, such delicious colours!
    I’m working away at my little samples which will end up in my Frankenbag in due course. Yesterday I was seduced by Love Crafts sale and spent a small fortune on some Riley Blake solids and a few KFC half metres. Waiting for those to arrive then I’ll hit the sewing room. Covid booster today so I’ll see how I’m feeling but hope to finish up my crumb piecing.
    Have a great day! Lindy

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    1. Thanks! I’ll recommend that everyone keep a box of tissues handy!

      I had my covid booster about a month ago and had no physical effects at all. Same for my friend. but none of my covid vaccines (FIVE NOW!!!) has made me sick.

      Anne

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  2. Wow such beautiful quilts and quilting. I love the colours you’re chosen for yours. And the pieced backing, brilliant use of colours. All of the quilts look amazing. I can’t wait to see more of them.
    Thank you for sharing them with us.
    Kathleen. ENGLAND

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  3. What a gorgeous, colorful quilt. To me, it screams HAPPY!!! Thank you for continuing to share your creations with us. Your friend’s quits are beautiful, too. The stack of finished quilts is impressive.

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  4. The quilts received back from your longarmer are just wonderful! What a wonderful array of colorful fabrics. I especially love your new quilt for your bedroom. The expression “let the fabric do the work” comes to mind. The pattern is so simple, but those Kaffe fabrics make it so special. I think I need to make myself something similar, but much smaller as I sleep in my recliner now. Can’t wait to see larger pix of the quilts.

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    1. Just make it large enough to cover your shoulder and your feet at the same time!

      And yes… I love patterns that allow for larger pieces to show all the amazing designs of these big prints!

      Anne

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    1. Oh yes! Worth every penny for me to have her bind them. She does a beautiful job. I LOVE a hand sewn binding but hate doing them. I’d rather pay a modest price for it and spend my time doing something I like to do!

      Anne

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    1. Thanks! People ask me often how I approach putting fabrics together and it’s hard to explain. It’s all by feel. it’s not a planned out system of steps. hard to describe.

      Anne

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  5. I absolutely LOVE the inspiration you provide to us. And we can ‘feel’ your excitement with the process, the color and the end result. It’s contagious! Thank you!

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  6. Wow!!! These quilts are all so incredibly beautiful!!!! You have a great eye for color combinations! What a Superb haul from the LA quilter!! 💕

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      1. I hand bind for some of my customers, it’s nice to have a excuse to sit and relax and stitch 🥰
        Both your and your friends quilts along with your Longarmers quilting are gorgeous and so inspiring!!

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      2. thanks Wendy. they all turned out really well and the quilter did a lovely job.

        Now I have to figure out how to ship six quilts back to my friend!

        Anne

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    1. I’ve used that design quite a bit. I wanted dense quilting on this because it will get a lot of use and will have dogs on it. So I chose this quilting pattern because it’s more dense, and she did it on a smaller scale than she usually does so it’s REALLY dense… which is what I wanted.

      Anne

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    1. She’s the one who introduced me to KFC fabrics and got me interested in quilting. We buy a lot of KFC fabrics when we’re together!

      when I first started she sent me a ziploc bag full of KFC scraps… one piece was brassica in yellow. I can still remember how that fabric made me feel! It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up!!!

      Anne

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  7. Wowzer! that first quilt design looks like “Time Warp”–I have used it twice on bargello quilts, and it is amazing! Looks terrific here. I don’t recognize the design with the circles and amoeba-like shape, but it works just as well on that quilt. Oh–finishes!!! so very satisfying.

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    1. I can’t recall the name of that first quilt design. The long armer had a couple that were similar. But it’s kind of magic! I’m going to have her use that on my scrappy KFC trip quilt.

      Can’t remember the name of the amoeba one either, but that quilt is all ocean themed batiks so it works really well… like water ebbing and flowing and bubbles. it’s very cool!

      there’s nothing like seeing a quilt finished!

      Anne

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    1. I have it on the bed in my guest room right now. I don’t want to put it on my bed until I change the sheets this weekend and give Bender a good bath! He sleeps on the bed all night. Rico is off and on. Bender always sleeps in the same spot and he’s a dirty mess!

      Anne

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  8. Absolutely beautiful fabrics and designs. Can’t wait to see more pictures! You and your friend are quite the productive duo. You must feel great. I’m watching and hoping it’s contagious!!
    Carolyn

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  9. Wow, what a treat!! I was laughing when I read the top most post from Lindy – “drooling all over”. That is exactly what I am doing. Better run for the Kleenex box. I am amazed at the quilts you make, how you make the fabrics do the work for you – just like another follower B.J.B. mentioned. I think KFC fabrics are created just for you, Anne. You are a great inspiration for me. What a fantastic job your LongArmer has done. Just superb!! Have a great weekend! Love to Bender and Rico.

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  10. A whopper of a quilt, but a beautiful one. I love the Moss Garden pattern, I have made two but nowhere near as large as yours. Love your posts with all the colour, KF Collective fabrics are the best in my book, they have such a soft feel.

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    1. I love that Moss Garden pattern too. I should make another one. I really enjoyed making it. And, yes… it’s big. but I wanted it to work as a bedspread for my queen bed. But it doesn’t come anywhere near the floor.

      Amazingly, of all the KFC quilts I’ve made, this is the first one that I will actually USE! Others have been given as gifts or sold. I’m looking forward to snuggling in under that gorgeous cotton!

      Anne

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