Claudia’s BIG quilt aka the King and Queen Quilt

…But not known as Clifford, the Big Red Dog Quilt…  Actually it didn’t have a name so I called it Claudia’s King and Queen quilt for several reasons.  It’s for a King sized bed that her husband made; a king in the rest of our minds.  I mean, how many people can build and make a bed???  And, a king-sized bed at that!  So, her husband is the king and she is the queen who made the quilt for their bed.  Fitting, don’t you think?  😉

This first picture shows (well, sort of) how big the quilt really is.  It was hanging off my design wall.  You can’t see the full picture here.  Why, I don’t know.  But, the side borders go well beyond the sides of this picture.

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And, this one is a little closer, but not much.

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For Claudia’s quilt, I did pretty much the same kind of quilting I did with Judy’s family quilt.  It’s an inexpensive and fun design; a way to do some allover Edge-to-Edge quilting and still sprinkle some feathers in.


I snuck a couple of butterflies in to her quilt. The long strips between the blocks on the front have butterflies in them, so I thought I’d add a “king” butterfly and a “queen” butterfly.  Can you guess which is which?  😉

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And, here are some shots of the front.  Really, quilting doesn’t show up as much as we think it will, and, for that, I am glad.  I really am okay with that, because I think the quilting should be complimentary and not overpowering.

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See the butterflies in the long strips between the blocks?

If you want to see this one in person, you’re going to have to become a friend of Claudia’s.  😉


Blessings Come in All Shapes and Sizes


This was posted on Facebook, and I have found it to be truer than ever at this point in my life.  Right now I am feeling very blessed.  I love what I do for a living!  I am not making very much money at all, but I am so happy right now.  I get to be creative at my work, and I am surrounded by many creative people.  I believe that we are who our friends are.  If we hang around gang members, they will rub off on us, and we will be like them.  The same thing is true for creative and talented people.  If you surround yourself with creative and talented people, you will become like them.  That is one of the reasons I belong to a particular quilt guild.  There are so many talented quilters who create beautiful, stunning quilts.  And, guess what?  I’m one of the lucky quilters who gets to draw with thread onto their scraps of fabric!

My latest venture has been working on Wilma’s quilt.  I swear, she has a natural talent for putting together fabrics.  You can tell she fussy-cut these pieces for the Dresden Plates.  Don’t they look great?

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Here’s a shot of all the Dresden Plates.

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She was worried about the white backdrop, but, really… what other color could you have used and make the colors pop like they do?

Here’s a shot of the whole thing.  The white backdrop is quilted with cross-hatching, the “petals” of the Dresden Plates are quilted with swirls, the centers of the Dresden Plates are quilted with pebbles, bugs, and cross-hatching, while the green squares are just echoed straight-line stitching around the Dresden Plates.

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Would you believe she only has 3 borders?  The green border was quilted with piano keys.  The red strip has little swirls, and the “other” border that looks like it is many borders has big and small swirls.

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And, if you really want to see the quilting, here are 2 shots of the back.

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I had so much fun quilting this, and Wilma is so forgiving of my mistakes.  I truly feel blessed.  Wait til you see the next one that is on my frame now.  It’s Ibby’s quilt and is a beauty as well!