Monday, October 22, 2012

Playing catch up. Enter for quilt porn.

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Long time, folks.
Sit down, grab and snack and get comfy because this might take a while.
In my last entry about Sara's quilt-along I said I'd bring you a ton of quilty fun eventually.  The time has come!  This is just a small snippet of some of the stuff I've been up to of late.  It's been crazy busy around here and there is no sign of that changing any time soon (all things point to crazier busier but I'm confident I have got all of this under control.............................................................)
So here we go!

First up is Margo's 30s quilt.  I love Margo's quilts.  She ships them to me from Kansas City and she does all of her piecing by hand.  The funny thing is that her hand piecing is more accurate than 99% of machine piecing I see (including my own).  This is a fun quilt that she made for her mama (I think?).  I really couldn't see what the crap I was doing while I was quilting any of the prints, mostly the feather pinwheels, so I'm actually pretty surprised that it turned out as well as it did.






Another of Margo's is this GINORMOUS hand-pieced Kansas Troubles sampler.  It was impossible to get any good pictures of it because of its size.  I couldn't get pictures of the back either because she used a print.  So basically, front and back - my quilting just disappeared.  Oh well.  I know it looks good.  :)




This is a quilt that I actually quilted in July, for a Christmas in July shop hop.  I hadn't planned to do anything terribly fancy, and I don't think it IS terribly fancy, but everyone has fallen in love with the quilting on it so I figured I would share it anyway!  The pattern of the quilt is Eleanor Burns Braid in a Day.



My wonderful friend Nancy has gotten herself completely obsessed with Lunchbox Quilts Everything Baby embroidery pattern.  This is the second or third one I've quilted for her, and I did another one this week.  I have one more in my possession to quilt for her, she has made blocks for another and she said she has plans for at least four more.  Seriously addicted.  Seriously cute!



This is the back of a secret quilt for Mr. Thomas who decided to be silly and write an UH-MAY-ZING book!  I have done two of these, and have two more of the same to do yet.  I love how the triple stitch (done in two different colors) really helps to texture it, and makes the light really reflect differently on the angles of the stitches. I'll be delivering the two of these that I have done at Market.


This one here is another secret for the book.  It may or may not have taken me two weeks to quilt it.  It may or may not bring new meaning to my phrase "Do Epic Shit".  It may or may not be my absolute favorite quilt of 2012.  Or maybe ever.  It will be a very long time until we can share it, but I promise you, it will take your breath away.




This is a Frippery quilt pieced by Kim.  Do you know Kim?  I adore her!  And I'll get to squeeze her soon!  I'll be taking this quilt to Market with me too.


I think I love the back just as much as the front! How awesome is she?!


And here is a close up of the two-tone triple stitch cross hatch and contrasting pebbles! I loved quilting this thing!



The next two are for Linda Poole's book for AQS coming out next year.  Linda and I have become great friends over the course of this year, and I was honored to quilt these for her book.  If you follow her Facebook Fan Page you'll get to see more sneak peeks of the amazing quilts that are going into this book.  I was going to show full shots of the backs of the quilts, but I decided that showing partial shots of the fronts would be more fun!

I really wanted to go crazy with the quilting on these, but I decided to keep it sort of low key and quilt them in ways that could also be achievable on a domestic machine without too much stress or ripping of hair.



This picture is just to show how desperate I feel for time lately, so I loaded four little quilts onto one giant backing and completed them all in a matter of three (?) hours from load to finish!



And last but certainly not least is this Lucky Penny quilt for Alison Glass.  Alison is a new designer for Andover Fabrics.  I met her at Market in Kansas City in the spring and she has become a great friend as well.  If you've not seen her fabric line, you really need to.  Pictures just do it no justice.  The colors are so rich and fantastic, and the pinks and purples match my hair perfectly!  This is the back of the quilt.  I think it might be hanging in the Andover booth in Houston?  Don't quote me on that though.


So there's just a small (very small) bit of the fun stuff I've been up to.  In short, I've been quilting my poor little heart out.
I'll be back with a few projects that I'm working on just for me, and some other fun stuff too.
I'M BAAAAAAACK!!!

13 comments:

  1. No wonder you have been so tired!... WOWOWOWO!!! you never fail to knock my socks off!

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  2. Please pass a rag... I can't type the keyboard is full of drooooooooooooooolllllllll..... LOVE -- all of it, every single last stitch!

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  3. Love it all Lisa. Busy busy girl. Hope to see you in Houston.

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  4. Yep! You're amazing! You make my head spin. Now I only realize how much more behind I am. I haven't been getting that much done. See you at Market!!!!! (I'll be the one stalking you.)

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  5. WOW! Amazing! You really did good girl!

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  6. Best post title ever - says it all. Love your work, you amazing lady x

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  7. Damn fine quilty porn.

    One day I'll be close to one of your works and then I know I'll be speechless.

    Such skill, lady. Wow. Amazing. You do epic crap. Oh yeah.

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  8. I think maybe you should sleep until you leave for Texas. Maybe not. Keep up the Epic Shit - it's so fun for us all to look at!!!

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  9. As usual I'm completely in awe of you. Thanks for the porn and the inspiration.

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  10. W.O.W, Ms. McAwesomeness!! Your quilting is is incredible!! Keep up the fab work. Love love it all. Hope to meet you in Houston! xo

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