Crafty Vet

quiltails:

"Love Eternal" by Jill Allen of McIntosh, FL, part of the large applique group at Quilfest last month.  I love how it looks like a tattoo.  Funnily enough, while the judging for the show was going on, the same hotel was hosting a tattoo art convention.  A lot of us quilters were watching the ink go by and thinking, that’d make a great quilt!
Photo taken at Quiltfest Jacksonville 2014

quiltails:

"Love Eternal" by Jill Allen of McIntosh, FL, part of the large applique group at Quilfest last month.  I love how it looks like a tattoo.  Funnily enough, while the judging for the show was going on, the same hotel was hosting a tattoo art convention.  A lot of us quilters were watching the ink go by and thinking, that’d make a great quilt!

Photo taken at Quiltfest Jacksonville 2014

palemauve:

Doubling up.

Gorgeous!

palemauve:

Doubling up.

Gorgeous!

(via threadparty)

All the blocks for my Ocean Waves quilt are done!  Now I just need to start sewing the rows together…

All the blocks for my Ocean Waves quilt are done!  Now I just need to start sewing the rows together…

bonniekhunter:

Hung the mini #logcabin #quilt behind the bed in the guestroom at #quiltvilla! Big blank white wall looks so much better now! Who wants to come for a visit? Stuffed baked potatoes on the menu for dinner! #quilting #patchwork #quiltville #bonniekhunter #homedecor (at Quilt Villa, Buck Mountain, NC)

Why is it a mini?  It looks huge.  
Are my eyes playing tricks?  Is #quiltvilla a dollhouse?

bonniekhunter:

Hung the mini #logcabin #quilt behind the bed in the guestroom at #quiltvilla! Big blank white wall looks so much better now! Who wants to come for a visit? Stuffed baked potatoes on the menu for dinner! #quilting #patchwork #quiltville #bonniekhunter #homedecor (at Quilt Villa, Buck Mountain, NC)

Why is it a mini?  It looks huge.  

Are my eyes playing tricks?  Is #quiltvilla a dollhouse?

(via kellysuequilter)

becolourfulquilts:

Two new ©BeColourful; by Jacqueline de Jonge designs. Which one do you like the most? The black or the white version..

I like that it’s easier to see the gorgeous quilting on the white version, but I like the black version, too…  

Leah Day Free Motion Fillers Quilt

I just realized I never posted finish photos for this quilt.  I am the worst quilt photographer ever, by the way.

This quilt was made to go along with Leah Day’s Craftsy Class Free Motion Fillers Volume 1.  There are 50 different free motion designs featured (including one for each of the 49 squares, and one in the sashing and borders).  The only design I had any previous experience with was loopy line.  The rest were all new to me.

The dense quilting makes this a not-very-snuggly quilt.  But it’s nice to have a sampler full of FMQ designs in case I need inspiration.

The one thing I’m pretty unhappy with is the back.  I was going to use the busy print because I was worried about how my stitching would look since I am pretty new to FMQ and only know one pattern.  But I didn’t have enough of the print, so I added some solid scraps.  At that point, I was still planning to quilt the whole quilt with light gray thread, like Leah’s.  

Then, I changed my mind and decided to get matching thread for each of the colors in the quilt.  It’s too bad I had already basted the quilt at that point, because I think it would have looked really nice with a plain black back, to show off all the colored thread.  I really don’t like how the dark thread looks against the light blue part of the back.  Dark thread on light fabric just doesn’t look good.

Oh well, I learned a lesson - choose your back fabric carefully and consider what thread you are using to quilt.  

The fabrics I used for the front were Kona Willow, Caribbean, Ocean, Nightfall, Purple, Berry, and an unknown name/source maroon that I had in my stash.