Our Quilting Blog
Leeanne H. sent us pictures of a lovely custom quilt she finished. The top is appliqued with extensive white space, and Leeanne created a wonderful whole cloth using echos embellished with feathers and curls, a bit of ruler work, and our Stoney Brook Border 1 and Triangle 2.
With just a few patterns, she created an extraordinary quilt that will no doubt be passed down through the generations. We were so impressed by her skill and imagination, we had to share it with you!
From Leeanne Hopper:
Quilt Me Kiwi sprouted as a way for paying for my patchwork fabrics around 2008. What started out low key quickly grew into a thriving business! All my quilting is executed on my Gammill long arm machine. In 2018 I had a computer retrofitted and I expanded my quilting business even more.
I live in Whangarei Northland New Zealand. My customers send their quilt top creations to me from all over New Zealand as well as a few customers in Australia (I have even received quilts from an expat New Zealander in the UK)!
I'm on Instagram and Facebook all under a quick Google search of "QUILTMEKIWI"! My blog may be found at http://quiltmekiwi.blogspot.com/.
Pam Owens (Pam's Quilt Basket in Charlotte, NC) My customer's mother enjoyed embroidering so much that she bought sets of stamped embroidery blocks for each of her children and grandchildren. For the last 25 years she's been finishing sets and passing them to her daughter or daughter-in-laws, who have featured these blocks in a quilt [...]
Christy Jr made this quilt for her daughter, Elly, and it was so much fun to make we had to share! The pattern is from Missouri Star, and is called the Disappearing Four Patch.All you need are your standard rulers, rotary cutter, iron, sewing machine, and five inch charm squares. We used Fossil Fern Quilting [...]
Lori Kepley shared the story of this quilt with us, and we asked to share it with you! She used last year's free pattern set "Clifton" to finish the quilt with four patterns; Clifton Block 1, Clifton Block 4, Clifton Sashing, and Clifton Triangle p2p. Every February Lori meets a group of quilters near Williamsburg, [...]
This is one of Christy Sr's own quilts! The central block provided the perfect opportunity to showcase a large, intricate block, and she chose Autumn Swirl Set I Block 1. You may not think a pattern so intricate would stitch out well, but as you can see it looks fantastic! The sashing was quilted with our [...]
This is one of Christy Sr's own quilts! She loves scrappy quilts, although Christy Jr thinks it's to justify her fabric collection
As soon as I received the Hawthorn Mystery Set I envisioned a whole cloth made with some of the patterns. So I set it up in Creative Studio 7 by first deciding what the length and width would be. I settled on approximately 100 inches square as a good size.I then had to decide how [...]
Melinda shared the story of this lovely young lady and her first quilt! Dylan received a sewing machine for Christmas last year, and has been coming to Melinda's studio since January to learn to sew. She turned 10 in late spring and has made lots of small items. They decided a great summer project would [...]
Our friend Rett does such beautiful work, and she recently shared this table runner with us! She used a single repeat of our Seeds of Change Edge-to-Edge 1 to quilt the blocks on either side of the appliqued flower block.There is echo quilting around the flower, with a small flower sashing to finish the border. [...]
August 21, 2017 will be an out-of-the-ordinary day! A total solar eclipse will cut diagonally across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Those living in the 70-mile corridor making up the path of totality will experience day becoming night for 2-1/2 minutes.And what better way to celebrate this extraordinary event than with [...]