I made this quilt featuring 3 ducks swimming on a pond in the center. The ducks were given to me and I thought they really needed to be swimming so I appliquéd them on a pond of our Light Blue Marblecious fabric. The pond is surrounded by squares of a green print for vegetation, brown for the earth (& cattails), a blue water print with white and yellow blenders to tie it all together. It is backed and bound with our Softie Lime Green 108” Quilt Backing and I quilted it in Cattails & Lily Pads with green thread. It made the perfect housewarming gift for my nephew and his wife who bought a lakeside home! 🙂
Betty George pieced this charming outdoorsy quilt featuring a print with canoes, bears, squirrels, fish and much more… Just the thing to snuggle up under on these cold winter nights! The traditional pattern is perfect for this quilt. Inside it is filled with our soft, not too light, not too heavy Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting. I quilted it in the “Autumn Leaves” design with gold thread and made the binding from the same material used for the back. Great job Betty!
Let’s start the new year off with color! Ann Owens made this beautiful Split Rail Fence quilt. It was a one she had started some time ago but put away to work on other things. She took it out, finished it and brought it to me to quilt. I love the colorful batiks! The split rail fence pattern always makes the most of complimenting colors. I quilted it in a loose meander with a dark royal blue thread. Very pretty Ann!
This is my Christmas Quilt this year. I pieced it with help from my sister Iris. It’s a John Deere Christmas Tree! The quilt features a small panel with Santa on his John Deere Tractor in the middle of the tree with squares that include The Grinch and Christmas Lights. Santa pulling his sleigh with a John Deere, Christmas village, star, stocking and candy canes are all appliqué. It is bordered with a holly print then backed and bound with the same Yellow Gold Quilters Blenders fabric used in the top to make the John Deere yellow. The batting is our famous Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 and I quilted it in Twinkling Snow Flakes. HoHoHo! Have a Merry Christmas everyone!
This bright and cheerful Pinwheel Quilt was made by Michelle Collier. It features bright prints including some Florida Gators prints accented with blue and orange, the colors of the University of Florida. It’s filled with our soft Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting and I quilter in the “Twine” design with ecru thread. You did a beautiful job Michelle!
Bonnie NeSmith asked us to make this quilt as a retirement gift for Dalen Guthrie from her staff in the Jackson County Clerk’s Office. The quilt features the embroidered emblems on the leftover polo shirts the staff wore. The balance of the quilt is done in garnet & gold, the colors of Florida State University. It’s filled with our soft Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting and is backed & bound with the same Quilters Blender Gold used in the top. My sister Iris pieced the top, I stipple quilted it and made the binding. We wish Dale a Happy Retirement!
This quilt was pieced by Harold Clark’s grandmother years ago. It even survived a fire. He brought the quilt top to me and asked if I could finish it for him which I was happy to do. I used our Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting and backed it with our 108” Antique Rose tone on tone quilt backing. At his request I quilted it in a simple 2” grid to simulate how his grandmother would have quilted it by hand. I made the binding from the same material as the back. Glad to be able to finish this and bring it to life for him! 🙂