Thursday, September 27, 2012

Carol Doak's 2012 Mystery BOM

This BOM started in May of this year.  It is a mystery, so I am just following along, not knowing what the final outcome will be...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Carol Doak's 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars

I have been working on this with a group on the Quilting Board, and we are 
doing one block per week.

Here are 49 of my 50 completed blocks, shown as a virtual quilt designed in 

Quilt Pro 5 for Mac. The virtual quilt shows photos of the actual blocks. 

I will QAYG in large sections using 3/4" sashing, with FMQ in each section. 

Below is the 50th and final star, Wyoming.

Monday, September 24, 2012

2011 Quilting Board BOM - Stars

This is my Star Quilt from last year's BOM on the Quilting Board.  I did the FMQ.

Koi Shadows Quilt

This is a quilt I designed in Quilt Pro 5 for Mac.  The fabrics were designed by Joyce McAdams for Robert Kaufman, for the Oriental Traditions 8 collection. 

I did the free motion quilting on my Janome 7700 Horizon.

It's a lap quilt that I made for my friend Cherie, who has a koi pond.  She had discovered the koi fabric online, and I surprised her by purchasing the fabrics and making her the quilt.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

OBW Quilt top finished

This is a project I started to make last year with a group on the Quilting Board. We all used the same fabric, which is called Floral Master by Springs Creative Products Group.

This was my first one block wonder, and I enjoyed making it. It actually went very quickly.

I need to get a little bit more fabric for the backing and then I'll start quilting.

I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out, even though didn't think I'd like these colors.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Group OBW from Floral Master Fabric

I have finished the top and will shop for border fabric today.  Here is a photo of the top with auditioned borders.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Quilted Batik Couch and Chair covers

For years we had been using some poorly fitting Sure Fit slip covers on our beautiful antique couch and chair, that had been newly reupholstered.  I finally decided to replace these.

These are basically rectangles that go from the bottom back up and around to the bottom front, with smaller triangle "wings" to protect the arms.  

I measured and cut each section (3 per piece of furniture), and made quilt sandwiches with flannel on the back.  I did overall meandering on all the pieces, measured and fitted again, then joined the side pieces to the main sections.  I then added matching binding all around the perimeter, machine stitching it to the front, with a decorative stitch.

I used a spiral upholstery pin here in there to keep them in place, especially where the arms curve under.

Everyone is happy and the dogs love them!

Quilting Board 2011 Houses BOM ("Gimme Shelter") finished!

I finished the 12 blocks with the Quilting Board group, replacing a few with others I had chosen from various books and websites.  I then decided the quilt needed to be larger than what the twelve 12" blocks would yield.   I made "sashing" from other paper pieced blocks, to arrive at 90" x 90".

I showed it last week at the Sierra Quilt Guild Show in Sonora.