Thursday, April 30, 2009

Quilt Tops and Backings

That is what I'm thinking about this week. I am getting some quilts ready to send out to my Dear Friend Mary at Quilt Hollow. Mary and I met when we were stationed at Ramstein AFB in Germany years ago. She has been sharing some of her quilts that she has quilted on her Long Arm and has done some gorgeous things. The first quilt is a civil war quilt that I made to fit a Queen bed. I've been trying to figure out how to go about quilting it for a long time. I just didn't want to try to fight that much fabric on my little machine. I was so excited when Mary got her machine, as now I can pass them to her to do her magic on them.The next quilt is an applique quilt by Pat Sloan called 'Mama's Garden'. I did hand applique on this quilt while we were stationed at Ramstein. I put in alot of hours at our quilds 'Stitch N Gab'. Man, how I miss those Friday Night Stitch n Gabs.Another quilt that I'm sending to her is 'Sunshine on my Shoulders', which was a Jan Patek Girl Gang quilt designed by Cheri Ralston. I love Cheri's designs and have her book waiting for me to make some more of her designs.
I am also sending her my Millineum Garden that was featured in my last post. I can't wait to see what Mary comes up with for quilting these quilts. Since I now don't feel like I have a stack of quilts sitting there waiting for me to do something else with them, it's making me want to start some more quilts! Yippee!! I have some in mind and will post about them in a future post.

Now for backings for these quilts. I had some backing fabric that I bought years ago and it's a perfect it for my civil war quilt. So it is trimmed up and ironed, waiting to be packed up to send. The other quilts will need a backing made for them. So I've gone into my stash and pulled out any leftovers of fabrics used in the tops. I will just put them all together to make an interesting background, while using up some stash in the process. Another Yippee!

10 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

:-)

Cathi said...

Wow....you'll be keeping Mary busy for months! Well, maybe not that long since she is pretty good at this quilting thing! They all look fantastic! Anyone onf them would look great in my house! LOL

Karen said...

Just gorgeous quilt tops! And my style!
I think I used to read things you wrote about quilting on a Yahoo group. I dropped out of the group as I did not know how to post photos, etc. at the time. Felt I was not contributing to the group.

Dawn Heese said...

They are all gorgeous. Be sure to show what Mary does with the quilting.

Kaaren said...

Love your quilts and I can't wait to see what Mary does with them.

Please show us more!

onlymehere said...

Mary at Quilt Hollow sent me over. You have some absolutely fabulous quilt tops going on! I can hardly wait to see how Mary quilts them too. I definitely will be back to check out your site closer! Cindy

Millie said...

Your quilt tops are gorgeous and Mary will do such a good job on the quilting. Mary sent me over and I am so glad she mentioned your blog. Happy stitching!

Jan said...

Dana, so glad to hear you have started a blog. I sure miss our Sunday trips to Heidelberg. Love seeing your quilts, especially the Mama's Garden - as I was there when you and Cindy picked out your fabs. Do you have a picture of Cindy's, it would be cool to post the two together.
The shop I work at has just started a blog, will see how that goes and may plunge in myself. So glad to hear that you are working on the things you love and will be a daily reader - so write!

Rebeccah Louise said...

Love these quilts. Mary will do a great job with the quilting!

Rebeccah Louise said...

Whoops--looks like I commented under my granddaughter's name! Haha!

Marcie