Quilts for the New Year

First up is a darling Nursery Rhyme quilt that I finished right after Christmas.  The blocks are embroidered with nursery rhymes and their illustrations.  This is the third of these that I have quilted.  Each time I show this one I get many questions about purchasing the pattern.  The pattern and kits and the embroidery designs (on discs) can be purchased from Sew nSew in Summerville, SC. Click on the name of the shop to go to their website and contact them.  This particular one was done by Pat J for a new grandchild due in February.  The shower was Jan. 9 so I’m now safe to show the quilt on my blog.

Next is a very serene looking lap quilt – this is also a shop sample for Sew n Sew so you can get kits from them if you want to make this quilt.  The center squares have a an unusual twist – the fabric is gathered.

I used a circle template for all of the block quilting.  It was slow going but well worth the effort for the final effect.  The piecing is very geometric and modern looking so the curves in the quilting softens and gives some movement to the top.

In the border I did beadboard quilting but varied the size of the “boards” for a neat pattern and texture.

Next up on the Prince for quilting is the Cobblestone Quilters Guild opportunity quilt for their 2012 A Celebration of Quilts quilt show.  It is a Southern Album quilt and I’ve pulled 19 different cones of thread for the quilting!  Pictures only after the quilt has been revealed to the guild in March.

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