What I Have Been Working on Wednesday

Lots of machine quilting is what I have been up to. Our biannual quilt guild show is coming up in a few weeks, so I have been finishing up my own quilts as well as my clients' quilts for the show.  It is always a great weekend with a very diverse group of quilts. You, too, can attend.QuiltShowFlyerIn preparation for the quilt show, I finished the quilt for my bed. It's really just a big canvas for all of my favorite fabrics.

Bed quilt

I wanted the quilt to be very warm, so I used two layers of batting. A base layer of Quilters Dream Request 100% cotton and another layer of Quilters Dream 100% wool. At first, the quilt was a bit stiff, but now after having slept under it for a couple of weeks, it has loosened up and is a perfect winter quilt. I love that it still has the "puffiness" of a loosely quilted wool quilt, but has the stability of cotton.

Bed quilt detail

This gorgeous quilt top from the 40s is the latest finished project. My mother bought the top somewhere, and asked me to quilt it. I love the juxtaposition of the traditional pattern with a more modern quilting design. My mom has not seen it yet, hope she likes it too!

Before:

Wheel quilt

After:

Wheel quilt, bubble quilting