Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Pictures
Quilted Tops -- but not by me! >

Quilted Tops -- but not by me!

Quilted Tops -- but not by me!

Old 04-24-2021, 03:49 AM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Near Seattle, WA
Posts: 4,617
Default Quilted Tops -- but not by me!

So... as we know by now, last year was not my favorite year. But a wonderful thing happened just about the time I dropped out of site.

A lovely quilter from this site who is semi local and I were chatting about whether or not she wanted to go professional with her long arm. Lot of questions/am I good enough all that. Some of it was about dealing with different styles of projects so I offered some of my donation tops as practice pieces. She is good enough but if she does go pro, she did not like the batting I provided!

The turtle is just a panel + one border. I am so stymied by how to quilt such things, I like her choice. She double batted.

"Confetti" came from a project from a member on the board and box of pre-cut squares -- I pulled out the novelty fabrics and a consistent confetti frame went together in no time.

The next shot is one answer to "how to make a back with two 3-yard pieces of fabric", it is the back to Confetti.

"Elephant Walk" came as two pieces from the thrift store, added a border.

The "purple donation" was another thrift store find, awkwardly shaped, I added 1-2 rows-- I had some of the same fabrics as already used so threw those in!
Attached Thumbnails turtle.jpg   confetti.jpg   100_5957.jpg   elephant-walk.jpg   donate-purple.jpg  

Iceblossom is offline  
Old 04-24-2021, 03:58 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,139
Default

You two make a great team.. I admire how you find the quilt tops and turn them into a lovely donation quilt with your design ideas!
Its great you are giving your friend lots of practice with these projects....but...why doesn't she like your batting?

copycat is offline  
Old 04-24-2021, 04:05 AM
  #3  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Near Seattle, WA
Posts: 4,617
Default

Oh, I wish she was going to be my Best Quilting Friend Forever! We turned out to be very similar in many ways. Sadly, we are too far apart (we each drove about 30 minutes to meet up midway) and she is still working a very busy full time career for another year or two -- it is still up to me to try and finish my tops!

I typically like fluffy poly batts, I think the quilter in question is more of a warm and natural type. As I understand, some of what she wanted to practice were the robotics and they did not have an easy time of it.

I really like this roll of batting but I don't think I can ever get it again anyway. Bought it on line as a close-out, think it is not a standard retail brand but a run for a small manufacturer of some sort.
Iceblossom is offline  
Old 04-24-2021, 04:08 AM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 3,874
Default

Great job with all the finishes. It's fun to someone quilting journey and their progress. I'm sure the quilter has gained a new confidence level thanks to your encouragements!

The quilts look fun and colorful!
Rhonda K is offline  
Old 04-24-2021, 04:29 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,222
Default

I love all of them and I think the way you did the backing is genius!
QuiltMom2 is offline  
Old 04-24-2021, 05:04 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 335
Default

They are all wonderful quilts and you both did a great job!
recycler is online now  
Old 04-24-2021, 05:10 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Idaho
Posts: 971
Default

Some great finishes there! Great job to you both. . . .
Fizzle is offline  
Old 04-24-2021, 05:56 AM
  #8  
Power Poster
 
Jingle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Outside St. Louis
Posts: 37,123
Default

All of them are beautiful. Great color choices. Quilter did a great job.

I also like hi-loft poly batting, mostly on my own quilts. I buy project fleece for kids donation quilts. I have bought queen size for my own QAYG quilts. I just buy packages of battings at Walmart. No room for batting rows.
Jingle is offline  
Old 04-24-2021, 06:50 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
EmiliasNana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 4,461
Default

I need a quilting friend too!!! I have a Tiara and love the quilting process once I get started, but my tops are backing up. I still get nervous to start quilting and ponder forever on how to proceed. I just need to jump in with both "hands" and get them done and out the door. I do have a dear friend who has a long arm but she is 6 mos. out and 2 hours, one way, away. That's why I got a Tiara and love the convenience. Your quilts came out lovely. You are so creative with your scraps.
EmiliasNana is offline  
Old 04-24-2021, 07:14 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
maryb119's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 7,814
Default

Great job! They are beautiful quilts!
maryb119 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.