I think I need to have Colleen adopt me because she’s always working on beautiful quilts for her family. Her latest is this cool, modern quilt for her nephew’s wedding present. At one time, this quilt was going to look very different. The original plan was a more traditional pattern, but after looking at it on her design wall she decided the pattern might be a little too traditional for her 20-something nephew. She found this rectangles pattern in one of her modern quilts books and knew this would be a better match for him. The perfect design for this quilt was of course the Square Spiral paper pantograph, the rectangles and square complement each other so well!
Vickie says she has a closet full of UFOs and now that she’s found the showroom, she’s slowly emptying that closet. She is still getting used to the longarm machines, so Vickie brought in what she’s been calling her ugly quilt to practice on. Sometimes, the quilting really makes the quilt! Vickie used the baptist fan design board, and we all agreed the quilt looked much better in the end.
Bill gave his wife Betty a Quilted Joy gift certificate for Christmas – and what a great husband he must be if he’s not only encouraging Betty’s quilting habit, but joining in too! We don’t get many men coming in to rent, so it’s really exciting when a husband not only joins his wife for a rental, but seems to enjoy it as much as she did! They brought in matching baby quilts for their rental certification class. Betty’s was for a baby girl, so she chose the very feminine Heart Fancy paper pantograph. Bill worked on the quilt for their new grandson. They said their daughter is adopting twins, and they couldn’t be happier! Bill chose the Airborne paper pantograph because it reminded him of a baby boy’s messy hair. How sweet!
There must be something in the air, because Sandy also brought in a baby quilt for her rental certification. Sandy drove here all the way from West Virginia to meet her new granddaughter and snuck in some quilting time too! She said she has a brand new embroidery machine and had a lot of fun learning about some of its features while making this quilt. Those elephants are so cute, and I love her special message “from Grandma Sandy.” She chose a sweet and simple pantograph called Kashmir. This pantograph is great for beginners because it’s not too dense and is very easy to follow. She was out of here and back with her new grandbaby in no time!