April Renters Bring May Admirers

image of colorful geometric quilt

The spring has been good to us. We got some very lovely quilts in that I know you are going to love. I wish I could show them all to you, but that would make for a very long post. We got in a number of modern quilts as well as a Dresden plate and a simple, but not simple, block quilt. You’ll understand what I mean in a minute. I think you’ll also see why April renters bring May admirers. Because I know I am an admirer!

Chemical Formula for Beauty

image of Blue Hexagon Quilt

This blue beauty is from Anna. She is a relatively new quilter and she wanted to make a quilt for her husband the chemist. Hexagons are a big thing in chemical formulas if you didn’t already know. So she made this blue hexagon quilt. When picking out a pattern to quilt on it, she took a gamble and chose Argyle which was this hexagon pattern. We wondered if the hexagons on the hexagons would be too much. I think they were perfect! Can you tell that the quilting really pops? She used wool batting. I hope her husband loves it as much as we did.

Geometric Glory for Graduation

image of colorful geometric quilt

Shawn brought us this geometric glory. I wish I could tell you the pattern name, but I searched all over for it and never found it. Isn’t it glorious? There are a lot of y seams and the planning required was enormous. She made this as a graduation gift for the boyfriend of her daughter. He had commented to her daughter that he thought the whole making a quilt thing was kind of cool and that it would be amazing if she made him a quilt. So she did!

She quilted it with a pattern called Onion skin and with a variegated thread, Fantastico Stained Glass. We even wound bobbins and used it on the back. It turned out amazing. He better be a May admirer himself!

Sensational Sunflowers

image of Sunflower Dresden Plate Quilt

Now this one is a bit more traditional. This is a Dresden plate from Kimberly. The original pattern was smaller, but she was having so much fun, she just made a few more blocks. I think it is stunning! She quilted this with Toss Up, which is this great pattern that is a little bit floral and a little bit swirly. It was a great choice and Kimberly quilted it beautifully.

image of Sunflower Dresden Plate Quilt

She was nervous when she started longarm quilting. It had been awhile since she last quilted with us. What a happy quilt, and I am sure a happy recipient once it was done.

Adorable April Renters bring sweet wedding gifts

image of heart wedding quilt

Quilts are a traditional gift to give for a wedding. Kristie is giving this one as a wedding shower gift for her son. She couldn’t believe her luck when she saw the fabric with the ducks. It was the bride’s chosen wedding colors. She fussy cut the ducks into blocks in order to incorporate them. And then finding a beach bird to bring the bride into the quilt the same was just serendipity. She quilted this with a great panto called Adorable. Is there a better panto for a wedding quilt? Twin hearts…I think not.

So that was just a few of our April renters. Lots of beauties that deserve admirers. I’m looking forward to see what May has in store for us. Hopefully even more quilts to inspire us! We’d love to see what you’ve been up to. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. And be sure to check back in with us after we’ve had a chance to see what the May renters have brought us.

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Angela Huffman- Triplet Momma. Quilter. Teacher. Thread Bimbo

I’m Angela- Co-host of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show. APQS Long arm Dealer and Educator. Triplet Momma. Designer. Thread Bimbo.

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