Thursday, February 25, 2010

TWO More Finished Auction Quilts

My birthday Olympic sewing helped with the final push to get these two auction donations done. This first one is "Peace Puzzle" 54"x54"

The preschool planned and provided the children's artwork on the white muslin. I just had to make them into a quilt in any way I wanted. I think the whirlygiggles are like puzzle pieces and love making them, so that was an easy decision!

The quilting was fun. I decided to free motion outline the puzzles on both the inside and outside edge. Stipple of course everywhere else.

It's so cool the way it ended up looking on the back!

I LOVE LOVE the second one that I named "Stepping Stones to God" 54"x60". Hugely influenced by Hop on Spot and the mini I did for the advent table.

The words on the front are the title the teacher gave their project. I tried a few things, but ended up liking them free motion edge appliqued the best. Plus, you don't have to turn your quilt a million times in and out to go around all the letters!



I cut out their little feet from the squares to make them look like they were walking on stepping stones. I had to wet down a few areas to remove washable marks for centering and realized that the writing and gold glitter paint are NOT washable. They'll come right off! Luckily I didn't really damage any of their feet, but this is certainly not a washable quilt. Good thing I didn't toss it in to get all crinkly!


I loved the contrast of the diagonal lines with the striped circles on my advent mini, so I went with that again. Before making the sandwich, I used invisible thread to sew around all the circles to keep them well attached. I used a walking foot for all the lines and did it while watching the Olympics, as it was horribly boring. I really enjoy the free motion!


I can't wait to see how both of these do at auction.

17 comments:

Dee said...

Your crown will have so many jewels in it! What awesome quilts and I'm so in awe of you!

Other than that, I'm speechless!

nicolette said...

They both are absolutely adorable!
Love the letters used on the quilt.

I hope (and I’m sure) they raise a lot of money!

shellysquilts said...

Angela, These are Fabulous! I'm sure all your creativity and hard work will pay off in lots of cold, hard cash!! Good luck and well done!

Tracey J said...

amazing and generous work Angela! :)

beautiful and creative.

Leslie said...

these are amazing...you are so talented

jedigirlz said...

wow!!!

Jenny said...

these quilts look great! what a generous gift to give!

Doris said...

Way to go Angela, you are just cooking up those quilts in 2010, aren't ya?!

L Johnson said...

They turned out beautiful, Angela!!!

amandajean said...

i really like how you did those letters!

Stephanie said...

Very nice! I really like your circles, I've done just a few circles on a one quilt so far, I have a hard time getting a nice smooth seam around the circle, any tips? Your circles look amazing! Nice job :)

Life of Joy said...

Those turned out great.

amy smart said...

I am so impressed with your auction quilts! What a great labor of love!

I also just have to say I'm so impressed with your quilting. That is my greatest weakness. :)

Dresden Quilter said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing! I completely agree with Dee and I love the puzzle pieces.

Rene' said...

Angela, you just have a gift for these auction quilts!!! The puzzle pieces are adorable, and love the circles. Your letters look just perfect too. Thank you for sharing all the steps and techniques. Good luck on the auction itself.

Nichole said...

Your "Stepping Stones to God" quilt is beautiful.

Allie said...

Looks great! I love that you are doing all these auction quilts. Very cool.