Friday, June 27, 2014

Secret Garden Quilt Pattern!

Hey there! I am excited to announce that my Secret Garden quilt pattern is available for free download! Isn't that awesome! Click on over to the Cloud9fabric website and download it asap! This is a super quick and easy quilt to make. It isn't too big to quilt on your domestic, or send it to me and I will do it for you ;o).

I used Sarah Watson's beautiful Arcadia fabric to make this quilt. The solids I used were Modern Solids. They have such a complimentary weight to them when used with Cloud9's organic cotton fabric.

I would love to see your quilts if you make any from this pattern!

Tia Curtis

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A pretty quilt for Joy

Here is one of my latest custom finishes. This was such a fun quilt to quilt. I kinda wish it was bigger.

I quilted three of my favorite basic freehand designs. "Wind and Rain", "Echo swirls" and "fancy feathers".

Did you know that swirls in welsh quilting represent eternity? I think this works well with this love heart quilt.

This is not the best shot, but I quilted little raindrops above some of the swirling wind gusts.

I love the pieced quilt back that Joy made.

I am pretty happy with how this quilting turned out. Now onto some more traditional quilts. I love my job, folks!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Quilts of the week

Hey there folks! Summer is well and truly here. I quilt in the mornings and take the kids to the pool in the afternoons at about 3. I am pretty pleased with how productive I have been. I work on quilt design and pattern writing while I am at the pool and I even taught a free motion 101 class yesterday. How about we look at some pretty quilts?

This gorgeous bed runner is a paper pieced pattern named Bali Star Wedding ring (the pattern is by Judy Neimeyer). This was a really fun one to quilt. Most of the quilting is Statler Stitcher (computer guided) but there is plenty of hand guided work as well. Mari did such a great job with her paper piecing and I love how the batiks just glow!

It actually went a great deal faster than I thought it would, but I guess that is due to the smaller size. A large quilt like this would take a long time.

The back is pretty too.

I love this quilt too! It is a Gypsy Wife Quilt (pattern by Jen Kingswell). This was another really fun quilt.

It is entirely stitched in the ditch...and then I added a bit of detail quilting to different portions of the quilt.

It is hard to see the quilting, but it is there!

This one is a Nest Quilt by Shari. It is semi custom quilted. An edge to edge in the center and separate hand guided borders.

I always love Shari's pieced backs, and I notice that this quilt is hung for photography sideways.

Last quilt for this blog post is this fabulous enormous 9 patch. It is custom quilted and took 3 days. For me that is a pretty long time.

A classic 9 patch is such a great quilt. This one is so happy!

It was a fun quilt to quilt. And I love how it turned out! 

This quilt is going to have so much texture when it is washed!