The first three are clients' quilts. The BQ is an E2E Romantic Roses by Kim Diamond. This quilt measures 94X112. I created a frame around the script and filled in around it.
The second quilt, is the same design, 67x80, Quilter's Dream wool batting.
The others are I Spy quilts using an adaptation of Anne Bright's Cookie Cutter. These little quilts were a joy to work on because there are so many different fussy cut patches.
This last quilt is one my daughter, Anna Dehut, pieced and allowed me to practice my freehand. I used Kim Diamond's Cherry blossom border in the outside borders and corners, SID in all the windows, and I hand guided the sashing, going outside the box on purpose to mimic a vine trailing around the windows. This was an exercise in a cross between McTavishing and Fern Feathers. I used a little creativity and experimented with different flora and fauna as well. Sometimes the backing of a quilt turns out as good as the front.
Nuts and Bolts Quilting Company
I am Bonnie Russell, owner and quilter, and my business is making beautiful quilts and making quilts beautiful. NABQC came about as a partnership between the love of sewing and hazelnut farming. That's how the name was chosen. My husband, Fred, is the nut farmer, and I do the sewing using many bolts of fabulous fabric. My studio is located in Dundee, Oregon, the beautiful Willamette Valley, in the center of a hazelnut orchard. Experience came with 42 years of dress making, 40 years of marriage to my wonderful, loving, supportive husband (34 years of nut farming), 25 years of raising three daughters, and now we have seven grandchildren to mentor in Future Quilters of America!
With a Statler Stitcher and Gammill Optimum Plus longarm quilting machine, a 14 foot table, and the drawing program AutoSketch, no project is too big or too small. Anything from hand guided meandering to custom digitized designs can be applied to a project to complete that labor of love.
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