Sunday, April 17, 2011

Jack's Comfort Quilt

This is for a friend who is 94 and loving life. He has a story to tell, and fishing is just one of them. It has been a cold winter for him and he is looking forward to a warmer spring/summer. This will probably help him stay a little warmer. . . I used a piece of Michael Miller "Wonder Falls" (CX2930) fabrics, and a preprinted panel from South Sea Imports called Pine Lodge by David Carter Brown. A little black and yellow basics help frame the scenery--quilted with a wavey netting, flowing water rivulets, and some Kim Diamond fishermen with accessories. I custom digitized his name at the top and called it complete. Oh, the binding is Moda's Heritage Square by Kathy Schmitz, and the backing is a Maywood flannel called Christmas Presence 7792. There is no pattern for this quilt. I made it up as I went along. The batting is Quilter's Dream blend 70/30. I used Star Gold to SID the yellow frames, oyster shell for the water, netting, and fishermen; and mother goose in the bobbin. Two threads, star gold and gray, stitching the name made it stand out a little more--yes, two threads on top through the same needle eye! Select the link to my Picasa albums and find more pictures with more detail. Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 11, 2011

New quilts for spring

The red/yellow quilt I finished earlier but just put the borders on. The green quilt is a new one just finished. It's another one of those 1000 piece projects (1768 to be exact) that are so time consuming you just don't want to ever finish it. With the help of my cousin Patty, I fed the DSM while she organized, clipped, and pressed. She kept me on track and we did it in less than two days! I ran out of fabric, purchased in 2005, so now I'm on a hunt for suitable border fabric.
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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Tale of a Dog