Saturday, October 03, 2009

Crossword Quilt

Here is the next customer quilt that I'm working on. It belongs to my friend Rena Brinker. It is a crossword puzzle filled in with the names of her family, & things special to her life. She made it for her husband. She told me to do whatever I felt like, & not to go too crazy with the heavy quilting.( Like my sister said in the comments on the last post, I do like to quilt heavily, And Shirley told me I need to raise my rates!)
Rena said "have fun!"
I've got a black to white King Tut variegated, & I am doing sort of a chain of olives for the border.
I asked Rena if she would like for me to scatter a few naked lady silhouettes here & there, just for the fun of it, & she thought is was a great idea. So here's the first one. I sketched her out on freezer paper then pinned her to the quilt & quilted around her in red #12 wgt. cotton.
Here's how she looked done. It's subtle against all the prints, but fun!
For the rest of the quilting I'm just doing simple loops. So far it seems to be going well!

9 comments:

Barbara said...

Not only love the quilt but I love your quilting too. Very cool how you're sneaking in some girls!

Guzzisue said...

cool quilt and like Barbara I love the idea of sneaking in the naked ladies!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love this quilt. You do great quilting. The naked ladies idea was great too.

Barbara C said...

What a great looking quilt. Your fun quilting really adds to its playfulness.

Steph said...

Nice! I love the sneaking in of the naked Ladies

Delighted Hands said...

It looks like pure fun.........you really know your stuff!

The Calico Cat said...

Tell your friend that I love the idea of a crossword quilt! & from what I can see, her execution is great!

I like how your are quilting it too - especially the olives.

Elaine Adair said...

Clever, sneaky girl you! What fun he'll have when he discovers her!

Love that little yellow 4-patch - it's amazing how the simplest of patterns can turn out absolutely splendid!

Ela said...

Love your blog!