Thursday, October 08, 2009

Rena's Quilt & Calendar Girls

Our monthly Calendar Girls meeting was at Mona's house today. I brought Rna's quilt to give to her. Below is (L to R) Mary Lee, Mona Havelock, Rena Brinker & Diane Seawald, getting their first look at Rena's quilt, all quilted.
Rena emailed thumbnail images of photos from things like fishing trips with her family. I blew them up & printed the heavily pixelated images on to regular printer paper, then pinned them in place, where I wanted to put them on her quilt. Once I finished all of the background quilting in the Black to White variegated thread, I switched to a #12 wgt. Red cotton, & quilted right over the paper pictures, outlining the image as best I could.
Below are clams.
This is her husband Hank leaning over the back of their boat.
This is his snow machine.
This was another of the naked ladies I added for him. I made her a little fluffier.
Rena thanked me profusely.
This is miss Bella. Mona's little girl.
Rena brought another project she's working on. The tan blocks were a garage sale purchase, but Rena is not a tan sort of girl, so she found a jazzy fabric to pair them with.
On her way out the door, Mary Gerkin mentioned today is her birthday, so we all sang Happy Birthday to her.

8 comments:

Steph said...

you did a great job on that quilt!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I love the quilt.
It is so personal, creative and beautiful.

Melodie said...

and.......how much did you charge for all this personalization?

Rian said...

What a great quilt! Love the use of red on the motifs.

Delighted Hands said...

The quilt and especially your quilting are spectacular! Glad you had such a great day.

Emmy said...

thanks for the nice comment on my blog you did a great job on the quilt I love it very much

Jane said...

I love all the personal images you applied with the red thread. How cool ... what a super job incorpaorating them.

Deb Geyer said...

Awesome Deb!! That is so cool and is going into my cool quilt ideas file!! Thanks for sharing.