Thursday, July 17, 2008

Member Spotlight - Quilts With Heart

My member Spotlight goes to Quilts with Heart, it was a hard choice, so many members now to chose from (500 members strong). Located in Canton, Michigan, United States, they have had their etsy shop open since Feb 15, 2008. Check out their shop, http://www.quiltswithheart.etsy.com/ for great quilts of all sizes...

Here are a few of her items...

TROPICAL PUNCH QUILT (30x40)


This quilt is perfect for the baby girl who's more than just "sugar and spice and everything nice!" A really cool baby girl. Perhaps a baby girl who's mommy loves the beach, the tropics, or just hot colors! Pinwheel block fabrics are grape vine prints on turquoise and hot pink backgrounds. Split rail block fabrics are hand dyed hot pink and lime green. Backing fabric is a pale green polka dot. Binding is hot pink and lime green leaf print. Quilted in an overall vine pattern with variegated green thread.All fabric, batting and thread is designer quality 100% cotton. Quilt is machine pieced and hand-guided machine quilted, then bound by hand. Comes with new, 12 inch "TY Beanie Buddy" lamb (Meekins) holding her own, coordinating quilt. This combo makes a great baby shower gift -- guaranteed to get oohs and aahs!

RADIATING STARS QUILT (40x40)

This stunning wall hanging or lap quilt is 40 inches square and features multiple hand-dyed cotton batik fabrics. It consists of nine 12" Radiating Stars of green, purple, blue and copper on coordinating pastel backgrounds. There is a narrow gold batik inner border, and a wider green and purple outer border that matches the quilt backing. The pieced binding echoes the colors of the nearest star block. The center of each star is quilted in a square maze pattern. All background areas are densely stipple quilted, which makes the star points really "pop out" for a 3-D effect. A variegated green thread was used in the bobbin, which blends with the backing and sometimes gives a "dotted" effect on the front to echo the batik dots.The neatest thing about the Radiating Star block is the secondary patterns that emerge when the blocks are joined together; each time you look at it you see something different!

Hope you check out her shop and let her know that you heard of her thru this blog.

12 comments:

Janet said...

Beautiful work.

Kathy@QuiltsWithHeart.com said...

Barb, thanks so much for spotlighting Quilts With Heart. I really appreciate it. --Kathy

laurie b said...

What talent! These are just beautiful! I've got an achilles heel with fabric so I can deeply appreciate the gift this artist has! With gratitude for this spotlight! Just stunning, Laurie B.

Patti said...

These quilts are extraordinary. I'm sharing this with all my quilting friends!

brendathour said...

Great article. I love handmade quilts. Just beautiful!!!

Kristina Law said...

I love beautiful quilts like these. In my opinion, every home needs at least a pair to make it more comfy.

paintwithbarb said...

And I am looking for a queen size quilt.........

Jean Levert Hood said...

What a lovely addition to any home. These wonderful hand made and designed quilts are amazing. The colors are lovely.

Lisa said...

These are absolutely amazing. Quilting is on my list of things to learn/do/master ... if ever I get enough free time and space to indulge. You are a great inspiration. Thank you.

heronkate said...

Lovely quilts, and what patience it takes to sew all those pieces together !

Jill said...

What beautiful quilts!!!

Janet said...

Great article, and what fantastic quilts!

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