Those three colors are not ones I see used together often, but boy, do they look good together in a quilt! Just look at Melissa’s zipper quilt:

Melissa's Zipper Quilt

In person, the red is a bit brighter than it shows here. And the top is so pretty, I really like how modern the prints are, and the way they just bounce off that red background. And Wow! – that backing fabric!

Melissa's Zipper Quilt

How fun is that? I kept the quilting simple, using a digital panto from My Creative Stitches called Basket Weave. I decreased the size of the design by about 50%. I think it gives the quilt the feeling of movement and adds an energy to an already vibrant quilt. Some lucky person is going to love this quilt!

Melissa's Zipper Quilt

Melissa also gave me three wall hangings to quilt. She’ll be giving these to her school teacher daughter to hang in her classroom whenever the schools re-open.

The first one is this Dr. Suess panel that is so full of encouraging words.

I’m sure the little kids will love seeing this in the classroom.

The second one is Pete the Cat. I didn’t get a picture of the wall hanging after it was finished. I took it off the frame about 30 minutes before delivery, so there wasn’t time to grab any pics. But I have this one when it was on the frame.

Pete the Cat Wall Hanging

We used variegated thread and a fun curly design. I think it’s perfect for this quilt top! The third wall hanging was The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Again no good pics, just trust me when I say it was super cute!

Another top I got to quilt was this deer panel quilt made by Charlotte.

Deer Panel quilt

The quilt will be a gift to her son, and she’s excited to give it to him. Charlotte did a great job with the piecing; this quilt was so straight and square when I quilted it. Those kind of tops are always a joy to work on.

Deer Panel quilt

This top was quilted with the Diagonal Plaid design from Urban Elementz. I’ve used this design several times in different sizes and it always looks good. It’s great on quilts for guys, on modern quilts, and on quilts that don’t want anything frilly. As an added bonus, it stitches out quickly so it’s a winner in my book!

Last week was a busy one for me. I worked on these tops, as well as a custom that isn’t finished yet. I’ll be finishing it up this week. I also had a couple of classes to teach, and worked a few days at the quilt shop. It’s always nice to get to see all our quilty customers and catch up with them and their projects. This week I won’t be working at the shop. It will be nice to have some extra time at home, and maybe catch up on some housework. (Ugh) Maybe I’ll just do more quilting instead…it certainly sounds like more fun! 🙂

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