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Edge to Edge Quilting Favorites

This is day three of my week in the New Quilter's Blog Hop, and I'm having fun by sharing a new post every day. I introduced myself on Monday, and I shared some of my favorite custom quilting projects yesterday. Today I would like to share a few of my favorite edge to edge quilting designs.

Edge to edge designs are a great way to add interest and texture to many quilts. With so many great designs out there, it's easy to find one to suit whatever quilt you're working on.

Most of the quilts I'm about to show were made by my customers, and all of them were quilted by me. This is a picture heavy post, so I'm going to let the quilts speak for themselves. The vital information about the quilts can be found in the caption below each one.

Swirls and Circles

Quilting Design: Dizzy Izzy by Jessica Schick
Quilt Makers: Emily Stark, Julie Eik, Denise Stenzel, Linda Beck, Barbara Beller, and Bobbi Bridgeman (that's me!)
Quilt Pattern: Based on Up, Up, and Away from Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts and Cheryl Arkison.
Notes: We worked together to make this encouragement quilt for Jennae Liberty.

Quilting Design: Alex by Anne Bright
Quilt Maker: Barbara Beller
Quilt Pattern: Pleasantville by Kimberly Einmo

Quilting Design: Champagne Bubbles by Kristin Hoftyzer
Quilt Maker: Sharon Stoneberger
Quilt Pattern: Roller Rink from Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson.
Notes: This is the back of the quilt. To see the front, check out this blog post.
Fun Fact: Champagne Bubbles was the very first thing I quilted with my longarm, and it's still one of my favorite designs.

Quilting Design:  Calliope by Patricia Ritter  Quilt Maker:  Barbara Beller  Quilt Pattern:  This is a modified version of Turning Twenty by Tricia Cribbs of  Turning Twenty .

Quilting Design: Calliope by Patricia Ritter
Quilt Maker: Barbara Beller
Quilt Pattern: This is a modified version of Turning Twenty by Tricia Cribbs of Turning Twenty.


Quilting Design: Swinging on a Star
Quilt Maker: Barbara Beller
Quilt Pattern: Belle Wave by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Quilting Design: Sparkle by Anne Bright
Quilt Maker: Bobbi Bridgeman (that's me!)
Quilt Pattern: Serendipity by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company
Notes: I made this quilt for a sweet friend and just recently gave it to her. I'm hoping to blog about it next week, then I will add a link here to view the quilt top.


Quilting Design: Excited by Anne Bright
Quilt Maker: Colleen Kimm
Quilt Pattern: Café Au Lait
Notes: I haven't been able to find this pattern to credit the designer. If you know who the designer is, I would love to hear from you!

Quilting Design: Greenhouse by Patricia Ritter and Tracey Russell
Quilt Maker: Debbie Schultz
Quilt Pattern: None


Quilting Design: Gossamer by Hermione Agee
Quilt Maker: Debbie Schultz
Quilt Pattern: None
Notes: This quilting design is the perfect choice for any Halloween quilt!

Quilting Design: Heart to Heart by Patricia Ritter and Natalie Gorman
Quilt Maker: Tese Shekitka
Quilt Pattern: None
Notes: Tese designed this quilt for a wedding, and she pulled all of the colors from the bride's bouquet. You can see more of this quilt here.


Quilting Design: Bicycles and Hills by Marci Gore
Quilt Maker: Bonnie Andes
Quilt Pattern: Disappearing Hourglass by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company
Notes: If you would like to see more, I wrote all about this quilt here.

Quilting Design: Modern Volleyball by Jessica Schick
Quilt Maker: Bobbi Bridgeman (that's me!)
Quilt Pattern: None
Notes: I made this quilt on commission for Nancy. She gave it to her daughter at senior night for her college volleyball team. You can read more here, and even see a picture of Rachel with her quilt.

Quilting Design: Paw Prints by Judy Vallely
Quilt Maker: Cathie Heier
Quilt Pattern: None
Notes: The fabric in this quilt is Miss Kitty's Colors by Marie Cole for Henry Glass.

So what do you think? I would love to know which designs spoke to you. On your own projects, do you find yourself going for custom quilting or edge to edge quilting more often?

Two Roller Rink Quilts

Every fall the local quilt guild does a quilt retreat. Some of us have decided it's fun to choose a pattern that we all work on at the retreat. This year, we went with Roller Rink by Elizabeth Hartman. The pattern can be found in her book Modern Patchwork.

So far, two people have finished their quilts and allowed me to quilt them. It's always fun to see the same quilt pattern done up in different colors. Sharon Stoneberger made hers with reds, oranges, and purples.

For the quilting, we chose a design that reflects the fabric. The lighter border fabric is full of little bubbles. I quilted it with Champagne Bubbles by Kristen Hoftyzer.

Sharon pieced a fun strip to break up the back of her quilt. This is a great way to add interest to a quilt back when you need to make it a little longer.

The variegated quilting thread really shows up nicely on the solid purple fabric.

Barbara Beller also finished her Roller Rink quilt. She chose to do hers in rainbow. It's amazing how different the quilt looks with another color pallet.

Barbara was drawn to the circle quilting on Sharon's quilt. Since her rainbow fabrics all have little circles in them, she decided on a similar design for her own quilt. I quilted this one with Bubbles by Anne Bright.

Barbara almost always goes for pieced backs to use up her scraps. Nearly all of the fabric on this back is left over from the front of the quilt. It's a great way to keep your scraps under control, and you get bonus points for the quilt back looking awesome in the process.

This back is such fun!

I hope you enjoyed this view of two versions of the same quilt. It will be fun to see everyone else's quilts as they get them finished. Speaking of which, I should probably get to work on mine.

Triangle Time

My retreat quilt from last year is nearly complete.  I quilted it with Champagne Bubbles by Kristin Hoftyzer, and I attached the binding to the front.  All that's left is hand stitching the binding to the back on quiet evenings.

The construction of this quilt created quite the pile of bonus triangles.  Of course, I couldn't allow those to go to waste.  A while ago, I sketched this design to use them.

Around the time that I created this sketch, I found out that I had friends that were expecting children.  I wanted to make baby quilts for them, so I set this aside to work on those.  Now, two of the quilts are complete, and the third just needs the binding stitched down.  The fourth baby isn't due until January, so I can wait a bit to start on that quilt.  Now that I have some breathing room, I am excited to finally get back to the triangles.  It is going to be so much fun to see this design take shape in fabric.

The first step was to trim all of the bonus triangles to the same size and cut off the dog ears from each corner.  Next, I figured out how many of each type of triangle pair I needed in order to make the quilt.  Finally, I sorted all of the fabrics as evenly as possible into piles to make the pairs.  It makes me happy to have everything nice and organized.  I am so excited to sew these up!

Posted on September 11, 2015 and filed under Work in Progress.