Sherry’s “Kimberbell” pillows and runners...
All of these lovely patterns are by Kimberbell Designs, and she’s made them even available for those who machine embroidery. Sherry made all of these beautiful pillow fronts and runners, she actually made multiple of each...one for her, her daughter, and mother. That’s why you’ll see multiples.
Speaking of multiples...there is also one more. I used Linda from thequiltedpineapple.com Edge rulersto quilt the 1/2” Diagonal lines along the two side vertical borders. The lines on the rulers make it easy to quilt the lines with no marking.
I love the texture that the grassy freehand design, gives behind the leaf wreath. The swirly feather design along the herringbone borders, is such a fun freehand design to quilt. It’s perfect for borders, and adds a modern traditional touch.
Let’s talk about backgrounds!! When it comes to quilting behind appliquéd words, it isn’t always easy to know what to do. Stippling can be great...but there’s soooo much more that you could do. The crackle above or the 1” squares below, help the letters shine, giving the background texture and help them be the focal point.
The combination of textures is just enough to give these pillow fronts more personality.
I used a cream and tan Perma Core 30 tex A&E thread, and 8020 cotton poly blend batting.
A little swirl, feather, and curly cues...are my favorite thing to quilt inside every pumpkin.
Those bugs in those vinyl jars, are every little boys dream. I quilted a crackle around the jars...which I do freehand, no need for a ruler, unless you do them jumbo sized. Who would be interested in a tutorial on how to freehand the crackle??? Comment below.
I used a white 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread, and my favorite winline 8020 cotton poly blend batting.
I was trying to figure out what to do in the borders, and it hit me...webs coming from all different directions. It was such a fun way to quilt a border...try it sometime. I used the 8” Edge ruler from Linda at thequiltedpineapple.com to quilt the webs.
Gobble gobble!! I can believe it’s almost thanksgiving again, this year has flown by.
I used a soft cream 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread, I think it was Dyed Natural. More winline batting was used. You’ll see that extra piece of batting hanging off. I cut the batting to the length of the biggest table runner, and then laid out the batting, placing each item on the batting to use it up in the best way. It worked beautifully. I just trimmed around the runner or pillow front, so I could quilt everything separate and save on batting.
There is more of the swirly feather and grassy designs, with some added feathers in the turkey feathers, and ribbon candy in the black strip.
This swirly feather design is random, yet similar bey repeating the design out in different shapes, or sizes, or direction. Who would be interested in me doing a swirly feather video tutorial??? Comment below.
This is the biggest runner...like the last one, she just added borders. Everything was quilted the same as the previous runner, I just added leafs in the outside border.
Feathers like these are easy. I start on one side of the turkey feathers, and quilt feathers...traveling up towards the tops of the turkey feather, and then feathering back down towards the body. Then I move up towards the next feather, along the body of the turkey. It works great. No need to stop and cut the thread.
I used a tan/golden and cream thread to quilt this. 30 Tex from A&E.
Here is a close up on my leafs in the outside border. It’s fun to quilt something new.
Thank you for stopping by!