The picture above is an antique quilt I bought about 4 years ago before my quilting hiatus. My holders did not appreciate the need to keep things taught (conscripted labor, what can I say) in order to show off the spectacular quilting. This quilt is BIG--I haven't measured so I cannot say exactly how big. It has tiny, even stitching and is heavily quilted. The quilt is really thin so I think the batting layer might be a piece of flannel and not actually batting.
This is another antique that I bought when my daughter was born so I've had it for 20 years. It graced the bed of the "girl" room in my house until she got old enough to start trying to use markers and nail polish on her bed. It was in excellent shape when I got it and it managed to escape a toddler with minimal damage. It's been stored folded at the bottom of a pile of quilts for several years and it is clearly time to treat it more kindly. The quilting is very nice on this one.
This is a quilt I made from a pattern in a magazine. I am very bad about labels because I thought I'd always remember all the details. I was wrong. This one is machine stipled and it has been well used so it's very soft. I just love the 30's repros on the green background.This is another scrappy 30's repro quilt I made several years ago. This one spent time recently with one of my college sons and the harsh light of day revealed that it is pretty gross right now. I am going to see if we can clean it up and give it a break. It, too, is machine stiple quilted. I believe the pattern came from a Marsha McCloskey book.
Finally, a top I hope soon becomes a new finish. I made this one pre quilting hiatus and I found it patiently waiting to be finished. The pattern comes from a book, but I cannot remember the title or author right now. I want to get it machine quilted and am open to referrals if any of you have professional machine quilters to recommend.