Quilts seem to take up Betty's time as much as
Jon's hobbies. I started quilting back in the late
70's, so have completed quite a few quilts (although some are
in various stages of completion). I've been told
that they did not turn out too bad.
Now that I've got a
machine, I'm hoping to finish up some these that I'm never
going to have time to hand quilt. Well, that's the story...
I'm sticking to it! Be sure to check out my BLOG for
more current happenings.
I retired from my 'day job' in January 2007, and have taken
the longarm business to full time. Business has been so
good, that I expanded to include t-shirt quilts and custom
quilts. See my new web site that deals with the
Click on 2nd picture for close up of quilting.
This is "Baskets and Stars". Each basket
block has a star incorporated into in some manner.
This is made with flannels. Doing Appliqué with
flannels is a lot of fun, but I was sure glad to get back
to my regular cottons for fine needle turn appliqué.
This pattern by "Joined at the Hip". Hand pieced by
Betty Baker in 2001. Machine Quilted by Betty January
4 Patch and Furrows. This quilt was started on a
quilting cruise that we went on in January 2007.
What fun that was! Anyway, this was inspired off of
a quilt from quiltville.com. Fussy cut the second
border. Quilted by Betty August 2008.
Click on the close-up of the quilting. The quilt
pattern is called "SPLASH" and is quilted with blue
thread. I named the quilt "Waves of Blue"
Bricks and Stepping-Stones! - Great scrap quilt made
with 2" and 3.5" strips. Designed by
Bonnie Hunter, machine pieced by Betty Baker, in line
to be machine quilted on the longarm. May 2005.
Machine quilted by Betty March 2007. Gifted to Jon's
sister Christmas 2007.
was made from a roll of fat quarters that my daughter gave
to me for Christmas a couple of years ago. The
pattern is "Yellow Brick Road" and some of the
extra blocks are used on the back. Pieced in 2007,
Quilted in 2008.