Saturday, February 17, 2018

Two Fabric Bargello #2


This is Gail’s Two Fabric Bargello and the pattern is by Susie Weaver.   Gail made this quilt at a class at Up North Quilt Shop last year and this is the second one I have quilted, you can see the first one here.  Gail used a floral ombre fabric so I decided to use molar feathers as the petals in the fabric print are similar to the shape of these feathers. I then quilted a wavy vertical design in the black fabric to match the print.  I used gold Bottom Line thread on top and back and Quilters Dream Blend batting.


Its been very windy here so I haven’t been able to take my quilt photos an any interesting locations. I was lucky to just get these pictures in my back yard and only had to chase the quilt  few times! 



This is a great wall hanging and again looked wonderful in my kitchen!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Critter Boxes


This is Rhonda’s Critter Boxes quilt and the pattern can be found in the book Critter Caboodle by Brandywine Designs.   This quilt is for Rhonda’s fourth grandchild that is turning 1 year old this month.  She wanted a simple panto across it and we chose Happy Times.  Thread is a off white So Fine and the batting is Quilters Dream Blend.


Rhonda did a lovely job with her machine applique and used a satin stitch around all the animals.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Five Small Quilt


This is Lucinda’s Five Small quilt and it has a great story.  She made this quilt for her brother and used fabric from a red dress that belonged to their mother.  The dress was a bridesmaid dress that her mother altered into a regular dress so it was one they remember her wearing.  Lucinda added this red fabric to the quilt to create a wonderful family keepsake.  I love the idea of incorporating these memories into a quilt!


The pattern is called Five Small and is from Fons and Porters Modern Patchwork, the Nov/Dec 2017 issue.  It was even quilt on the cover of the magazine.


She asked for heavy custom quilting so I did pebbles and swirls in the background and CC’s in the darker fabrics. I stitched in the ditch around the red fabrics.  I used Microquilter thread on top and Bottom Line on the back.  Batting is Quilters Dream Blend.


Here is a peek at the back.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

I Spy Quilt


This is Pat’s I Spy quilt and she made it for one of her grand daughters.  She found some really cute fabrics and created the design herself, no pattern.  I love the bright pink sashing with the black fabric, really frames the blocks well.  I used Popcorn for the pantograph and pink variegated Lava thread.  Batting is Quilters Dream Blend.


I have to show you the cute cat fabric on the back.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Norwegian Star Quilt


This is Karen’s Norwegian Star Quilt and it is a pattern by Marie’s Quilt Designs.  Karen was able to find the same fabrics as on the pattern cover and I just love this quilt!    I did a panto design in the centre, called Bora Bora, and custom quilted the borders with loops, snowflakes and bead board.  I used a soft blue So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.




I seriously need to make this quilt as it looks so good in my guest room!