Saturday, February 17, 2018

Two Fabric Bargello #2

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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.

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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! 

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

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Critter Boxes

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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.

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

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Five Small Quilt

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Here is a peek at the back.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

I Spy Quilt

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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.

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

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Norwegian Star Quilt

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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.

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

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