Thursday, July 14, 2022

Butterfly Charm Quilt

In 2021 I joined in quilt block swap with some quilty friends back in Manitoba and I finished my quilt yesterday.  I had asked for the Lillyella Butterfly Charm blocks which is a free paper pieced pattern. I love how this wall hanging turned out, it makes we smile and think of my friends back in Manitoba when I look at it. 

When I got the blocks I took each one and put them on an angle by adding a wedge of background to each side so they all look like they are fluttering.

I found the perfect tiny floral print fabric at Keystone Modern Creative for the outer border and sashed it with a lime green Dublin basic. I quilted it with feathers in the outer border, SID around the butterflies and then added swirls in the background.

I have it hanging in my quilt studio now! Thanks ladies for making the blocks for me! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Metro Rings Quilt

Cindy made this lovely Metro Rings quilt as a wedding gift for her daughter.  The wedding was on the weekend so I can now share this beautiful quilt that was in my studio a few months ago. The pattern is by Sew Kind of Wonderful using there Quick Curve ruler.  Cindy said her daughter requested a fabric from her late grandmother stash to be included in this quilt and I thought this was a lovely idea.  Once the fabric was picked Cindy added the remaining blues and light greys to give it a beautiful 'blue china' feel. 

I quilted it with the Simple Jacobean pantograph, used white So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Congratulation to the newlyweds and I hope they enjoy this gift made with love.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Trending Quilt

This past year I participated in the Trending Sew Along by Art East Quilting Co which was a Mystery project, we only knew the sloth as the first critter.  I purchased a kit from the designer so it was nice to just open an envelope each month and not have to fish through my stash to find fabrics.   I had been sharing my progress on this project each month on my Instagram account (tamarackshack1).

I quilted it with the Windswept pantograph, used blue So Fine thread that matches my background fabric and used Quilters Dream Blend batting.

I used a beautiful blue Stonehenge wide backing which matched the owl and narwhal.

I did change a few colours in the kits.  I made the unicorn a horse and changed the colours of the owl to blue from pinks.

I still need to get the binding on but that is a good rainy day project.