Monday, 22 May 2017

Jane’s version …

Of Tula Pink’s City Sampler.  It was too large for me to get a single picture of the whole quilt, so I took two.



Then a friend came by and did some photo shop magic and here is what the whole quilt looks like.


Jane wanted it densely quilted so we used the pantograph called Paisley Max by Jodi Beamish, the variegated beige thread worked well with all the colours in this quilt.



Jane made three pillow shams to go with this quilt.



This gorgeous quilt was made as a gift to her brother and sister-in-law, truly a labour of love.

A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Three quilts by Terry

I cannot remember why Terry called this quilt blackbird, is it the name of the fabric line, perhaps the pattern, maybe it’s the little blackbirds in some of the prints?  I’m racking my brain and trying to see if google has an answer.  Maybe it’s just the name she liked, anyways, this is Blackbird quilt.
 

Blackbird is quilted with the Rambler Rose pantograph by Meredith England.
 

And backed with a gorgeous floral print.
 

I have to let you in on a great technique that Terry sometimes uses on her quilt backs.  If she needs to piece the back and when some matching is needed to line up the prints, Terry will insert a bit of a complementary fabric, as an accent or zinger so that she doesn’t need to match exact match the prints.  This makes the ‘mismatch’ gentler on the eye.
 

Next is a Figtree quilt.  The subway tile arrangement of these fabrics is particularly pleasing to me.
 

We use the Flowing Feathers pantograph by Hermione Agee.
 

Another large floral print with an accent inserted to break up the prints.

Quilt number three is Courtney’s baby’ quilt, a delightful nine-patch with sashing.


Delicately quilted with the Angel Wings pantograph by Jodi Beamish.
 

I love how she pieced this back.
 

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. ~ Paul J. Meyer

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Cyndy’s quilts

This figtree fabric quilt was lovingly made by Cyndy for her husband Jerry, she said it would be his summer quilt.


The Déjà vu pantograph by Patricia Ritter & Valerie Smith is a very suitable choice.
 

And the back of the quilt complements the front so nicely as well.
 

The second quilt that Cyndy had me long-arm for her was a Christmas quilt.
 

We quilted it with it with a pantograph called Christmas Holly by Patricia Ritter and a Candy Apple red thread.
 

The quilting really stands out on the back of this quilt.
 

Two attractive quilts to decorate a quilter’s home.

Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. ~ Orson Welles

Monday, 15 May 2017

Muriel’s first grandchild’s quilt

This bright and delightful quilt was made by Vicki for Muriel’s first grandchild.  Vicki loves making quilts for members of her extended family and I believe Muriel is a relative, although she could be a friend, or perhaps both.
 


Vicki picked the Bountiful Feathers pantograph by Hermione Agee and a Rainbow variegated thread.
 

She also did some piecing to create lovely back-art on this quilt.
 

I’m sure Muriel was delighted to receive this colourful baby quilt for her new grandchild.  Such a lovely gift.

Grandmas hold our tiny hand for just a little while, but our hearts forever.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

My little lime blocks

A couple of Wonky Churn Dashes so I can take part in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
 

Slowly finishing up the blocks for this quilt which should be about twin size with finished.  Just need two more yellow and two more orange.
 

Here’s a sampling of all the other colours.
 

What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful. ~ Joshua Foer

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Three quilts by Carol

Two of these quilts are cute juvenile quilts, with bright coloured squares.

To make them individual we quilted the first one with the Moo, Ewe and Piggy 2 pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter.

Moo

Ewe
and Piggy 2
The second was quilted with the Animal Crackers pantograph also by Patricia.

Carol had these cute labels for the quilts which I believe were to be given to a charity.


The third quilt is an Irish Single Chain.  It’s actually from the beginner quilt pattern that I teach, which makes a baby or lap size quilt.  Lovely fabrics Carol has picked for this quilt.
 
Irish Single Chain quilt
Fittingly quilted with the Rambler Rose pantograph by Meredith England.
 
Rambler Rose pantograph
Three sweet little quilts ready to go to a good home.

You do not have to be rich to give generously.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

May colour

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour for the month of May is green,  and I decided to work on my birch tree quilt blocks.
 
Birch tree quilt blocks
The pattern is from Amanda Jean Nyberg who blogs at CrazyMom Quilts, she is also the co-author of the book Sunday Morning Quilt and now has a new book out called No Scrap Left Behind.  The background fabric is hand-dyed from Colorwaysby Vicki Welsh, I was the lucky winner of a rainbow of these lovely fabrics in a past Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Here are all the birch tree blocks I have so far.  Yellow, blue and orange are waiting for their month.  I’m enjoying playing with these hand-dyed fabrics and this block pattern, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this little quilt will turn out.
 

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ~ Warren Buffett