Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Terry’s Snowball quilt

Of course I just love the fabrics in this quilt and wish it was mine.  Terry knows I love blue and white and so she is a little extra happy when she sees her blue and white quilts again after I’ve done the quilting.
The easy orange peel pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter is very fitting for this quilt. 

Terry has a back art trick, instead of worrying about matching up patterns on the back of a quilt, she uses some sashing, which distracts the eye.  Who knows (and who cares) if the prints match up? 
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. ~ Vince Lombardi

Monday, 18 March 2019

Lakes and Ladders

A pleasing combination of colours in this quilt by Linda, and I love the catchy name. 
The Square Dance pantograph by Anne Bright along with a Marine blue thread are excellent choices for this quilt.  

Such luscious fabrics. 
Isn’t this one with Inuksuk fun? 
I had to get a picture of Linda’s backing, so many great blues and greens that play nicely together i this quilt. 
Advice from a Lake
Be clear
Make positive ripples
Look beneath the surface
Stay calm
Shore up friendships
Take time to reflect
Be full of life
~ Ilan Shamir

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Geisha Girls

Doreen named her version of the Aussie Shadow Box pattern ‘Geisha Girls’ for the some of the fabrics which she included. 
She chose the Angel wings pantograph by Jodi Beamish because it looked like butterflies, a motif found in some of these fabrics. 
Doreen almost always includes Back Art in her quilts.  Here you can see more of her Geish Girls. 
Butterflies… flowers that fly and all but sing. ~ Robert Frost

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Green Leaves

This is my third set of leaf potholders, as I prepare for an Artisan sale in November.  If I keep on track and make a set each month, I should be somewhat prepared. Green is the colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, here they are in green.  Each month they are getting a little easier to make. 

So far this year I have red leaves and yellow leaves.   You can find the leaf potholder pattern at Patchwork Pottery. 

Working from my fabric scraps and stash I’ve pieced the fronts and found these lovely greens for the back. These green leaves did required a trip to the fabric store for a fat quarter for the bias binding. 

My green buttons don’t contain the same amount of cuteness as my red or yellows, still I was able to find a button for embellishment. 

Green leaves are in abundance in nature, and I wouldn’t mind spending time in this green place. 

Photo by Chris Abney on Unsplash
Learn character from trees, values from roots, and change from leaves. ~ Tasneem Hameed

Thursday, 14 March 2019

More Quilts by Janet

Janet has certainly kept me busy with her completed quilt tops, here are a few more to show you.

Looking back over my pictures, I’m just a little confused, as I thought I quilted one Grey/Lime green quilt with appliqued circles, but I think there are actually two, one just grey and one that is grey and lime, or perhaps it's one very large quilt folded in half? 

Quilted with the Spirals pantograph By Denise Schillinger. 
At least one of these quilts has this lovely back art. 
Every time I look at this picture I think I want to make this simple and delightful quilt, such a lovely combination of colours.
Janet also made this cute pink baby quilt with bunnies. 

For this quilt we outlined the bunnies with quilting and filled in the rest of the quilt with the ‘I Love It’ pantograph by Anne Bright. 
Next is a wall hanging, getting ready for Halloween, with The Witch is In. 

Again we outlined the details on the quilt and used a pantograph by Hermione Agee called Gossamerfor the background, very fitting for Halloween.
The last of Janet’s quilts to show this time is a quilt called Gemini by Villa Rosa Desings. 
For Gemini, Janet chose the Popcorn pantograph by Jodi Beamish. 
Here you can see part of the back on this really fun quilt. 
Again, so many lovely quilts from a very productive Janet. 

                                   WITCH – Woman ITotal Control Here! 

Getting Ready for Christmas

Three quilts by Terry, she was getting ready for Christmas, or to teach a class or both.  This first green and white quilt with Christmas balls, is quilted with the Spirals pantograph by Denise Schillinger. 
I like how one of the spirals ended up right in the middle of one of the Christmas balls. 
The red and white nine patch is quilted with the Winter White pantograph by Dave Hudson. 

This Joyous Panel is also quilted with Dave Hudson’s Winter White pantograph. 

Backed with a light blue and white snowflake pattern, where the snowflake in the quilting fits right in. 
The reverse of the quilt is decorated with more of the Joyous fabric. 
All ready for Christmas.

Deck the Halls with lots of quilts.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Hunter’s Star

Carol first saw this quilt in a shop in Nova Scotia, and knew she had to make it. 
I think the ‘Blowing in the Wind’ pantograph by Irene Steele is a good choice, as these colours remind me of Autumn leaves.  The top thread is variegated thread called Sunset. 
And the  back shows off the thread called Lava. 
I know Carol, as so many quilter, gives most of her quilts away, I wonder who was the lucky recipient of this beauty?

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~ Albert Camus