Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Reversible Love Blossoms quilt by Donna

This quilt is clever in so many ways, a great use of panels and make it reversible, I also like the complimentary use of other colours and fabrics.

Donna chose the Entangle pantograph by Hermione Agee and a blueberry coloured Glide thread.
Entangle pantograph
And here it is making an impression with my lions head.
Quilt in the garden
I love it when my fingers are entangled in yours, my head is on your chest and I am listening to your heartbeat.  It makes me feel like nothing could ever go wrong.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Two quilts by Janet

A little turquoise and lime-green pinwheel quilt is the first of two.

Pin-Wheel quilt
Quilted with the Easy Orange Peel pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter and a linen coloured thread.
Easy Orange Peel pantograph
I just love this little decorator quilt that Janet made – getting ready for Halloween.
“The Witch is in” is a door banner quilt pattern by Joined at the Hip, it is on my ‘to do’ list.
The Witch is in quilt
We decided to quilt this using a grey thread and spider webs.

Two cute little quilts by prolific Janet, and within a couple of weeks there will be more.

WITCH – Woman in Total Control Here!

Monday, 1 August 2016

Alex’s quilt by Victoria

This lovely blue and chocolate quilt was made for a little boy who wanted a quilt.  I believe Alex is the son of Victoria’s niece and lives overseas.
Alex's quilt
The Baptist Fan pantograph by Hermione Agee and a blue thread are just the right finish for this quilt.
Baptist Fan pantograph
Victoria graciously makes quilts for relatives every year to bring on her visits to Europe.

Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have. ~ Jim Rohn

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Three quilts by Judy

Bits and Pieces Floral is the name of the first of three.
Bits and Pieces Floral quilt
 Judy decided that this floral quilt should be quilted with the Bellflower pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter, we used a green coloured variegated thread called Forest, which I think nicely blends the floral into the mustard coloured border.
Bellflower pantograph
You can get a nice look at the pantograph pattern on the back of this quilt.

Bellflower pantograph
And here it is looking pretty with some of my garden flowers.

Bits and Pieces Autumn is the name appropriately chosen for this second quilt.
Bits and Pieces Autumn quilt
 For the Autumn quilt, Judy chose the Falling Leaves pantograph by Dave Hudson, with a rust coloured thread.
Falling Leaves pantograph
A look at the pantograph on the back of the quilt.

Falling Leaves pantograph
Doesn’t this quilt look pleasant beside the Lion’s Head?

Java a great name for this eye-catching quilt.

Java quilt
 Java is quilted with a pantograph called Hot Cocoa by Apricot Moon Designs, I imagine swirls of steam coming off a hot cup of Joe.  We used a medium brown thread, which looks magnificent in the borders and on the back of this quilt.
Hot Cocoa pantograph
Java quilt
Judy’s been busy.

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

Sunday, 3 July 2016

A quilt for a baby girl

Janet made this little cutie for a future baby girl, another baby quilt to add to her stash of baby quilts for her immediate family to give as gifts to their friends as babies come into their world.

Quilted with the delightful Popcorn pantograph by Jodi Beamish and a cream coloured thread.
Popcorn pantograph

Janet used extra bits of the quilt fabric to add some zing to the back of the quilt.
Quilt back-art
Just found another picture of this quilt.

A new baby is like the beginnings of all things, wonder, hope a dream of possibilities. ~ Eda LeShan

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Owen’s Creeper quilt

This quilt was made for my grandson Owen who likes to play Minecraft and asked me if I would make him a Creeper (a character from Minecraft) quilt.  He walked into my house one day and said “Grandma, if you ever have time I have an idea for a quilt that you could make for me.” Of course I was interested, he then showed me some pictures on the internet and we looked through my fabric to get an idea of colours. So I made this quilt as a gift for his eleventh birthday last month, it's twin bed size.
Creeper quilt
I got some family help and we decided that the Square Dance pantograph by Anne Bright was just the right compliment to the design of the quilt.
Square Dance pantograph
Loaded on the Long-arm and just about to begin quilting.

Quilting in progress.

A closer look at Creeper.
Owen's Creeper quilt

A cozy flannel for the back.

I sent if off to Owen for his birthday and I got a phone call, he loves his quilt, grandma and grandson happy!

Owen’s Creeper quilt is my ‘finish’ for the second quarter of the 2016 Finish A Long, be sure to check out some of the many other finished projects, and perhaps join in for the third quarter.

The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Wonky One Block by Margaret

This gorgeous green batik quilt was made as a wedding gift for friends in Ireland.  Margaret loves working with batiks and generously makes full size quilts as gifts for friends.  Be sure to check out the meticulous inner border on this quilt.
Wonky One Block quilt
Margaret selected the Blowin’ Wind pantograph by Jodi Beamish and a Glide thread called Persian.
Blowin' Wind pantograph
I like Margaret’s use of blocks of batik on the back of this quilt, a great way to use fabric and a lovely compliment to the front of the quilt.
Quilt Back-art
You’re the one I want next to me when my dreams come true, 
and you’re the one I want next to me if they don’t.