Thursday, 1 October 2015

Three quilts by Donna

Donna usually brings me multiple quilts at a time, and here are three to share with you.  Donna likes to take part in Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery quilt-alongs, and this first quilt is Celtic Solstice from Bonnie’s 2013 quilt along.

Celtic Solstice quilt
Donna wanted to use the same pantograph as in Bonnie’s quilt, here is a close-up of Celtic Curlz by Patricia E. Ritter & Marybeth O'Halloran.  We used a mocha coloured thread to coordinate with the background fabric.
Celtic Curlz pantograph
Donna almost always pieces her quilt backs.
Back Art
Here is a close-up of the back which shows off the quilting.
Celtic Curlz pantograph
The front of this quilt is fantastic, however the back with the quilting has a lovely modern look to it, I like both front and back.

Mystery Quilt
The second quilt that Donna brought me was Bonnie Hunter’s 2012 Mystery quilt which Donna did in Turquoises and Limes. 
2012 Mystery quilt
For this quilt Donna chose the Blowin’ Wind pantograph by Jodi Beamish and we used a pale aqua thread called cloud.

Blowin' Wind pantograph
Once again Donna pieced the back, using beautiful pieces of colour along with some pieced triangle blocks.
Quilt back art

And again, I love the look of the back as well as the front.
Quilt back art

The last quilt which Donna brought me in this set of three is a Red/Green/Beige Christmas looking quilt.
Christmas quilt
Completed with the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson and a chestnut colour thread.
Double Plume pantograph
Three beautiful quilts.  As with many of us who like to quilt, we have more quilts than we, our families and our friends can use.  Donna likes to donate her quilts to charity, and I believe at least a couple of these have been donated. 
You have two hands.  One to help yourself, the second to help others.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty quilts. I agree - the backs are beautiful too.