Friday, 23 October 2015

Two quilts by Doreen

Which way did he go, is the name of this first quilt, can you see all the arrows?  I really like Doreen’s choice of bright fabrics a nice contrast to the black crisscrossing squares.
Which way did he go quilt
Doreen enhanced the theme of this quilt with the fabric she chose for the back, there is an out of scale, out of proportion map of Canada fabric, bordered with lively ladies in all the bright colours used in the front of the quilt.  So much fun.
Back art
Here is a close-up of the map with Banff near the Great Lakes.

Another close-up showing some of the bright ladies.

For quilting, Doreen chose the whimsical Popcorn pantograph by Jodi Beamish and a Rainbow variegated thread.  And there’s a red arrow – I think he went that way ↑
Popcorn pantograph
This quilt is from the book Simple Strategies for Block-Swap Quilts by Lynn Roddy Brown.

The second quilt is called On Safari. 
On Safari quilt
This little baby size quilt has images of African animals, so we decided to quilt it with the Animal Crackers pantograph by Patricia Ritter.  Here you can see an elephant in the corner.
Animal Crackers pantograph
Doreen used a lovely striped flannel on the back.  The first image shows the colour of the backing better, and the second shows the Animal Crackers pantograph attractively.

Animal Crackers pantograph
I always look forward to Doreen’s quilts, as I enjoy their scrappiness and Doreen’s choices of colour.
Find Joy in the Journey.

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