Thursday, 17 December 2015

Three quilts by Carol

So many of our quilts have a story, sometimes people share these lovely stories with me, and so the story of The Garden quilt, with Carol’s permission…
Carol started the quilt in the early 2000’s and a friend loved it, Carol was broke, so her friend gave her some money so that Carol could pay rent with the understanding that Carol would make the quilt for her friend.  It took Carol many years to finish it, her friend had moved to British Columbia and they had lost touch.  Carol tracked down her friends address and sent it to her for Christmas.  Surprise!

Anyone else have projects like this waiting to be finished?  I know that I do.
The Garden quilt
The back ground fabric has flower names on it.  We quilted this with the Blowin’ Wind pantograph by Jodi Beamish and a light tan coloured thread.

Blowin' Wind pantograph

Carol’s quilt
On this personal quilt Carol tried out the lettering from the book Fat Quarter Fonts by Terry Atkinson of Atkinson Designs.
Carol's quilt
For the quilting design Carol chose the Anne’s Garden pantograph by Anne Bright and we used an olive green called Split Pea.
Anne's Garden pantograph
Carol used the Go! Fabric Cutter to make this third quilt is called Arches.
Aches quilt
Arches was quilted with a pantograph by Hermione Agee called Yin Yang and a cream coloured thread.
Yin Yang pantograph
Great job getting these three projects finished Carol.
As we grow up, we realize it becomes
less important to have a ton of friends,
and more important to have real ones.

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