Sunday, 31 March 2019

Neutral Mile a Minute Quilt

I did it, I completed my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for March.  It took more time than I thought and I was quilting all day yesterday, and spent the evening sewing the binding while catching up on my Netflix.

This twin size quilt top was started and completed during a Neutral month of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  All these scraps came from a 10 inch freezer bag full of neutral or low volume fabric scraps, you can see the original blog post at NeutralMile a Minute.
I decided that I wanted to quilt it with spiral circles, which meant I needed to use my domestic machine, whew, it was a lot of work.  I have so much respect for people who quilt on their domestics.  Not sure that I would do another of these, however I do love the effect. 
I used larger bits of neutrals to piece the back of this quilt, along with some left-over squares from the front. 
The spiral circles look pretty neat on the back as well. 

Now it is time for me to start looking through my Unfinished Projects for an April OMG.

If you don't really have a dream, you can't really push yourself; you don't really know what the target is. ~ MS Dhoni

Friday, 29 March 2019

Three Baby Quilts

Time for some of my quilts.

I picked up all this lovely fabric at the Houston Quilt Festival (I believe it was four years ago), and promptly made these three baby quilts. 

The first was from a set of pre-cut chenille squares. 
I did use a batting with this quilt and a flannel backing, however if I was to make another chenille quilt I think I would leave out the batting, I felt it was a bit too thick.  The flannel on the back was enough.

I simply curvy quilted over the seams. 
The second little quilt I called Flannel Animals. 

In keeping with the theme, I thought the Animal Crackers pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter was a nice choice for this quilt. 
This last quilt was a Pineapple Fabrics Charm Pack. 
I used the Go Go Go pantograph by Anne Bright for quilting, can you see the little truck?
All three of these quilts have found new homes.

Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives. ~ By Kartini Diapari-Oengider

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Two quilts by Janet

As you can see by this month’s posts, Janet kept me very busy with quilting.

Here we have a Low Volume quilt called Crazy Eights. 
The Circuit pantograph by Anne Bright is a good compliment to the squares and rectangles in Janet’s quilt. 
This street map fabric is a great choice for the quilt back. 
Alphabet Love is the name Janet picked for her Nine Patch baby quilt. 
Quilted with the ‘I Love It’ pantograph, also by Anne Bright. 
You can see it a bit better on the back. 
Just a peek of the Pearl Bracelets backing fabric. 
When I make with my hands, I give of my heart.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Cait & Mike’s Wedding Quilt

Anna made this wonderful wedding gift for her friends Cait and Mike. 
Quilted with the Square Dance pantograph by Anne Bright and a titanium coloured thread. 
She picked great fabrics and a great backing for this quilt. 
Friendship, sewn with love and measured by kindness.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Christmas quilts

Alison made two quilts to help celebrate and decorate for Christmas.
A Santa quilt.

And a Snowman quilt. 

A great fabric for the back and quilted with the Winter White pantograph by Dave Hudson. 
May you be wrapped in the warmth of Christmas.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Three quilts by Cathy

Cathy was prepared for Christmas with these three lovely gifts.  

This first quilt for Cathy’s daughter all in white, because that’s what she wanted.  I have to say that when my daughter saw this quilt she said it was exactly the quilt she would want as well.  You can just barely see the subtle shades of white and off white. 
Quilted with the Spirals pantograph by Denise Schillinger. 
I love the lime green back that Cathy chose for this quilt. 
The second quilt is Robert (Cathy’s son) and Todd’s quilt. 
For their quilt Cathy chose the Calm Waters pantograph by Anne Bright. 
Another great back on this quilt. 
The third quilt was a gift for her best friend Kim. Again shades of white and off-white. 
The Entangle pantograph by Hermione Agee looks great on Kim’s quilt. 
And look at the back that Cathy picked for this quilt – love it. 
Three quilts, a lot of work and a lot of love.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put all together that overwhelm the world. ~ Desmond Tutu

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Roberta’s quilts

I didn’t take down any notes on the story of these quilts which Roberta brought me in a November (while I was still quilting for customers), I’m sure they were meant to be Christmas gifts for Victoria and Simon.
Victoria’s quilt. 
Quilted with the Daisies Galore pantograph by Irene Steele and a mint coloured thread. 
Roberta used the soft minky fabric for the back of Victoria’s quilt. 
Simon’s quilt. 
Quilted with the Easy Orange Peel pantograph by Patricia Ritter and a green coloured Glide thread called Turf. 
Simon’s quilt was also backed with the cuddly minky fabric. 

The best kind of sleep beneath heaven above is under a quilt handmade with love.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

A Wedding quilt

Meghan and her friends all had a hand in piecing this wedding quilt for their friend Pam and her husband to be, Dave.  What an amiable idea, I think there must be a lot of love sewn into these blocks. 
Meghan chose the Paisley Max pantograph by Jodi Beamish. 
The backing fabric on this quilt couldn’t be a better match. 
A friend is what the heart needs all the time. ~ Henry Van Dyke

Friday, 22 March 2019

Aurora Borealis

Sharon made this quilt which she calls Aurora Borealis for her son Colin. 
A close up of some of the attractive fabrics. 
Quilted with the Calm Waters pantograph by Anne Bright and a blue thread called Pacific. 
See how Aurora throws her fair

Fresh-quilted colours through the air. 

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Ladders Quilt

Made for her sister Pat, Shirley’s Ladders quilt is all flannel, I’m not sure where she finds such a nice variety. 
The Hot Cocoa pantograph By Jessica Schick is a great choice for this cozy quilt. 
A little back art happening, in cuddly flannels. 
Hot Cocoa shows nicely on the back as well. 
Hot Chocolate is like a hug from the inside.

And Pat’s birthday quilt is a warm hug on the outside.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Tone it down quilt

Sandra’s scrappy quilt pattern is from a February 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, it was a quilt-along.  I have the pattern because it is definitely on my to do list.  The scrappy colours are great and I especially like the scrappy low volume background fabrics. 
The Easy Orange Peel pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter is a nice match for this antique looking quilt. 
The back of Sandra’s quilt is so appealing, if the front wasn’t so gorgeous I’d be tempted to put the back side up sometimes. 
Orange Peel looks good back here too. 
The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.  ~ Neil Gaiman