Monday, 27 August 2012

Carol’s Cats

Cat Quilt

This cute cat quilt was made by Carol in memory of her dear cat Bell.  Carol chose the Crazy Puzzle pantograph and we used lilac thread which is Carol’s favourite colour so that it would show on the black.  I like how two pairs of cats’ tails intertwine.

Carol has since adopted a new little rascal, who is keeping her busy.

A meow massages the heart. - Stuart McMillan

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Alison and Ed’s Silk Quilt

In and Out Silk Quilt

This beautiful silk quilt was made by my friend Susan as a wedding gift for her sister Alison.  The pattern is ‘In and Out’ by Amy Walsh of Blue Underground Studios, Inc.  The silk is a ‘Sew Red silk collection’.  We used the Blowin Wind Panto by Willow Leaf Studios and it was quilted with Candy Apple Red thread.  Wouldn't you love to receive this as a wedding gift?

Silk collections and patterns are available at Out ofHand

Love is the thread that binds us.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Turquoise Bowl

Wrapped Fabric Bowl

This week I learned how to make fabric bowls, so I decided to take the few aqua/turquoise scraps that I had left, cut them into strips and make a bowl.

Inside the bowl

I bought the book It’s a Wrap II  by Susan Breier and some clothesline over a year ago, and this week my friend Terry gave me a lesson, so much faster than reading.  I still have the book for all the ideas of bowls and shapes that I can make, however it’s nice to finally use my clothesline and learn this new skill.  This is a fast and relatively easy project and another way to use up fabric scraps and perhaps have a pretty bowl to match a quilt.

Saturday is the day to post pictures of our Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects, so visit soscrappy to see what others have done with the colour turquoise.

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Log Cabin Quilt

Pat's Log Cabin Quilt

Pat used mostly the Maison De Garance fabric collection by French General for Moda fabrics to make this lovely Log Cabin Quilt.  Pat is also working on the Paris in the Fall block of the month pattern by Sherri Falls using this fabric collection.

This Log Cabin quilt was quilted with the Blowin' Wind Panto by Jodi Beamish and red thread.

If you are looking for a good book on the Log Cabin quilt look for Log Cabin Quilt Book by Judy Martin, you will be amazed with all the different ways to lay-out and assemble a log cabin quilt.

So much has been given to me that I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. – Helen Keller

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Yellow Brick Road - in blue

Yellow Brick Road Quilt

This lovely blue and cream Yellow Brick Road quilt (patternby Terri Atkinson) was made by Melissa as a wedding gift.  Melissa chose the Double Plume panto by Keryn Emerson and it was quilted with navy thread.

Yellow Brick Road with Double Plume Panto

If you are looking for a well written quilt pattern then check out Atkinson Designs.  Terry’s patterns are easy to follow, excellent for beginners and anyone who doesn’t want to get a headache trying to decipher a quilt pattern.

The road of yellow brick is an element in the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, with additional such roads appearing in The Marvelous Land of Oz and The Patchwork Girl of Oz.

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.

Saturday, 4 August 2012


Turquoise Mile a Minute

When I saw the August colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge I didn’t think I would be able to do it as I had grouped all my blue scraps together in July.  However I went through my scrap drawer and just pulled out Turquoise like colours and had no problem coming up with enough scraps to make these Mile a Minute blocks.

Be sure to check out what others are doing with their turquoise scraps at soscrappy.

Turquoise is a bluish tone of light green. The color is based on the gem turquoise. The word turquoise, which dates to the 16th century, is derived from an Old French word for "Turkish", because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey.

Some of us come on earth seeing, some of us come on earth seeing colour – Louise Nevelson