Thursday, 31 December 2015

A Rainbow quilt finish

This month I chose my Rainbow Mile a Minute quilt as the project I wanted to finish for the Lovely Year of Finishes December finishes party.
Rainbow Mile a Minute quilt
This quilt was the first project that I started a couple of years ago with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (check RSC out), so it was time to finish it up.  The Rainbow Mile a Minute was draped over a quilt rack in my long arm quilting studio, consequently it got noticed and pulled out a lot, so it really did need finishing, to keep those seams intact.  So many memories in this quilt, I think I might keep if for myself.

A Rainbow variegated thread and the Baptist Fan pantograph (which I think looks like little rainbows) by Hermione Agee were my selection for this quilt.

Baptist Fan pantograph
I found a nice black backing with little dots of all the colours of the rainbow.

A little sunshine and snow in my back yard.

Rainbow Mile a Minute quilt
Please take a moment to stop by A Lovely Year of Finishes to see what others have completed this month.  Unfortunately A Lovely Year of Finishes will not be continuing next year, so I think I will continue my own personal challenge, I will post a project at the beginning of the month that I plan to complete by the end of the month, being public with my goals should help me to achieve them.
When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Brant’s quilt by Linda

A quilt for a son.  Linda’s son Brant was the recipient of this attractive green and grey shadow box style quilt.  Great pattern and fabric choices.
Brant's quilt
Linda chose the calm water pantograph by Anne Bright and a black thread for quilting, a suitable finish for this masculine looking quilt.
Calm Water pantograph
A son will hold your hand for a little while, but he will hold your heart for a life time.

Monday, 28 December 2015

Pumpkinville Rail Fence by Pat

Pat took part in a Block of the Month by Bunny Hill Designs called Pumpkinville, and this Rail Fence quilt was made using the same fabrics, so she called it Pumpkinville Rail Fence.  The fabrics are a line called Tapestry by Fig Tree.
Pumpkinville Rail Fence quilt
Pat decided on a pantograph called Morning Glories by Patricia Ritter & Marybeth O'Halloran, and a light tan coloured thread.

Pat’s choice for a backing on her quilt is a nice match for this quilt.

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy fabric and that’s pretty close.