Saturday, 31 December 2016

Bear Hugs plus

Pat made this quilt called Bear Hugs for baby Sebastian, made with soft furry bears.
Bear Hugs quilt
I have a pantograph called Tumblin’ Teddy Bears by Patricia Ritter which was just right for this quilt, you can even see some of them in the Bear’s tummy.
Tumblin' Teaddy Bears pantograph 

Pat found a nice blue plaid flannel to back Sebastian’s quilt with.

Pat also brought me this cozy flannel brick quilt, which we quilted with the Animal Crackers pantograph also by Patricia Ritter.

Animal Crackers pantograph
This delightful flannel backing makes me smile.

A baby is a blessing.
A gift from Heaven above,
A precious little angel

To cherish and love.  

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Janet’s quilts

Two bright and white quilts by Janet.  The first Janet has named Bass Note, you will find this quilt by Sarah Fielke in her book Hand Quilted with Love, Sarah called it Bass Line, in any case you get the idea, it looks like the “bass line on a stereo”. 

Bass Note quilt
A few of us got together and shared our Kaffe Fassett (style) fabrics and each made our version of this lively quilt.

Janet wanted hers quilted like the quilt in Sarah’s book, infinity looks in the coloured portion and loops in the white areas.

Kaffe Fasset’s Asian Circles fabric is a great backing for this quilt.

I didn’t get the name of Janet’s second quilt, however I did jot down that it is a Fons and Porter pattern.

Quilted with the Square Dance pantograph by Anne Bright.

Backed with a red Kaffe Fassett Target fabric.

Janet decorates her house with quilts and changes the colours and styles to suit the seasons and occasions, these two will be a bright addition to her delightful d├ęcor.

Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Floating Stars quilt

This lovely and bright quilt was made by Carol, I do believe she had some little person in mind when making it.  Such delightful prints and colours.
Floating Stars quilt

Carol and I decided that the Shooting Star pantograph by Sue Schmieden was a nice match for the floating stars.  We used a variegated thread called Patriot on the top and a lilac bobbin which shows off nicely on the back of the quilt.
Shooting Star pantograph

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.  ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Winter Wonderland

This is Doreen’s quilt which she named Winter Wonderland, using winter themed and blue fabrics from her stash.  The quilt top is made with a snowball block alternating with a nine-patch.
Winter Wonderland quilt
 Doreen has added a couple of zingers, in red and plaid and finished with a lovely snowflake border.

Keeping on the winter snowflake theme, Winter Wonderland is quilted with the Winter White pantograph by Dave Hudson and a titanium coloured thread.
Winter White pantograph
Snuggle up and watch it snow

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Frozen quilts

Two frozen quilts made by Deb for two grand-daughters.

Quilted with the Winter White pantograph by Dave Hudson, we used a soft blue thread for Nia’s quilt.

And a mauve thread for Kaleah’s quilt.

Cozy Christmas gifts to decorate their bedrooms.

Some people are worth melting for. ~ Olaf the Snowman

Sunday, 11 December 2016

ABC baby quilt

Made by Margaret who loves to work with batiks, such a nice job on this baby quilt. I have to add Margaret is a flawless quilter, so I am always happy and a little unnerved to work on her quilts.
ABC baby quilt

Margaret chose the lovely Chantilly Lace pantograph by Norma Sharp and a mauve Glide thread called Tabriz Orchid.

Chantilly Lace pantograph
She found a great flannel alphabet fabric for the back or this cute quilt.

Margaret is always bringing me baby and wedding quilts, intended as gifts to family and friends.

Life is an adventure in giving.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Grace’s quilt

Carol Anne made this sweet quilt for her new grand-daughter Grace.
Grace's quilt

Such cute bunny fabric, the line is called Littlest Furry Tales by Art Gallery.
Littlest Furry Tales fabric

For Grace’s bunny quilt Carol Anne chose the Sweetheart pantograph from Willow Leaf Studio and a very light aqua thread called cloud.
Sweetheart pantograph

Granddaughters make life a joy.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

A quilt for a grandson

Oakie’s vehicle quilt made by grandma Liz, such a fun and energetic quilt for a little boy.

Oakie's quilt
For Oakie’s quilt I used a pantograph called Go Go Go by Anne Bright.  It has airplanes, helicopters, trucks and a train engine, can you see them?

Go Go Go pantograph
The back of Oakie’s quilt has hockey theme fabric in complimentary colours. 

A great quilt I think many little boys would love to own.

Don’t ask him to live in your world…

Visit his world instead.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Three quilts by Janet

English Bunny is what Janet is calling this first darling baby quilt, I just love the fabric.
English Bunny baby quilt
The Chantilly Lace pantograph by Norma Sharp goes so well with this quilt and the theme, we also used a Glide thread in the softest aqua colour called cloud.

Chantilly Lace pantograph
A lovely complementary border fabric on the back of this sweet quilt.

Baby Owl quilt is the name of this second baby quilt, and of course it has cute little owls on it.
Owl Baby quilt
Quilted with the Little Hands pantograph by Anne Bright and a light turquoise Glide thread.

Mint Julep is Janet’s third quilt, a lovely minty/aqua and white log cabin quilt.  Can you see the log cabin blocks?
Mint Julep quilt
This delicate beauty was quilted with a pantograph called 'I love it' again by Anne Bright and a glide thread called appropriately Mint Julep.

Three more lovely quilts by Janet.

Never underestimate the power of a woman with a sewing machine.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

A Kaffe Fassett Tumbler quilt

Heather made this tumbler quilt out of Rowan fabric, mostly Kaffe Fassett’s.  She had her grandaughters help her with placement of the tumblers.
Kaffe Fassett Tumbler quilt
Daisies Galore pantograph by Irene Steele and a marine blue coloured thread look great on this quilt.
Daisies Galore pantograph
I like how the daisy quilting is positioned on this flower.

Heather picked a great backing fabric for this quilt, and the daisies show pleasantly with the blue thread.

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~ Gerard De Nerval