Sunday, 31 January 2016

Carol’s I Spy quilt

Carol has made a few I Spy quilts and most often of different designs, always bright colours.
I Spy quilt
Here are a couple of close-ups of her blocks.  I chose to show the superhero blocks because my husband is attracted to them.  He always likes Carol’s I Spy quilts and finds the superheroes right away, I think I might have to make him an I Spy quilt.

A fun backing with ice-cream cones and I believe it was flannel.

Carol chose the Crazy Puzzle pantograph by Dave Hudson, one of her favourites and we used a Rainbow variegated thread.

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~  Christopher Reeve

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Blue January

Today is the last Saturday for blue in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and I spent last evening finishing up my Blue Scrap box.  The pattern is from the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.

Blue fabric scrap box
My little box is full even after using many blue scraps to make it and a couple of blue slabs earlier in January.  I love blue, so I’m sure it will usually be overflowing.  An then there were three –
Fabric scrap boxes
At the beginning of the year I did a little inventory of Rainbow projects to see what I needed to work on and I have a few of the Wonky Churn Dash  quilt blocks to finish, as the alternative colour for January was purple, I made a couple of purple Wonky Churn Dash quilt blocks.
Wonky Churn Dash quilt block
Take a moment to be inspired by what others are doing for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge at Soscrappy.  That’s it for today, I have a load of customer quilts to long arm, so best get with it.  Thank you for stopping by and a big thank you if you post a comment, I love hearing from you. 
Quilters recycle piece by piece.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

A stack of quilts from Judy

Judy was busy finishing quilts during the cold months last winter and brought me this stack to be quilted.
Judy's stack of quilts
So let’s see how they turned out, first we have a quilt which Judy called Bits and Pieces.
Bits & Pieces quilt
This quilt was quilted with the Dancing Violets pantograph by Patricia Ritter and appropriately we used a thread called Violet.
Dancing Violets pantograph
The next quilt is Gingham squares or Picnic (my photo is a bit blurry, but I think you get the picture.)
Picnic quilt
For Picnic we used a pantograph called Angel Wings by Jodi Beamish which I think also looks like Butterflies, fitting for a picnic quilt.  Quilted with a light purple thread called Tabriz Orchid.
Angle Wings pantograph
Judy’s third quilt is a pattern called Can you spare a dime, which is made from 10 inch squares known as “dimes” or “layer cakes.”
Can you spare a dime quilt
For this pretty quilt we used the Chantilly Lace pantograph by Norma Sharp
Chantilly Lace pantograph
Judy used a beautiful piece of variegated fabric for the back of the quilt which really shows off the quilting.
Variegated fabric quilt back
This last quilt Judy called Simple Floral.  I think Judy liked the fabric so much and couldn’t see cutting it all up, so she put a nice accent  and border on it and voila a Simply beautiful Simple Floral quilt.
Simple Floral quilt
Quilted with the Entangle pantograph by Hermione Agee, and a peachy/brown coloured thread called chestnut.
Entangle pantograph
I think Judy is working on quilting through her stash and she sure made a good start with these quilts.
Be your own kind of beautiful.