Thursday, 19 May 2016

Quilt Primer

Six new ‘beginning quilting’ graduates.  Over the last month I taught another class of ‘Quilting Primer’ at Out of Hand in Calgary, after a weekend of fun and learning and completing a crib size quilt I think everyone is planning their next project. 

I always love to see the fabric choices.  Here are their pictures with the lovely finished quilts.
Chantel & Shiela

Marrianne & Lynn

Stavroula & Alex
Beautiful quilts ladies!  I hope to see you again in a future class.

Thank you all for a couple of enjoyable Saturdays, such fun and great conversation.

Learning is a treasure no thief can touch.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Alphabet baby quilt

A cute little Alphabet quilt by Janet, ready for the next baby to be born.  Janet is always ready with a baby quilt and generously gives baby quilts to her immediate family to give as gifts whenever their friends have babies.  Her stipulation is that they must find a book to give with the quilt.  Isn’t that a great idea?
Alphabet baby quilt
Quilted with the popcorn pantograph by Jodi Beamish, this appliqu├ęd alphabet quilt has some fun text fabrics in the backgrounds as well.
Popcorn pantograph
Delightful Dr. Seuss alphabet fabric completes the back of this quilt.

We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Two quilts by Pat

This first quilt by Pat is the Sunday Morning quilt from the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.  Pat made it hers by adding a teal inner border.
Sunday Morning quilt
Pat selected the Bountiful Feathers pantograph by Hermione Agee and a very pale aqua Fil Tec thread called cloud.

Bountiful Feathers pantograph
I love the complimentary fabric Pat chose for the back of this quilt.

Pat’s second quilt is called Double Chocolate Squares, what a great name.
Double Chocolate Squares quilt
Again quilted with the Bountiful Feathers pantograph, and we selected a honey gold tread this time.

Bountiful Feathers pantograph

Quilting keeps my hands busy, my mind calm, my heart happy and my family warm!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Emma’s quilt by Josie

Josie made this lovely lilac and white quilt for her granddaughter Emma.

Quilted with the Daisies Galore pantograph by Irene Steele and a lilac coloured thread.
Daisies Galore pantograph
I love how the quilting looks on the back of this quilt.

And here you see the whole back.

Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old. — Mary H. Waldrip

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Bear’s Paw quilt by Doreen

Bears, totem poles and lovely complementary fabrics make up this quilt which Doreen made as a table covering for her daughter-in-law Shirley.
Bear's Paw quilt
We chose the Easy Orange Peel pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter.  I think we were influenced by the design in the fabric.
Easy Orange Peel pantograph
The Orange Peel pantograph is a lovely complement to both the front and the back of this quilt.  I do believe that this Kaffe Fassett backing fabric was chosen by Doreen’s daughter-in-law.
Kaffe Fassett Millefiore fabric

Daughter-in-law – You may not have been born into our family, but you seem to be born to be part of it.