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

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Day of the Dead quilt

This quilt was made by Lorna for her daughter, who loved the fabric.
Day of the Dead quilt
Lorna’s daughter felt there wasn’t quite enough of the Day of the Dead fabric in it, so I found a Sugar Scull pantograph called Fiesta by Sandrah Burrier to help fill in the complementary fabrics and background with Sugar Skulls.

Fiesta pantograph
Día de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, is a holiday when people remember those who have died. Largely celebrated in Mexico, it dates back to pre-Hispanic civilizations from 2,500 to 3,000 years ago.

Day of the Dead fabric
My husband fell in love with this quilt and I have been looking for Fiesta, Sugar Skull or Day of the Dead fabric ever since (no luck yet).

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Monday, 7 November 2016

Friendship Star

The friendship star block is so appropriate for this quilt which Shirley made for a friend.
Friendship Star quilt
Quilted with the Blowin’Wind pantograph by Jodi Beamish, this flannel quilt will be cozy and comforting to cuddle up with.
Blowin' Wind pantograph
Shirley selected a honey gold thread for the quilting.

Altogether a warm and sweet gift.

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. ~ Khalil Gibran