Tuesday, 30 May 2017

May Finishes

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for May was to quilt this Plus Sign Fig Tree Jelly-roll table top quilt for my mom for Mother’s Day, and I did it.

Quilted with the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson and a Khaki coloured Glide thread.
I decided to shop my stash for backing and found a few fabrics which were a match.

This little quilt finished at 43 by 43 inches.

For May I also wanted to complete my April OMG, which I wasn’t able to finish last month.

This quilt is made from corduroy squares.  The beginning of the corduroy square collection came from knee patches from my children’s clothing (when they were little).  ‘Kids Only Clothing’ would always include a set of knee patches with their pants and I guess my kids were easy on their knees.  I also inherited a bag of corduroy scraps from a friend who designed women’s clothing, and I decided to cut these to match the knee patch size.  I’ve ended up with enough corduroy to make a couple of baby quilts as well as this full/queen size quilt.

I thought I would finish this for my adult children to use as a music festival quilt, to throw down on the ground, however my son has claimed it for his bed.  He decided on the Baptist Fan pantograph and a Cardinal red Glide thread.

This Utility quilt is backed with a red plaid flannel.

So nice to get these two completed, check out Elm StreetQuilts, the host of OMG to see what others have finished this month.

I'm racing against me. As long as I come across the finish, I'll be okay. ~ Ruben Studdard

Monday, 22 May 2017

Jane’s version …

Of Tula Pink’s City Sampler.  It was too large for me to get a single picture of the whole quilt, so I took two.

Then a friend came by and did some photo shop magic and here is what the whole quilt looks like.

Jane wanted it densely quilted so we used the pantograph called Paisley Max by Jodi Beamish, the variegated beige thread worked well with all the colours in this quilt.

Jane made three pillow shams to go with this quilt.

This gorgeous quilt was made as a gift to her brother and sister-in-law, truly a labour of love.

A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Three quilts by Terry

I cannot remember why Terry called this quilt blackbird, is it the name of the fabric line, perhaps the pattern, maybe it’s the little blackbirds in some of the prints?  I’m racking my brain and trying to see if google has an answer.  Maybe it’s just the name she liked, anyways, this is Blackbird quilt.

Blackbird is quilted with the Rambler Rose pantograph by Meredith England.

And backed with a gorgeous floral print.

I have to let you in on a great technique that Terry sometimes uses on her quilt backs.  If she needs to piece the back and when some matching is needed to line up the prints, Terry will insert a bit of a complementary fabric, as an accent or zinger so that she doesn’t need to match exact match the prints.  This makes the ‘mismatch’ gentler on the eye.

Next is a Figtree quilt.  The subway tile arrangement of these fabrics is particularly pleasing to me.

We use the Flowing Feathers pantograph by Hermione Agee.

Another large floral print with an accent inserted to break up the prints.

Quilt number three is Courtney’s baby’ quilt, a delightful nine-patch with sashing.

Delicately quilted with the Angel Wings pantograph by Jodi Beamish.

I love how she pieced this back.

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. ~ Paul J. Meyer

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Cyndy’s quilts

This figtree fabric quilt was lovingly made by Cyndy for her husband Jerry, she said it would be his summer quilt.

The Déjà vu pantograph by Patricia Ritter & Valerie Smith is a very suitable choice.

And the back of the quilt complements the front so nicely as well.

The second quilt that Cyndy had me long-arm for her was a Christmas quilt.

We quilted it with it with a pantograph called Christmas Holly by Patricia Ritter and a Candy Apple red thread.

The quilting really stands out on the back of this quilt.

Two attractive quilts to decorate a quilter’s home.

Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. ~ Orson Welles

Monday, 15 May 2017

Muriel’s first grandchild’s quilt

This bright and delightful quilt was made by Vicki for Muriel’s first grandchild.  Vicki loves making quilts for members of her extended family and I believe Muriel is a relative, although she could be a friend, or perhaps both.

Vicki picked the Bountiful Feathers pantograph by Hermione Agee and a Rainbow variegated thread.

She also did some piecing to create lovely back-art on this quilt.

I’m sure Muriel was delighted to receive this colourful baby quilt for her new grandchild.  Such a lovely gift.

Grandmas hold our tiny hand for just a little while, but our hearts forever.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

My little lime blocks

A couple of Wonky Churn Dashes so I can take part in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Slowly finishing up the blocks for this quilt which should be about twin size with finished.  Just need two more yellow and two more orange.

Here’s a sampling of all the other colours.

What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful. ~ Joshua Foer

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Three quilts by Carol

Two of these quilts are cute juvenile quilts, with bright coloured squares.

To make them individual we quilted the first one with the Moo, Ewe and Piggy 2 pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter.


and Piggy 2
The second was quilted with the Animal Crackers pantograph also by Patricia.

Carol had these cute labels for the quilts which I believe were to be given to a charity.

The third quilt is an Irish Single Chain.  It’s actually from the beginner quilt pattern that I teach, which makes a baby or lap size quilt.  Lovely fabrics Carol has picked for this quilt.
Irish Single Chain quilt
Fittingly quilted with the Rambler Rose pantograph by Meredith England.
Rambler Rose pantograph
Three sweet little quilts ready to go to a good home.

You do not have to be rich to give generously.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

May colour

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour for the month of May is green,  and I decided to work on my birch tree quilt blocks.
Birch tree quilt blocks
The pattern is from Amanda Jean Nyberg who blogs at CrazyMom Quilts, she is also the co-author of the book Sunday Morning Quilt and now has a new book out called No Scrap Left Behind.  The background fabric is hand-dyed from Colorwaysby Vicki Welsh, I was the lucky winner of a rainbow of these lovely fabrics in a past Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Here are all the birch tree blocks I have so far.  Yellow, blue and orange are waiting for their month.  I’m enjoying playing with these hand-dyed fabrics and this block pattern, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this little quilt will turn out.

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ~ Warren Buffett

Thursday, 4 May 2017

May’s One Monthly Goal

My OMG for May is to complete this Fig Tree (fabric) Sweet Roll Plus table topper.  In fact I hope to get it done by mid-May so I can give it to my mom for a Mother’s Day gift.
Plus-sign quilt
I found some coordinating fabrics in my stash to piece the back for this little quilt.

I did not complete my OMG for April, so I really hope to have it finished by the end of May as well.  April ended up being busy with two weekends away, which cut into my long-arm quilting time.  I did have a wonderful time visiting grandsons and sewing with friends though.  Here is a picture of my Corduroy quilt again, wish me luck.
Corduroy quilt
I am linking with Elm Street Quilts, so please take a moment to see what projects others are hoping to complete this month.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Two quilts by Judy

Pinwheel Animals quilt
Great name for great quilt Judy made for a neighbors baby.  They have dogs and dad is a Vet, how fitting.

So of course we had to use the Puppy Paws pantograph by Jessica Schick for the quilting.

For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog. ~ Roger Caras

Sunset Zen quilt
Such a lovely combination of colours in this quilt, which does give a very Zen feeling.

Sunset Zen quilt

Jody chose a pantograph called Hydrangea by Anne Bright, and a purple Glide thread called Raven.
Hydrangea pantograph

What you think, you become.
What you feel, you attract.

What you imagine, you create. 
~ Buddha