Friday, 16 November 2012

Another busy week

Some quick pictures of quilts finished this week.....

Janice made this quilt.  It is huge, 102 x 102 inches!  I couldn't get a photo of the whole thing but you get the picture.   She chose the pattern 'bubbleplay' quilted in a golden yellow thread.  Very cheerful.

Kim made this quilt using some 'favourite things' panels. So cute.  I quilted it with an allover daisy pattern called 'flowers for lynda'.

She also made this quilt is lovely soft flannel fabrics.  I quilted an interlocking fir tree all over it in olive green. A lovely soft snuggley (a quilting technical term!!!) quilt.

Daphne made this quilt and she chose an allover pattern called 'bending in the wind' which is bullrushes and leaves.  Lovely.

She also made this one and she chose a pattern called 'autumn harvest' which carried on the pumpkin theme of the quilt.  This will look lovely hanging on the wall.

Jennifer made this 'round the twist' quilt.  This is such a popular pattern and always looks lovely made up.  Even I have made one of these in the dim and distant past!!!

She chose a pattern called 'sweetest' which is a heart/flower and a feather swirl.  Perfect for a quilt that is going to be a loving gift.

This quilt was made by Gail and she chose an allover butterfly pattern as there are butterflies all over the fabric - as well as cats!

The next 4 quilts were made by Christine...

This cute foundation pieced quilt was quilted with the same butterfly pattern as the quilt above, 'butterfly charm'.

This quilt was quilted with a pattern called 'swirling'.

This one was quilted with a pattern called 'dragonflies in the mist' and I rotated alternate rows.

And this one was quilted with a pattern called 'autumn oaks' which is an oak leaf and acorn pattern.  Very seasonal....

Gene made this house quilt and decided to go with a very traditional 'baptist fan' pattern.

That just about sums up my week... now for a restful weekend!.

Chris XX

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Hello again!

I've not posted for a while but not because I was sitting on a beach somewhere reading a book and drinking cocktails! (only in my dreams).  I have been really busy but 4 of the quilts I have just finished belonged to ladies who have their own blogs and I didn't think it was appropriate to blog about their quilts until they have done so themselves.  Another quilt was to go in the book I was telling you about in my last post so can't show you that either!!  Then finally, I managed to spill a mug of tea into my netbook!!  Yes, I know all about food and drink and computers but I just never thought I would be that clumsy - just goes to show!!  Fortunately I managed to tip it upside down really quickly and only the keypad was damaged.  Had to order another one from somewhere in the far east and my husband has now replaced it so I am up and running again.

I have however been working on a quilt of mine.  When I first started to quilt I loved all the civil war type fabrics and their warm deep colours.  Recently I have been lured away by all those bright modern fabrics but for this quilt, I have returned to my first love.  I made this quilt ...

from this book...

using these fabrics...

This is the result...

Not sure why but when I made all the blocks, I had an extra row of blocks but not enough fabric to do a double row of squares for the border.  Never mind.  I still love it as it is.

I added a green 'Jo Morton' fabric binding which I thought complemented the fabrics on the front and used up some old fabric (red rooster I think) that I had in my studio for the back.

I quilted it with an allover pattern called 'come dance with me' which is a feather pattern.  Unfortunately the fabrics are so busy that you can't see the stitching but trust me, it is quilted!  It is now going in the washing machine to get all wrinkly and snuggly.  I think this quilt will be one folded on the end of the sofa to cuddle up in whilst watching telly in front of our log burner.   Winter does have some good points.

This is what you get in our house when you bring quilts out of the studio and into the lounge to sew the binding on!!!.....

Wonder if I could teach him to sew the binding on for me - nope, didn't think so!

Hope you are all having a productive quilting week.  Now I have to decide what to make next - finish a UFO or start something new?  What would you do?

Chris XX