Wednesday, 17 June 2015


This quilt is such a beautiful floral quilt.  Ethel purchased it as a kit from one of the US mail order places (Connecting Threads or Keepsake quilting--not sure which).

It's a pretty special quilt, which she is keeping for herself, so we decided on custom quilting.

Those 60/30 angles can be challenging, so the points are not all perfect, and I wanted the quilting to take away from that (so if it worked, you didn't notice that the points weren't perfect until I just pointed it out )  

The 'pre-quilting' photo that I have is actually an in-progress piecing photo before the borders were added
My camera sometimes reads more blue than the fabrics are--the photo above shows the purples better.   If you're seeing blue--just imagine it to be purple, there are no blues in this quilt in real life.
And other than to say that I was really pleased with how the quilt turned out, I'll let the rest of the photos speak for themselves.

Another of our quilting friends bought this kit at the same time, and she is going to hand-quilt hers.  I'm looking forward to seeing how that turns out  I love how you can take the same quilt and make it look so different.

oh--and I checked with the piecer before I pointed out the imperfect points--she didn't mind my saying so in public, so to speak  

Monday, 15 June 2015

Tienna's quilt

 Tienna's Mom made her this quilt for her grad.  Isn't it wonderful?   Tienna picked the pattern and helped pick the fabrics, and then didn't want to see it until it was done.

I think it took a pretty good design wall to keep all those star points in the right places.

I almost forgot a 'before' photo--here it is on the frame.  Tienna's Mom made the quilt hanging on my wall too, so both Tienna and I are the happy recipients of her Mom's work.

 We decided a nice E2E pattern to give texture and good durability to this quilt, that will be going to University in the fall with it's owner :)

The color of the backing doesn't show here, but if I'm remembering correctly it's a lovely green flannel--wideback flannel, so no piecing!  Several of my customers have brought this now (in various colors), so obviously a local quilt store is carrying it, and it's lovely to work with.     And, it doesn't shrink too much-- if I am remembering correctly, after washing it still measures about 103" wide.

 I had phoned the maker and asked if I could quilt in Tienna's name and she said yes.  So, I quilted it into the center, and apparently she searched the borders a few times looking for it, before they found it.  I'm sneaky that way.

It's a lovely quilt.  Have a  great time at University Tienna.