Friday, 17 June 2016

Sydney's quilt

I love this quilt!  the fabrics, how the little squares seem to glow, it's fabulous.  I don't know the name of the pattern.

This quilt makes me realize it's been a long time since I've pieced with batiks, and I think I'll need to play with some soon.

 E's and 3's for this quilt, add a lovely rounded texture to complement the strong lines in the piecing.
 and my photo doesn't do justice to the color of the minkee backing--

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

When Bali Met Sochi

Vicki bought this kit at Along Came Quilting

 And when it came to the quilting, I knew we wanted something flowing, so I sent Vicki a few samples of some designs I'd stitched out on a practice piece based on designs in Christina Cameli's book and Vicki chose this one. 

I stitched on an angle, so that it was clear that the stitching wasn't supposed to be fitting into diamonds perfectly.   And, it more closely followed the color changes that way too, and added to the motion of the quilt.

 I used a gold Magnifico thread. 
 The quilting really stands out and gives the quilt lots of texture when side lit, but isn't overpowering when I'm not trying to light it for photos. 

 A quilt like this that is all angles and bias has so much potential to be wonky--but this quilt was pieced perfectly flat and square.  What a delight to quilt. 
 And a lovely purple batik backing....

Friday, 10 June 2016

Simplicity #7 - A Study in Blue

This is Colleen's Simplicity, a gift for her father in law's 80th birthday.  Colleen bought this pattern by accident at Paducah a few years ago, and it's been the best accident, as she's made this pattern many times.

 Like Yvonne's red quilt, this only uses 3 fabrics.   I think they were planing these together.
 I like how different it looks when I took the photo 'on-point'

These fabrics as so vibrant!  What a great gift.  I hope I have a daughter or daughter in law making me quilts when I'm 80!
 And, as usual with minkee, the color doesn't photograph well (although the problem may all reside in the hands of the photographer and her ancient camera and not the fabric) it's really a lovely soft blue color. 

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

A quilt yet to be gifted,,,,shhhh

This quilt hasn't been gifted yet, so I don't want to give any details to give it away too soon.  I'll say that it's a client quilt, well pieced, and is going to her son.

 Isn't this a wonderful, masculine quilt?  The client chose the swirl hook design for this quilt, and then made a bold thread choice.  I love it.
 The thread just glows in the navy border.  It's Omni Tahiti. 
 One of the things I love about this quilt is the value play--it's a two block quilt, but you can see so many different shapes in the top based on how the values landed and what your eye is focusing on.
This quilt fits into my room beautifully.  Maybe that's why I love the colors so much 
The fabrics are a mixture of quilting cottons and batiks.  This also gives great dimension and texture to the quilt.