Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Leaders and Enders quilt

 Katherine made this 16-patch quilt as Leaders and Enders.  We decided on a simple continuous curve quilting.  I really like the stripe effect achieved by the half square triangles as setting squares.

 Freehand quilted.   I love how such a simple quilting design can be so effective. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Applique and X Blocks

 Katherine brought me this quilt.  If I recall correctly she said it is her first hand applique project. 

 I am not a hand appliquer myself, but I wouldn't have guessed this to be a first. 
 The applique was fairly dense, and we decided to just outline stitch it, and not do any background stitching.  Accordingly, we also kept the quilting in the blocks very simple and spaced out--a crosshatch through the center of the blocks. 

It is good for me to not quilt as densely as I normally do.  I think it turned out quite lovely. 
I used Invisafil thread around the applique (and on top of a few areas) and then, because I didn't want any thread build up in the tiny cornerstones where I'd have to meet my rows of quilting, I continued to use the Invisafil throughout the rest of the quilt.  Bottom Line in the bobbin. 

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Chicopee Snapshots

 This quilt is made 100% with extra fabric from the Chicopee Squared quilt kit I had bought from Flare Fabrics several years ago.  The Snapshots pattern is from Atkinson Designs Happy Hour book.  The only purchase I had to make was binding.

Just like the last one, pieced October 2017, quilted July 2018, and the binding still needs to be hand stitched.  I tried to hold off blogging as incentive to finish it, but that didn't work out is done.  I had some sitting time volunteering at a casino for the school yesterday.   
I used a wavy spirals quilting design--I think I learned it from Christina Cameli.    I thought it suited this quilt--square but not square. 

I was pretty pleased with myself.  I managed to get 4 quilts on this one piece of wide backing.   I had only planned to do the two lap quilts, but then realized I had room on the bottom for a guild baby quilt and the Mountain Abstractions. 

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Monkey Business

 This is a lap sized quilt of my own that I got to quilt in July (pieced October 2017) and got the binding on in October (still needs to be stitched down on the back).  It was a kit that I received as a gift--I think maybe it was a Keepsake Quilting kit.  
 I had fun piecing it, and had some fun with the quilting too-- a light custom, continuous stitching, with attention to piecing lines. 
 Lots of fun fabrics in this fabric line.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Bargello with French Braid

 Trudy made this wonderfully bright quilt for a silent auction fundraiser. 
 She wanted to emphasize the movement in the bargello piecing, so we decided on a dwirling/landscape contours type pattern, and as much as possible, I used the color flows as the 'contours' of the landscape. 
I hope they raise a lot of money from this queen sized quilt.  The photos don't do it justice. 

Monday, 12 November 2018

Covenanting Stoles and Labyrinth

We had a covenanting at our church this fall, which is a formal event when a there is a new minister.  So, I made this labyrinth wall hanging, and the back is signed like a guest book for the event.
 The piecing was a little wonky, so I basted the whole thing to try and get it as straight as possible. 

The quilt should have been blocked before it was hung, but, it was on a deadline. 

And we also made stoles for the existing and new minister--these new stoles match the Covenants wallhangings we had made, and are beautiful rainbows. 

 The quilting is same but different. 
I am so thrilled with how these turned out.  Colleen did such a great job choosing the color changes and piecing them....and they look so good on our Ministers

The Rose Window wallhanging in the back of this photo was the 'guest book' from the previous Covenanting in 2012.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

On Ringo Lake 2

 This is Vicki's On Ringo Lake Bonnie Hunter's 2017 mystery quilt. 

I love all of the fabrics she chose.

 I checked back through my quilting for Vicki in the past few years, and she doesn't have one with E's and 3's, so that's what I put on her On Ringo Lake.  Lots of curves to offset all the linear piecing. 
 Vicki has also added 11 blocks to make her quilt a queen size. 
 And she made back art, Vicki used all the left over bits of fabric to make this wonderful backing.

 And here is Vicki's quilt and my On Ringo Lake side by side--you can see I flipped my colors.  I didn't realize until just now that I had picked such similar quilting designs. 

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Denim and Flannel

 I've seen the pictures of this quilt with it's intended baby recipient, so I know it is safe to share now.  Nancy made this quilt for a Grand-nephew.  It's got upcycled jeans and flannels from many family members.
 The Canada Goose fabric on the borders and backing is oh so soft.  Just a simple meander in red thread to hold it all together.