Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Hips and Waists

 This is one of my quilts!!   Hips and Waists is a kit I bought at Rumpled Quilt Skins 

I wish I had taken a photo of the kit --they do such a lovely job of presenting their kits in that store.   Anyway they had a sample hanging on the wall, and I NEEDED it.  Seriously.  I walked around the store holding the kit for about half an hour before I finally decided I wasn't putting it down and going home without it.

Here it is after I opened it up....

It's a simple enough quilt--one block in 4 colorways.  It's all about shading.  Here's a block laid out, but not yet sewn together.   It was deceptive hanging on the wall in the store....it didn't look like a quilt with a ridiculous 63 pieces per 10"block.....

I actually enjoyed making it though--and so much fun to see it all come together.

 I had designed a custom quilting plan for this top, but then I decided it belonged to Marty, who was having knee surgery imminently, and so an E2E quilting design was more appropriate, and let me get it into the mail so she'd have it before the surgery.   I quilted this the same week as Deborah's quilts---I think I E and 3'd everything in sight that week 😄.

Monday, 27 April 2020

Purple and Green

 This quilt also belongs to Deborah.  It's got a fun story (well, not sure how much fun it was for her, but it's fun for me to tell), it started out as a much smaller quilt, I think from a kit Deborah had bought somewhere on her travels, and as she was getting it put together, she decided she liked it so much she wanted to make it big enough for her bed.    So, she searched on the internet and found just enough more fabric to make this big enough for a queen sized bed. 
 Deborah decided to E and 3 this quilt too--and since it is my favorite, I readily agreed. 

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Blue Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick road is a pattern that never disappoints.  Deborah made this quilt with this fun blue fabric bundle.    We talked about quilting design, and picked E's and 3's, another pattern that never disappoints.

 Sweet Tea Cafe--Cupcakes 50c.  Good thing my daughter didn't see this...she'd charge me for the cupcakes she is baking in the kitchen right now!!

Monday, 20 April 2020

Queens Cross x 2

This is Katherines Queens Cross quilt, a Jen Kingwell pattern.   Jen Kingwell quilts are so much fun to quilt.  

So many fun fabrics in this quilt.  Katherine said the construction was a mix of machine and hand piecing, and all the little circles are hand appliqued.

 These photos speak for themselves, no commentary necessary.   Wool batting shows the quilting definition nicely. 

Dana also brought me her Queens Cross--for basting.  Dana plans to hand quilt hers.  She and Katherine worked on their quilts together, and share a lot of the same fabrics.    I really hope Dana sends me photos once the quilting is done. 

Wednesday, 8 April 2020


 This is a cute baby quilt Dana brought me, and while I have no idea what the pattern is called, to me the shapes looked like old fashioned irons, and so that's what I call this quilt.

Old electric iron — Stock Photo © Zoooom #1446865https://images.app.goo.gl/H1hhZJqPp4gUyBd28

My Mom had a collection of antique irons---lots of sad irons, an old kerosene iron, some you could put hot coals in, a few electric, a fluting iron for ruffles....so maybe that's what made me think this way.

 Cute fabrics and a simple E's and 3's to add movement and hold it all together.

and a fun forest friends print for the backing.  It must be someones birthday.