Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Sunday, 28 June 2020
I made these two baby quilt with Winnie the Pooh fabric I ordered online from The Sugar Pine during the quarantine. My DH helped pick the fabrics--the quilts are a gift for babies of a friend of his, so he got to pick (from limited options I gave him). I used the Quarter Sections pattern, which is a great Fat Quarter pattern and appropriate for a farm family.
The quilts are same but different--perfect for twins. Some of the same fabrics in each quilt, some unique fabrics. Two different quilting designs.
And sometimes I get whimsical--this first one has crop circles
Maple Leaf Quilting
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Saturday, 20 June 2020
I'm still working my way through the FQ bundle of Betty's Luncheonette (by Violet Craft) fabric I bought last summer at Purple Katz . It was actually a kit with a pattern, but I didn't care for the pattern, so I've been doing different things with the fabric. First was Raffia Weave,
and now I've finished these two, which are quilts 4 and 5. I haven't quilted 2 and 3 yet.
I didn't take the above photo in the right orientation--I took the time when cutting and applying the borders to make the pineapples stand upright all the way around....but then took the photo sideways.Puddle Jumping by Thimble Blossoms
These two quilts, the same (fabrics) but different (pattern and quilting) went to sisters.
Jen Kingwell pattern. Or maybe it's called Spring Fever? I couldn't find the exact pattern online.
Linda had to wait a long time, in these Covid days, for her backing fabric to arrive. It was worth the wait!
I added the outer white border--which I think made it about 88x88, gives the eye a place to rest before the binding, and kept my points from being lost in the binding.
I have fun with these quilts--usually because right from the beginning they involve a shopping trip with friends, and often, many days of sewing together. They certainly involve many days of sewing....it keeps me out of trouble!
I already had the blue fabrics--and bought the rest at Willow Creek Quilts
It's also fun because you don't really know what you're making until the very end--just units--step 2 wound up being the sashing. I also really enjoy the secondary patterns in Bonnie's blocks---this one you can sometimes see some round shapes--and while it might look like two different blocks, it was one block and a narrow sashing...
Bonnie makes her quilts really scrappy, but I prefer a more controlled look, so had 4 blue fabrics and 2 aqua fabrics, as well as 4 neutral fabrics. I did have enough variety that I think each star block was a unique combination--maybe one repeat.
Wool batting and E's and 3's for the quilting design. I really liked this solid grey wideback I got at Maple Leaf Quilting---if they had more I'd buy more. When I washed the quilt it crinkled up just the right amount.
Thursday, 18 June 2020
Yikes! Quilt to quilt for her Son-in-Law. I took inspiration from the fabric with the wavy lines and decided to use the Time Warp pantograph. That fabric is the gold fabric on the lower right in the photo above.