Friday 30 September 2011

Turning Three

My gorgeous nephew turns three today.  He is having a little party at a local pancake parlour with family members tonight.

Here he is on a quilt I made for him, which I finished couple of weeks ago. He helped me pick the fabrics and watched me make it when visiting my place.  

My sister has told me she has already had to wash it.  I am sure that will be the first time of many washes as it is loved and used.

Thursday 29 September 2011

I Love Quilting Feathers

Today I am working on another beautiful quilt by Janet Sansom.  My instruction from Janet for the quilting in the pink ‘v’ shape was to treat it as one area, and to incorporate some kind of curling feathers. 

I decided to let Janet’s embroidery design be my inspiration, and I started by chalking in my design ideas.

These were the tools I used to mark the chalk lines.

Once I was happy with the design outline, I took a deep breath and started quilting.

I am happy with how it looks.  And I really enjoyed the creative challenge.

I will show you the whole quilt when it is finished.

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Double Wedding Ring Embroidery

This quilt is Janet Sansom’s double wedding ring embroidery quilt.  I love how each ring is made up of different flowers – there is so much detail.

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Star Quilt

This unusual and striking quilt made by Monique was a pleasure to quilt. 

The setting triangles were broken with straight lines on the outer edge and feathers inside.  The background fill around the stars was a double loop which creates a lovely texture.

Visit Esther's Blog to see what other quilters are working on this Wednesday.

Friday 16 September 2011

Candlewick Embroidery

Another gorgeous quilt from Janet Sansom. She designed the embroideries to look like Candlewicking.

I divided the border with diagonal lines, quilting feathers inside, and straight lines at the edge, which I think made it look more interesting.

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Wednesday 14 September 2011

Star Medallion Quilt

This lovely quilt made by Anne could have been either custom or allover quilted, and we discussed both options.

Anne decided to have allover quilting, and chose my favourite freehand feather plume. I love how the feathers are in keeping with the style and fabrics of the quilt, and how they show up beautifully in the plainer areas around the star.

The result is beautiful, soft and traditional, without the time (and cost) required for a fully custom quilted quilt.

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Wednesday 7 September 2011

Birds of Paradise Quilt

This gorgeous appliqué quilt belongs to Lesley.  She completed it in a class with Anthea Bradley. 

Lesley’s appliqué is the highlight of this quilt and we wanted to keep my quilting unobtrusive to make the appliqué shine and pop.  So we chose a simple meander around the appliqué.  

On the plain corners of the border I quilted a simple floral motif in keeping with the appliqué.

Visit Esther's Blog to see what other quilter are up to this Wednesday.

Sunday 4 September 2011

Xavier’s Quilt Top Finished

I have finally finished the borders on the quilt for my nephew who turns three in a couple of weeks. He has been watching me make it, and had helped me pick the fabrics – notice there are a lot of star fabrics which seemed to be his preference.

I asked him if he wanted stars quilted on it and he said yes. I also asked him if he wanted red or blue thread. He had a very strong preference for blue.

I will show pictures of it quilted soon.

Friday 2 September 2011

Pretty Quilt for a Girl

This sweet quilt was made by Edwina for her granddaughter Rachael.  She wanted the quilting kept light and used Hobbs wool so the quilt has a lovely soft puffy feel.

I ditch stitched all the piecing and outlined the appliqué.  In the plain border I quilted a daisy row which was in keeping with the feel of the quilt.


The back looks pretty too as Edwina chose a plain fabric which shows all the quilting (and the detailed ditch stitching).

This post is liked with Sarah's Blog for her Friday Whoop Whoop.