Wednesday 21 December 2011

Dresden Plate

I adore the colours and design of this quilt made by Vicki as a birthday present for her mother in law.

Although I quilted it several weeks ago,  I held off posting pictures until after the birthday party.  You can see Vicki's post about making the quilt here.

This was a pleasure to quilt.  As Vicki didn’t want heavy quilting, I ditch stitched the centre and outer edge of the Dresden Plate as well as the blocks.  I quilted a feather on each Dresden Plate, continuous curved the cream blocks in the sashing, and quilted a feather in the border.

I love how the quilting shows on the back.

Pop over to Esther's Blog to see what other people are working on with her WIP Wednesdays.

Friday 16 December 2011

Dancing Dollies Quilt

This is the second time I have quilted this pretty design by Trish Harper called Dancing Dollies

Made by Alita as a present for a young girl, we decided to do an allover freehand daisy pattern which is soft and pretty.

The first time I quilted this design I custom quilted it.  If you want to have a look at this version, please click here.

Thursday 15 December 2011

Coffee Quilt

Sometimes fabrics in a quilt really appeal, and this is one that draws me – it is so warm and inviting, and makes me crave a hot chocolate.

Jeanette made this quilt as a present for her son and daughter in law for their combined 30th birthdays.  She had the fabric selected for a couple of years, earmarked for this special event.

It was quilted with an allover freehand whirlpool design to compliment the swirls of steam on the fabric.

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Australia Canada Quilt

In December I stop  taking custom quilting jobs, and schedule more allover quilting so I can get more quilts done for my customers before Christmas, as most of them are Christmas presents at this time of year.  I have only a couple more to do this year and most of the quilts I have done this month have already been collected so they can be bound in time.

This hasn’t left me much time for writing my blog.  But I have taken photos of a couple of the allover quilts I have done that have caught my eye, and will share them in the next couple of posts.

What I liked about this quilt by Coral is the story behind it.

Coral’s grandson moved to Canada to work.  He met a lovely Canadian woman while he was there, and in October last year they got married. 

They are both coming back to Australia to live, and she wanted to make her grandson’s wife something special that combined both Australia and Canada.  She made a quilt in Canada’s colours that had both the Canadian Maple Leaf and the Australian Waratah.

I think this is a special quilt, with a special story.

Pop over to Esther's Blog to see what other poeple are working on with her WIP Wednesdays.

Friday 2 December 2011

Mystery Quilt No. 4

Karen from my local patchwork shop, Somerset Patchwork and Quilting, asked me if I would like to teach another mystery quilt workshop as part of her summer school next year - scheduled for Saturday the 14th of January 2012.

So I set about designing and making a brand new mystery quilt.  I am pleased to say I have finished piecing the top, and am happy with how the design looks.

I can’t show you the finished quilt just yet, but here are the fabrics I used.