Thursday, 15 March 2018

Caliente Quilt

Caliente – to feel hot – is the name of this quilt and the pantograph (Patricia E. Ritter) that Diane picked for the quilting, a good pairing. 
Diane also picked an amazing fabric for the back of this quilt, such coordination.  
I’m always intrigued by Diane’s colour choices, she puts them together so nicely.

Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

A Quilt for Kate

Lynne made this quilt which she calls ‘Shine on Me’ for her niece Kate.  Although the blocks look random and scrappy, I know Lynne meticulously pieced this pastel beauty, making sure there was just the right balance of colours in each 64 patch quilt block. 
Lynne decided on the Chantilly Lace pantograph by Norma Sharp. 
And completed the quilt with a lovely label. 
What a blessing this quilt gift is for Kate.
If the world seem cold to you, set it alight with your generosity of spirit (and a warm quilt).

Monday, 12 March 2018

Yvonne’s Double Wedding Ring

Yvonne attended a Double Wedding Ring class that I taught and made this gorgeous black and white Double Wedding Ring quilt and a matching pillow sham. 

The centers were quilted with a design called Elegance. 

I added some hearts to the inside of the arcs. 

And used connectors through the arcs and hearts in the corners. 

Yvonne decided to make a pillow sham to go along with the quilt. 

If my memory serves me right, I believe the quilt was to be a gift for her niece.
The Double Wedding Ring is one of my favourite quilts.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

City Tiles top done

I’ve really enjoyed the City Tiles Quilt along (QAL) with Quilty Love.  Week eight’s goal was to sew the top together and I did it. 
The City Tile blocks were fun to put together, and I enjoyed playing with these pinks.  They came from several fat eights bundles that my mom had collected and after keeping them for a many years she gave them to me last year for my birthday.  When I saw the City Tiles quilt and the fabric requirement (fat eights) I knew exactly what to do with mom’s fabric. 

There were quite a few fat eights left so once I prewash them, they will be sewn together for the back of the quilt. 
I decided to add a narrow white border to this quilt.  Once I get the back sewn together it will go in my quilts waiting to be quilted line-up and become an OMG project
You can see more lovely pictures and variations of City Tiles quilts at #citytilesqal.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

March is green

This is the month to celebrate green, and the Rainbow ScrapChallenge is playing right along, the colours  that Angela has picked for the month of March are yellow or lime greens.  I tried my best sorting through my greens and this is what I found to make my Cog quilt blocks. 
I’m not really sure how I feel about these cog quilt blocks, my friend Sandra is working on a Cog quilt in blue/grey/lavenders and I like how hers are turning out and my friend Diane has made one from a fat quarter bundle also very pretty, however I feel mine are a bit of a scrappy mess.  Hopefully they will all come together as I get all the colours of the rainbow.  Diane suggested that I could put incorporate the rejects into the back of the quilt, probably a good idea.

This is my favourite of the lime/yellow green group, the centre is actually a very dark purple.  
So many quilters are participating in the RSC, have a look at their projects this week here.  Thank you for stopping by to see what I am playing with this week.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

A Christmas quilt

Alison’s Christmas Block a Day quilt.  What a great idea this is, I believe she did it through a local quilt shop and I’m not sure if it was even near Christmas time.  Alison brought it to me in March and when I asked her when she needed it by, she simply said “before Christmas.” 

   Cute things happening on this quilt, like this gingerbread man. 
This stocking with a hanging tag. 
Quilted with the Winter White pantograph by Dave Hudson. 
A lovely decoration for her home, it was completed in plenty of time for Christmas.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Starry Table Runner

Jane made this lovely table runner for a friend.

Quilted with a pantograph called Rapunzel Raven’s Claw, what a fun name for a quilting pattern.

I really like the stars, the fabric choice and the shape of this table runner.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~ Harriet Tubman