Friday, 30 September 2016

A Low Volume quilt

Diane called this quilt ‘My Low Volume Quilt’ and I think she actually wanted to call it ‘My One and Only Low Volume quilt’ as it is not exactly her style.  Diane usually pieces with warmer and more vibrant colours.  I think she did a nice job putting these low volume prints together.
Low Volume quilt
Diane picked the very traditional Orange Peel pantograph by Patricia Ritter and a cream coloured thread for quilting.

Easy Orange Peel pantograph
Being efficient with these low volume scraps Diane completed her quilt with back art.

Quilt Back Art

There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Seasons quilt by Lauralee

This large sampler quilt really does showcase the seasons in colours and in each of the quadrants.
Saesons Quilt
We picked a light tan thread to quilt the Blowing in the Wind pantograph by Irene Steele.
Blowing in the Wind pantograph
Here are a couple of close-ups of some of the fabulous blocks in this seasonal quilt.

Embrace the current season of your life. ~ Gabrielle Blair

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Carol’s quilts

A couple of pleasing quilts to show.  Carol made this fun, colourful quilt as a prank gift for her neighbour Peggy who ‘Does Not’ like chickens, and then cheekily names it Peggy’s Chickens.  It is a beauty.
Peggy's Chickens quilt
I was able to find a great pantograph by Patricia Ritter called Funky Chicken.  She’s a bit hard to see in the busy fabric, can you make her out?

Funky Chicken pantograph
We used a candy apple red thread for the quilting.

I love the chicken fabrics in this quilt and love the great fabric Carol found for the back.
Well Peggy still doesn’t like chickens, however Carol tells me she loves her quilt.

The second quilt is an Eye Spy quilt and was also made as a gift, not sure who the lucky recipient of this quilt was.
Eye Spy quilt
My husband is always impressed with Carol’s eye spy quilts and her variety of delightful prints.

One of Carol’s favourite pantographs is Crazy Puzzle by Dave Hunter, and for the Eye Spy quilt we used a Pacific blue thread.
Crazy Puzzle pantograph
Give one gift at a time and before you know it, you’ve created a pile of treasures.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Doreen’s Snowball quilt

A lap size or crib quilt, in lovely Autumn tones, and a wonderful use of scraps.
Snowball quilt

Quilted with a honey gold thread the Dancing Violets pantograph by Particia Ritter shows off so nicely in the light coloured snowballs.
Dancing Violets pantograph

More use of fabric scraps in this quilt back, where again the Dancing Violets are very noticeable.

Where the needle goes the thread follows.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Grey and Lime Green

A modern baby quilt made by Janet, someone is going to love these colours.
Grey and green baby qult
In a unique contrast to the straight lines in the blocks, Janet chose the Spirals pantograph by Denise Schillinger, quilted with a Cool grey Glide thread.
Spirals pantograph
Janet found a great backing to complement her quilt.

Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world. ~ Brene Brown

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The Sweetman quilt

Evelyn made this vibrant sampler quilt as a gift for her daughter Lisa and son-in-law James.  I think Lisa, knew that this quilt was in the making, but she didn’t know how close it was to being finished.  Doesn’t this happen with so many of our quilt gifts, the surprize is when it actually is finished and arrives as a gift?
Sweetman quilt
The Chantilly Lace pantograph by Norma Sharp is an excellent complement to this quilt.

I like how it looked in the blocks

And in the border

Also in the sashing

Evelyn included some Quilt Back Art, with these lovely complimentary pieced fabrics.

 I like to think of my family as a big beautiful patchwork quilt – each of us so different yet stitched together by love. ~ Barbara Johnson

Monday, 19 September 2016

Lemon Drop quilt by Carolyn

This delicious looking quilt is from a pattern by Terry Morberg at Applepatch Designs called Buttermint.  Carolyn has made a lighter Lemon Drop version.

Lemon Drop quilt
 Lemon Drop was quilted with the Blowing in the Wind pantogaph design by Irene Steele and a perfect Lemon Ice coloured Glide thread.

Blowing in the Wind pantograph

Here is a close-up of some of the lovely fabrics in this quilt.

Where trouble melts like lemon drops
     High above the chimney top
     That's where you'll find me