Saturday, 29 September 2012

Orange Paintbox Blocks

Orange Paintbox quilt blocks

Orange was the colour of my Friday evening sewing as I wanted to have something to show for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge today.  I pieced these two little orange blocks from Elizabeth Hartman’s Paintbox quilt along on her blog Oh Fransson! 

Back Art
But that’s not all, still on the theme of orange, I also pieced a back for a quilt with this lovely orange and pink roses fabric, I was a little short so found a couple of scraps in my stash and added some back art. 

Make sure you take a minute to see what others have done for the last week of orange at soscrappy.

I have come to understand that every day is something to cherish.Kerri Strug

Friday, 28 September 2012

The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here Quilt

A bouquet of fabrics that coordinated well together set in a scrappy cream coloured background.  Lynda accented her quilt in green and finished it with a red border.  It was quilted with the Rambler Rose pantograph by Meredith England using a wheat variegated thread.  It’s always a pleasure to work on Lynda’s quilts, her piecing is impeccable and she always has ample backing.  I request the backing to be at least four inches bigger than the quilt top on all four sides, Lynda is always generous – makes my job easier.

Lynda’s quilt got its name from a program at Freckles Quilt Shop.  After paying your initial fee all you had to do was come in and collect your package of fabric to make six new blocks each month, nothing more to pay.  

When life hands you scraps, make a quilt.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Bright Log Cabin

Bright log cabin quilt

 This little quilt by Janet is made in the Mile a Minute style.  So bright and cheery, Janet picked the Chantilly Lace panto by Norma Sharp/Counce and it was quilted with bright yellow thread.

My eyes light up when fabric enters the room – Oprah

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Plantation Road Quilt

Plantation Road Quilt

Every year when Vicki returns to England to visit her relatives she brings a quilt for one of her cousins.  This Blue and White Plantation Road quilt was one of those gifts made for her cousin Lizzie.  Vicki chose the pantograph Paisley Max by Jodi Beamish to complement the paisley in the background squares.  This was a very large quilt measuring 107” x 94”.  Lucky cousin!  The Plantation Road Pattern is by Paula Barnes.

In the 19th century European production of paisley increased, particularly in the Scottish town from which the pattern takes its modern name.

Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.  – Teresa of Avila