Monday, 29 December 2014

Oval Images by Doreen

I love the quilts that Doreen brings me, she has a lovely sense of colour and often includes elements of geometry.
Oval Images quilt
Look at this lovely blend of fabrics and a close-up of the Blowin’ Wind pantograph by Jodi Beamish.
Blowin' Wind pantograph
Doreen most often includes back art.
Back art
Here is a close-up of the quilt back and quilting.

Doreen is over eighty years old and continues to bring me her inspiring quilts to longarm!  She often comes with her friend Carol (who is a little younger), productive women bringing beauty to this (my) world!

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Winter Wonderland quilt by Doreen

Doreen’s daughter-in-law Edith owns the Lofty Designs Flower Shop in Olds, Alberta, and last year she had an agricultural exchange student from Mexico named Oliva come to learn and work with her.  Doreen wanted to give her a quilt as a gift to take home to Mexico and Oliva picked Winter Wonderland.
Winter Wonderland quilt
Snowy winter images
Doreen decided that the Winter White pantograph by Dave Hudson was the best design for quilting.
Winter White pantograph
The back of this quilt is so nicely finished with back art, as Doreen does on so many of her quilts.
Quilt back art
What a beautiful memento Oliva has of her stay in Canada.
I want to make memories all over the world.