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

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Royal Gallery

A unique card quilt by Donna who likes to play cards.
Royal Gallery quilt
A lovely complimentary back on this quilt with a little row of border all around, a bit of a trick to center the back and front of this quilt, but it worked.
Quilt back with border
Donna chose the Paisley Max pantograph by Jodi Beamish and we used a blue Glide thread.
Paisley Max pantograph

It’s not about the cards you’ve been dealt, it’s how you play your hand.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Olivia made a quilt

I’m so proud of my daughter Olivia, although she tells me she doesn’t like quilting, she has actually made a few quilts including this lovely quilt for her friends’ daughter Lacey.
Lacey's quilt
For this flannel quilt Olivia picked complimentary colours and prints, pink, yellow and soft grey for a little girls room, ladybugs, hearts and elephants because they were so cute.

The Animal Crackers pantograph seemed like the right choice, as elephants is part of the design, the thread colour choice was a yummy lemon ice.
Animal Crackers pantograph
Olivia also decided that the quilt should have rounded corners and she sewed the binding on with a decorative heart stitch that my sewing machine does.

A lovely finish.

Daddy’s girl and Mommy’s world.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Pink and blue baby quilts

Margaret was getting ready for babies on the way.  This blue baby quilt has cute little frogs in one of the prints.
Blue baby quilt
Animal Crackers seemed like an appropriate pantograph, quilted with a blue thread.
Animal Crackers pantograph
Here is a close-up of the three animals on the soft flannel back of the quilt, which has giraffes in the print.  Can you see them?

This sweet pink baby quilt has owls and polka-dots, you really have to look to see the owls in the photo, yet they seemed much more apparent on the quilt.
Pink baby quilt
Our choice for a pantograph was Daisies Galore, quilted with a soft pink thread called Cotton Candy.

The best kind of sleep beneath Heaven above, is under a quilt handmade with love.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Pat brought me two quilts

Two of many that she has brought me to quilt.  The first quilt pictured here is a low volume quilt called Easy Like Sunday Morning.
Easy Like Sunday Morning quilt

For this lovely quilt we picked a pretty pantograph called Bountiful Feathers by Hermione Agee, and being that the quilt has a pink zinger (accent) strip we quilted it with a delicious soft pink thread called Cotton Candy.
Bountiful Feathers pantograph


Pat’s second quilt she’s calling the Thirty’s Quilt and this lovely is made with vintage fabrics.  The pattern is called Blue Lagoon.
Thirty's fabric quilt
Blue Lagoon quilt pattern
We quilted this vintage quilt with the Daises Galore pantograph by Irene Steele and a linen coloured thread.

Daisies Galore pantograph

Two charming finishes by Pat.

I quilt so I don’t unravel.