Saturday, 24 June 2017

Little Scraps of Sunshine

After blogging Joanne’s quilt, I thought that High Five would make a nice Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt, and I decided to start one.


If I make one large block and ten small blocks each month I should end up with a decent sized quilt and use up a few more scraps.

The High Five pattern is by Amanda Jean Nyberg and can be found in the book Sunday Morning Quilts.


This is the last Saturday for June and the colour yellow, so I am looking forward to July and a new colour.  See what others have done with yellow at The Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Cozy Wedding Gift

My friend and neighbor, Candy made this cozy flannel quilt as a wedding gift for nephew Dan and his wife Carrie.
 

I don’t think there could be a better quilting match than the Falling Leaves pantograph by Dave Hudson, and a Sunset variegated thread.
 

A close up of some of the warm fabrics in this quilt.
 

A lovely gift to cuddle up together with.

May your Life together be full of Love and your Love be full of Life.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Donna’s Rose Garden Quilt

This is another quilt that I might want to make, I love pink and green, and I like how this pattern brings them together, I think the quilt sparkles, like sun shining on a forest floor.

To add to the theme, Donna chose the Rambler Rose pantograph by Meredith England.
 

And a Peppermint Pink Glide thread.
 

Donna also had a complimentary floral fabric for the back of this quilt.
 

Love planted a rose and the world turned sweet. ~ Katharine Lee Bates

 

Monday, 19 June 2017

Carol’s quilts

This first cutie was made for Carol’s swimming instructor, who was going to be leaving for a new job.  She must be a kitten lover (as is Carol).
 


Carol sweet name for this quilt Counting Kittens, so appropriate.
 

She picked the ‘I Love It’ pantograph by Anne Bright, one of her favourites.
 

Kittens checking out the backing of the quilt which has great paw print fabric.

She must have really liked her swim instructor, quilters amaze me with their generousity.

Carol’s second quilt she called Chocolate & Cherries, and I just loved how this quilt looked when I loaded it on my long-arm with the sun shining on it.
 

Here it is quilted.
 

Carol chose the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson.
 

Quilting shows nicely on the back.
 

Two masterworks by Carol.

When you give, a part of you remains with the gift and the giver.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

A gift for a friend

Margaret made this beautiful Red and White king size quilt for a friend


The pattern is called Day and Night by Eleanor Burns.

Day and Night is quilted with the Double Plume pantograph and a cream coloured thread.
 

Wouldn’t you love to receive a gift like this?
 

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. ~ Richard Bach

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Lynda’s quilts

Two lovely quilts by Lynda, the first one she called Autumn Lily.
 

Autumn Lily was quilted with a pantograph called Anne’s Garden by Anne Bright, and a peachy coloured Glide thread called Chestnut.  Can you see the hummingbird?
 

The second quilt which looks like stylized coffee beans is called House Blend.
 

The House Blends pattern is available from Patternworkz DesignStudio in Olds Alberta.
 

Lynda chose a pantograph called Rapunzel Raven’s Claw by Denise Schillinger.
 

Great fabric Lynda found for the back of this quilt.
 

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Monday, 12 June 2017

Yellow Brick Road

A quilt which Judy made for herself, at least that’s what my notes say.  These are colours that I have seen in her home.


I know Judy loves gardening and flowers, so the Morning Glories pantograph by Patricia Ritter is an appropriate choice for one of her quilts.


Quilted with a marine coloured thread.

Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~ Hans Christian Andersen

Sunday, 11 June 2017

A Christmas Log Cabin

Such a rich looking Christmas quilt by Pat, I really like the combination of reds and greens she chose for it.
 

The Bountiful Feather pantograph by Hermione Agee shows nicely in the log cabin blocks.
 

Quilted with a candy apple red thread.

 I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~ Charles Dickens

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Yellow Days

Of Summer
 

A couple of Wonky Churn Dash blocks for the Rainbow ScrapChallenge.  I just need two more orange and I will be ready to piece the top of this quilt.
 

While finishing up my Churn Dash blocks I sewed a few leaders and enders in yellow.
 

I’m beginning to sew these together for a future postage stamp quilt, there's almost one piece of every fabric that I have is in there.
 


That’s it for yellow this week.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Joanne’s Quilts

This first quilt by Joanne is her adaptation of the High Five quilt from the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.
 

Joanne picked the Square Dance pantograph by Anne Bright and quilted with a Rainbow variegated thread.
 

I think this is a real good way to use scraps, I might like to try this quilt for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Joanne’s second quilt is called Rose Coloured Glasses.
 

And for this quilt she picked the Rambler Rose pantograph by Meredith England and a Glide thread called chestnut (kind of peachy/beige).
 

Life is like a rainbow,
you need both the sun
and the rain

to make its colours appear.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Two quilts for Janet

Janet is a real fan of Red and White quilts and here is a little table topper to add to her collection.
 

Quilted with the Hydrangea pantograph by Anne Bright, I just love this pantograph.
 

The second quilt is a larger Blue and White Churn Dash quilt, I love blue and white, so I think Janet is lucky to have gotten this one back, I would love to add it to my collection.
 

This Churn Dash is quilted with the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson.
 

Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time

Monday, 5 June 2017

Shabby Chic Hearts

June’s One Monthly Goal (OMG) is to quilt this Shabby Chic Crazy Heart quilt by Buggy Barn.  Here it is with the pieced back all ready to go.


Started this quilt at a Buggy Barn workshop in 2013 and now it is time to quilt it.

I’m linking to Elm Street Quilts, the host of the One Monthly Goal, keeping me accountable and aspiring to complete a project each month.  If you follow the link you will see all the hopeful projects for the month of June.  Perhaps you will be motivated to join us.


It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~ Nelson Mandela

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Yellow

... is the colour for June with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge(RSC), so I decided to start with the Birch Tree quilt block.
 

The pattern for this cute little block is by Amanda Jean Nyberg who blogs at CrazyMom Quilts, she is also the author a new book called No Scrap Left Behind.  I just love the brightness of the yellow in the background fabric which is hand-dyed from Colorways by Vicki Welsh.  I have two more pieces of Vicki’s hand-dyed fabric waiting for future colours/months of the RSC.
 

While sewing my Birch Tree blocks I also made a few yellow leaders and enders which I’m collecting for a future Postage Stamp quilt.

A fun and relaxing Friday evening of quilting, a great way for me to end a week of work.

On Friday the only decision I need to make is bottle or glass.