Happy Canada Day to all the Canadian bloggers out there.
I was thinking about why I like Canada so much and here are a few items.
Freedom, maple syrup, lots of open space, lobster, salmon, trees,
and beautiful scenery. Sad how alot of what I mentioned revolves around food.
Oh, I forgot the great fabric stores all across Canada as well.
This was a fabric postcard I made last year for an exchange, but
it was stolen in the mail. Someone was overly patriotic last year.
Here are a few of the quilts that I have finished lately. This quilt was made by
some ladies at a local quilt store, Country Concessions. One of the ladies has
cancer and her co-workers decided to make her a quilt.
She loves butterflies and the color purple so both were combined. What a
kind and thoughtful idea.
A 3D butterfly. I couldn’t quilt over it so I went around it. I used a white polyester
thread for the top and backing. A butterfly panto was used as well.
Each person used the same fabrics but created their own unique block
that revolved around the butterfly theme.
I think this was my favorite block of the whole quilt. You have got to
love the butterfly bra. I need to get one of these.
Here is the entire quilt. It is interesting that the back was made of
minky. I was a bit nervous putting it on the frame because I thought that
it would stretch like crazy.
It didn’t stretch as bad as I thought that it would. One interesting
occurence though was that the minky fibers came through to the front of the
quilt. I had used a white thread on the backing and you couldn’t even see the
white thread but the purple fibers came through to the front. So, I adjusted
my top tension by loosening it alot. It did help somewhat but I had to take
a needle and push the fibers back through the stitching holes. There was only
one really bad spot anyways so it all worked out in the end.
The recepient loved the quilt so that is all that really matters.
It was beautiful and I love the minky on the back. I think that I will have to put it
on a few of my baby quilts.
Have you ever worked with minky? Let me know what you think about it.
This is Kay’s quilt. She is quite the piecer, perfectly straight borders and
no ruffles anywhere.
Kay wanted to used Celtic Vine for the panto design and we used a light cream
polyester thread for the top and the backing.
I think it turned out beautifully.
The backing is gorgeous with all the texture from the quilting.
I think the texture is what makes my heart flutter.
Here is the latest completed block from the Oceans BOM,
over Quilt Art Designs.
Can you guess what animals these are?
Have a great Canada DAy!