Guess who I saw last week?

Guess who I saw several weeks ago?

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Yes, that is Judi Madsen. The picture of me is terrible but who cares

when you are standing next to Judi.  There were 2 days of classes at

The Quilting Bee, in Fonthill, Ontario.

It was  a fun 2 days and Judi is so funny and crazy when she teaches.

Besides that, life is back to normal. Here are a few of the finishes I have

had lately.

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Anne’s Quilt

This is Anne’s Elephant Quilt. She made it for a friend who loves elephants.

I think she will love it. Anne chose a  panto that was called “Elephant Safari” by

Anne Bright. And she chose  a rich browny gold thread  color for the front and

the backing.

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The backing is a very rich looking  as well.

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elephants on the backing

Although the print on the front is busy there are

elephants on the quilt; they may be shy and hiding but they are there.

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Arlene made this adorable Alphabet Quilt for one of her

grandkids. She bought the panel at Lens Mills and the backing at

Fabricland. Looking at both fabrics, you would think that they came

from the same place.

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The backing has a cream background color and has red children and words

written all over it. Perfect for this quilt. Arlene wanted  a light panto so she

chose “Happy Times”.  And we used a cream polyester thread for the front and

backing.

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Arlene cut up the panel and added pictures to correlate with each letter of the

alphabet.  Borders, in cream and red were added to make the quilt bigger.

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The backing

Overall, a very cute quilt indeed.

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Helene made this great 3D quilt. Can you imagine staring at this

while piecing it together?   Any teenager would love this quilt.

And look at all those pieces?  Wow!

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I can’t remember how many blocks were in this quilt but Helene

does deserve a medal for this one.  We used a monfilament thread for the

top and a black polyester thread for the backing. Helene didn’t want the

color of the thread to take away from the design of the top. Who could

blame her?  I would want the piecing to be the focal  point as well.

That is why we chose the monofilament thread. Usually, I use it for

stitching around applique so I don’t have to change thread colors

constantly but it works in this situation as well.

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We used a really open panto called ” Swirl” by Norma Sharp.

It worked well and the piecing does show up first. The monofilament

thread worked well and I had no tension problems at all.

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The backing was black and the texture looks good as well.

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back of Helene’s quilt

I have also managed to complete my July block for the

Oceans BOM,over at Quilt Art Designs.

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Enjoy your week and keep on stitching.

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