Guess who I saw several weeks ago?
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
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 is a very rich looking as well.
Although the print on the front is busy there are
elephants on the quilt; they may be shy and hiding but they are there.
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.
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
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.
Overall, a very cute quilt indeed.
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!
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.
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.
The backing was black and the texture looks good as well.
I have also managed to complete my July block for the
Oceans BOM,over at Quilt Art Designs.
Enjoy your week and keep on stitching.