December is here and the count down to the big day is on. It seems
that when the month of December rolls around, feeling overwhelmed
by all that needs to be done is normal. This year, I have decided not
to stress because when December 25th rolls around, everything is
Here are some quilts that were done well before December came along.
Bernice made this quilt for her niece’s wedding. As you can tell, she loves
the color purple.
The blocks are very interesting. Bernice even managed to have the quilt
done for the wedding.
As I have mentioned before, I love pieced backings but sometimes,
if there are alot of seams, it can cause the longarm machine to jump
around a bit, due to all the seams.
I used a purple polyester thread for the top and the backing. “Quirky”
was the name of the panto Bernice chose. It is quite fun and swirly.
Lynn made another colorful quilt. I love the colors in this quilt and the
piecing looks fun as well. Whenever a quilt comes in, I play a game with
myself in that I try to figure out how the blocks were pieced and put
together to make the whole quilt.
The blocks are simple enough, on their own but put together, they
create quite a striking and complex design.
The backing causes your eyes to cross but it is so much fun. Lynn chose
a green polyester thread for the top and the backing.
“Flirtatious” is the name of the panto and it is a really popular design.
Once again, the piecing makes me take a second look at how
it was all pieced together. Stunning.
A white polyester thread was used for the top and the backing.
“Swirls” is the name of the design or panto used on the quilt.
The backing is quite stunning as well.
Joan works for a drapery store in town, Huronia Drapes.
She wanted a few samples for her customers. “Modern designs”
were her exact words. Even though this is a sample, it looks
great on its own, almost like a wholecloth quilt.
I stitched some wavy lines, about 1″ apart.
Then, some straight line stitching: have I mentioned
before how much I love straight lines?
Here, I did wonky triangles, on the top section. These are
designs by Jodi Robinson.
In the lower section, I did elongated triangles. By the way,
the last 2 pictures are of the back of the sample. The beige
pictures are of the front of the samples.
Hope you enjoyed your week; we are expecting a snowstorm
tomorrow. Yeah!! PA DAy and time for sewing, I hope.
Have a great week and check out a Canadian site called
The Needle and Thread Network.