Last week was so exciting that the weekend was kind of a let down; I guess
routine and laundry has that effect on everyone.
Here are some of the quilts that have been completed lately. There are
alot of photos so you may want to grab a coffee or tea.
This adorable baby quilt was created by Arlene. She is so precise with her hand
embroidery and her piecing.
And the colors she chooses are spot on as well. How can you not love this cute
baby boy quilt? Her new grandbaby is going to be spoiled for sure with this quilt.
The backing always shows off the texture beautifully, especially when it is a solid fabric.
I SID around all the blocks using a Bottom Line cream polyester thread for the top and
Evelyn made this beautiful quilt. I love the colors, the pattern and the shapes. Evelyn
said “surprise me.” What a great thing to say to a longarmer. I tried to keep the stitching
simple due to the print on the fabric. I stitched straight lines in the ovals and loops
in the square white areas.
A light grey polyester thread was used for the top and the backing. Because the pattern
felt modern to me, feathers were not an option.
Once again, the backing shows off the quilting beautifully. The stops and
starts are more noticeable due to the color of the backing and the thread but
Evelyn was ok with it so all is well in my world.
The swirls or loops add some fun to the quilt as well.
Evelyn has been busy lately, as you can see by this second quilt. It is so cute for
the summer with all the birds, birdhouses, flowers, butterflies and bees on the printed
“Dancing Daisies” was the panto chosen for the quilt and a medium orange
polyester thread was used for the top and the backing.
Ruth made this quilt for her grandson. The colors are gorgeous. She wanted
straight line stitching around the whole thing. All the thread colors were matched
to all the fabric colors so it did take a bit more time to complete with all the
changing of the threads.
In the very centre of the quilt, there is a heart. I thought that was very sweet.
The backing is great in helping to hide all the stops and starts that were
needed to complete the stitching design on the top.
Bonnie created this sampler quilt. The fabrics used in this top
Stippling was requested as the stitch of choice. I used a light
colored beige polyester thread for the top and the backing.
The backing of the quilt. Isn’t it so cool how the quilting brings
the quilt to life? Kind of like cross stitching, all the outlining brings
the cross stitch to life as well.
Anna made this quilt for her grandson. I love all the wonky
square blocks and the colors too.
I really didn’t notice the 9 Patch blocks until it was on the frame; what
a great idea to combine 2 very different blocks and create such an unique
modern looking quilt.
Anna wanted squares all over the quilt so I became very brave
and stitched them in without a panto or pattern. It is alot of
fun quilting this way and I encourage you to try it as well.
I used an aqua colored polyester thread for the top and the backing.
Jeanette made this quilt for her grandson; she is as busy as a beaver
making quilts for all of her grandkids. What a great grandma.
The car is a panel that she bought and she added the 9 Patch block and the
Monkey Wrench or Churn Dash block to the top, bottom and sides to
make it bigger to fit on the bed. Great idea!!
“Swirls” were stitched onto the quilt so that it resembles all the movement
created by driving a car.
The backing is great for texture. I used a medium grey colored polyester
Omni thread for the top and the baking.
I hope you enjoyed the show and have a great week.
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