In my small corner of the world, we have snow. It fell quietly last night and
amounted to about 4-5 inches. The skiers and snowmobilers are going to be
very happy from here on in. As for me, it makes me happy too because I
can stay indoors and sew and quilt all day long. There is now no temptation
to go outside. What about you? Do you like the snow?
This quilt was quilted in the early fall so I don’t remember who created it.
The yellow really plays nicely with the black and grey colors.
This block stood out to me, not quite sure why but I do like the
transparency of the inner block inside the yellow.
I also found the 4 patch and white block interesting as well.
“Flirtatous” is the name of the overall design stitched onto the
top. I used a light cream color for the top of the quilt and a
black polyester thread for the back of the quilt. Beware of
tension issues when using a light colored thread on the top of
your quilt and a dark colored thread on the backing.
As you can see by the photo above, the backing almost looks grey but in the
photo below, it is actually black.
Again, I can’t remember who created this quilt. I do like the piecing, very effective
visually. So much so, that I pieced together a baby quilt using the same pattern.
A close up of the blocks; I was pleasantly surprised how quickly these blocks
go together. Mind you, mine didn’t have so many pieces in the individual
“Swirl” is the name of the design quilted onto the top. I used a grey
polyester thread for the top and the backing.
The backing has gorgeous fabric on it and I think it reminds me of Lynn.
A close up of the backing.
Jeanette or Anne made this quilt from a panel. What a great idea to add
blocks to enlarge the panel. And it adds to the theme and color of the panel
as well. Quilters can be so creative. This is one aspect of my job that I love;
seeing how others come up with their own designs.
A close up of the blocks and fabric used for the quilt.
This backing isn’t cotton but a thin polyester fabric. It worked well on the frame
and didn’t give me any trouble at all. Feel free to use other fabrics than cotton
on the back of your quilts. Just remember to consider how stretchy the fabric
may be before you purchase it.
Leaves were stitched all over the quilt and a light blue So Fine Thread was used
for the top and the backing.
Lynn made this quilt as a result of a BOM at her local Guild. I love the colors and
Lynn went bold in her choice of thread color-teal.
An overall swirl was quilted and one of her lucky grandkids will be
getting this baby.
Hope you get out and enjoy the snow, if you have any in your corner
of the world.
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