It is Quilt Market time once again and I am working for Northcott, trying to get
some of their sample quilts completed. They have created a new division called Figo, which
covers modern quilts. I met several of the young ladies running this division and I was really
impressed with how excited they are to be creating modern quilt designs and how warm
and friendly they were.
I will have some pictures for you next week.
Here are a few quilts that I finished a few weeks ago.
Jeanette made this huge quilt as a part of a mystery project at Country Concessions, which is
a local quilt shop. This store holds alot of fabric and is very popular with quilters from all
over Ontario. Check it out if you get a chance.
The colors were very interesting, almost like a blue purple or periwinkle. “Splat” was the
name of the overall design stitched onto the quilt.
I am not quite sure why I keep taking pictures of the same blocks. Maybe deep down inside
I love this Dresden Plate alot. A white polyester Omni thread was used for the top and the
The backing is the same color as the top but it is flannel. Makes me want to snuggle up
in the quilt already.
Flannel does a great job of showing off the texture and quilting pattern.
My Church is holding a Silent Auction and I wanted to make several baby quilts to
add to the Auction. I bought this panel at Missouri Star Company. I liked the pink color and
thought the panel would be appropriate for a baby girl. Digitally printed panels are sure
making strides in the quilting arena now.
I had fun stitching around all those hearts. Looking at the pattern now reminds me of a box
of chocolates, I must be hungry.
The corners looked lonely and empty so I added a hug and kiss to fill up that space. I used a
So Fine #50 thread for the top and the backing.
I love the look of the backing too.
The fabric I used for the backing had been purchased over 13 years ago. I now have only
scraps left. It feels good to use up fabric that I have had for a long time. Then I can
buy some new fabric.
I also wanted to make a baby quilt for a boy.Originally the blocks were to be used as a fabric
book but I thought the blocks would make a great baby quilt. I cut up the blocks, added some
sashing and borders and viola, a baby quilt.
The blocks are really adorable and I used some of the pictures on the blocks for my quilting
motifs. If you are looking for ideas for quilting something, take a look at the fabrics being used.
They may give you a hint of what to quilt or use.
In the vertical sashing, I stitched in fire hydrants. I really like them alot.
In the top and bottom borders, fire trucks were added. Again, the motifs came from the printed
The outside verticals borders were given some ladders. They were roughly stitched in but you
can tell what it is.
And the middle sashing received shovels to help all those firemen to put out fires. I used a grey
polyester thread for the top and backing as well. I also stitched around all the motifs in each
block. It takes more time but makes all the pictures more crisp.
The backing fabric was picked up at Lens Mills and fits the firemen theme perfectly. And it was
on sale. How could I pass that up?
Here’s a close up of the fabric on the back.
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