It has been busy around here the past month or so. I took a quick trip
to Nfld to visit my mom for Mother’s Day. My 2 sisters and I also managed
to find my parents a new apartment while we were there. And we moved
them from their home of almost 60 years into their new apartment in 1 1/2 days!
I also managed to drive a 20 foot moving van.
It was one crazy weekend!
Then, when I came back, it was catch up time. Here are some of the quilts that
I was working on before I went East.
Debbie made this Sampler Quilt. She chose “Dancing Violets” for the overall
stitching design. We used a light polyester So Fine thread for the top and the
Some of the blocks that make up the quilt top.
The backing of the quilt is grey as well.
A close up of the fabric on the backing. I like to see what the backing fabric looks like as
Joyce made this quilt. It was funny when she explained how she made it; she mentioned
that it just kept growing as she was making it.
You can see what fabrics she used and how striking the overall quilt is depending on where
you place the fabrics on the quilt.
The backing. A purple So Fine thread was used for the top and the backing but I can
not remember what design we chose for this quilt.
The dragonflies seems to be a popular wallhanging right now at a local
quilt shop called “HummingBird SEwing Centre in Barrie. It is a Robert Hauffmann
design and it is very striking indeed.
Dale’s sister made this particular one and it is only her 3rd quilt. So, anyone can
manage this Stained Glass technique.
I love the colors used in the wings. I quilted in the black areas using a monofilament thread.
In the background areas, I used a So Fine thread, because it is thin. Next I quilted in straight lines
to follow the print on the fabric. It was quilted very densely, so much so that when it came off the
frame, it was very stiff. I am sure it will soften up over time but it is a wall hanging so it may help
it to lay more flat, in the end.
More beautiful colors!
The backing was a black fabric and you can see more of the colors of the thread that I used
the front of the wallhanging.
Dale’s sister also made this lovely wallhanging. These type of wallhangings really
challenge me to go out of the box. It is a good thing that my son is home from College. He
is pursuing a Graphic Design Diploma so it is nice to have some input from a very
I stitched in some radiating lines around the sun but they needed to be broken up as the solid
lines were not very attractive looking.
The chair was easy, just quilt around it. The trees and water were easy too, follow the pattern.
The grey areas were harder but I tried to stitch in rocks.
Can you see rocks in this photo?
I love the shapes of this tree. Very relaxing and calming to me.
The back of the wallhanging. I love the texture of all the stitching.
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The dragonflies are gorgeous!