School is in and I am playing catch up. In several weeks time, there is an annual
quilt show that I attend. Every year, it seems I am behind and have to race like mad to
complete a quilt to hang in the show. Only this year, I forgot to hand in my intent
form and so I have no quilt to hang in the show.
I do have a booth so I can hang it there. It is nice to have a new quilt to show.
This is my new quilt-hot off the sewing machine. If you look closely-it is not quilted!
This is my job this week-to completely finish and bind it.
This pattern came from Bonnie Hunter. I think her website is called
Quiltville but I could be mistaken. She allows people to use her patterns
to make a quilt but not to sell the pattern itself. Pretty generous of her, if
you ask me.
I have been debating whether to custom quilt this one or just do an
all over design. Due to the time restraints I have , I am leaning towards
a pantograph. What do you think?
This cute quilt was made by my friend, Arlene. She is a great piecer and I
love the colors in this quilt.
Arlene wanted light stitching around the snowmen, in the panel
I didn’t want to stitch any design in the piano key border so
I stitched around each individual key. I think it helps the border
to stand out even more.
I also decided to put a small snowflake in the four corners
of the inner blue border. Can you see them? A swirl was
added too, just for movement and due to its quickness.
In each pieced block, I was thinking about putting in a large
snowflake to fill the entire area but later decided against it. I think
the snowflakes would have been too big. So, I SID around
the pieced blocks and stitched in a smaller snowflake.
I think that looks better. What about you?
I couldn’t decide which color of thread to use in the pieced
blocks so Arlene chose a gold color-So Fine too. I think that
it looks better than either the red or the green.
Fall is quickly approaching, so I thought I would show you a
wallhanging that I made about 10 years ago. I bought it as
a kit from Country Concessions, in Cookstown. Usually, I
don’t buy kits but the colors and fabric in this one drew me.
It is even hand quilted-did it before I had my longarm.
I still love this wallhanging.
All the blocks are blanketed stitched by hand. Yes, it took a long
time but I enjoyed doing it.
Even the turkey received a blanket stitch.
What is a fall wallhanging without a turkey?
Have a great week!