Thursday, May 27, 2010

Turkey Tracks 2

Denise made another turkey tracks quilt for her nephew.
The fabrics were just gorgeous!

I chose (with Flamingo Debra's help) to do Continuous curves in the turkey tracks themselves, as well as the pieced inner border, and some freehand swirlies around them.

The outer border was stitched clamshell style, as you can see from the back, as it doesn't show up from the front very well.

And I think the inner border design is referred to as "eggs and darts"?

I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out, and more importantly, Denise is thrilled!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pillowcase fun

My Tuesday night ladies group (we really need to find a good name for them) came over recently and we made some pillowcases.  They are really quick and easy to whip up and make great gifts!  You can make some to match a quilt, or use them like a gift bag and wrap a present in it, and customize it to suit each individual person!  You can also make them to store your quilts in, and find them easily if you made them with the same fabrics.  And it's a great way to use up fabric in your stash!

These two are mine, they are shorter than a standard size, as I didn't quite have enough of the main fabrics, but they will get used anyways!  There's kitties on one, and popscicles on the other.

Mona made two pillowcases to match a flannel quilt she made for a Korean young man who is staying at her house.  A great Canadian souvenir for him!

Diane made this cute pillowcase for her nephew.

Marie modified the size of the pillowcase to fit some cushions for her couch.  Very classy!

It was a fun project!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Carol's block-of-the-Month

Carol also made a BOM quilt, putting a ton of work into it. 

I did a similar style of quilting as on Olga's,
putting a medallion into each block,
but I did more stitch-in-the-ditch because
of the outer pink border, and then continued it through the inside sashing.

Here is a good view of the medallion design, sorry it's sideways, but I'm too lazy to go back and fix it!

The border design.

Leaves in the sashing.

Another sideways photo, sorry!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Olga's Block of the Month

Olga brought me another quilt of hers, this time a BOM Sampler quilt.  She made a few extra blocks to make this one huge quilt!

Olga often chooses a fluffy poly batting for her quilts, and I believe we used hobbs Polydown.  It gives great stitch definition!

Olga chose a medallion to put into each block, which had a leafy them, so I carried that into the sashing, and the border.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Orphan Blocks and a First Quilt

Olga is a returning customer who loves to make multi-coloured scrappy quilts with lots of little pieces.

This quilt she calls her "orphan blocks" quilt, because the blocks were given up for adoption by a lady who'd made up the intricate blocks and then lost interest, so Olga acquired them and put the rest of the quilt top together.  It really is in keeping with her own style!  Anyways, the quilt turned out beautifully, and she chose a butterfly pantograph for me to stitch across it, in a variegated thread.  I'm pleased with the way it turned out!

Olga's 27 (or so) year-old grand-daughter Sarah made this "first quilt" on which I also used the same stitch pattern.  It also turned out great!  No surprise, though, as Sarah had a pro to teach her!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Star Log Cabins

I had the pleasure of working on a couple of star log cabin quilts.  I believe the pattern came from one of Judy Martin's books, but I can't be sure. 

We chose a Stars and Loops pantograph to stitch across Marion's Quilt.

 On Carol's, we chose a medallion-type design for each of the blocks and then a complimentary border.

They both turned out very well, and it really helps when the quilt tops are perfectly square to begin with!