Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Turning Twenty #3

I think this is the 3rd Turning Twenty quilt I have quilted for someone.

Pat wanted to use up some of her older floral prints, and this was a great way to do it.

She chose Wandering Daisies thread path, with a nice variegated thread and Hobbs Poly-down batting. 

Inspires me to do the same with some of my older florals!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Easy Stained Glass

This is what I've been playing with this week.  I've always wanted to make some easy stained glass wallhangings.  I used the Pattern from Patchworks Studio for the first two small ones.

The one on the left if actually finished, no fancy quilting here, just stitch in the ditch.  The other two will have to wait until I have more time to finish them!

I used a panel from Michael Miller, called "Park Landscape".  I just love it.  First I used just a small chunk of it, then I decided to get as much of it in a window frame as possible.  Using the book Simple Stained Glass Quilts also by Patchwork Studios, I created a frame just the right size. 

The misty autumn fabric is a McKenna Ryan "At Home in the Woods" from Hoffman.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wedding Quilt

Cheryl brought me this lovely quilt top she made for a wedding gift.  She just wanted me to stitch in the ditch, which was a great choice, keeping it very simple and not-too-feminine.  For her second-only quilt, Cheryl did a great job of keeping things square!

The wedding couple picked out the colours, I believe the plum colour represented the bridesmaids dresses, the black for the men's tuxedos and the white of course, for the bride's dress.

I loved the way she used a photo of the couple in the center of the quilt.  There were two lovely, machine-embroidered filler pieces on either side of it, as well.

Surrounding the photo were blocks of many well-wishes provided by the wedding guests.

What an amazing memento of a very special day!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ABC Quilt

 Joy brought me this darling quilt top she made for her granddaughter Madison, who is now 5 years old.  She wanted to get it quilted up before Madison outgrew it!

It was alot of fun to do and gave me a chance to try out a few different background fillers.