Thursday, July 28, 2011

Northcott Stonehenge Fabrics

I recently completed a quilt for Denise.  She found the pattern in a magazine comprised of many Stonehenge Fabrics.  She searched high and low for just the right ones!

I decided to use some of my curvy rulers to create some movement.  The fabrics really reminded me of mosaic tile floors, and the curves gave them a Turkish/Mid-East flavour. 

Straight lines in the inner border created a "resting place" between the busy border and body of the quilt. 

Because the quilt was square, the corners worked out perfectly!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blast From the Past

Going to jump back to April again, and show you a few quilts I did for Carol.

"Never Again!" was an amazing quilt made up of hundreds of tiny pieces.  They originated from a Mary Ellen Hopkins workshop taught by Diane Jansson , originally called "Inlaid Tiles".  She was meant to make a placemat, but Carol took it to the extreme and made a bed-size quilt instead, and she says Never Again to that!  It turned out fabulous!

We chose the panto called Paisley Delight.

Carol also completed the Mystery Quilt project that Olga had also participated in, (see previous post called Olga's Flower Garden).  So, they basically made the same kind of blocks, but they arranged them totally different and came up with two different-looking quilts!

I did a variety of quilting, butterflies in the plain squares, continuous curves, ruler work, freehand loops, etc.  Kept me on my toes!

The 3rd quilt I did for Carol was a Christmas wreath.
She provided me with some Holly stencils for the corners, and I did a Holly vine in the border. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Native Rainbow

This is the name of the Guild Raffle Quilt that I posted a couple of posts ago. The pattern comes from Lorraine Torrence Designs.

It is customary of our guild to make 2 quilt tops while working on the raffle quilt, and the second one is drawn between the ladies who have participated.

Sheila was the lucky recipient, she was just so excited to own the second quilt top, she called me the same day to book time for me to quilt it!

It couldn't have happened to a more deserving lady, as Sheila puts hours and days into her volunteer work, which includes gathering quilts for the Rotary-sponsored Cleft Palette Surgeries in developing countries.  She has been at it for several years, and continues to encourage local guilds to help out. 

Sheila wanted me to quilt it the same way I did the actual raffle quilt.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Olga's Flower Garden and Butterflies Flying

Olga continues to make her fabulous scrappy quilts.  She brought me 2 tops to quilt up for her this spring.

The first is a log cabin variation, which reminded her of her flower gardens.  I used my favorite Novaya Zhizn Panto on it.

The second quilt was a mystery quilt, in which she put the blocks together in a totally different way than was intended.  But looks amazing, doesn't it? 

Tickle Panto from Beany Girl Quilts

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dr. Suess

I just love the Dr Suess fabrics out there!  I purchased some to make something for my nephew's son "some day", but for now, I am inspired by a quilt Shelley brought me earlier this spring. 

She made it for one of her grandsons, I think, and she did a great job of it!  How colourful!  It will keep a child busy for a long time!

Shelley made this quilt reversible, the back is as special as the front, so I just did a simple meander in a bright variegated thread to finish it off.