February News

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Soft and cuddly Dinosaurs


Ok the two just don’t go together anywhere else but in the quilting world.

But when you add warm and soft flannel to a ohh.. so soft and silky minky.
That is exactly what you get.

Rema had asked for a simple edge to edge design, just enough to keep the quilt together.
But I really could not resist adding my sons favorite (when he was little) dinosaur, the stegosaurus.

They even turned out great on the bubble minky.
And wait until this lucky young man discovers a black light as the neon thread will really pop out then.


Friday, 27 February 2015

Puddle Jumping


Tracy has done it again.
She said this quilt pattern was fun to do and went together so well.  It really shows here. 

I must admit it was a little difficult to decide what to topstitch.

But after a few ideas messaged back and forth we came up with this fun and funky topstitch pattern.

All the squiggles, lines and circles really show of the quilt pattern.
Tracy loves geometric lines and I love circles (sorry Tracy I had to add circles, it just .... needed it).
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What a fun quilt.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Doily Quilt Completed


I can’t believe how beautiful this lap quilt turned out (well maybe I can).


Although time consuming (17 hours to hand sew on the doilies), it was worth every moment.
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What a beautiful way to show off antique doilies that would otherwise be stored and hidden in the cupboard.

Lauretta is going to love this quilt.  Especially when she sees it draped over a favorite arm chair, placed at the end of a bed or hung on the wall.

All of the beautiful stitch work from past ladies of her family shown off in this beautiful Antique doily quilt.

 
rounded corners always add a bit of romance

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Table Cloths to Cushions


Lauretta also had a few table cloths that had not been used for a while that she wanted to re-purpose.

Because of the light weight of the fabric I thought it best to stabilize them before cutting them up.

What a better way than to quilt them first.  Using a fairly tight topstitch pattern will hold the fabric in place for many years.
Adding the extra batting did not hurt either, giving the cushions extra .... cushion.
Being raised in an era where very few things went to waste, re-purposing items was a way of life.  No malls just down the road.


So the next time you’re going to throw something out you may want thing about re-purposing (much better word than recycle).


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Doily Quilt Page 3

Once the topstitching was finished I had to take a step back and go wow!

The back of Lauretta’s quilt is stunning. 
The topstitching resulted in a clean crisp and textured whole cloth.


This is one of those times I’m just going to show the photo’s and not say too much at all.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Hawaiian Sea Turtles


Anne’s second quilt is a vision of the ocean.

Turtle fabric from Hawaii is featured in this wonderful quilt.

I found a pattern for celtic sea turtles that worked into a perfect single line pattern for the longarm.

A water pattern in-between these large (10” x 10”) turtles joins them in a migration through the quilt.
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They are wonderful and unique for a very wonderful and unique quilt.


Thursday, 12 February 2015

Irish Chains and Golden Shamrocks


When Anne sent this beautiful quilt from Nakusp she had just one request, it must have golden shamrocks.

The shamrocks were made to be smaller, just big enough to fit in your hand.

They really show with swirls and whimsy tails surrounding them. 

Making them light and airy, gave a bit of magic to the quilt.
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You can really see them on the black flannel back.