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Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Pat’s 4rd table topper can do nothing but make you smile, and then smile some more.
With all the ribbons in the fabric, topstitching ribbons was the only thing to do.
It is also one of my favorite longarm patterns.
Weaving in and out and just making the whole quilt a big surprise package.
Thanks for sending me your quilts Pat; I have so enjoyed the bright colors and the brighter smiles starting my day.
Monday, 23 November 2015
The centre fabric in Pat’s 3rd table topper just amazed me and really stumped me for a bit; what to do?
Then looking past the stunning centre to the surrounding fabrics I found the most wonderful thing, a few happy and beautiful pansies.
So, back to the computer to create a matching Pansy Pantograph.
It turned out so well and I was so pleased with the final result.
A beautiful and calm topstitch pattern for a stunning and vibrant table topper.
Saturday, 21 November 2015
Big daisies and fern fronds just called to me for Pat’s second quilt.
A fun and all over topstitch pattern that moves and swings over the quilt surface.
Bright and cheery, don’t you just love Pat’s choices to bring the garden inside.
Making the winter to come stand back a little bit (a little bit further please).
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Sometimes simple is best; as in the case of this beautiful table topper.
With all the color in this wonderful quilt I wanted to do something that you would only see close.
So I matched the thread, and in keeping with the organic feel of the fabric, topstitched a rose garden in the center and a rose vine along the border.
It turned out wonderful. And I’m sure that Pat will be delighted when she sees it.
It might also be a bit of a surprise as she only remembered mailing me 3 of the 4 quilts.
Monday, 16 November 2015
Judi said this wonky log cabin was not as easy as it looked. She really had to be on top of cutting in order not to waste fabric.
But it turned out fun, bright and beautiful.
Wanting to do something that was not angular on Judi’s quilt we decided on a pantograph called Wasabi.
The nice rounded cresting pattern is almost representative of waves and water.
Lending Judi’s quilt to a bit of motion and creating a fun flair.
Friday, 13 November 2015
Edie’s second quilt is quite different from the last one.
This country feeling heart and stars quilt makes you want to curl up next to the fire with a hot cup of coca.
And what do you topstitch on a heart and stars quilt, why hearts and stars of course.
A lovely small loop-de-loop pattern with a heart here and there, and a star there and here.
Sometimes a simple pattern is the best. It definitely was for this warm and cuddly quilt of Edie’s. Kind of like hugs and kisses.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Edie did a wonderful job of picking and matching all these brilliant and bright batik colors.
Deciding on a large and bold topstitch pattern to match the boldness of the quilt colors was a natural thing.
Large spiky flowers echoed and randomly placed helped create a wild and whimsical feel.
Not to mention matched many of the batik patterns.
A wonderful and bright quilt Edie.