Sunday, 23 April 2017

Long time no see....


I'm so sorry, it's been such a long time since I posted. First up, I lost my iPhone which was hording lots of quilt photos then secondly my broadband has been down for at least two weeks and still isn't up to par. Throughout all of that it's been lambing time here on the farm with all that entails...


I'm hoping that my memory serves me well, I'm sure that this quilt is one pieced by Kevin at Fabric Focus in Edinburgh, quilted with a new design named Midsummer, there are stars, flowers, moons, pea pods and swirls, It's an open design that looks great on some of the more modern types of quilts.




Hazel's quilt is a special gift for her Grandson, we chose Seafoam and lovely swirling design with bubbles for this one, quilted with cream thread.



Linda's Sliding Stacked Coins quilt was calling out for a custom design, I freemotion, handguided feathers throughout the columns with a silver grey thread.



This quilt is a special commission for Talking Quilts, it's custom quilted with feathers and continuous curves inside of the blocks in cream and various other coloured threads as appropriate.




I'll be back in a bit with more quilt photos, I know I lost some photos on my phone that hadn't been backed up but only a few and I'm sure I should have other photos on my camera...



It was lovely to have this quilt home again after being away for 6 months in the US. Subtle Differences won a 3rd prize in the Traditional section in The World Quilt Show, New England, in August last year and has travelled around some of the Mancuso shows since then being exhibited in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Manchester, New England, California, and a few other shows, I'll look them up and edit ....

Monday, 13 March 2017

Mad Monday Quilt post





A few quilts to be raffled, I'm sure this tulip quilt has already gone to a new home, Catherine was helping her Grandson to raise funds for a trip, quilted with Chocolate Leaves edge to edge in cream thread.







The Oxnam group of quilters have a bi-annual quilt show, this year it will be held at the Oxnam Hall nr Jedburgh Sat 29th April - Monday 1st May




 This is the raffle quilt for this years show made by members of the group to raise funds, I quilted it with a new pantograph design named Picturesque in a white thread...







Margaret has an exhibition of her quilt tops at Eckford Hall, nr Kelso on April 8-9th and will also raffle this Garden Trellis quilt to raise funds to help her Grandson travel to Europe to take part in Boccia tournaments, I believe this sport to be similar to Curling. The quilting design on this one is A Tisket a Tasket, quilted with black thread.




This is another of Margaret's quilts, a lovely logcabin in relaxing greens and fawns. Quilted with a more traditional design named Feather Florish in a cream thread.











Wednesday, 8 February 2017

February already?

February already, how did that happen?
I've been quilting up a storm as usual. First up is Irene's quilt, a simple but well executed applique block with cornerstones and sashings strips. I quilt triangular digitized designs in the corners of the blocks and followed up with freemotion hand guided quilting in the sashings and also in the wide white border, yes that's a freemotion, handguided design. White thread on the white fabric, navy thread in the sashings and cornerstones.












This lovely lilac, aqua and pink quilt in Kaffe Fasset was made by Joy. We decided on a quilting design named Surf. It  looked fabulous on this type of quilt with busy fabrics both front and back, I used an aqua thread which blended nicely.







Kevin from Fabric Focus in Edinburgh asked me to quilt these two class samples, remember you can contact Kevin on 01315583888 or find more information here http://www.fabricfocus.co.uk/ . You can take a class with Kevin at his shop in Edinburgh to make this sashed hexi quilt on April 9th, details can be found on the Fabric Focus website under the Sewing Classes page

I quilted a digitised design in the blocks with freemotion, handguided quilting in the sashings and borders all carried out using black thread.






Another small quilt from Kevin received a digitised edge to edge or pantograph treatment, this cheerful flowery design is called Morning Light...



I'll be back very soon with some more finished quilting designs...

Monday, 2 January 2017

2017 will be awesome!


First post of 2017, Happy New Year to all readers and visitors to my blog, I just know that 2017 is going to be awesome!



First post but looking back to December at client quilts that found there way home in time for Christmas.





This first quilt is beautifully made by Kathleen in a fabulous array of Liberty fabrics. I quilted it using a digitised design by Anne Bright named Surf with a a silver grey thread, it looked fab and Kathleen was super pleased as usual!


Biddy's lovely quilt in reds and creams is quilted with chocolate leaves, that is a lovely flowing design.





Lovely candy cane coloured fabrics in this lovely Christmas quilt, Fiona gave me free rein to choose quilting designs, I used a Christmas design with birds and holly leaves, the backing on this quilt is cut from a huge thick old fashioned never used calico sheet, It gives the quilt a lovely weight, I really wanted to keep that sheet for myself, I'm an old fashioned girl!





Another quilt from Fiona, this time a beautiful machine appliqued quilt, I chose a quilting design  that mimics  the leaf shapes and berries. Bush Berries is a design that keeps popping back up to the top of my design charts, it looked lovely on this colourful quilt, the backing for this one was provided by me, it's a tea stained tan that matched with Fiona's background fabric really well.




Christine eventually got her quilt personally delivered to her Edinburgh residence, the blues and greens are a lovely mix, Christine chose Sherry Berry, its a design I love to use, Christine also chose to have me add the half binding so it was just ready to be hand sewn to the back.






These two quilts were completed in a class at Fabric Focus in Edinburgh the first one belongs to Maria, who requested Crystal Maze as the quilting design, the second one belongs to Kevin, the shop owner. Kevin let me choose the quilting design, the colours seemed quite bohemian to me, I chose a design named Gypsy, I love it!








This last quilt is a calico wholecloth with a point to point pantograph design in the centre and a freemotion hand guided border design, specially commissioned by Lillian for her daughter, Lillian chose to have the half binding applied by me all ready for her to finish with hand sewing.






My DH and I spent a lovely night in the company of Allan and Ann at Lumley Castle for a Murder Mystery event, it was a laugh, dinner, murder mystery entertainment, disco, a night in the castle and breakfast, good company and laughs all round!