Thursday, 12 April 2018

A beautiful Frame Quilt....

Anna brought me this lovely frame quilt to custom quilt, it's all freemotion hand guided on my longarm machine, with a bit of ruler work....
Quilted with cream and a blue grey Metro thread, the wadding is 100% cotton which I can supply in a wide width off the roll.

I'm sure this lovely quilt has already been gifted as a birthday present to Ann'a Mother....





















Sunday, 18 March 2018

These slipped under the radar.....

I've been a bit lax with blogging lately, I'm still working away at quilts though...
I had a trip to Madeira in February with family, it was a welcome break, then it was back to the grind at the longarm machine...

First up is a Gravity quilt from Charlie and her Mum, the quilt pattern is designed by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts, this design is best viewed as a hanging design, it doesn't show well on this bed. I quilted each colour category with a different design, the outside diamonds in the greys with straight line ruler work and swirls in the black. There were obviously lots of colour changes for the thread. All custom freemotion, handguided quilting with ruler work.














This is the second quilt of this design that Freida has made, it was a Block of the Month quilt, the fabrics are totally different to her first one but just as vibrant. Quilted with an edge to edge design called Bubbles for Rhett, it shows wonderfully on the back of the quilt which is great but is hidden among the riot of colour on the front....




Elaine's lovely quilt is much more seasonal in the flesh as it has lovely sparkly and frosted fabrics, Elaine requested something in keeping with the theme of the fabrics which have trees and stars, so I used a snowflake pantograph name Winter Wonderland with a silver grey thread which worked wonderfully.....



I promise I'll be back really sooner with more finished quilts including a lovely blue and cream frame quilt, see you back here very soon....

Sunday, 28 January 2018

It's still January right?

Happy New Year, a little late I know but it is still January, right?

What happens when you catch the 'real flu' late November early December then come down with a virus late December, you get a bit behind that's what!
Anyway, I've got my energy levels back to normal so am back at it, here's a little catch up of what's been going on or should I say shipping out over the past month or so... not that much really....

Susan always sends me lovely appliqued/pieced quilts with that french flare, they always quilt up beautifully....Freemotion and handguided quilting...








 Here's a lovely New York Beauty quilt set symmetrically, quilted with a digital design and freehand designs, already shipped home to Wilma, quilted with a blue/grey Metro thread with Hobbs 80/20 wadding...

And it's marmalade time... just four jars but a start ....








This was supposed to be a personal project over the Christmas Holidays, I started it but just didn't have the heart to get it finished until just this week, it's now done and I have to say I'm rather pleased with it. The pattern is from ByAnnie.com, The Ultimate Travel Bag, I deviated from the instructions by using a heavier decor weight William Morris fabric and an extra layer of wadding, so I used ByAnnie's Soft and Stable over a layer of Hobbs 80/20, it's sturdy, Hand Luggage or Overnight bag and is just ready for my up coming trip, watch this space.....

I'll be back soon with a few more quilts that went home before Christmas, maybe November even....