Sunday, 30 July 2017

A Family Trio of Quilts

How sweet is this, three quilts made by family members, a Mum, her Daughter and her Sister have all made quilts using the same blocks.
The quilts were made as group quilts where each member (12) made up twelve identical blocks which were then all sent to a coordinator who collected up all of the 144 blocks and divided them up into packages of twelve individual blocks which were then dispersed among the group members who then added sashings, cornerstones and borders.

As you can see the group is called Sew Slow Sisters and the quilt blocks were originally made in 2006. Its interesting to see how the fabrics and colours chosen by family members end up looking so very different.





The first quilt here is Aunty Shirley's made in cool blue fabrics with white, the cornerstones are a rail fence design which add a lovely ovement to the quilt top. Quilted with a design called 'Green Tea Leaves' using a white thread.





Katheryn's quilt blocks have a pink and girly theme, the bold purples sashings, ( no cornerstones), and maroon backing tone down the colours while the white borders of the blocks add a fantastic contrast. Quilted with 'Happy Times' using a shocking pink thread.




Janice's quilt is in red and white fabrics, the blocks are edges with red too and the cornerstones have a fun bow tie design. Quilted with 'Daisies' in a cream thread.

What a difference fabric and colour can make......and at last they are all now quilted too.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

A couple of Custom Quilts

Here are a couple of beauties that recently went home....

Another fantastic quilt from Sue in France, it's a design named Cloverdale by Di Ford an Australian designer. I used cream and khaki threads to match the Andover fabrics and Simply Cotton 100% cotton wadding.




















This is Kay's fantastic Mexican Star type quilt, I love the way the custom quilting created movement within the stars or flowers. Pieced using just three fabrics and quilted with matching threads, the wadding is 100% Simply Cotton.

The photographs speak for themselves....






















I'm such a lucky longarmer to be able to quilt such beautiful quilts......

Friday, 23 June 2017

Digitised designs...


Here are a variety of quilts with edge to edge or digitised designs that recently went home....

Firstly Nan's quilt which is a twisted log cabin design, quilted with 'A Tisket, A Tasket' in pink thread, looks lovely, doesn't it?



This quilt from Annie is pieced in a zipper type design, the backing fabric was supplied by me, sad to say that is the last of this bolt. Quilted with Crystal Maze, (that's a really unisex design) in a blue/grey thread.


Pats half hexie quilt was pieced in a class was pieced in a class with Kevin at Fabric Focus in Edinburgh. The fabrics all have bee associations, so the cute Bumble bee quilting is fabulous in a honey coloured thread....




Jeans pineapple quilt in Oriental fabrics is quilted with 'Bedazzled' in a gold thread, the quilted shows up wonderfully on the self type backing fabric
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Kathleen's two quilts were already quilted and bound when I received them, so I added leader strips to enable me to attach them to my frame. I quilted Animal Crackers in the channels that were made by the previous quilting, it out worked really well...



I'll be back in a while with a couple of super custom quilted quilts....