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 than 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... no that much really....

Susan always sends me lovely appliqued/pieced quilts with that french flare, they always qult up lovely....Freemotion and guided 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....

Monday, 4 December 2017

Christmas is coming.....

Is been a while since these quilts went home but I reckon since it's now December that it's fine to show Christmas quilts. Fiona always sends me beautifully appliqued and pieced quilts in gorgeous fabrics with lovely autumnal colours....
The Christmas applique quilt is custom quilted as can be seen in the photos with a holly type border, all of the quilting is freemotion, hand guided using matching threads....





This lovely pieced quilt also by Fiona has a feathered star centre, appliqued hexagon flowers, snowballs and lovely striped border fabrics with a beautifully warm autumnal backing fabric. I quilted it using a digitised design called Gypsy which has pebbles and feathers flowing through it, quilted using Khaki Sand coloured thread.






Margaret saw my own quilt Swooning and made her own version, I quilted it in a similar way to my own but without the stitch in the ditch and straight line fills, personally I prefer a little more definition with a puffier batting but that's just my preference, lots of my customers like this flatter look. Freemotion hand guided feathers using a curved ruler for the coloured block work.
















Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Over the Edge...

I always have a few edge to edge or pantograph quilts waiting in the queue, it's really nice to do one or two in between the custom work. Custom quilts are often on my machine for two or three weeks, so it is beneficial for me to clear my queue a little with the edge to edge or digitised designs as these can be done in one or two days depending on size.

Norma's entwined hearts is a huge king sized quilt, destined as a wedding gift, quilted with 'Surf' in cream thread using Simply Cotton 100% wadding, the wide quirky backing fabric and wadding were supplied by me....




Alison's Celtic knot or chain was quilted with a design called Celtic Adoption in a cream thread, it worked beautifully with the celtic theme and looked really well against the dark navy backing fabric.






Ann's strippy quilt, pieced by Margaret will compliment many of the rooms in her house as it was made using left overs from her home decor fabrics. I quilted it with a thistle pantograph to tie in with the lilac colours in the top and also the pale lilac backing fabric supplied by me....




Jackie's lovely dresden plates quilt looks wonderful quilted with a digital design name Sweet Shoppe, the polyester wadding supplied by Jackie gave a lofty texture, quilted using a cream thread.....