Friday, March 16, 2018
Hello quilt lovers today I have Lesley's two beautiful creations to share with you all. First up is Daisy Bear quilt.
Pattern by Kids Quilts. " Daisy Bear Quilt"
Measurements 58" x 74"
Batting - wool - purchased from me..
Backing - cream flannel - purchased from me.
The photo's will tell you the rest of the story!
Lesley's next quilt is very different.............................................
Pattern by Missouri Star Quilt Company "Lattice Quilt".
Measurements : 66" x 74" and table runner 14" x 32"
Batting - Cotton - purchased from me.
Backing - Purple Swirl - purchased from me.
Thread - Glide
Edge to Edge quilting pattern : "Ribbons & Roses".
You will notice the table runner under the quilt. Lesley often makes and 'extra' that I can load with the quilt, then everything matches and it saves her a bit of money.
The backing fabric was made for this quilt. Thank you Lesley, it's always a pleasure to quilt for you.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Hi there, sometimes it's several days or even a week or so before I get to share my customers quilts here on my blog. I like to wait until they have their quilts back before doing so, however with permission I do share sneak peeks on my Instagram and Facebook pages. So without further a do.....
Lois' Christmas mystery stitchery by The Country Yard "Noel". Lois asked for light custom quilting as not to interfere with the peeper. Swirls with a few holly leaves scattered throughout.
The quilt measures 49" square, I used Superior's Fantastico "Desert Sage". Lois provided the batting and the pieced backing.
Next is Gayle's sweet wall hanging. Gayle works for Grandmothers Garden quilt shop in Hamilton, this quilt was made as a sample for the shop.
The quilt measures: 24" x 30" it's a Lori Smith design called "Meadowbrook Acres". Gayle supplied the backing and purchased wool batting from me.
Thank you Lois and Gayle.............see you again very soon with the next installment of quilts.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
What a treat from my postie a few weeks back another original quilt from Gena! A talented designer, one who "doesn't like to quilt by numbers"......and all my pleasure to "quilt as desired".
Measuring 95" square, this gorgeous quilt had to be photographed pegged up on my mezzanine floor as it was raining the day I needed a photo. Isn't it lovely?
The photo's never do the quilt justice, Gena's style and fabric choice make for a very special quilt. Gena even chose the perfect Kaffe Fassett wide backer......................
Kerryn, owner of The Country Yard handed over these two quilts to have 'frosting' (aka quilting) and the Full Quiltmekiwi Binding Service. Perfect for someone having twins of the one boy & one girl kind!
The backing was a luxuriously soft flannel fabric of cute stars ranging in colours.
I hope you enjoyed this feast for the eyes. Until next blog post you can always keep up with me on my Facebook & Instagram pages.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Welcome back. Two fabulous quilts up for viewing today, first is Pam's lovely creation for a soon to be born baby.
Pam left the quilt in my hands along with the binding to be attached ready for her to hand stitch to the back.........those were my only instructions! With gorgeous feature fabric that has been framed so nicely I had to custom quilt it.
Organic cross hatching with a fine blending thread keeps the fabric in the spotlight, not the quilting.
There are many things I love about my Gammill long arm machine, just one thing is attaching the binding while the quilt is still on the frame. Pam has made a fabulous job of this lovely quilt.
The next quilt for sharing is Linda's Trinket Quilt. All Linda said was "no brillo pad quilting".
Linda chose wool/poly batting and I used Glide thread. Lots of pebbling and ruler work.
What a pleasure, Linda cuts, pieces and presses with the highest accuracy and care.
I have another quilt to share, but it will have to wait until it's back home. Until then, here's a peep of what's on the machine now!
They say variety is the spice of life......if that's true it's very spicey in my quilting studio!!
Monday, February 19, 2018
Dr Seuss was here and now he and his quirky friends have gone back to Maureen in Invercargill.
What fun we all had together, come see...................
Apart from choosing cotton batting, Maureen let me loose on this quilt, soon to be gifted to a 'yet-to-be-born' grandchild.
Maureen supplied the scrumptious backing fabric which was Dr Seuss Flannel.
The next two quilts I managed to fit in between customers quilts. They are made by the ladies at the Auckland Quilt Guild from the community group. All the quilts generously made are given out to needy people.