Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Nessie's Grandmother's Fan Quilt

I recently finished quilting this lovely customer quilt.
  It was made by a lovely lady called Nessie who is 87 years young.  Made up of Grandmother's fan blocks it was a lot of fun to quilt!

Quilted freehand on my Q'nique, I used 3 different colours of thread, all Filtec Glide.

                                                                   Back view

Next time I'll show you my newest commission.  Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Scrappy Strings Baby Quilt

My mission this year to use up as many scraps as I can continues with this baby quilt.
I used scraps from previous baby quilts to make the string blocks and kept the colours fairly pastel.

Under construction.....

.....onto the frame.....

....and my favourite part, the quilting!

I decided to jazz up the quilt a little with these padded
3D flowers.
 They are very securely sewn down. For this though I used my small Janome 601 in FMQ mode.

I'm very pleased with how this little quilt turned out. Small projects are fun and quick and usually, like this one, completely unplanned. They just happen.
Love my quilting life!

See you next time, thanks for visiting.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Table Mats with a Scottish/Canadian Theme

Recently my husband has had an old friend from Canada to visit. They had not seen each other for around 28 years, so I thought it would be nice to make something as a memento of his trip. I decided upon a set of 6 table mats.
 There are lots of bears in Canada, so the bear's paw block was an obvious choice and using red fabric makes it almost look like the Canadian maple leaf.
 For the cutlery part of the placemat, I used a fabric by Lewis and Irene called The Glen.
Very Scottish with stags heads and tartan.  White or cream would have been too stark a contrast so I used two shades of grey.
I pre- washed those red fabrics a couple of times and was very glad I did as a LOT of dye came out!
 Onto the frame for quilting. I used one layer of Hobbs 80/20 and Glide thread.

I finished them off with some light grey binding.
I think they turned out pretty nice and hubby';s friend was delighted!
This week I've been working on a baby quilt of my own design and also quilting a pretty Grandmother's fan quilt for a customer.
Pictures of them next time.

Thanks for visiting today.
Happy sewing.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Happy Scrappy Houses

I started making the blocks for this quilt quite a while ago and they lay around in a shoebox for months until I finally got around to doing something with them..

The pattern is Happy Scrappy Houses by Bonnie Hunter and you can find it here.
I decided to make mine lap sized. I added a couple of borders and some cute little applique tree blocks in the corners..
 There always seems to be a stray thread that gets in the photo!

 The quilting was done on my grace frame with my Q,nique.   I used one layer of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 and mostly Glide threads.

So that's another one to add to my Bonnie Hunter Collection of quilts. I must do a post on all Bonnie's quilts I have made, it is quite a few now. 
Next up on my frame is a baby quilt of my own design.
I'll be back soon with photos of that.
thanks for visiting my blog today.
happy sewing

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