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.
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