Sunday, 5 August 2018

And there's more....

Mary's purple star quilt looks wonderful with 'picturesque' as the edge to edge design, it's a lovely feminine pattern in lilac thread. Mary chose an interesting backing fabric, you could lie in bed and read the quilt instead of the papers on a Sunday morning......

I have a similar newspapery wide backing fabric if anyone is interested.....







We chose a variegated thread for Nan's bold star quilt and 'Midsummer' as the edge to edge design, it turned out lovely. Another bright backing fabric with peacock feathers.....




Jane's lovely trip around the world has lovely shades of pale buttery lemon, aqua, teals and greys, we chose dogwood a lovely open flowery design in an aqua thread that shows up subtly on the backing fabric....




Just over the edge.....

Here are few customer quilts with edge to edge designs, that's computerised designs that cover the whole quilt regardless of the block colours, patterns or designs.

The first is Joyce's Hunters star in a lime green with a flowery contrast, I quilted it with a design named Wood Sprite in a lime green thread.



Next is a shop/class sample from Kevin at Fabric Focus, the strip pieced blocks look like fish so I chose a design named Sea Foam in an aqua thread.




And finally Barbara's quilt, a gift for her Grandson, pieced in a quill or arrow design, quilted with a simple design named Target in a cream thread. I like an eye catching backing fabric, don't you?





Saturday, 28 July 2018

Jedhart Callants Quilt


I was contacted by Maggie who lives in Australia with a rush job to quilt this fantastic quilt that was to be presented to Gary Hogg her nephew and his 'Lass.' Gary has been a principle in The Jedhart Festival for the past three years so this year was his last year, I hear that they were both delighted with their gift.

The quilt is made from a layer cake and the colours just happen to be those of Jedburgh town. I quilted it with a navy thread and an edge to edge design named 'Surf.'
As I was recuperating after having had my appendix removed in June, Maggie got the added bonus of having a full binding treatment done on the quilt so that it could be gifted before Maggie and her husband flew back to Australia. An international effort, pieced in Australia by a Scott and quilted in Scotland by an English quilter

Now I can say I've quilted for customers in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Southern Ireland, Belgium, France, Netherlands, USA and Australia, who would have thought it?

And guess what, I forgot to take photos of this quilt, so thank you Maggie for fulfilling my request, it's wonderful to also see your Nephew and his Lass with their quilt....







Folk art Applique

Hope you are all enjoying our wonderful summer here in the UK, the weather broke with the most amazing thunder and lightening storms last night. I've never seen that kind of lightening ever here in the UK.
This quilt is bound to be a family heirloom. Joyce appliqued the quilt top for her daughters family. There is Mam and Dad with a little girl standing in front of their house, only trouble is in real life there is now another baby on the way.....

It's lovely muted colours in dusky purples, peaches, mauves and duck egg blue with a rich plum coloured border and sashing.

Quilted with pebbles, feathers and crosshatching.... freemotion, hand guided....












Monday, 25 June 2018

Ann's Stonefield Quilt

It's been a while since Ann's Stonefield quilt went home, this one has some lovely batik fabrics and is slightly brighter than the previous Stonefield quilts that I've quilted. This one is machine pieced and machine appliqued with invisible thread. All of those 121 six inch blocks, the flying geese and then that huge twelve inch grandmothers flower garden are custom quilted  with a cream thread. This quilt will be entered in the Two Person competition section at Festival of Quilt, UK in August.
There are lots of photos so please just take a scroll on down