Thursday, 6 February 2014

Samples and Samplers..

My customer Christine recently picked up her first quilts...yes, that's right her first quilts.

This sampler quilt was pieced as a class project.  Christine chose to have this one custom quilted. This is often a good decision as then I can use the quilting as a tool and place some extra quilting where it is needed and it really show cases the different blocks in a way that a pantograph would not.

I chose different fills to compliment the block piecing, I think it turned out great and my Customer was really pleased too.

I chose Metro thread in Khaki Sand, unfortunately the backing fabric is very busy so doesn't show the quilting to the best customer brought her own wadding and chose the option of having the binding machine sewn to the front of the quilt so now all that's needed is to sit in an easy chair and hand sew the binding to the back of the quilt. What a great time of year to be able to do that!

This one is all freemotion hand guided by me....

I also quilted a pantograph with Quilt Path on this lovely purple and cream quilt for the same customer. Christine chose Wildflower with cream thread and also had the binding machine sewn to the front of this one looks great....

In December I took delivery of my prize for winning Best of Show at the West Country Quilt Show, Janome followed through with their promise and delivered the 'quilting package' with the extended base that gives a level machine bed and also extra feet including the walking foot....I hadn't even opened the sewing machine box until the quilting package came....I'm strange like it was like Christmas to open the boxes and take a look.....Thank you Janome and the West Country Quilt Show....


  1. That must have been fun to quilt a sampler! What a great way to play with your favorites and not feel like you have to do the same thing over and over.

  2. Beautiful quilts and even more beautiful quilting Kay..... congratulations!

  3. Isn't the quilt just fabulous!

  4. Beautiful quilts Kaye, & your quilting sets the first off beautifully!

  5. Gorgeous freehand quilting Kay - I'm sure Christine will love it!!! What an excellent job she did for a first quilt. Love your new machine - its the same as the one I go tat Christmas - even has a needle threader I can actually work! Have fun with it :)

  6. Wonderful, Kay! Love the sampler...those usually wear me out. Beautiful!

  7. Beautiful, Kay...those sampler quilts wear me out, but always so cool when they are done.

  8. Hey Kay. Congratulations on making the COVER of Quilts Unlimited!!! So well deserved!!! :)

    Maggie in Arizona (US)


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