Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Pantographs, border to border, edge to edge....

Pantographs, border to border, edge to edge, call them what you will, the next few quilts are quilted using digitised quilting paterns on my longarm's computerise quilting system....

Catherine's simple quilt top is destined to be washed, cuddled and dragged around by her young Son, I quilted it with dinosaurs, it backed with fleece and also has a light wadding so will be lovely and comforting.....



Pam sent me a rail fence quilt with that lovely vintage green as a background fabric, I quilted it with Woodsprite, it's backed  with a lovely lilac solid.....




 This lovely colourful quilt pieced by Fiona is destined as a gift for a Son leaving home or actually finishing Uni and setting up a first home, it's bright and cheery and quilted with 'Waterdrops!'




 And lastly a simple baby quilt pieced by Frances from half square triangle in subtle green and white fabrics and quilted with cute little teddy bears, lovely.....




Pieces of Blackpool.....

My good friend Anna in Blackpool sent me a few quilts a while ago, I was expecting two, five arrived. Although they weren't bed size quilts, Anna requested that I give them a full binding treatment, I have to say that I don't do that for just anybody these days. I only do a half binding treatment for my customers except in exceptional circumstances, this must have been one of them.

Look closely at this Christmas quilt, it has a pieced top already bordered with the red plant pot inserted in the bottom seam. I quilted it then steamed the plant pot in place before then placing the stars and bow ready to be fused in place with a steam iron.
I then put the quilt back on the longarm and used the longarm to do a manual button hole stitch around all of the fused pieces. Then I did a full binding treatment, it's all now ready for Christmas....





While the Christmas quilt was still on the frame I attached two smaller quilt tops (see above), onto the same backing fabric, this saved me having to load each one onto the frame separately, I then bound these two quilts too. Anna was surprise to have these three quilts hand delivered at Festival of Quilt in August.

Just last week I loaded the last two small quilts, gave them a light custom quilt job and yes you've guessed it after trimming them up I added a full binding treatment to these two quilts too...





I'll be shipping the last two quilts off to Blackpool very soon Anna....

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Celtic contortions.....

Another heirloom quilt recently went home, Elizabeth appliqued this one for her daughter.
Big 16 inch blocks with lots of tube applique in the most lovely of colours, lilacs and jades on cream a background
I quilted with cream thread with feathers and pebbles and used a 100% cotton 'Simply Cotton' wadding.

There are lots of photos, enjoy......




















Sunday, 19 August 2018

Family keepsakes.....



I was contacted by the husband of a quilter requesting help to finish quilts that were pieced by his now deceased wife. The purple and mauve quilt below is to be gifted to their Son on his wedding day, Mum will be with them in their thoughts regardless of the lovely gift received....
Often I am truly honoured to quilt for my clients!
Freemotion handguided quilt on my APQS longarm...






And for the other siblings a gift too of small applique landscapes, more memories of living overseas.....



And one for Dad too...




Sunday, 5 August 2018

Moving right along.....

Aileen's bright star quilt is a paper pieced design by Jacqueline De Jonge, very colourful, you can search BeColourful Quilts for information. The quilting is freemotion, handguided to suit the piecing.....











The next quilt is a collaboration from a small quilt group in Lancashire and will be a raffle quilt to raise funds for charity. The Ladies were given instructions to make an appliqued flower block and then enlarge it with piecing to make a 16 inch square, it turned out really beautifully. I quilted it with a 'Midsummer.'  Hope they make lots of money for their charity....