Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Mountmellick number 2

I've never met Sarah, her quilt arrived in the post. Sarah made it partly while living in Australia, then finished it while living New Zealand and now it’s finally going to be hanging on Sarah's wall back in England, it was quilted here in Scotland, so it's been well travelled. 

This is a commercial pattern by Di ford and the second I've quilted of this design, I used monopoly invisible thread and a trilobal thread in a khaki colour.
The photos show before and after, enjoy....














Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Moving right along....

My customer quilts are all out of sync due to a recent technical glitch with my phone but never mind, hopefully they'll all turn up in a blog post near you sometime soon...

Eunice pieced and embroidered this lovely 'stitcheries' quilt, lots of lovely little sayings hidden in among the french knots. I quilted feathered wreaths around the hearts and border and a bit of digitised work in the blocks, freemotion and digitised working well together.....






Moira's lovely quilt is done with a digitised design named Brenda's Tulips, it gives a lot of movement to the piecing....




Barbara pieced this disappearing 4 patch, peachy fabrics and quilted with a design named Delicate Vine....



Brenda pieced this modern quilt for her nephew, a graded colour design that works so well with Crystal Maze digitised quilting design.




Patrica saw this lovely quilt top on Arab Street in Singapore, she couldn't resist bringing it home as a souvenir, I quilted it with a design named Gala Vine.









Sunday, 21 July 2019

A Mish Mash of Quilts

 At long last my camera's phone has decided to play nice with my laptop, it seemed they had had a bit of a tiff, but all now seems well, technology eh?

So it's been a few weeks and I have quite a few customer quilts to show....

Moira pieced this delicate, double sided quilt for a friend who had given her the very special gift of her wedding dress to use in sewing projects.
Moira made this special souvenir as a gift to give as a surprise back to her friend, the wedding dress is the cream fabric on the front of the quilt and the star on the back. I used a cream thread and a designed named Feather Flourish, it turned out lovely.




Ishbel pieced this log cabin quilt from a kit available at Fabric Focus in Edinburgh, the blocks are laid out in a design named furrows, I quilted it with white thread and a design named Trinity...





This lovely wedding ring quilt was started as a Ruby Wedding anniversary quilt, it took over 10 years to finish, even the Golden Wedding anniversary passed by too, but now it's all done, I'm sure Wilma is thrilled with the finished quilt. Quilted with a design named Surf



Kevin at Fabric Focus pieced this lovey bold quilt with a black background, I love the colour movement of the fabrics. Quilted with a design named Hot Stuff...



Nancy pieced this modern take on a tumbling block quilt, the piecing has curves, it's basically a half square triangle block. I love the lilac and turquoise batiks. Quilted with a design named Swirls.



Maureen appliqued this lovely folksie quilt, there is a lot of work in each block, two of each flower each with a ric-rac stem. Quilted with a cream thread and a design named Sherriberry
 


Another quilt from Ishbel, she does keep me at it. A star quilt, I like the movement of the fabrics. Quilted with a design named Delicate Vine.




Monday, 8 July 2019

Churn Dash

I love the colour contrast of purple and beige, who would have thought of such a combination? Doreen did! Quilts which have blocks set on point, or diagonal set often come with their own unique set of problems. This one was no exception, I struggled to tame the fullness in the blocks, much starch, steam and cursing was had, but in the end I was pleasantly surprised with the result. Quilted with khaki sand thread and 'crystal maize computerised quilting design. I hope Doreen was happy with the finished quilt, it went home with that crinkly old fashioned look....