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....