Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Edge to Edge Quilting


I have quite a collection of quilts to share, they all share one thing in common: Edge to edge quilting (also known as all over quilting). The first three quilts are made by Cat, the last one pictured was made by Marcelle.



Quilt information:

Pattern - June Quilt by Crazy Mom Quilts
Measurements - 75" x 86"
Batting - Cotton - purchased from me.
Backing - Teal Flowers - purchased from me.
Thread - Glide.
Quilting - Edge to Edge - "Turbulence".



Quilt information:

Pattern - Scrap Vortex by Crazy Mom Quilts
Measurements - 64" x 67"
Batting - Cotton - purchased from me.
Backing - customers own.
Thread - Glide.
Quilting - Edge to Edge - " Whirls".


Quilt information:

Pattern - Triton Cove by John Adams.
Measurements - 61" x 79"
Batting - Cotton - purchased from me.
Backing - Pink flowers - purchased from me.
Thread - Glide.
Quilting - Edge to Edge - freehand organic vertical lines.





Quilt information:

Pattern - Scrappy Rail Fence
Measurements - 60" x 76"
Batting - Polyester - purchased from me.
Backing - customers own.
Thread - Glide.
Quilting - Edge to Edge - freehand woodgrain.

Thank you Cat and Marcelle.




Saturday, April 7, 2018

All about houses


Another week gone, a weekend of pottering ahead, but first some sharing of more lovely quilts that have brightened my quilt studio. We have Noeline's house quilt & Diana's wool felt embellished village.............


Quilt information:

Pattern - by Penelope Jameson (used to own the shop 'Stitch' in Christchurch) "Stitchville"
Measurements - 42" x 46"
Batting - Wool - purchased from me.
Backing - grey check - supplied by customer.
Thread - Glide & Fantastico
Quilting - Custom








Quilt information:

Pattern - by Moda - put together as a mystery stitch - along by The Country Yard
Measurements - 67" x 84"
Batting - supplied by customer.
Backing - supplied by customer.
Threads - Glide.
Quilting - Custom.







                             Thank you Diana and Noeline for making such beautiful quilts.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Karen and Elizabeth's Quilts....................


Here's hoping you all had a fabulous Easter and celebrated just the way that suits you best. Today I have three lovely quilts to share with you today. First is Karen's Asian inspired quilt, or bed runner as she likes to call it.


Quilt information:

Pattern - unknown to me
Measurements - 55" x 84"
Batting - Wool/ Polyester - purchased from me.
Backing - Red - purchased from me.
Thread - Permacore
Quilting - Edge to Edge - "Camellia's"



The next two quilts were both made by Elizabeth. Sadly the bunny didn't hop back fast enough to greet her for this Easter.............but he's there now!


Quilt information:

Pattern - by Tracey Roberts Designs - "Wascally Wabbit"
Measurements - 21" x 24"
Batting - Polyester - purchased from me.
Backing - Ecru Swirls - purchased from me.
Threads - Bobbin fill.
Quilting - custom.



Quilt information:

Pattern - by The Country Yard - "Bee Mystery"
Measurements - 54" x 72"
Batting - Polyester - purchased from me.
Backing - Ecru Swirl - purchased from me.
Threads - Bobbin fill & Glide
Quilting - custom
Binding - pre made by Elizabeth - attached to front of quilt by me.





Sneaky bunny 'hopped' onto the bottom of the Bee quilt! Clever bunny :-)

                    Thank you Karen and Elizabeth for letting me quilt your gorgeous quilts!


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Shannon's Quilts...............


Hello and welcome back. Today I can share Shannon's three quilts as she now has them back ready for binding.........................


Quilt information:

Pattern - by Amy Bradley - "Ballerina Kitties"
Measurements - 56" x 54"
Batting - Wool/Polyester - purchased from me.
Backing - Pink Daisies - purchased from me.
Threads - Glide
Quilting - custom quilting


before quilting

after quilting


                   The next two quilts for Shannon I loaded together on the same backing and batting.




Quilt information:

Pattern - unknown to me
Measurements - 59" x 68" & 34" x 36"
Batting - Cotton - purchased from me.
Backing - white daisies - purchased from me.
Thread - Glide
Quilting - Edge to Edge - "Loops & Stars".


Well it's nearly time for the Easter bunny to hop out & deliver some pretty foil covered chocolate eggs. With the long weekend I plan on sewing, sewing, coffee, sleep & repeat what about you?
I have a pattern to test for one of my fellow American long arm quilters who also designs fabric & patterns, so stay tuned for more on that.
Then I have my Mandolin blocks to work on......loving stitching these!



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Christmas, bunnies & hydrangea quilts......................


Welcome and thank you for stopping by! Today I am sharing Elaine's Hydrangea quilt, Marcelle's Bunny quilt & Sue's lovely Christmas quilt.................


Quilt information:

 Pattern by Gail Pan " A Merry Christmas Garden".
      - put together as a Block of the Month by The Country Yard.
 Measurements 61" x 71"
Batting - cotton - purchased from me.
Backing - red - purchased from me.
Threads - Glide & Superior's Fantastico.
Quilting - light custom quilting - Sue's request.






There was a certain touch of 'Deja vu' when working with this quilt. When I worked for Kerryn at The Country Yard this quilt was my 'baby' if you like. I got to choose fabric, take it home and cut it up, bag it month by month times the amount we were selling as a Block of the Month through the shop. Then I made the shop sample and quilted it. When the shop finished with it, back home it came to me. Last year I donated it the Whangarei Girls Club - Hospice House Tour for them to raffle.
If you want to see my blog post about my quilt see this post.

Next to share Elaine's quilt........................


Quilt information:

Pattern - unknown to me.
Measurements - 71" x 83"
Batting - wool/polyester - purchased from me.
Backing - supplied by Elaine.
Thread - Glide
Quilting - Edge to Edge - "Espalier".


        Last but not least, Marcelle's quilt.............


Quilt information:

Pattern by - Art Gallery Fabrics "Cross the Seas".
Measurements - 96" x 96"
Batting - Cotton/polyester - purchased from me.
Backing - Grey swirl - purchased from me.
Threads - Glide.
Quilting - Edge to Edge - "Modern Squares".



                             Thank you Sue, Elaine & Marcelle it was a pleasure!

        Back soon to share another four quilts, just as soon as they are back in their makers arms.