Friday, 12 June 2015

Scrappy Mountain Majesties Quilt.


I made this quilt top quite a while ago and decided it was time to quilt it.
I first learned this block from a Lynne Edwards book and it was on a smaller scale.
This is Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy mountain Majesties.  I liked Bonnie's big chunky blocks.



I used a variety of fat quarters in warm, rich tones.

 I kept the quilting fairly simple.  Vertical lines on the outer border then a continuous feather in the next and an all over pattern for the center section.
I watched Lyn Durbin's excellent tutorial Loopy Clams.
Here is the link for the video.
 It is a very easy, free flowing design to stitch and I could guide my machine with one hand - lots of fun!


 I love the texture created with this pattern.



Near the end now......







Back of the quilt.   
So another one done - always a good feeling!
Happy sewing til next time
Rhianoin.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Pastel Baby Quilt


This is a baby quilt I made with left over Drunkards path blocks from another quilt.
I sashed it with simple squares.
Most of the fabrics are hand dyed, some by me, some by my friend Irene and some from a fabulous stall at the Edinburgh quilt show.



I like quilting on plain fabric as it really shows up the quilting.
I used one layer of Soft and Bright wadding and used a pale blue thread throughout for the quilting.


The quilting is all free motion, umarked and worked on my Gracie frame with my Janome 1600P.







I had just enough of this beautiful batik for the binding. Perfect!








The back...


I really enjoyed making this one. It was a blast.

It is for sale, £60 plus postage. Email me at rhianontaylor@blueyonder.co.uk if interested.
Onto the next quilt now..........

Friday, 5 June 2015

Mug Rugs

This week my eldest daughter left school and is university bound in September.
I made these mug rugs as thank you gifts for her teachers.



They are easy to make.
You need 1 x 4.5" square
16 x 1.5" squares


Sew together, quilt, trim and bind.


I added a couple of leaves and a flower made from a Suffolk Puff.

This one was for her art teacher.  I didn't think he would want a pretty flower!








Here they are, all ready to go with a new mug and a Flake.
Thanks for visiting today.
Enjoy your weekend.
Rhianon.




Monday, 25 May 2015

Charity Quilt - Meg's Hearts

I belong to a small group called the Glenrothes Quilters and we meet twice a month for a sewing get together. One of our ladies, Meg has a precious grandson who received life saving treatment shortly after his birth at Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow last year.
Meg and the family wanted to give something back and Meg came up with the idea of doing a quilt to raffle to raise much needed funds.
I call it Meg's heart Quilt and Meg calls it the 'magic' quilt.  I love that.

Us gals at Glenrothes Quilters thought it was a great idea for us to make the quilt.
We booked out hall for the whole day and made the top.
I took it home with me to quilt on my Gracie frame.


These are the photos of the quilting progress.....


 I used one layer of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 wadding and machine quilting thread from Empress Mills
I quilted it over 2 weeks and kept a note of my hours just out of interest.


 There are 32 hours of quilting in this quilt













I rounded off the corners for a softer look.










The binding has been completed and raffle tickets are now being sold. You can find all the information here.
The raffle is open world wide, wherever you are in the world, if you buy the winning ticket, the quilt will be sent free of charge.
I hope it raises lots of money for the hospital and that whoever wins it enjoys it for many years.
Back to sewing now........

Rhianon.
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