Thursday, 23 July 2015

Hearts and 9 patch Quilt and Cushion.

I finsihed this little set the other day.  I had already made the heart blocks ( I'm on a mission to use things up this year, scraps, orphan blocks, you name it) and made some 9 patches to go with it.

 The quilt measures 39" x 41" and i used one layer of Soft & Bright wadding.

A small stipple makes the hearts pop.  I used Bondaweb for the applique and no other padding (trapunto)

The back.......

I had one heart block left over so thought a little cushion would be cute.  It measures 18" excluding the ruffle.

This set is for sale for £90 plus P&P.  Get in touch if you are interested.

Much excitement for me this week as my new quilting machine arrived on Monday. It is the Q'nique 14+ made by the Grace company.
We have spent the week getting accquainted.  More about that in my next post.
See you then

Monday, 20 July 2015

Customer quilts

Hello there
I have recently started to do a few customer quilts.
This is one I finished.

 A simple circle design for the center section and some feathers and vertical lines for the borders.


My customer was very happy with what I did.  I confess it is a little nerve wracking working on someone else s work but I just pretended it was my quilt.
Next up was a lovely batik quilt.

This is the last quilt which will be worked with my Janome 1600p because my husband gave me the surprise of my life the other night when he told me he'd bought me the Q'nique 14+.
I am so unbelievably happy.  It is a dream come true.

Isn't it lovely ?
It arrived yesterday and I will be spending this week playing.
Happy days.
Hopefully have something to show you next time.
Happy sewing until then

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

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 if interested.
Onto the next quilt now..........

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