Tuesday, October 22, 2013
ABC's, pinwheels & a Chateau............................
First is a cot quilt made by Meg. Cute applique, all blanket stitch done by hand. A great quilt for the young ones to learn their ABC's. Cotton batting & Madeira poly neon thread for the stipple, swirl & the straight lines on the border. I used variegated Gunold thread for the cross hatching.
And a soft sunny flannel backing fabric.
Next is Barbara's pinwheel quilt. Barbara was part of a group of 'swappers'...........oh sounds interesting doesn't it? Check out more pinwheel 'swapper' quilts here & here & here.
Barbara has made this quilt to give as a gift for some special family members, Barbara asked to keep the quilt very simple with no fancy frilly bits......ask & Ye receive!
Thanks Meg & Barbara, I hope the recipients of your lovely quilts enjoy them.
Some months back I started getting Lynette Anderson's Chateau Hexagon button mystery from my favourite quilt shop. I collected but didn't start, I waited to see if the fabrics I wanted to use would work with Lynette's lovely hand painted buttons. I am happy with my choice.
The birdhouses look black in this photo, but they aren't, they are deep red & purple. I have used a mini charm pack of Kansas Troubles fabrics. For the topiary tree I cut a circle of felted wool then covered the wool with French knots & lazy daisy stitches to give depth & texture.
Spring has sprung here in Northland, a wee walk in the garden with the camera was a pleasure.