Friday, January 30, 2015
In Flight and a couple of secrets
Hello readers and friends, nice to have you stopping by once again!
Today I can share a quilt I finished custom quilting for my lovely customer Leonie.
Leonie was a pattern tester for Juliet from The TartanKiwi, designer of some amazing foundation pieced patterns. "In Flight" was designed by Juliet as a Sew Along. Please see her blog if you wish to participate.
I have been fortunate enough to quilt several of Juliet's designs, either made by her own hand or by some of Juliet's customers that have purchased her patterns. Do you remember Juliet's Big Bear quilt I custom quilted just before Christmas? Click your way over to this post to see.
Some other of Juliet's designs have featured on my blog before, see here , here and here.
Leonie asked for 'swirls and twirls'..................I love that description! While quilting this pretty quilt the feeling of wind, freedom and summery days were in my mind and that is what I think came through my hands.
Leonie usually chooses my cotton batting and I used a variegated Gunold thread in blues and whites. I like the 'sketch' type of print fabrics for the backgrounds and the liberty type fabrics for the birds (which were also used for the backing........sorry back lovers I didn't get a photo of that).
I will be sad to loose Leonie as a customer as she and her family are making the big move to the UK. I wish her all the very best and thank her for her custom and friendship.
On a personal sewing front I have been pottering away on a few bits and pieces when time allows while making another Block of the Month quilt sample for The Country Yard.
First is a belated Christmas present for a friend in a sewing group I belong to, we have a Christmas swap in February due to other commitments of the group members.
Did you really think I was going to show you the finished item?? You know I like to have a few secrets, I promise I will show you next month!
The wee 'helper', AKA 'Supervisor'.........AKA Simon was keeping an eye on the photographer.
Same for the next photo.........................something for someone somewhere!
Back to the customer quilt I am working on......................................