Welcome! Please enjoy your browse through the photo's of my three latest customer quilts.
First up is Thelma's granddaughters quilt.
Thelma used a layer cake to make this simple yet sugar sweet quilt, simple piecing for a quilt that will surely be loved and cuddled. Thelma requested a 'girly' all over quilting design, "Whirls" seemed perfect.
Madeira doesn't name their thread colours as some thread companies do, if they gave me the job of naming the thread I used on this quilt it would be 'candy store delight'...............what variegation of colours does that bring to mind? Perhaps I need to start taking photo's of the cones of thread I use?
If you are interested how I quilt all over quilting designs using pantograph pattern you might like this short video I made quilting that very pattern on that very quilt!
Next are two rather cute quilts made for babies, to be give as gifts made by Donna. When friends and family have babies and you are a quilt maker what better gift to give than a quilt.
You may remember back in July last year I quilted this quilt for Donna. Well this quilt here is made from the scraps, simple charms pieced together then classic cross - hatching to finish off.
Donna's next quilt also features cross - hatching and some stipple, this along with the cute fun little birds makes for a calming modern quilt for a new baby.
Donna chose Matilda's Own Wool/poly batting for both quilts, which give a nice soft finish that is also durable.
After a few washes these birds should 'feather' up nicely as they are appliques using the raw edge method.
Thank you ladies, may the young ones you made these pretty quilts for love them for years to come.
Yesterday, which was the last day of September here in New Zealand had me feeling like I needed to do a bit of spring cleaning. Pulling out the bed, dusting, vacuuming, polishing furniture and changing my quilts. Do you 'spring clean'?
For you Simon lovers he was also enjoying the warm spring day too, I left the door open to the spare room and look who was on the bed........the bed he is NOT suppose to sleep on! Simon!