My super prolific quilt making customer Marcelle has a nice little pile of quilt tops in my 'to-be-quilted' cupboard all in order of when she needs them. Some are for me to quilt all-over-quilting designs (aka: edge to edge quilting) which I can slot in between the quilts that require custom quilting, others are needed as a baby is born, then Marcelle likes to gift the family a quilt. The following quilt is just that..........................................
Made for a baby boy, made from some lovely train border fabric and 4 1/2" squares. Doesn't it make you look at border fabric in a new way!
For the borders I simply quilted piano keys or picket fencing which looks like railway tracks. The squares are cross-hatched, all over Matlida's Own polyester batting and a lovely pieced backing.
Some of the pieces in the backing fabric are Thomas the Tank Engine!
Currently on the machine is another quilt of Veron's..................Redwork stitchery.
Several weeks ago I finished the Scrappy Crossroads quilt that I will soon gift to one of my nieces. I have a few more of my quilt tops waiting to be quilted.
This is bound for another purple loving niece. It measures 68" x 80" it has fourteen thousand and forty 2" squares! Matilda's Own polyester batting, Madeira AeroQuilt thread in purples, all over quilting : "Ribbon's & Roses" and a flange binding.
From time to time I like to make some small quilts to donate to Auckland's Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit. Robyn from Patchwork Passion kindly oversees the distribution of these.
They are measuring around 20" x 24". I even pieced a couple on my long arm machine, similar to this method, although I don't have a computerised machine, it still works a treat!
They do need slightly larger ones to go on top of the incubators, so that might be the next size I will make.