Monday, October 13, 2014
lovely customer quilts
Sharing three quilts today.
First is another Christmas quilt, yes folks it's coming! This quilt was made my Marianne. Marianne doesn't like to miss out on The Country Yards mystery stitcheries. They are always popular. You may remember the shop sample I quilted, see here. Marianne wanted her quilt to have the same quilting as the shop sample except replacing the cable with feathers for the borders.
Interesting example of a lofty batting. The shop sample has cotton batting which is a lower loft.
If you would like to see this quilt and many more The Country Yard's annual exhibition is the place to be. Kerryn the owner of The Country Yard opens her home to become a spectacular show of students quilts, block of the months, kits and quilts that were made at the shop's 'Stitch and Chat' days. The 25th of October is the day of this annual event, see here for more details.
Next is Nicki's quilt. A simple design with simple quilting. Nicki had already quilted this herself but wasn't happy with it. Then when she saw what I did to her sister's quilt, she set off on the ample task of unpicking!!!! Then promptly posted it to me.
I quilted an all over stipple through the middle and out to the last border where I quilted feathers then double orange peeled on the corner squares. Nicki also asked me to attach the binding and hand stitch in place, a service I am happy to do.
Ok you back lovers I haven't forgotten you!
Thank you Nicki, wishing you many happy years of snuggling under this quilt.
Last but not least, is a quilt Rachel made for a friend that sadly passed away before Rachel had the chance to finish the quilt.
Rachel decided on an all over flower and swirl meander and something for the border. That something was a leaf/swirl.