Saturday, December 6, 2014
For the children.....................
Hello bloggy pals! Happy to share a post with you today, three quilts made by Marcelle extraordinaire!
(Sneaky peeky sun!) Marcelle has featured many many times on my blog, not only does she make lovely quilts but she is a very busy mother!
The first two quilts she made for her twin daughters who I think are nearly two??
First is 'patchwork chevron' by Jeni Baker, you will find the pattern here on Moda bake shop.
For those of you who follow my quilting days on Facebook you might remember seeing my sneak peek of these feathers.
Marcelle ask for custom quilting on both quilts.
Ditch stitching, echo lines and feathers! Feathers, free flowing, see where we go kinda feathers! Nice to add a heart or two.
A flower or three! Of course it's nice to add some pebbles and swirls, these create some eye candy texture.
The pieced blocks got the pattern meandering in a riot of colour in the Maderia variegated thread.
Marcelle made lovely pieced backings for both quilts.
Fabrics :'Woodlands' by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches and a Moda Solid. 79"x79" Matilda's Own wool/poly batting, I love the texture that this batting creates.
The second quilt...................................
Marcelle was inspired by a picture she saw in a magazine. Again I was asked to custom quilt this beauty.
Similar quilts, the fabric even the angular design, so with that in mind I kept the custom quilting similar also.
Feathers again on the Moda Solid, pattern meandering on the grey marble fabric and for the pieced square blocks I cross hatched.
The same fabrics as the previous quilt, with the addition of the grey marble. The same batting, but this quilt is 81" x 81" square. Another lovely pieced backing. Marcelle was helpful to the quilter and pressed the seams on her pieced backing open. See 'Let me Quilt for you' for tips on what to do with your quilt top and backing for a nicer finished quilt.............and a happy quilter!!
Lastly, a scrappy kids quilt made up to give as a gift. Marcelle ask for a all over quilting design this time.
A fun sort 'eye spy' quilt, lots for kids to look at and find. This time the batting was a polyester. I chose a 'Whirls' pattern, which is fun and reminds me of kids twirling around until they get dizzy and fall over, remember doing that as a kid?
Another pieced backing. Marcelle wanted to use up two Dr Seuss panels.
This quilt measures : 57" x 74".
Use them up she did! Cat in the Hat is a fun loving crazy cat. Now he is quilted with whirls on him!
Thank you so much Marcelle, I had fun with all of these quilts.
When I was out in the garden taking photo's of these quilts I found this .......................................
I will be honest and say I was a bit scared of touching this alien looking thing, I was picturing it was going to come to life and grab me! Ok crazy I know, but they were my personal inner thoughts!
We have two of these plants in the garden, they came with the house, even though they are not what I would choose to plant, I quite like them.
Thanks for stopping by!