Wednesday, February 10, 2016
More customer quilts............................
Welcome back, I remembered I hadn't shown two quilts that I had shared sneak peeks of on Facebook, so here we go.
First is Christine's "Stitchers Garden" quilt. Made at a class at The Apple Basket using many embroidery stitches on your machine. Christine asked for ditch stitching and a few areas with just straight lines, so there is no fancy quilting to show you!
All the blocks have embroidered backgrounds so even if Christine had wanted more quilting it would be limiting. See this post *here* and another* here* for two other Stitcher's Garden quilts made by some of my other customers, they are both quite different.
Once all the ditch stitching was completed, it was just a matter of quilting some straights lines on some of the sashings and the border.
Next is Raewyn's layer cake quilt.
Raewyn wanted an all over quilting design, she chose "Square Spirals" and a Glide thread called Mocha and Matilda's Own "Oh so Soft polyester batting.
Both of these quilts and Margaret's "Dear William" quilt will be on show at the Whangarei Patchworker's & Quilters exhibition in April.
You may have seen on Facebook that the chicken came back for another session in our garden. Apparently her name is "Fatso"......... so the chicken's owner told us. He, the owner, (8yrs old, going on 50yrs!) came around the other night asking if we had seen his chicken. My thoughts went to "Fatso's" well being, perhaps she has left home due to the terrible name she has had planted on her? Perhaps she feels due to her 'fatness' she needs to take up walking? By the way she is not fat, she is rather beautiful.