It’s been an interesting week around here, to say the least. Our cat has been trying for days to bring dead birds and mice into the house for her 6 week old kittens. Wednesday, she succeeded. I ran out of the house (well, i WAS going to take a lunch to my hard working sweetie) and stayed away for two hours. The little guy was still in his pajamas, and i was in dire need of a ball cap to hide my stylish ‘do. it was great fun. (ha!) That night was the middle dude’s first hockey practice, and of course, the van had a flat tire, and the SUV had a dead battery. Got the SUV going, but of course, we were a little late. Never before has dude dressed in his hockey gear that fast! Needless to say, I haven’t had much time to sit at the machine. I did get one of my own quilts loaded on the frame, and did a little stitching on a Cars quilt for a friend’s little guy. I really need to get my butt in gear, as the Lion’s craft show is sneaking up on me!
I did want to share this lovely with you all.
This fantastic quilt was made by Carolynn, one of the sweetest people i know! She made this for her Dad, and didn’t want anything too flowery on it. I quilted it with the Wrought Iron pantograph and used a caramel coloured thread on top, and beige Glide in the bobbin.
It always amazes me how even a simple quilting pattern changes the way a quilt looks. I’m sure her Dad will love wrapping up in this lovely quilt this winter!!
Last week was crazy busy around here, and i’m still trying to recuperate. I finished 3 baby quilts for the lovely Sara and got them delivered on Wednesday.
The first is a happy little quilt in black, yellow and green. I quilted it allover with a Sparkler pantograph using black thread.
In hindsight, i probably should have used yellow or green thread for the top, so the pattern popped a little more, but it still turned nice.
The second is this adorable grey quilt. the background fabric Sara used is a tiny polkadot from the Connecting Threads Basics line. I believe they have discontinued this print now, but they have a great selection of basic prints for an amazing price.
I quilted this with grey thread and the Petalism pantograph. I LOVE this panto!!! it’s so simple and so striking, if I could i’d use it on every quilt that passed my way!! Well. Ok, THAT might be a little extreme, but i do LOVE this panto!!!
Just look at it!! Isn’t it sweet? Such great texture with out being overdone. Did I mention how much I LOVE this panto? Ok. I’m done now.
The last quilt I did for Sara was this pretty floral in greens and pinks with a simple white print for the background.
I quilted this one with white thread and used the Camellias pantograph to tie in with the flowers.
It’s such a soft and pretty quilt. Sara has a great eye for colour, and all of her stuff is so visually appealing. I do love to work on quilts that tickle my fancy, and Sara always delivers!