Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Field of flowers

Having been caught in the rut of the blustery breeze pantograph, I have expanded my horizons and used the field of flowers pantograph twice this week.

Yesterday and Sunday I took advantage of the family being away and had an open day to show off my HQ Avante. Eleven ladies came and played over the two mornings. One quilt was collected, one dropped off and the promise of two more. Everyone had a go and were instantly smitten.

Here is the quilt that was dropped off yesterday as the new quilter has been visiting Jersey and this is her first quilt. I am in awe of Katy's talent and whilst I was quilting away she started her second quilt with friend Liz Webb.

Pattern:Building blocks fromTwo from one jelly roll quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott
Fabric: Grace by Moda jelly roll
Thread: Masterpiece parchment
Pantograph: Field of Flowers

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Jill's quilt

My first professional quilting assignment which I finished last week ahead of my open day to show off my handiquilter.

Pattern: Garden Trellis by Pam and Nicky Lintott
Fabric: Moda jelly roll
Thread: Karnak - King Tut for Superior Threads
Pantograph: Blustery Breeze

Friday, 21 October 2011

Farmer's Wife Quilt week 20

Just one block this week, but I'm very pleased with how it came out. I am not a fan of green so I have to make sure to include enough green in my blocks for an overall balance. Is there a colour that you avoid or find difficult to use?

60 Noon & Light

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Pinwheel Party finished

Here is the finished quilt which has been too long in progress. Once I had finished the quilting I couldn't find the binding. Once the binding was located neatly put away in my cupboard it was quick to apply as I had already pieced it together with a diagonal seam from leftover jelly roll strips. I like the effect of the pieced binding.

Fabric: Lovely by Sandy Gervaise for Moda
Thread: Valley of Kings
Quilting pattern: Blustery Breeze

The quilt is made of two blocks with contrasting colour choices from two identical jelly rolls.

I used some more leftover jelly roll to make a feature of the join in the backing and added an embroidered label made from an extra block.

The quilt pattern is almost complete so finishing it is my next job as well as quilting Val's third charity quilt. I have also finished a quilt for Jenny and one for Lorraine. I will share photos once the bindings have been added.

I also need to get ready for an open house on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 October. Further details will be available next week.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Farmer's Wife Quilt week 19

Progress has definitely slowed up and farmer's puzzle had me doing lots of unpicking. I thought I'd finished and then I spotted the sashing should be patterned. Never mind, it's a finish.

32 Farmer's daughter

33 farmer's puzzle

All blocks up to number 35 done and 35 left to do.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Farmer's Wife Quilt week 18

I am two thirds of the way through the 111 blocks for the full quilt and all the easier quick blocks are now done, so progress is now slower. So here are this week's blocks:

27 darting birds

28 duck and ducklings

That means I have done all the blocks up to nunber 31, so I guess 32 and 33 are next.