Thursday, 8 November 2012

Michelle's first quilt

Simply lovely. Michelle has been very patient as I've been delayed in finishing this due to two consecutive weeks of half term, a cold that lasted for ten days and a few machine problems.

Thread is white line king tut
Pantograph is popcorn

Now to load another quilt ready to quilt on Sunday.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

I finished quilting the second of these two identical exquisite quilts on Sunday. They were trimmed yesterday and are being collected later this morning. I can't imagine doing any quilt twice, but Val has done a lovely job.

Pattern and fabric ( Le Jardin) from Antique Angel. I used the new Alex pantograph and sands of time thread.

I love this block as it looks like the wind is drying the dresses on the line.

I hope Val likes what I've done as she gave me free rein. Initially we had chosen a peachy rust thread but I the variegated beige is more subtle.
Location:Taupe baskets

Monday, 23 July 2012

Another building blocks quilt, this time by Cynthia. Popcorn pantograph and superior threads - brooklet.

Location:Building blocks

Monday, 16 July 2012

Anne was inspired by a recent guild demo to try some granny squares from some scraps and she now has a pretty quilt for a school raffle.

Location:Granny squares

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


This is Jane's quilt for a friend made with Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda. I love this fabric which I'm using for my Swoon quilt and I love this quilt.Jane's friend wanted a simple pattern so we kept the quilting simple in a very pale blue which is almost white.

You can see that it was very windy when I took this photo on Monday.

Fabric: Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda
Pantograph: Popcorn
Thread: Morning Sky

Now I'm going to finish quilting my Swoon quilt which at 80" square could take a while.

Sunday, 20 May 2012


Another of Liz's quilts from recycled shirts. I believe this was a pattern from one of the UK patchwork magazines.The weather here is very wet today so I took some photos in my daughter's city inspired bedroom. I think it would look very nice in there permanently.

Quilting pattern: Popcorn
Thread: Freedom from King Tut range by Superior Threads.

Time to load one of my quilts onto the machine.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Summer Breeze

This quilt was made by Jenny for her friend Babs using a Moda summer breeze jelly roll and a pattern written by the Lintotts, jelly roll quilt experts extraordinaire. The colours are so fresh. we decided to try a new pantograph - Rebekah's rose which worked very nicely.

Jenny now has a month to add the binding and sew the binding on. The backing was a decorator weight fabric and I'm not convinced it was cotton, so it will be a challenge to hand stitch that binding.

I have another quilt to share with you once Lizzie brings my camera back from school. I'm having a few problems with my Prostitcher so Sunday I'll have to bite the bullet again and clean everything and check connections before starting the next row on Liz's stunning union jack quilt made from shirts.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Farmers Wife May 2012

There's no point pretending that I'm keeping up with two blocks a week, because I'm not. With only 21 blocks to complete, you'd think my progress would have picked up its pace, but it's dwindled to almost nothing. however here is my latest block.

I have ordered some fabric for the sashing and half triangles which I hope will look nice together with the blocks once the fabric arrives. Still waiting impatiently for a bolt of grey Moda dotty backing. I think they've underestimated the popularity and have run out of stock as it was released in February but still hasn't arrived in Jersey.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Tea service

I love this blue and white version of the Building Blocks pattern that Liz has made. The touch of turquoise makes it sparkle. It reminds me of Delft pottery.

Liz wanted roses quilted on this pattern. I have one rose pantograph but came across this free pantograph which stitched out beautifully. The original was only 3.9" deep so I doubled the size so it was less dense. You can get this pantograph and many others from Urban elementz

Pattern: Building blocks from: Two from one jelly roll quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott
Thread: King Tut Brooklet by Superior Threads
Pantograph: Rebekah's Roses

It is Mother's Day in the UK today and I have been spoilt with a card, semi circle rulers for my quilting machine and my car has been cleaned and waxed. My plan for April is to take time out from quilting for others and try my hand at some freehand quilting on the machine.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Farmer's Wife Friday 100 weathervane

I like this block. As drafted in the book it looked difficult, but it reminded me of the Swoon blocks I'm currently making. I redrafted the block using Quilt assistant software. I think I'll include it in the next CQ bonus block handout.

I've just added the red and white spot to my box of FWQS fabrics and I bought five fat quarters of lovely dots in Saumur from Dotty Rose The dots are embossed. Great texture.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Thimbleberries Block of the Month

This is a big quilt. 80" wide and even longer the other way. Many of us from Caesarea Quilters made this quilt and Alice chose the pastel version. I chose the traditional and it needs to be finished for the Eisteddfod by the end of February. I wonder if Alice will bind her quilt for this year's Eisteddfod or next's?

Pattern: Thimbleberries Block of the Month
Thread: King Tut #403 Mummy's dearest by Superior Threads
Pantograph: Field of flowers

Friday, 3 February 2012

Farmer's Wife Friday is back

Farmer's Wife Friday is backafter a two month break, I have just finished another block. The closer I get to completing all the blocks, the more pieces and the longer it takes to make just one 6" block.

Having compared my block to the picture in the book, I realise that the block is not symmetrical four ways, just two ways. Never mind, I prefer my version. I have now completed 83 blocks with 28 to go. I can't believe I haven't made 64 Peace & Plenty yet so that will be my next block.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Loving Popcorn

I've seen the Popcorn pantograph used successfully on several quilts and at the weekend I invested in the digital file. Here is the first quilt which I've used this on. I love the deep red of Lorraine's quilt which is for her brother.

Pattern: Garden Trellis from Jelly roll quilts by Pam Lintott
Thread: King Tut #945 by Superior Threads - Cinnaberry
Pantograph: Popcorn by Jodi Beamish