Saturday, 28 February 2009

Polka Dot baby quilt for my great nephew

My niece had the cutest little baby boy a few weeks ago and this afternoon we had a shower for him. This is the quilt I made for baby Noah. I was involved with a polka dot exchange on the internet and with a cyber friend from New Brunswick. I used some of my polka dot collection for this quilt. It's a pattern from a Fons & Porter magazine from a few years back.

The background was quilted with a light blue variegated thread with little loopies.

The quilting inside the circles. I quilted this quilt with my vintage Bernina 807 minimatic and my trusty Singer 15-88 treadle.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

"Leftovers" quilt for fundraising auction

Sorry that I haven't posted anything on my blog lately! I actually have had this quilt finished for a month! But, we are packing to move in 5 weeks so I haven't had much of a chance to blog. I have been busy with some UFO's as well in between the packing...amazing what you find hidden :-). This quilt was made with 'leftovers' from a class I was teaching "Learning to Listen to your Quilt Speak". We made a table topper...well, I ended up making four because I wanted to try out different settings and fabrics! So, of course, I had leftovers of the fabrics used in the quilt. I also found some scrap bags with some of the same fabrics (some Amy Butler and quite a few Joel Dewberry prints). This pattern was in the Quick Quilts magazine Issue #96 and the name of it is "Modern Spirit in Squares" by Caren Zimmerman. It is a very quick and easy quilt with no borders. Great for leftover large print squares. Here is the finished quilt:

It was quilted allover with a meandering stitch with turquoise and brown quilting thread from King Tut. I was very excited to find that thread at the Marsh Store in Coldstream...perfect for this quilt.

A couple of closeup pictures of the quilting and fabrics:

This quilt went to a fund raising auction at the Christian High School where my husband teaches. I hope to get some more pictures up soon.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

A Quilt for Kit!!

On Friday afternoon, I picked up Fons & Porter's new magazine, "Easy Quilts". I browsed through the contents page to see if there was anything interesting and spotted this photo:

The magazine just had to come home after that! The doll pictured is "Kit" from the American Girl Collection of historical dolls. I have had this doll for about 8 or 9 years and have never made her a quilt yet!! So, Friday night, I abandoned working dutifully on another UFO and decided to make this little quilt for my doll.
By 10:30, I put the last stitch into the binding, so it's not a UFO!! Doesn't she look happy with her new quilt?

I used fabrics from the "XOXO The Cat" by Wendy Slotboom for In The Beginning fabrics. I had a collection of FQ's from that line (the yellow is a 30's repro print). What fun to make a little quilt in one evening. I sewed the entire quilt on my trusty Singer 15-88 treadle. I'm sure Kit's Mom would have sewn on a treadle sewing machine back in 1934 :-).

I am working on my UFO's again :-).