Friday, 18 December 2015

A table topper for my sister!

I just realized that I never blogged about the table topper I made for my sister for her 50th birthday.  She has her kitchen all remodeled so we waited for that to be finished before we chose colours.  Eva has a lovely old round solid table in her dining room so a round topper was in order :-).

This pattern is from one of Cheryl Phillips' books using one of her rulers.  Eva picked the focus fabric on the outside which matches her colours very nicely.  I once found that fabric at Value Village and picked it up for the rich look of the colours.  I found the coordinating colours at Cherished Pieces in Tillsonburg ON.  Here are some pictures of the finished topper and closeups of the quilting and the backing. 

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The finished table topper

loops in the focus fabric

close quilting in the center section

wavy close lines in the center to flatten it out :-)

the backing

label (in time for her 52nd birthday :-)
table runner on Eva's table

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

A quilt for Leah

You can read about the beginning of Lauren and Leah's quilts here.  I have to do a blog post next about Lauren's quilt!   We had cut the triangles for Leah's quilt 2 3/4" instead of the usual 3 3/4" because the print was a lot smaller.  We did three sets of repeats to get enough hexagons for a small twin quilt for her bed.  By the time I had stitched all 29 rows of half hexagons, I was ready to be finished with this quilt LOL. 

the original fabric

Leah trying out some cubes for her quilt on the design wall

the solid cubes in the quilt were designed by Leah and carefully transported to Grandma's sewing machine on a mini cutting mat

some hollow cubes in the quilt

another cluster of hollow cubes with leftovers from cutting the hexagons

Leah's designs :-)

the quilting was done by Cathy Shepherd

the finished quilt

Thursday, 3 December 2015

More progress on the Indian Orange Peel

Another step closer in getting the Indian Orange Peel finished...visited Hyggeligt in St. Mary's ON this week and found a lovely, lovely Phillip Jacob's chrysanthemum print for the back of the Indian Orange Peel and an aboriginal dot for the binding.  Now to finish agonizing over how to quilt it!!  I don't want to do too much quilting on it, but what to do?  I have some Christmas gifts to finish and can procrastinate a bit more :-). 

Backing and binding fabric