Monday, 27 November 2017

Aiden's JK quilt

This summer, I had another grandchild over for an afternoon to choose I spy squares for his JK quilt.  Aiden started JK in September.  He had a lot of fun putting the squares up on the wall and he knew exactly which backing and sashing colour to go with it...this kid has an eye for colour and confidence to go with it :-).  A fun afternoon.

Getting the blocks up on the design wall

Filling in the gaps once we got the colours organized

The finished quilt

I tried out my new Westalee ruler foot and straight edged ruler for quilting the random boxes - worked slick!

Aiden's awesome choice of backing.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

John and Allison's wedding quilt

We had two weddings on the same weekend in September.  John and Allison were married on a Friday night and I also missed the shower for her wedding which was held in August.  So, I made a pillow to match the wedding quilt for her and gifted it with the quilt.   I found some quilt blocks in a drawer which I had started a few years ago and never had occasion to finish.  So another UFO was completed :-).  It's so long ago I started this quilt I have no idea where I found the pattern....I think in a magazine.  So I cannot credit the pattern.  But, I used this tutorial once again for putting the zipper into the back of the pillow.

Back of pillow

Front of pillow quilted with wavy lines and stuffed with the 16" x 26" IKEA pillow form.

Finished quilt

I quilted it all over with a King Tut variegated thread and large funky flowers.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Becky and Wyatt's Quilt

A number of years ago, Pan Denesyk of Mad About Patchwork, came to the London Friendship Guild and did a work shop on a variation of a bento box block.  I had started mine with Kona solids and never had an occasion to finish the quilt.  A niece was getting married and I rooted around in my drawers for inspiration and found this project.  After consulting with my sister in law to see if Becky would like the colours, I went ahead and finished the quilt in time for the wedding at the end of September.  I was not able to go to the shower in August, so made a matching pillow to go with the quilt for a belated shower gift.  It was fun working with solid colours and planning out the different blocks.
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Finished quilt

Swirly quilting done on my trusty vintage Bernina 830

Block closeup

I just happened to have this backing fabric in my stash and the colours matched perfectly.

matching pillow

back of pillow

Monday, 13 November 2017

Jelly Roll Race Christmas Friends Quilt

A few weeks ago, three of us decided to make a Christmas jelly roll race quilt.  We got together one morning with all three of our stashes of Christmas fabrics and cut off three strips; one for each of us.  We ended up with 54 different strips.  One of us left out the black prints strips and added a couple of blues but we basically used the same strips.  Interesting how they all turn out differently :-).  This was a really fun project to do with some friends.   Great memories of fun times spent together and amazing how our stashes blend LOL.  The 54 strips resulted in a quilt top that is approximately 62" x 74" which will make a great Christmas lap quilt.

This is my quilt top

Sandra's quilt top

Sharon's quilt top

Sharon, Jacqui and Sandra with out matching quilts