Sunday, April 10, 2022

ANTHOLOGIE

 Anthologie was a quilt along from Bari J several years ago, I think I started about 4 years ago in 2018. 
I had a coveted FREE SPIRIT fat quarter bundle that was   my starting point.



Dresden Plates were fairly new to me, I had only done one before.
The centre circle is not too centred, oh well it's for only me and I don't mind.




Applique is not my strength, but I love the look, so I keep trying.








I used both regular quilting thread and perle cotton for the big stitch hand quilting.
It was fun to incorporate some embroidery around the Dresden centres and for the leafy stem.





A bit of  embroidery in the corners here too, I just love the way this block turned out.












 




Broderie Perse was called for in the bottom section, but I chickened out and did some hexie flowers, huts and butterflies with English Paper piecing instead.







My granddaughter jumping on all her favourite parts.  
I'll always have memories of this sweetheart on my lap helping me stitch ANTHOLOGIE.




Linking up with Cynthia at OH SCRAP












Tuesday, April 5, 2022

A FINISH AND A FUN NEW START

 The ANTHOLOGIE quilt is hand quilted  and binding on, just waiting for a wash ..then I'll write  full post about the 3 year project. 


Always a bit nerve wracking to see if all the markings will wash out.



On to the next project...




Saturday, April 2, 2022

ELORI...ONCE UPON A TIME


Somebody very special turned one recently, our sweet Elori.





A memory/onesie quilt for her first birthday started out looking like a challenge.  







Soon enough I had a flimsy and after handquilting, with some help from a wee  cousin, we have  a finish :)



Big brother and mommy checking it out:



Linking up with Cynthia at OH SCRAP
















Sunday, December 26, 2021

16-PATCH

 I've made many 4-patches and 9-patches, but I've been trying to broaden my horizons so on to the 16-patch. 


You can definitely trace the inspiration back to ..... of course, Pinterest.



2" squares, 8" blocks

40" x 56"



Backed in a navy fabric, left over from the Dinosaur quilt.





The binding is a Tula Pink (?)  I love this wonky stripe and have used it a lot.








So thankful this guy 💗 gave me the nudge to try my hand at quilting a decade or so ago.




Linking up with OH SCRAP


Machine quilted cross-hatch with the free-motion quilting foot.
(less puckering)

48" x 56"


Friday, December 24, 2021

DOUBLE DOUBLE # 2

This is my second DOUBLE-DOUBLE 4-patch quilt.  I love the first one, but shortly after finishing the handquilting, we upsized to a king bed from a double...a larger quilt was needed. 


I decided to cut the pieces larger this time ( 2", 3.5",and 6.5"), and it did speed up the process but I have to admit I prefer the first quilt with the smaller pieces.


Lots of scraps and stash, some that I loved




...and some not so much.





Hand quilted:




The backing is a repurposed Ikea duvet cover.




Linking up with  OH SCRAP




:

  78" x 96"

Timeline:  Summer 2020 -  Dec. 2021

Handquilted, Machine peiced








Monday, December 20, 2021

DINOSAUR PARADE







Dinosaur Parade for a special little guy.

Started in August and armed with the Elizabeth Hartman Dinosaur pattern, I began with a goal of a Christmas finish.  I did finish in time, even with our Christmas party a week early. Changing up the pattern layout really did help  me meet my deadline.


This is the pattern, and I really like it, but I just couldn't make that many dinos in time.



Just look at that cute little face, I think he likes it, yayyy!!!



The grandkids sure do light up our lives, such a blessing to watch them grow and veiw the world from their amazing, wondering eyes.   


Back home on his own bed:



Hand quilted, big stitch.

Plenty big for a double bed.







Quality control check was done before gifting, by a helpful cousin and her toy dino.







Linking up with OH SCRAP


Timeline:  August - December 2021

Size:   ????  Big enough for a double bed








 

 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Dinos!

Orange is the colour for Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC)  this month .   The dinos aren't really a scrap project but and few scraps have found their way in. 



They are from an Elizabeth Hartman pattern purchased at my local quilt shop, Sew Creative, in Mount Brydges.  They have the smaller version of the pattern done up in a beautiful finish.   A little inspiration always helps.


I'm planning to change up the layout, not quite sure yet how...... possibly in rows.



 


Four orange and four red done, on to the teal/aqua next and then yellow.


 

The dino colony so far:



I started about a month ago and will have it done for a Christmas gift.

  I will, I will, I willl..... I keep telling myself 👍


Linking with: Oh Scrap

                        Angela's RSC