Monday, April 29, 2013

Jelly Roll Quilt

 April 29, 2013.  Monday.
We have just come through the most beautiful spring weekend and the gardens are starting to come alive. The Spring Dauphinee is always my first spring flower along with my lovely crocuses. I always love to take pictures of them first thing because it gives you such renewed  strength and promise. The spring quilt shows are all booked now and you can visit each one with thoughts about your next project.   
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  Today is Monday and I would like to show you the jeans quilt we did for Gisele. Everyone seems to have a supply of old jeans that they never seem to know what to do with . I thought this was a good idea to cut them into strips and sew them like a jellyroll. The colors are very soft together. This quilt is 71x78  and has a very light batting in it. The pattern quilted on it is Geometric at 12"'. This makes a great quilt for the boy in your life.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

"May the force be with you"

April 25,2013, Thursday
May the Force be with you! My grandsons really love Star Wars. This is Nathan sitting on his bed with his peronnalized Star Wars quilt. He just had to include his light sabres to make it it all come real. Both my grandsons love their quilts because everything is about Star Wars and Lego. This is a twin size quilt and is quilted in the pattern of String of Stars. Enjoy the following pictures of this quilt and keep in mind how easy it is to whip these favorites up.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Paper Dolls

Remember paper dolls and all the fun we had with them!!
April 22,2013,   Monday.  This week is Grandmother's brag week. I have taken some pictures of my grand-daughters Paper Doll quilt to show you. This is four year old Nara and she loves to dress up. Nara is a   girly girl and enjoyed posing for her quilt picture. Here she is sitting on her bed, she loves pink and purple the best. This quilt was done with the paper doll fabric with all the coordinating fabrics. The quilting pattern is Cloud Nine Petite. This pattern works so well with children's quilts and you will notice I use it often.

This is the over all pattern of Cloud Nine Petite on the back of Nara's quilt.
Teddy seems to enjoy Nara's pillow. It's always fun to make matching pillow cases to go with your quilt. I know Nara loves hers.  On Thursday I will show you another grandmother brag quilt for that little boy in your heart.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Scappy Quilt

April 18, 2013

I have a fondness for patchwork quilts. This quilt done by Natalie is a great example. It is 102x 110 and done in lovely greens. The quilting pattern on this quilt is called Simply Clematis which is a nice all over pantogram.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Another weekend, another snow storm....Believe it or not it is spring!!

April 15, 2013, Monday.

This blog is designed to show quilts done on the longarm machine. I like to show my quilts, ones made by my customers and also sewing crafts of my own. It is nice to see other projects besides total quilting and today that is what I'll do.
Last weekend I visited the old family homestead in Nova Scotia. It is a Christmas Tree farm, flower and vegetable gardens , and orchards which are now managed by my brother. My parents are 92 and 95 and are now in a nursing home nearby. They still love to come back home for a visit.
When I stepped out of the car I was greeted by hundreds of singing spring birds. There were crackles, red-winged blackbirds, sparrows, robins and spring warblers not to mention the many winter birds still feeding there. Down in the orchard were pheasants feeding of the old apples from last fall. When I visited the farm at this time of year, two years previously, I was delighted to see that my Dad {then 93} had spent the winter days making bird houses in the basement. He was no longer able to get around in the deep snow so picked up a new hobby. On the back sloping wall outside the basement door was all his productivity drying in the sun. I grabbed my camera and took some pictures thinking all the while that I need to make a wall hanging, and that is how many great projects near and dear to you can materialize.
I show, here, my efforts from these photos that started with a piece of white cotton. I hand painted the sky and foreground. The birdhouses were appliqued on and the rest was thread painted using my Janome sewing machine. I enjoy thread painting and bringing things to life.
I made the picture with batting and backing so it is a true quilt but decided to frame it in the end. I hope you enjoy seeing my endeavors and please feel free to leave me comments.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fun with food

April 11,2013,Thursday   Fun Food Quilt. I think everyone loves food and by the way this quilt looks it makes me hungry to write about it. JeannieKay has used all the foods in this quilt. This quilt is 60x77 and has a fleece backing. Since food has a way of making us happy, Jeannie Kay has chosen the quilt pattern Smiley Faces in a bright yellow thread. Now isn't that just fun!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monkeying Around

Anyone for marbles or skip rope? We can at least think young at this time of year and remember those days back then when we spent hours skipping just to be out in the nice spring weather and try to keep from doing all those chores that we knew our Mothers had planned all week for us to do.
April Fools- April  1st, 2013. Look at this monkey swinging away on this sweet baby quilt done by Debra. She did a great job on this baby quilt and had it custom quilted. The outside border is done in the pattern called Safari Monkey. They are so cute running around the outside. The inside green border is a single vine called Christofers Feathers and the windmill blocks are done in Dragonfly Valentines. This quilt is exceptionly well done and with a small stipple around the monkey it pops the monkey right out. What a fun quilt!