Monday, March 24, 2014

Metro Medallion


As promised better photos and even the binding is on.





Being a longarmer, I love the texture the quilting gives this quilt........love it
.......hearts a flutter.......sorry......getting carried away!!


 








 

I never used to put labels on my quilt, until I discovered this quick 
and easy way, now all my quilts have labels.


 

Snapped in the car on my lap........ did I say I love the texture.....me bad!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hopscotch Daze

  
Finally its finished.......yay!!!!

I first saw this quilt in Bloggers Quilt Festival 2012 by

I knew this would be perfect for my little granddaughter and I was excited to get going
on it........ what little girl can resist hopscotch ....... right!! So hubby and I sat down 
and nutted out the pattern and off I went. It has 
taken me about 15 months to complete but it is done now just in time
for GD's 5th Birthday.

 I have added flowers, butterflies, lady bugs and birds, her favorites and
traced her hand prints and appliqued them on.

I used blanket stitch on my machine for the applique and did a 
scrappy piano key border. This is a great quilt for using up your
scraps, I just grabbed all my bright colours and off I went.

I machined quilted this on my longarm, I stitched in the ditch around the hopscotch and 
numbers then did an all over free hand for the background. I got the idea from
Angela Walters Book "Free Motion Quilting" the design I used for the background
was called "Flower Power".

I am really happy with how this has turned out
I just love how bright and cheery this quilt is, I know that everytime
I look at this quilt it puts a smile on my face and hopefully hers as well.


 

Love this angle, you can see the great texture the quilt has.


 And the best photo of all 
was that as soon as she opened her present
she laid it out and started playing........heart melts.....love her to bits.....so gorgeous!!

Have a great Day!



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Yummy Birthday!!

I feel very appreciated today as one of my
friends made me these beautiful cupcakes for my birthday.



White Chocolate and Raspberry, my favorite.

Thanks so much Leeanne they were delicious. I will admit
I have had more than one and am not really keen on sharing them with the family.

Have a Great day!





Monday, February 24, 2014

So Proud!!

Today I finished the Metro Medallion quilt. I have been waiting
patiently to get this off the frame so I can see the back.

I was so happy with how this has turned out, I was doing a
happy dance in my sewing room.

There is nothing like the satisfaction of seeing all your hard
work and time come together and work out how
you planned it.
Front

 Back

The texture on this quilt is amazing and the back
I think I love more.

Once I get the binding on I will take better photos with my
camera and not just the phone, but I am too impatient, I am having trouble photographing this quilt
because of the black and the red on red, these photos really don't do it justice.

Be back soon with better photos.



Friday, February 21, 2014

Metro Medallion update



Things are progressing nicely on this quilt at the moment


I'm about three quarters of the way finished with machine quilting
this, I have taken a photo of the back and changed it to black and 
white so it is easier to see.

Hoping to finish this earlier this week, unless my plans change with the quilting
(which is highly likely ha ha!!)
as I am making it up as I go.

We will see what happens, hopefully by the
end of the week I will have a finish.

Keep on Quilting!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Metro Medallion

Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year, this year has started off
very busy, which is why I haven't posted in a while

Busy quilting this quilt at the moment, decided to custom quilt it, not sure
exactly what the plan is, just making it up as I go.



Still deciding what to do in the black blocks, I
might use red thread as Black can be hard on the eyes.
Just hoping It all works out as I thinks its going to.

Wish me luck!

Happy Quilting!



Sunday, December 15, 2013

French Connection


Today a special friend of mine, Jeanne, turned the big 60, so what better
  way to celebrate the occasion than with a quilt.

I really had no idea what colour to make or what pattern
to do, I had brought fabric in America on our trip (that we did together)
with intentions to make it into a quilt.

Still unsure I kept and eye out and then I found it in a
recent issue of Homespun Magazine.

"French Connection"
by Rebecca Johnson



I am so happy with how it has turned out and I know this will go
well with Jeanne's decor. I loved it so much that I went out
straight away and brought the same fabric to make me one. It goes well
with my decor too, I was sort of hoping she didnt like it and then I could
make her another ha ha!!!


I went to the local patchwork shop and chose all my fabrics
 and then began busily putting this together. You definiltely
need space to spread out with this one.


I machine quilted it with a Panto called "Gardenia" by Patricia Ritter



For the first time in a while I put a label on the back, I generally
don't put labels on but recently have changed my views on labelling 
quilts.
I did add a quote on the back saying
"Friends are the family you choose"

Jeanne loved her quilt and I hope she has many cozy nights curled 
up on the couch with her quilt.

I must add that about an hour and a half before I gave her the quilt I decided
to photograph the back and would you believe I got bird poo on it, fresh bird poo!!!
Arrrggghhhh! I tried sponging it off but, NO, it made it worst so into the washing machine
it went, all the time crossing my fingers the black wouldn't run. Thank goodness
for colour catchers. Then straight into the dryer and onto the BBQ. Phew!!!
It was a little tense I must say but all was well in the end.
Happy Quilting!