Wind chill factor - minus freezing cold something or other celsius!
The first quilt was pieced by Judy - I've done quite a few quilts for Judy - she is a wonderful piecer, and it's a pleasure to quilt for her. Glide thread, Effervescence Panto
|I had to get a "helper" to try to hold it down in the wind!|
|Judy's Star Quilt|
|Judy's Star Quilt - centre|
|Judy's Star Quilt border - close up . . . and the beautiful blue sky!|
The other two competing for "hang time" are shop samples for Addies Creative Fabrics - an awesome little quilt shop in Cochrane, Alberta. I chose the Wrought Iron panto from Willow Leaf Studios - it just seemed a good fit with the designs in the fabric . . . what do you think? Superior So-fine thread top gives it an even more classic look.
|Addie's baby quilt|
|Addies - close up|
|Addies - closer up . . . see where the inspiration came from?|
This quilt- Country Gatherings - has been hanging in Addies for months - it was originally done as a class (I think), and Addies is still selling kits . . . but it was begging to be quilted!!! So . . . I quilted it - using Wisteria Panto by Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz - again, I got the inspiration from the designs in the fabric. Thread choice this time was "Military Gold" Glide thread - it just added that special bit of dazzle!
|Country Gatherings - hang time|
|Country Gatherings - close up|
|Country Gatherings - closer up - Wisteria Panto|
. . . . and while we are on the topic of Addies, did you hear that Sparrow Studioz will be moving into the space in Addies previously occupied by Saffron. Matt and Bradie Sparrow will be setting up the space for their Sparrow Studioz South - APQS long arm rental program and sales centre. What a great opportunity for quilters who would like to try their hand at finishing off their own quilts - or test driving the APQS machines . . . all the fun starts January 1st, 2013!
It was a beautiful sunny day in Water Valley today, but COLD! Tomorrow should be more of the same, and I have 6 (yes 6) quilts to get on the line . . . brrrrr - the things I do so you can share my joy of quilting!!
|Sunrise in Water Valley - November 10, 2012|