I learn something with every quilt I do . . . this one, for example, taught me to ALWAYS measure the backing carefully before loading. Sylvia did a beautiful job of piecing her quilt - and she added extra fabric to the backing to ensure I had enough to attach to the leaders on my machine. When I started on the top, I should have snugged it up one more inch - because when I got to the bottom I was 1/2" short on the backing - argh!!! It meant that Sylvia will have to cut the bottom border by 1/2 inch - which isn't a really big deal - but I could have prevented that in the first place - so sorry, Sylvia. :(
Starburst panto, Hobbs 80/20 batting, Glide thread - celery
|Sylvia's Floral Quilt|
Freehand feather/swirls; Hobbs 80/20 batting; Superior thread
|Jessie's quilt - hangin' with Freeda|
|Jessie's quilt - close up|
|Jessie's quilt for her grand daughter - heart quilted in the yellow square|
Becky made this quilt for her mom - another special quilt for a special gift. I love the way the batik 25 patches are framed with the brown fabric. The gold thread just adds a little bit of pizzazz to that brown fabric - and works very nicely with the batiks.
Antique Lace panto; Glide thread - Military Gold; Hobbs 80/20 batting
|Becky's quilt - close up|
|Becky's quilt - hangin' with Freeda|
Carolyn is going to put this beautiful blue strip quilt on a guest room bed. It is huge - 94 x 115! She pieced the top of the backing so that when it's folded down on the bed, you see the pieced backing - what a great idea! When she picks this one up she's got another one for me - just as big and I imagine it will be just as nice.
Glide thread - Cloud; Antique Lace panto
|Carolyn's quilt - hangin' with Freeda|
|Carolyn's quilt - to folded back to show the pieced backing|
|Carolyn's quilt - close up|
..... and last for this post - Cheryl's "Good to Be Square" quilt. I used one of the patterns in the blocks as the inspiration for the panto design. Cheryl used Minkee backing which really shows off the quilting design - and don't you love the pop of that red inner border?
I wish I had taken better pictures of it - because it really is a great quilt - but I wanted to get home quickly the other day as the snow was coming down fast and furiously so I just needed to pack up and get on the road - it was a white-knuckle trip but I made it home safe and sound.
Glide Thread; Wrought Iron panto
|Cheryl's Good to be Square|
Snow tires are on, snow brush in the back seat - extra gloves, blankets and candles in the trunk - all set for winter driving in Alberta! Until next time - stay safe on the roads . . . from the Little House