Saturday, 5 September 2015

Summer of 2015 - June

Summer of 2015 is pretty much over now . . . you may think that I've not been very busy, but in reality, this has been a whirlwind summer.  We were spending two weeks each month in beautiful Kimberley, BC - which gave me plenty of time to piece quilts of my own, but limited the time I could spend with Freeda and customer quilts.  But, looking back at all my photos, I really did get quite a bit done.  Let's start with the month of June . . .

I am trying to do one "custom" quilt per month (well, actually this summer it's been per 2 weeks!) - so in June, the custom quilt was Bonnie's Double Wedding Ring (last post). 

Jill's baby quilt - such cute fabrics!!  This was quilted using freehand 3s and es - a simple pattern but so practical on a baby quilt that's going to be washed, dragged around and cuddled in.  Glide Thread

Jills's baby quilt - 3s and es

My customer, Alice, was busy again!  She put together this gorgeous mix of pastel batiks in a quilt for her granddaughter.  Dragonfly pond panto; glide thread; Hobbs 80/20 batting
Alice's Dragonfly Pond

Alice's Dragonfly Pond - close up

Alice's Dragonfly Pond - flannel backing
 and another Grandma hard at work - this is Julie's Dr. Seuss quilt that she made for her grandson.  I love the polka dot fabric she used for the sashing!  This was quilted using a variety of freehand designs - I just 'winged' it and quilted each block differently and bubble sand swirls in the sashings. I never get tired of Dr. Seuss!! 

Gale's quilt is for a wedding gift - lucky couple!  I quilted one just like it for her a couple of years ago - you can see that one here.  The appliqued flowers look great on the black and white background.  I stitched around each of the appliques, and then freehand swirls in the rest. 

Louise's also made a quilt as a wedding gift - this one is made from a the Downton Abbey Collection of fabrics - such great colors!!!  Glide Thread; Antique Lace panto; Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Louise Downton Abbey quilt

Louise Downton Abbey Quilt

Louise Downton Abbey Quilt - backing
 Quilters are very generous . . . . another grandson quilt - this time made by Jean.  It's a monster truck panel, so we went with the Bauhaus panto - great choice as it kind of looks like roadways.  Glide thread; Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Jean's Monster Truck - backing
 ..... and last, but not least, another one of Jean's quilts - this time for her granddaughter.  It's a fairy princess type fabric - simple design using a 16 patch block - really cute!  Dragonfly Pond panto, Glide Thread; Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Jean's Fairy Princess quilt

Jean's Fairy Princess - backing
Well, that pretty much takes care of the month of June . . . July's up next!  Happy Quilting from the Little House

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