Saturday, May 21, 2016

May Round Up

A recent customer brought me two really lovely quilts to quilt for a charity silent auction.  The charity is  the HBOC Society (hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome).  The first is an Asian themed quilt. 

I had the idea of quilting feathers on a cross hatch background so this seemed like the perfect place to try it out and I have to admit I'm pretty darn happy with the way it looks!  My new "toy" - I'll be playing with it a lot until I get tired of it or get a new toy!  :)

She wanted the ribbon logo in the corners.  I talked her into putting it beside the corners because that print would render it pretty well invisible.  This way it can be seen.  

The second auction quilt is actually a little wall hanging.   I quilted this pretty much as it was quilted in the pattern pix.  

Then there is this "Meadow Quilt".  This is a Lizzy House quilt and Lizzy was in Calgary awhile ago to teach the class, so this is the resulting quilt for one of the students in the class.  

And just yesterday I finished this quilt made to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary.  I was asked to incorporate some elements from the original wedding invitation.  Since the quilt is so neutral, I treated it mostly as a wholecloth and just had a lot of fun with it.  It is a gloomy day so the pix are a bit dull - but the best I can do today.

Grand kids did a bit of hand emboidery in a few places (5 actually, I think).  It's subtle - I put a heart around each one so look for the hearts.

These pix came in out of order - but the whole quilt is shown above.  Below - shows the central panel - printed with names/dates and a pix of the happy couple on their special day.

Some random phrases from the invitation (at least that's what I assume it was) printed on panels.  I didn't want to quilt over the letters - so did my best to go around them and make it look OK.  The thing about quilting is that, aside from being decorative, it also has the practical function of holding the quilt together and I needed to do some quilting in the text blocks for that reason.

There are a few places where I put a rose and some other small flowers - these were also from the invitation.

A lot of playing with my new toy (feathers on cross hatch).

The corners of the inside panels (arcs with detail) are also from the invitation.  I did the arc border around the centre because, in addition to it being one of my latest favourite borders, it also is reminiscent of church windows, which I think is appropriate here.

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