Showing posts from May, 2015

Denim Hourglass Finish

It was a hard choice to make, deciding to go with Hourglass Baby Quilt pattern done with Sujata Shah's versions of craziness in piecing. I've used her book, Cultural Fusion Quilts- A Melting Pot of Traditions. I totally recommend it if you are looking for a way to make your own original looking quilt. This book is to provide quilters with reasonable guidelines for those wanting to explore playing with fabric. This baby quilt is by far the most interesting version of a baby quilt in my opinion. I'm always seeking something inspiring in a pattern. I see lots of new versions of blocks from this book which anyone can play with and it will not look just like Sujata's, it will be your own. I chose to use lightweight denim with 100% cotton prints from Dr. Suess collection from Robert Koffman I love the free spirited way these blocks go together and hoping that my family will like its modern way. This little quilt was hand quilted with #5 Per

Country Quilt Show and Links

Rusty has that look on her face, she is telling me she wants to come along too!  So I gave in and she came along.   Its very small and if you blink you'd miss it. But quaint homes and laughing people at the local gas station greet a newcomer to Fort Fraser, B.C. The parking lot beside the hall was pretty full and I had my favorite companion along with me. She required shade and open windows. So I managed to "Go 4x4ing" with my Toyota Corolla! I eased my car in underneath a tall shady tree at the farthest part of the parking lot. My car was lopsided and looked like I was trying to climb the tree, but Rusty didn't care! This fly hook is only one of dozens that decorate the border of this following quilt done by Debbie Petteplace. Its simply stunning This photo doesn't do this quilt justice. When I saw this fish quilt I immediately fell in love with this one made by Debby Petteplace which she made for her son.  I just loved the tempe

Retro Revisit

I recently picked this book entitled "Quilts Among the Plain People" and I was refreshed by the way the Amish people seem to get along with each other.  Quilting and sewing skills are taught in the early ages, where girls learn how to sew beside their Mother. I've always been attracted to this idea because of my own lack of learning from my own Mother. Its a wonder I turned out at all. Little encouragement for others can be found in the heart of a person suffering a mental illness. My mother was ill for all her life.  That's the sad part and the part that all us kids didn't fall by the wayside says a lot for my sweet older sister.  T-shirt quilt making for me started in the 1990's when I became very focused on reusing as much as I could. I decided that our used t-shirts required alternative uses from becoming automotive rags. This article from the 1980's told of making t-shirts into quilts. I was hooked. Unfortunately this well before

Butterfly Parade

We were out on walk and saw this spectacle on a recently fallen birch. I think they were drinking a liquid that was flowing very slowly. I think it must be butterfly wine. Happy quilting everyone.

Mother's Day Quilt

I just love it when I get a special commission for a Mom. My client wanted a small lap quilt for her Mom for Mother's Day. The photo transfer via email were sent to me and then onto my special professional that makes photo transfers perfect that last a very long time. I started with bordering each 11 x 8.5 inch Parent photo transfer with gold. Then I bordered each of the children and grandchildren in red and set it all into a grey background. I was playing around before the client picked it up and this is taken inside our RV. I had some restrictions to color red, grey and blue, I added the gold and it was a good choice because the upper top area required something more fancy than the FAMILY name which was done in Gold. I included the variation of square in a square to making it flashy, just a bit.  And here is Mom and Daughter holding the beloved quilt. Thank you C. Happy Quilting, Carli

New T- Shirt Quilt

A new commission is on my table. I truly love making t-shirt quilts. And this one a gecko in it. I intend to machine quilt this piece. Happy Quilting to all my combined followers of over 400. Wow, thank you for seeing and reading valuable techniques. I follow several of you as well. My UFO's are on the table for summer projects. Thank you for all the comments on what to do with my UFO pile. Some of you even emailed me personally. I'm taking all you advice.