Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Baby Elephant Parade

How sweet are these two baby quilts? Reneta created her own layout with blocks from the pattern called Elephant Parade from Sew Fresh Quilts.

The first received the "Novaya Zhizn" pantograph.

And the second received the "Hall of Mirrors" pantograph.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Sherry's Embelished Home Quarter

Sherry used the Highway 10 Designs Home Quarter pattern for the basis of this quilt and took it up a notch by adding an applique panel.  My last two posts also contained Home Quarter quilts, and it still amazes me how much fabric choices change the look of a pattern.

Sherry sent a note along with the quilt suggesting an all over stipple for the quilting design and an outline around the applique.  I know Sherry quite well and I know that she prefers threads that blend, so I suggested treating the border and panel differently than the body of the quilt so I could use two different threads.

Sherry liked my suggestion of a bead board design in the borders and behind the applique with a medium stipple in the quilt body.  I love how it turned out.  It was fun to stipple a large part of the quilt as I don't get to do that often.


I love when quilters take a pattern and add their own twist to it.  Home Quarter is a fat quarter friendly pattern and is available as a pdf download or in paper format.


Monday, October 5, 2020

True North Home Quarter

Kristine made this lovely version of Home Quarter by Highway 10 Designs.  The fabric colleciton is called True North by Kate and Birdie for Moda.  I am looking forward to True North 2 that will be coming to quilt stores later this fall.

Kristine selected the Maple Syrup panto (Perfect right?) and red thread.  Choosing red is always a bit scary as it can sometimes be stronger than you want, but it just enhanced the top. She used a lovely grey flannel on the back and I used a grey thread in the bobbin to match.

Home Quarter is a fat quarter and beginner friendly pattern available as a PDF download or in paper format.