Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Batik Detour Placemats and Runner

I pieced this table runner and placemat set a number of years ago, but only got them quilted recently.  The pattern is our Highway 10 Designs "Detour" pattern.

I originally intended to use some of this fabric in my Stellar quilt that you can see here, but there was a change of plans so I used it here instead.  At first I wasn't sure where I wanted to place my fabrics so I made a couple of samples.  Once I placed them on my table the choice was obvious.  Having the brown at the corners blended into my table and just didn't pop.

I added some simple custom quilting in the form of lines and curls to add a little interest to my water colour batiks.

If you would love to try an easy set of placemats and table runner check out the PDF or paper versions of the Detour pattern on the Highway 10 Designs website.

Monday, March 27, 2023

South Cross & Old Market Square

Barb brought a pair of quilts that are both patterns from Erin at The Blanket Statement.  First up is the South Cross quilt which is the newest Blanket Statement pattern.  

Barb selected the Gingersnap pantograph and a chorcoal grey thread.  We opted for Quilter's Dream black poly batting for this one as it had a solid back backing. 

Barb also brought this Old Market Square quilt.  She wanted to keep a really clean and modern feel so we opted for organically spaced straight lines. The black batting didn't look great when placed under the Natural Kona fabric so we used Quilters Dream Blend instead to keep the colour clear and bright.   

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Two for Liane

Liane brought two sweet little quilts.  The first is a 3 yard quilt pattern from The Fabric Cafe called Dazzle that is from "The Magic of 3 yard Quilts" book.

Liane selected the Pretty Posies pantograph and I think it compliments the print in her fabric perfectly.

Next is this pretty in pink quilt.  The pattern is called Zip It from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Liane selected the Pieces of My Heart pantograph for a sweet finish.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Cream and Sugar

This pretty and delicate quilt was made by Audrey.  The pattern is the Cream and Sugar Block of the Month by It's Sew Emma.  Audrey used fabrics from her stash to pull this quilt together, and I think she did an amazing job.  I personally have next to no fabrics of this type in my stash, but I was really drawn to this quilt, and does it ever look good in my spare room where I often photograph quilts.

Check out the planning and the fussy cutting for the square in the centre of this star!

Audrey chose the Feathered Garden pantograph and the mix of florals and feathers adds just the right touch to finish this quilt beautifully.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

$3.31 Quilt

I followed along with a mystery quilt that was sponsored by the Canadian Quilters Association over the last few months. The pattern was free to members.  The pattern is called the $3.31 quilt and was designed by John at Art East Quilting Company.  The name comes from the fact that the images are those depicted on the Canadian coins that total $3.31.

I didn't use the suggested fabrics, but rather bought the blue denim Northcott canvas for the background and picked the rest of the fabrics from my stash.  I was happy to still have some of my special loon fabrics to add in.

I used the Windswept pantograph , Quilter's Dream Puff batting and a cozy Cuddle-tex backing fabric.


Thursday, March 9, 2023

Raspberry Kiss

Amy made this sweet little quilt for her second great niece who will be arriving soon.  She used the Raspberry Kiss tutorial from Wooden Spoon Quilts.

Amy chose the Wildflower pantograph which compliments her border fabric perfectly.


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Woven Dreams

Tannis made this charming quilt using the Bee Grateful fabric line by Deb Strain for Moda.  The pattern is from Kansas Troubles called Woven Dreams.

Tannis chose the Fanciful Fliers pantograph. I did something that I don't normally do and used a contrasting thread on the back.  The yellow thread and pantograph pattern add some interest to the solid black backing fabric that Tannis provided.