Weblog and Idea Spot for Quilters
20 December 2014
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16 December 2014
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14 December 2014
Both inspired by quilts in Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott, these quilts were comissioned by a customer for donation to a local women's shelter. The brown quilt is called Blue Lagoon and is made in blues in the book, and the blue quilt is called Pandora's box and is worked in dark and light neutrals in the book.
The Lintott's book is full of easy, attractive, quickly made patterns, so I go straight to it when I need to get a quilt out fast.
Posted by tirane93 at 11:19
18 November 2014
My friend who is a quilter also makes gorgeous ceramics. I regularly snatch works of art out of her trash can. For my birthday she made me this amazing bowl. It's deeper than the average bowl and the sides are a bit steeper, making it both fabulous to hold and far more useful when loading stuff on top of a scoop of ice cream.
Here it is being treated with the respect it deserves:
Posted by tirane93 at 16:34
24 October 2014
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09 October 2014
This quilt was made from a bunch of muslin, a couple of pieces of solids from my stash, and a friend's leftovers. The poor thing was put on Terpsichore and taken back off again half a dozen times before I finished all the quilting.
I got a little whimsical in the borders.
My freehand circles are about as round as my homemade pancakes which is to say not especially round. It was fun to quilt and I love the pattern the quilting makes on the back,
and the fabrics are gorgeous and I would never have made the quilt if it wasn't for the freebie 2" x 4" scraps Marcy handed me.
Binding the quilt in the neutral fabric may have been a mistake, but I've gotten bored with the eye popping edges I see everywhere (including on my own quilts) and am ready to try other things for a while.
Blue and green aren't my colors, so this quilt is looking for a home.
Posted by tirane93 at 00:24
26 September 2014
A few times a year I meet some quilting friends at Le Retreat House in Gainesville and we all spend the weekend chatting and sewing. It is relaxing and cathartic. This summer I put together this top from two moda charm packs but I still haven't quilted it...
and my friend miz D made this one for her sister. It actually took her several different retreats to piece it, but she got the binding on it this summer.
I didn't get pictures of any of the other quilts in progress, but we have another retreat coming up soon.
I also got the binding on this quilt which was very simple to make (from the pattern "Square Deal" found in Amy Smart's Fabulously Fast Quilts) and easy to quilt and it struck me funny to add a little text in the middle (visible on the back more than the front).
Posted by tirane93 at 21:26
16 May 2014
The greens were supposed to be sage, but they just aren't. I tried to tone them down a bit by using grey/green and grey/blue threads.
I was especially pleased with the Invisafil thread in the outer border. Nice subtle texture and unlike many of the thin and shiny threads, didn't break all the time. The rest of the quilting was done in various shades of green and plain white A&E tex 40 quilting cotton.
The snails and pebbles background fill worked well, but from time to time it got boring so I threw in a few easter eggs.
Using a little bit of green thread on the back gave it some character.
Posted by tirane93 at 08:28