Quilting fun for family and friends!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

WIP Wednesday - Christmas is Coming

I love Christmas! Everything about it! The decorations with the lights making everything glow. The favourite movies that I never tire of watching. And of course the Spirit Singers Craft Fair. Last year we made Scandi Ornaments. This year angels and trees. Super cute!

 With the date!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The Auntie Quilt - Finish #25

Yes! Yes! Yes! done and delivered. This is the last of the quilts that traveled with me to Niagara Falls. I completed the binding the morning I flew out. Needless to say, in the rush of last minuteness, I forgot all my clothes and had to go shopping. The good news is that I had a ton of room in my suitcase after transporting four quilts.
Love this Holiday Hustle pattern and kit from Sew Lux. This is my fifth quilt using this pattern and I still really love it. Turns out perfect every time.
I used High Street by Lily Ashbury so the fabrics match her daughters two Jacob's Ladder quilts. Auntie Annies quilt also has a the pink and green and the backing fabric for the backing. I really liked this touch.

The 60th Wedding Anniversary was so fun! Wonderful catching up with everyone during a happy occasion!!! And all the quilts were a big hit!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Pink Jacob's Ladder - Finish 24

Another cousin quilt. A pink Jacob's Ladder to compliment the green finish last week. Laura is the pink sister. It seemed only fitting to use the same material, High Street by Lily Ashbury, for both sisters.
I quilted through the middle of the block to emphasize the secondary pattern made by the squares. Love the offset square design.
I am very pleased with this finish. The quilt will be coming with me to Niagara Falls.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Green Jacob's Ladder - Finish 23

A cousin quilt. I am working my way through the cousins and it is great fun. I have made a green Jacob's Ladder for Jenny, as when I asked what colour quilt she answered green of course. Well I should have known.
I used High Street fabric by Lily Ashbury. I have used her material before and love it! The mix of bright colours is just so wonderful. And as a bonus she works right on top of my local quilt store. How fabulous is that!
I quilted through the middle of the block to accentuate the the secondary pattern and I love how it turned out. The backing is an Anna Maria Horner print that ties everything together. Perfect!
This quilt is also coming to Niagara Falls with me.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Finish #22

I love Kaffe Fassett. I love his bold use of colours and I love the weight of his fabrics. I always feel like I am quilting light.
This is my go to pattern for the men in my family. It is my fourth quilt using this pattern. There is something about squares that really does it for me.
This quilt is for Rob's dad and the backing was chosen especially for him. He has been a New York Times crossword guy for as long as I can remember. He also spent some time creating crosswords, which I am told is waaay harder than it looks.

I am thrilled to have this quilt ready to present in person. I will be gong to Niagara Falls for their 60th wedding anniversary. It makes me so happy to be part of their celebration.