Monday, September 26, 2011

Roll Roll Cotton Boll quilt

I have been working on this top for months, and yesterday I finally got it finished. It was designed by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame and was her mystery quilt over Christmas and New Year 2010/11.

I was over all the blocks and little pieces by the time I had made them all, but once the border went on, it suddenly came alive and now I love the way all the pinks and greens work together.

Sorry this is sideways, but you get the gist.
I had to get it off my floor as the girls are coming to stitch on Wednesday and my room looks like a tip as it is, without having all the blocks and borders all over the floor.
The weather here has been gorgeous, so here are some pics taken in my garden. This first one is taken on our deck looking out towards Ophir. I love that tree in the middle.

Cactus flowers.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mariner's star quilt

I did this quilt a couple of weeks ago, but time has just disappeared and now here we are in the school holidays!
Anyway my partner-in-creative-memories-digital-scrapbooking-crime made this beauty for her husband and he wanted nautical, no flowers or girly things.
I went looking through my stash of patterns and then had to have a look through some designers' pages (as you do), and found some fabulous patterns which would work perfectly.

There are lighthouses, a clipper ship, pelicans, north star, compass rose fish, and some rope -all done on the statler. Then I did some freehand wavy water patterns. I think it came out really well, and looks great.

My boys have finally convinced me that a Nerf gun is not too bad a thing to have around (Ha!), so they now have nerf wars and enlist the aid of some friends from school. Check out the size of the gun on the right - nearly taller than Connor! I have no idea which sort it is, except that they shoot and hide and run around for a bit and then go hunting for their foam bullets.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Another beauty....

I'm trying to convince Jane (who owns this beauty) that she should give this quilt to me - or at least adopt me as her cousin! Without much luck though....sigh. She has made this quilt to give to her cousin as a gift.

Anyway it has lots of feathers on it, along with some curved cross hatching to break up the large spaces.

It was made in a class with Lynne Alchin who always has such beautiful designs.

The fabric in this quilt is predominantly French General which I'm also partial to, and the whole effect is just lovely.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Baltimore Garden quilt

This beauty went home this week. It is called Baltimore Garden by Ann Langely and Karen at The Stitching Post has it in a kit and patterns (if anyone is interested).

It is entirely freehand quilted with some ditching around and inside the appliqued designs and lots of feathers.

I particularly like the black and white checks - very scrummy.
And this crane is surrounded by jonquils - the view out of my sewing room.

Along with working hard, I have been trying to get a couple of my own quilts made up, but they are both by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame, and have a gazillion pieces, so it is taking time to get them all together. I hope to have one done by next week, and that is the Roll Roll Cotton Boll that Bonnie ran as a mystery late last year, over Christmas and New Year. Its only taken me 9 months to get it done.
Anyway, enjoy