Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I've had this little quilt for a while now... trying to work out what to put on it.  For some reason I just couldn't get it together and be happy with a design.  It belongs to Julie and was designed by Ann, her mum.  We had a little thing going for a while with Julie making, Ann designing and me quilting (hence the JAB title), but we haven't done one for a while due to work, kids, life etc.  And me being slow to be inspired!

Anyway, the time came and I just had to start - Julie thought I had lost it, but no, it was still faithfully hanging on my wall waiting for inspiration.

It is quilted entirely freehand, with the use of rulers for the SID, but the rest I made up as I went along.

I think it has come out OK.  I do like the border design though, might need to refine it for another quilt.

I think Julie's next problem is finding the bind......I know that isn't in my room!!:)


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Christmas in July

This quilt was made by Jane and is by Rosalie Quinlan, and is called "It's a Redwork Christmas".

It is very simply quilted, with SID around the stitcheries, then a swirly freehand design in the very inside border,

then a p2p elongated clam in the small outside border,

and a Christmas Bells design by Anne Bright in the bigger border of each block and the very outside of the whole quilt. 
I like this quilt a lot, maybe another to go on my list.....



Friday, August 17, 2012

Pansy lone star

This beauty belongs to Sue and isn't it a beauty!

It is quilted with both freehand swirls, some ruler work, and some Statler work.

The outside border designs are from One Song Needle Arts, and are part of the Bethany range.

The designs in the white corners and inset triangles are a combination of a Bethany frame and parallel lines, with an inside echo finishing it off.

Sorry about the sideways pic, but you get the drift.