quilt monday

A long time ago, there was a lady named Margaret. Margaret loved to make quilts. One day, one of Margaret's friends bought a quilting machine and started a quilting business. Margaret couldn't have been happier.

Margaret pieced lots of quilts and kept her friend busy with quilting them. One day, Margaret brought in some quilts to be quilted. She picked patterns for them all but one. That one, Margaret didn't care what happened to it. She didn't particularly like the quilt and said she didn't care if she got the quilt back.

The quilt sat for a long time in the friend's quilting studio. One day, one of the friends decided to quilt the quilt.

quilted with Bountiful Feathers 

I love the colours in this quilt. And yes, that is no snow on the ground; my flowers are even all in bloom lol.

sorry, I couldn't get the colours right in this picture-it's too washed out

I had a some fair time a few weeks ago so I felt it was time to finally get this quilt quilted up so someone could enjoy it.

The paisley print is interested, it's almost gauze like. I was happy that there was just enough extra backing to make binding for the quilt.

Now to find someone to give this a happy home.


Linda came to us about 7 years ago. She spends part of her year here in BC and the other part back East. She quilts the entire time she is here than wants everything quilted before she heads back across the country. 

These are Linda's latest.

First, a little mini
quilted with Mod Dots

I love Linda's take on a Bargello. 

She used 3 different panels for this quilt.

I did a meander in the body of the quilt and a poinsettia pattern in the borders.

This next one, it was hard to give it back lol.

quilted with Spin

I love how the quilting works with the quilt; so pretty!

I customed quilted this next one. It was also hard to give it back to Linda.

I water stitched in the red border around all the flowers and in all the background on the pinwheels.

And a ribbon stitch in the sashings. 
The red pinwheels just popped!

A quick, easy quilt.

quilted with Cotton

And a sweet baby quilt.

quilted with Laurie

quilt monday

Just a quick, little quilt to show you today. I have a bunch of finished quilts that I need to get pictures of; I've been busy behind the scenes.

I bought a mini charm pack on a whim and one afternoon I was bored so I just made this up. 

 I kept the quilting simple and went with my water stitching; I love the look on mini quilts.

The solid is actually a print; a tiny polka dot.

And of course I had to go with a red binding. It might be time to put this one away and bring out a more seasonal appropriate one. I dont' care that it's Christmas prints; I really love it.


And I don't mean the space ones ;) lol.

Yesterday, I had the whole day ahead of me for some sewing room time. And not a clue where to start or what to work on. I have been doing everything I can to avoid starting this for Boy4.

I will say, some of the piecing instructions on that scare me a little bit!

I didn't want to start a new project, I really do need to get the Dalek done, so I  opened up my UFO bin and dived in.

I  dug out a quilt I started roughly 5(possibly even longer) years ago. It was a class but I never finished the quilt for two reasons; so many steps to get the block done where there are faster, easier ways to construct it and more importantly, the class was advertised as the quilt finishing as a 72inch square when it is actually for  a queen sized bed-useless to me. I did consider buying more of my fabric to make the quilt a king size but we had to scrap yardage together just to get enough fabric for my kit.

I had a good stack of melons already ready to apply to my blocks so away I went. And soon I discovered that I was short yardage to cut out the last 6 background blocks. argh!! Luckily, I had enough yardage of a matching black print and I was able to get the last blocks cut.

 I have way too many melons to finish prepping for the last blocks but I got such a great (re)start on this quilt! I am planning to still make it queen sized. What will happen to it after that, who knows!

Happy Thursday! 

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