Sunday, April 21, 2013

Summer Table Runner

It is now autumn, with lovely cool morning and bright blue sky, and I like it very much. With no association to the weather, however, I have made this 'Summer Table Runner' when I saw a picture of it. I love the colours of watermelon although I hardly know what it tastes like (watermelon makes me sick, sadly). I had a few fat quarters in different shades of red, and off I went....There is also a free downloadable pattern but I chose not to follow it.! And so, it took me a little while to work out how I would like to finish it. I quilted it using 'grass b2b' pattern, by Anne Bright, on my wonderful Gammill Statler, and used the Gammill Statler to mark an arc for cutting out as well. I have also made these two cute coasters from the left over quilted pieces that I trimmed off.... Morag, one of my lovely clients, said to me that instead of saying 'I just made it up', I should be saying 'it's my own design'.!!! :-)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

50th Birthday Present

Marita's older sister is turning 50 in a couple of weeks. She made her version of the 'Colour Play' quilt top. I quilted it last night on my wonderful Gammill Statler. Marita chose the pattern, '2475 totally mod circles e2e', by Tammy Finkler, for her quilt. I picked the variegated Signature 100% cotton thread, Tie Dye, for the quilting. It quilted nicely and showed off the quilting pattern on the backing beautifully. Marita was around to help out where she could. I was telling her what to do, for a change. But, of course, I don't think she would agree with this.!!! We had fun, nevertheless. :-) I hope the quilt would be well received by Marita's sister.