Sunday, December 10, 2017

Petals Across The Pond

I know it seems I've been bone-idle for the last couple of months,  but truly I have been working diligently hard on this project, which I can finally share now.

DIL picked out this design from internet photos.  This was a virtual quilt design by Judy Butcher of virtualquilter.wordpress.com.  I was not provided with the project file or instructions, I just made my own plan for it, with a few minor adjustments, mainly to make the center medallion into a rectangle.  Judy lives in Australia, which may help  explain the name of the quilt.  Thank you, Judy,  for sharing this  design inspiration.

This quilt has 1,106 raw-edge appliqued petals.   The quilt finished at  96 x 106 .  It sure feels bigger when you try to lift it.  Most of it was quilted on my Janome 9400 using westalee rulers and templates.  What alot of fun I had!




and here is the back:



and a close up:



a different angle:




As this is a huge finish for me,   I am joining linky parties all week.  Please visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing too.

Wednesday  -  Sew Fresh Quilts
                  -  QuiltFabrication
 Thursday  -  My Quilt Infatuation
Friday  -  T.G.I.F.F.

Also sharing with my inspiring and helpful Yahoo friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Friday Quilt Hop * 11-24-17



Welcome to the Friday Quilt Hop.
I hope you discover some new inspiration today.





http://www.piecencutpatchwork.com/
hoover your mouse over the title headers at the top of the page; drop-down lists will display with options to free instructions

https://poweredbyquilting.com/tips-tutorials/

http://www.iamlunasol.com/p/patterns-tutorials.html

http://www.felicityquilts.com/p/tutorials.html


Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Adventure Begins

My last  ' real project '   post was in September.  I have spent the last few months working mostly on one project .... until I get a proper name, I call it the petal quilt.   More about that another time.

Today I get to share this baby/child quilt.  It is 48 x 60.  It was a fleece kit, meant to be no-sew, but of course, I would quilt it.  A simple diagonal grid, not to detract from the pretty design, ready to be gifted tomorrow.



here is the back, a lively binding, the only tones of blue I had to compliment the quilt center.



Today I'm linking up with  Sew Fresh Quilts  and  Quilt Fabrication.  Be sure to visit there to see what other quilters are sharing today.

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving season.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Quilt Hop * 11-17-17



Welcome to the Friday Quilt Hop.
I hope you discover some new inspiration today.





a gathering of quilting tutorials from all over the internet;  use the " older entries "  button at the end of the page to get to the next page;  I quit clicking at Page 51,  but there are more ........

http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/category/tutorials/


http://kissedquilts.blogspot.com/p/resources.html

http://www.quiltscapesqs.com/p/tutorials-small-projects.html


Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.