Thursday, November 22, 2012

One of mine!

I have finally finished one of my own quilts. It was last years Border Creek mystery came in 2 colourways. This is one way.

It is Moda Etchings in the aqua colour

This was the other colourways and was made by a friend Lesley. Also Moda Etchings. What lovely fabric.

I am gifting mine to a family member. I quilted it with Anne Brights panto called Pearl Feathers and used the new Omni thrrad from Superior. I was able to find the perfect colour thread which is important with this pantograph. You can't have the pearls stand out too much because what circle is ever perfect.

Lesley's quilt was another Anne Bright pantograph called Damask.

Happy quilting! Off to work! :(

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Amazing Radiant Star

Maris made this Radiant Star Quilt using the Eleanor Burns method. Finished size is 108x108. It is a beautiful large quilt. It took FOREVER to quilt, not only because it was large, but lots of family stuff going on too. Dad had knee replacement surgery and we moved them from their house of 30 years to a brand new apartment block for 55+.

You can see the continuous curve in the star with a tan coloured thread which ended with a lovely pattern in the centre. One border was the 6" leaf pile border from Donna Reinarts. The next border is diamonds with a line filler in between. I wanted to define one border to follow the star. Following border was an oak leaf stencil and finally Ii treated the cream frame of the star centre as another border, using half circles to create curved diamonds in the centre to mirror the cc in the star. The corner blocks and the setting triangles were quilted with a leaf and feather motif taken from the Quiltmaker volume of designs.

It was alot of work but i think the quilt deserved something special because the piecing was so well done! I hope that Maris is happy! I was and "off the frame" sounded so sweet when I was done. I had to turn the quilt 4 times to accomodate the square and triangle designs. They were 20" in size and my Nolting has a 24" throat.

One more picture?

Happy quilting everyone!