Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tilda and Gail Pan


For the Tilda and Gail Pan Design lovers my post title has captured your attention, hopefully long enough to read this post, comment and even come back for another visit?
Kerryn and her team at The Country Yard have been very busy sewing an array of tempting delights to whisk away to Auckland Festival of Quilts to where they will be merchants.


The first delectable quilt is this Tilda Bumble Bee quilt design. Kerryn asked for E2E quilting I thought this free hand quilting looked like "Spinin' Bumble Bee Flight"..................


I used Glide thread in the colour Cool Mint over the cotton batting Kerryn supplied. Look at the pretty curved piecing.


Kerryn asked for the Full Quiltmekiwi Binding Service on all three quilts you will see here today.
Next is another Tilda quilt, called Cottage Collection.


E2E quilting again, this time a simple meander using Glide thread again, this time in the colour Linen.


Kerryn had included two cushion fronts and some calico for the cushion backs to be quilted at the same time as the quilt.
The next quilt is a Gail Pan Design called "The Blessings of Nature". This one has custom quilting.


The stitchery blocks will have buttons attached so the quilting was very minimal. Glide thread again in Military Gold and Fantastico thread in the colour Pheasant. Some straight lines, some swirls and loops.





                             You can see the lovely mustard coloured backing fabric.


If you enjoyed these quilts and just have to make one for yourself, see the girls at The Country Yard they will sort you out with a lovely parcel all for you!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Animals Quilts ......series three


Happy Sunday to you all. I thought perhaps you'd like to see two more of Juliet's spectacular quilts!


        The mirrored swan won a space in my heart right from the onset of opening the courier bag!





Magnificent right?!! So is the Peacock, this quilt is what made me look at Kaffe Fasste fabric with new eyes.






Not many words needed today........................................

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A Merry Christmas to You!!..........................x two!


Hi there and welcome back to my quilting corner of the world. I'm not starting early on my Christmas greetings but I am starting on Christmas quilting. Last year when I was still working at The Country Yard  I sold the kits for these quilts, one to Kim and one to Jenny, who are friends and worked on these quilts together. I had a very special visit one day several weeks back from Kim and Jenny both with their finished quilt tops asking me to quilt them!


Here are both the girls quilts laid out for the photo shoot. Both wanted their quilts quilted like the shop sample that I had also quilted *see here*  except they didn't want the cross hatching on the stitchery blocks.


I quilted both quilts pretty much the same, with a few subtle differences between the two. I think they both did a fabulous job of these quilts especially considering neither of them have ever done piecing like this, applique, stitchery and Dresden Plates.



 Both wanted the Full Quiltmekiwi Binding service and a hanging sleeve. Although almost exactly the same they did chose different batting and backing fabrics.



Thank you so much Kim and Jenny, it was an absolute pleasure to be with you both on this journey from start until finish!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Animal Quilts - series two


The next two fabulous quilts in the spotlight from Juliet's book "Animal Quilts" is Butterfly.........





I didn't get a photo of the back of this one, but in this photo you get a glimpse. And a view of the next quilt!


And the Highland Cow...............................................



                                                           Isn't he oozing character!


I loved Juliet's choices of fabrics including the backing.......................................


So there you go another two quilts that I hoped you enjoyed................meet me back here again in a few days time.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Animal Quilts - series one....................


Good evening quilt lovers I am super delighted to finally share a secret I have been keeping under my quilting hat since August last year! My friends will tell you I'm a safe bet with secrets, but this one was like bubbling fizzy in my tummy! I was so excited about these quilts. Juliet of The Tartankiwi asked me if I would be her exclusive quilter for 12 of her wonderful designs that would be released into a book...........what do you reckon I said???............. YES of course.


We had a tight time frame to get all these finished for the publishers, but we did it. I will share them with you over several blog posts. First is the OWL...........................





The back...............................


Second is the Panda...........................




The back......................................


So that's two down, ten more to share. To order your very own copy of this fabulous book - complete with a CD see here on Juliet's blog for more details. I look forward to sharing more of these scrumptious quilts with you soon.