Sunday, April 29, 2007

Emily Patricia's Baby Quilt

This is another quilt using the Crazy 8's pattern. It is the same pattern as Abigail's quilt, except this is a true Crazy 8's. I used 8 FQ's to make this one :-). It's a great way to use FQ's in two or three colour families. I've had the green striped fabric for a long time and it just never matched anything else. Finally, it worked for this quilt. I got it from a pen pal from Australia once. Here is the finished quilt:

I quilted it with a variegated thread with leaves, flowers and bees...fun to quilt these quilts because you have squares to aim for and don't have to plan out the quilting for the whole quilt :-).


Here you can see the quilting on the back. It is quilted on my trusty Singer 15-88 treadle sewing machine made in Canada in 1951.


It even had a label!


Jenn gave me a picture of Baby Emily on her new quilt yesterday, so I thought I'd add it to the blog as well :-). Thanks Jenn!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

CanSew Maple Leaf Exchange Blocks Quilt

This is the quilt I made using the maple leaf blocks that we exchanged with our Canadian Sewing Machine Collector's group in 2002. I grouped the blocks this way so I could get the proper size to use the teddy bear maple leaf fabric that I bought for backing. I handquilted it while on a trip to visit my daughter in the Philippines. Whenever I see this quilt, it reminds me of the heat we experienced there! Certainly would not have a use for this quilt there :-).


Three of us went shopping in a fabric shop after we exchanged the blocks and found this adorable fabric which I used for backing.


Close up of the center blocks of the quilt.

Close up of one of the groupings of four blocks. We signed these blocks with our name, where we are from and which antique/vintage machine we used to sew the blocks. Members were encouraged to use a Canadian made machine if they had one.

The label for the back of the quilt.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Birthday Quilt

My friends Amy and Lynn made this little wallhanging for me for my 50th birthday last year. They chose a panel of sayings about mid life and paper pieced the blocks for the quilt and added a few Red Hat ladies to the mix. The border is also red hat fabric. For those who are unfamiliar with "Red Hat ladies", you are eligible for membership in the Red Hat Society when you turn 50. You can then go on trips and wear purple clothing with red hats! Thank you Amy and Lynn for the wonderful gift for my 'special' birthday :-).