Monday, June 25, 2012

Triple Rail Fence quilt top finished! and more!

Except for the borders that is... the book i am working through has us do all the borders at one time.  this is quilt top 3 from the book that i have made, also a sampler is in the works too from the book.

so i laid this quilt top out on my seriously unattactive basement floor, i really need to look for other places to photograph stuff like this!

 Heres a closeup, so you can get a look at the fabrics.

and of course here is a sideways pic of the quilt top.  I plan ( i think ) to do a narrow black(perhaps white) border and then a wider one with larger floral print.

So last summer on vacation, i bought to quilt kits from a quilt shop in Williams Lake, B.C. with the intention of making my 2 oldest granddaughters quilts for their 5th birthdays, one on Dec 21,2011 and the other Feb 13, 2012.
  and i got them both done.
the first one for Daphne is a ballerina theme, made of  4 large blocks and about 16 smaller blocks all with printed ballerina designs. the shop had also included co-ordinating ballerina fabric .  man what a pain!!!  the blocks werent printed on the straight of grain, and man i had someheadaches with it LOL  plus being a very beginner quilter, I am amazed it turned out so well.
DH and I took our other soon to be 5 year old granddaughter Venessa with us in early December to celebrate Daphnes birthday early. About a 5 to 6 hour drive away in winter conditions.

 As you can see by the smile on her face, Daphne really liked it!!  Thats Venessa hiding behind her fan!

My first time machine quilting, I did stars on the big corner blocks and a stipple design on the others, with a not so dense stippling on the border. I was in a time crunch and sewed the binding on by machine and i like how it looked. the whole quilt turned out okay for someone who really didnt have a clue  LOL sometimes ingnorance is bliss :) she brought it with her when they came for christmas too so its getting well loved!

Venessas quilt for her birthday in Feb was a mermaid, theme, same idea , printed blocks, not square, swearing , ripping out etc. but perservered and got it finished in time for her birthday.  Sadly i didnt get a picture of her with it before they left in March to go back home to Manitoba. They had been here at my DIL's parents while my son was doing a tour in Afghanistan from Oct to Mar. 

so here is is layed out on our bed, really pretty colours in this one love the deep pinks and tourquises.

I did spirals in the large printed blocks and stippling with variegated thread in the pieced blocks.

In the border i sort of did circular stippling around the circle design of the border fabric.  Venessa does really like it she told me !

Right before making these i did a flannel quilt from a kit from the same quilt shop ( i dropped a whack of cash there that day )
for Venessas baby brother who was born Dec 2 ( she also has a sister Ainsley, who will be 2 next aug)  It was very simple blocks and qulted on the diagonal by machine. The backing fabric my DIL picked out in Edmonton when we took my son there in Oct when he was deployed. 

 This is little Darrens quilt which was pretty much ready by the time he was born.
I also made this tablerunner for my MIL for christmas last year. made from moda coins, i dont know if thats the right word, they were precuts , 2 1/2 inches by 5 inches , just sewed together and stitched in the ditch . 

I also pieced these two table runners, before christmas , the brown one was machine quilted and binding finished about 3 weeks ago and lives on the coffee table, it was a quilt from a store in Jasper Alberta that i picked up about 2 years ago. 

 the yellow and blue one which was a kit put together by a quilt store here has the binding on but needs it to be hand sewn down, (that is a travel project for the upcoming long weekend)  I did a very simple machine quilting with my walking foot on the yellow and blue.  just kind of echoed one one side of each seam in the center and simple lines in the border.  I could sure tell that the piecing of these was done before i started learning properly how to piece.   YIKES !   and also the dark green in the brown runner was of course supposed to be down the middle  OOPsy!! 

The yellow and blue one is about 4 feet long and will be going on my dresser.
well thats it for now sports fans! hopefully tomorrow i will get up my WIP list.


Anonymous said...

What happy grand daughters! Quilts look great!


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