Monthly Archives: March 2016

2016-10 Poker Quilt

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This afghan sized quilt uses a poker themed fabric in the stack and whack blocks.  These are made from fabric I bought at the members boutique of the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild in Davenport Iowa.  I set those blocks with a plain back setting triangles.  The narrow yellow stop border and poker print inner border contain the spinning triangles.  The solid black outer border gives a nice canvas to show the motion in the quilting design.  The digital design is “Bounce” by Ann Bright.  The quilt is bound with a blue and red watery fabric that picks up the colours of the pinwheels.

I’m sure a card player will love this quilt.

 

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2016-9 Santa Believe

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I was cleaning out my stash of Christmas fabrics and found this large panel which I remember purchasing about twenty years ago.   Time to do something with it!  I added an inner border of a candy cane print and then a wide outer border of a tonal red.  It was quilted with a Candy Cane digital pattern by Ann Bright.  The blue binding coordinated with the main colour of the panel.  It will make a great Christmas Sofa quilt!

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2016-8 Dutchman Puzzle Topper

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This topper was made with some leftover blocks from a workshop I led.  With just enough flying geese to make four Dutchman Puzzle blocks, I decided to put them together into a table topper.   There was enough fabric left over to add the navy sashing and yellow inner border and navy outer border.  The backing fabric is the same as the light blue flying geese.

The quilting is done in a medium blue thread that goes well with the navy fabrics, but seems too contrasting on the yellow.  If I were to do this over, I would change my quilting designs so that I could custom quilt the yellow flying geese with yellow thread.  We live and we learn.  That is one of the things I find quite inspiring about quilting.  We can always find a way to do it better the next time!

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