Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Robin's Nest by Elizabeth Grierson

This beautiful quilt has been completely hand sewn by Elizabeth Grierson.  She has made this block of the month project from Somerset Patchwork, 'Robin's Nest' was designed by Karen Styles and has so many intricate pieces.  Feathers have featured heavily in the quilting of this quilt as have a few of my freeform curls ;-)  

Margaret Cairns Glacier Star Quilt

 Margaret Cairns has made this 'Glacier Star' quilt by Judy Niemeyer at classes at 'Sewn and Quilted' in Blackburn.  It is a striking quilt that just glows in the sunlight.  Margaret wanted her quilt heavily quilted as it is going to be a wall hanging.  I have quilted in matching threads so that the quilting will add texture to the quilt without dominating it.  A combination of feathers, pebbles, echo quilting and curls and swirls have all been included in this quilt.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Gorgeous Sampler

Judy Smith has made this beautiful sampler quilt about 15 years ago and after using it to teach with for quite some time she dicided that the time had come to finish the project.  It is a well balanced sampler as the blocks compliment each other so well. The unpieced blocks gave me a chance to do some elaborate quilting.  As did the lovely scalloped border.

My favourite combination - curls and cross-hatching.