Then it was back to the 5 quilt tops. First up, a juvenile quilt for my lovely little guild's yearly charity project. This year we are making quilts for the IWK Hospital for Children in Halifax. We chose the square-in-a-square block to use to make our quilts. Mine measures 48" x 64". I quilted it in free motion on my Pfaff PowerQuilter 16.0 I used Aurifil 50wt #2024 (white) to quilt the fmq wavy lines.
Then on to my Tula Pink Project - the Tula Trio! Numbers 2, 3 and 4. A while back, I bought a half metre cut of each of the designs in the entire line of "Eden". My first creation from this purchase was "Breaking Away", an original design by ME, which was completed in November of 2015.
here's the back...
I cut the remainder of the 1/2 metres into 2 1/2" strips and made these....
Then from these colour slabs of the leftover strips, I made three more quilts......first, from the pink slab....."SPOOLA PINK" an original design by ME
Measures 52" x 49" quilted in free motion on my Pfaff QE 4.0 using Aurifil (of course) thread #3660 50wt and a Superior Titantium Topstitch needle size 80/12. Background fabrics used are Kona Coal, Titanium and Graphite. On the Back..."Painted Lace" from Fox Field by Tula Pink
From the Purple Slab.... "LOTS OF Ls" an original design by ME
|I am very proud of this quilt. I poured everything I have into it!|
Measures 42" x 60" quilted in free motion on my Pfaff QE 4.0 using Aurifil 50wt #2311 and using a Superior Titanium Topstitch needle size 80/12 Background fabric is Kona Snow and the Backing fabric is Kona Amethyst with a strip of "Crouching Tiger" in amethyst. The binding is Kona Bone
The last quilt in the trio, from the green slab, is "Go on Green" an original design by ME
52" square. Quilted in freemotion on my Pfaff QE4.0 using Sulky 30wt thread #4018 with a Superior Titanium Topstitch 90/14 needle and Aurifil 50wt #1158 using a 80/12 Superior titanium topstitch needle
background fabric is "Manatee" by Free Spirit Backing fabric is "Vintage Stars"from Fox Field by Tula Pink and two strips of Kona Cypress
The fifth and final quilt from my June goal is "Shredder" I made this for my husband, Mike, who loves to use his paper shredder. Finds it relaxing. If you love someone, make them a quilt!
It measures 50" x 60" It is from a pattern by Kevin Kosbab, Background fabric is "Goldfish" by Free Spirit with assorted text prints as the paper shreds. free motion quilted on my Pfaff QE 4.0 using Aurifil colour #1135 50wt thread and a Superior titanium needle size 80/12.The backing fabric is a Carolyn Friedlander Wide back in grey. and the binding is Goldfish and a text print.
Today is our 39th anniversary so we took the quilts to York Redoubt to get some shots. Mike loves big guns. He was a weapons tech in the Canadian Navy for almost 40 years.
The harbour views are just beyond amazing. A wonderful place to take a lunch and just enjoy the day and there is no admission charge. It was fun to walk around the site to look for interesting spots to take photos.
|My quilt on the left and Mike's on the right|
I know this is a long post,but I had so much to show you so I hope you stayed with me. I enjoyed making these quilts so much and I also enjoy sharing them with you.
Hope you got to do something quilty today and Happy Canada Day to all my wonderful Canadian followers.