Saturday, September 28, 2013

Work in Progress

It's been a while, I guess I've been on a blogging holiday.

I still have many quilts to document but now need to do a photo shoot as well as go through old photo files.

In the meantime, here's a little sneak peek at something I'm working on. More on this later.

work in progress

Happy quilting,


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Spring Time

Quilt Documentation # 147

This is not an original design. I made this quilt last year, after seeing a photo online and thinking what a great idea for using a panel or a piece of fabric that would show off better as a whole rather than cut up.

Regrettably I can't give credit to the designer as I can't find the blog again.
If anyone happens to know whose design it is, I would be happy if you would let me know.

Spring Time

My feature fabric was cut into four sections on slight diagonals.


I picked colours from the feature fabric for the strips and accent colours.

Striped panel
I used a light cotton batting for a nice light summer quilt.

simple grid quilting


label, back, binding

Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network, featuring all Canadian bloggers and Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday  where there's a lot of eye candy.

Happy Quilting,


Quilt Name: Spring Time
Description: panel and striped sections
Size: 51" x 78"
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: blue, green, white, pink
Construction Techniques: Strip-piecing
Back: 100% cotton
Batting: light cotton
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Label: yes
Date completed:2012
Quilt History: Display at the Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters' Guild 2012 Show, at Museum of Northern History
Maker: Terry Whyte

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Stitches 41 to 44

Four more samples for TAST with Sharon b. at Pin Tangle.

TAST Stitches 41 to 44

Stitch 41 – Closed Base Needlewoven Picot

I love what can be done with the Picot Stitches.

closed base needlewoven picot

Stitch 42 – Open Base Needlewoven Picot

Time consuming but love the results.

open base needlewoven picot

Stitch 43 – Magic Chain

Confusing at first. Nice outline stitch.

magic chain

Stitch 44 – Portuguese Border Stitch

This is a great border stitch. I played around with it, adding beads and then thought my white “wreath” had a lot of bare space. 

couching over starting stitches
I found a plastic circle in the same colour as the blue yarn and couched the starting stitches over the circle. When it was done it reminded me of a sun hat so added some stringed beads to finish it off.

Portuguese Border Stitch
I will link up to TAST at Pin Tangle.

Check out the comments to see all the beautiful work going on there.

Happy Stitching,