Sunday, 20 October 2013

Seasonal Table top Stand

Last spring I purchased a table top stand that displays 12" quilts.  I'd love to do one for each season and add special occasions throughout the year as I get around to them.  I finished one for Canada Day just in time for our National celebration.  I can't find a picture of the finished quilt in the stand, so I will have to add one later, but here is the little quilt before the red binding was added.  The pattern is by Gillian Fletcher from the Seven Sister's Quilt shop in Norwich, ON.

I finished the fall quilt a little late since I had to invent my own pattern :-).  But it is still Fall for several weeks so I can enjoy it until Dec. 21st when I hope to have a Christmas or winter version ready.  I found this inspiration on this blog.  I used 2" Kaffe Fasset scraps for the squares instead of the 2 1/2" in the pattern for the pumpkin which worked out perfectly for a 12" square.  

 Closeup of the quilting:

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Dr. Suess Quilt finished

 I finally finished the baby quilt for my daughter's foster baby this week.  I bought a Creative Grids 15 degree wedge ruler and wanted to try it out.  I found almost enough Dr. Suess prints in my stash to make half the wedges; added a stripe and a polka dot or two and had enough.  This was a very easy quilt to make!  It came together very nicely.  I really like the idea of a round play quilt.
Sam I am in the center circle
My husband suggested doing a 'squiggly' spiral around the quilt which was very quick and easy!
The finished quilt
I found some multi coloured polka dot for the backing
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