Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Thursday 8 August 2013

Customer quilts

I've had a few quilts go home in the last few weeks, and I thought I'd take a few minutes now to show some pictures of them.
This first one belongs to Helen. This is the first time I've worked with Helen, and it was a lovely opportunity. This is a gorgeous quilt, and it's too bad that the sun was shining on the top of the quilt and washed out the colours there. This quilt is full of fun and happy scrappy goodness, and TONS of triangles. Helen wanted a simple stipple over the quilt so that the piecing and all the fabulous colours would take center stage. This picture below shows the quilting and the colours much better.

This quilt is Maureen's. The guild did a nine patch swap and a mystery quilt coordinated with that swap last year, and this is Maureen's version. She used lovely civil war type colours in hers, and it gives it such richness and depth.
 There are small 5 petalled flowers in her dark fabrics, so we decided on a pantograph design that had five petalled flowers in it. The quilting design is quite subtle, and allows all the colours and contrasts in the design to be the focus. She put her extra nine patches from the swap into the backing.

1 comment:

  1. I don't have a lot of time to check blogs through the week right now, so that only happens on Sundays. LOVE Helen's quilt! It's a great pattern, and the fabrics she chose to use are absolutely perfect! Maureen's is really intriguing - a nine-patch swap AND a mystery... her rich-coloured fabrics set the pattern off really well!


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