Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Six Pointed Star {Star of David} Finished

I named this quilt "Star of David" ... A different name would have been nonsensical knowing the story behind this quilt. I made this one for a dear friend of ours that was diagnosed with leukemia some years ago. He has been blessed to be part of a new drug trial and so far, he is doing really really well. He says he was born under The Star of David (it is believed to bring protection and good luck); and he doesn't miss any opportunity to remind us and, it is often the subject of laughter ... Couldn't have a better name!

I can't tell you how much he loves his quilt, he must have thanked me a hundred times and said: “You have no idea what this means to me, it's one of the best gifts I ever received”. He even sent me flowers ... I think I nailed this one!!


Some facts about this quilt:

Name: Star of David
Size: ? (I completely forgot to take the measurements)
Fabrics: Handcrafted by Alison Glass, Kaffe Fassett's Shot Cotton and Cherry Cotton Couture by Michael Miller as background.
Backing and Binding: Kaffe Fassett's Shot Cotton in (? ... It's been too long since I bought the fabric, I don't remember)
Pattern: No pattern were used, I made a rough sketch using an equilateral triangle grid I printed online.
Quilting: Spiral design in red. 
Batting: Cotton
Finished: October 2015

*** To read more about this quilt, you can access all related posts by clicking on Star of David in the Labels section on the sidebar of my blog, all relevant posts will come up.

Linking up with: 

2015 FAL - Q4
(See the original finish proposal HERE

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Quilty 365

This past week, I have been making circles (they are kinda squared actually) ...
I joined the Quilty 365, it's a fun Quilt-A-Long hosted by Audrey at Quilty Folk. You can read all about it HERE.

For the next year, every day, I will be choosing a piece of fabric on the spur of the moment and make one of these blocks. It's going to be interesting to see how this project turns out.

I picked red as my main color for the background ... Red is a neutral, right??
According to Quilter Freddy Moran, it is ... :-)

Looking forward to see what everyone else will be doing.

Party Up this week with:

Friday, November 6, 2015

Swoon :: A Finished Quilt

My Swoon is done ... This is another finish to add to my modest 2015 list of completed projects.
This is a lighter color type of quilt for me as I usually work with darker and colourful fabrics, but this sounded perfect for our FL house where the decor is on the lighter side.

During this time of year, the sunny days are numbered and it is often cloudy and rainy. The sun was shining that day, making it difficult for accurate photos and seems to enhance the quilting and the colors seem to disappear into the background.

I finally chose a clamshell quilting design. I am not sure it was the perfect choice ... I was looking for an edge-to-edge design and had a few ideas in mind and I decided on the clamshell.  I can't decide if I like it or dislike it ... But I can tell you, it feels good sleeping under ... It feels warm and heavy.

The next picture shows part of the process of matching the print when piecing the backing together. Three lengths of fabric were used. Here, I am using pins but, basting glue can be use as well.

All that is left to do is the label.

Quilt Stats:

Name: Swoon (I am not much of a name giver for my quilts so ...) 
Size: It finishes at 96 x 119 inches.
Fabrics: Gypsy Caravan by Amy Butler and Kona Snow
Backing: Cutting Garden in Mocha by Amy Butler
Pattern: Swoon, a Thimble Blossoms pattern by Camille Roskelley
Quilting: Clamshell design 
Batting: Wool 
Binding: Wild Poppy in Linen (this was fabric left from the backing of Fancy That
Finished: October 2015

*** To read more about this quilt, you can access all related posts by clicking on Swoon in the Labels section on the sidebar of my blog, all relevant posts will come up.

2015 FAL - Q4
(See the original finish proposal HERE