Tag Archives: Meander

January Blues

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We have been kept very busy during these cold weeks as many of you have been completing work over the winter months. It is amazing to see how prolific some of you are, it is also wonderful to welcome first time quilters, there is some wonderful work being done out there and you should all be proud of yourselves.

We are always happy to be on hand to help with the completion of your projects. We are also working on our own quilts, which tend to spend a lot of time on the back burner but we still manage to gossip our way through the day with cookies, donuts and coffee. We are also very happy when a customer shows up just to chat, the welcome mat is always out.img_3772

Now here is the “Blues” bit, sadly we have had to raise our prices, and you can find  the basics in the Prices section above.  

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Is it Spring yet ?

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It seems like a very long winter this year, and we have been kept busy quilting in our studio. The winter months are the perfect time to finish those UFO’s.

If you haven’t the time or are keen to move on to something new, then bring them along to us and let us do the work for you.

P1070841We have also successfully completed two more charity quilts for Lovequilts UK, they are an amazing organization you should really check them out, click on the link on the right under blogroll.P1070814

February the Month for Valentines

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February is the month for Valentines, and here is a quilt we did late last year. It was a shoebox shuffle, some of  you may know what that means. Each member of a quilt group puts together a shoebox with patch patterns, fabrics and designs and then swap around for a few months. This way everyone gets to make a patch, the shoebox eventually returning to the owner to put together.  A nice touch is when a book is added for the quilters to put notes, comments, weather reports etc., and these make wonderful reading as time goes by.

This single size quilt was simply quilted with a freehand meander and hearts, only through the white open areas, not crossing the appliqués. Very pretty.

Shoebox Shuffle

“Kaleidoscope”

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At 47 x 74 this is a single bed size.

Pieced in blue, turquoise and mauves with a white backing.

The client originally wanted blue thread top and bottom, to show the design on the reverse, but this was changed to white which actually helped to enhance the design.

Each spiral was highlighted using a groovy board spiral set on the centres.

A plain meander was used to link each spiralled centre with the next.

“Stardust”

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A Lap Quilt measuring 31 x 41 in simple reds and creams.

This shows clearly how a very simple design can be enhanced with a feature area.

Each centre was circled which made them pop out from the quilt.

The rest of the quilt was simply meandered which is very popular yet very effective.

No bright coloured thread was used for this, instead going with Sandstorm top and Flax bobbin, letting the fabric colours shine through.