Sunday, 21 September 2014

My Twisted Sister!

My sister never does anything in a small way - so that must be why she made a king sized Beach Glass Quilt made with a selection of Kona solids.  She wanted it quilted in dense spirals . . . so the pantograph "Dizzy Izzy" by Patricia Ritter was a perfect choice.  Each column has over 90 pieces - and there are 30 vertical columns . . . you do the math!  Pattern is called ``Beach Glass`  from the book Quilts Made Modern by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr.

Dizzy Izzy pantograph - Urban Elementz

I honestly don't think I could have done this one without the pantocam.  If I was following this pattern from the back of the machine, it would be way too confusing . . . I'd be cross-eyed in no time!

Beach Glass - hangin' with Freeda

Backing - close up

I charged her two felted Santa for doing the quilting . . . I think that's a pretty good deal. . . they are just the most amazing Christmas ornaments.  I don't know where she gets all the ideas, but each Santa she makes is unique.  Send me a message if you want to get in touch with her for that perfect gift for someone who has everything - I bet they don't have a hand-made felted Santa!

Two Santas - the wine bottle is only for size reference :)

Back detail

Side detail

Mexican Santa - he'll be in Mexico this Christmas with me!

Mexican Santa - back detail

Mexican Santa

OK . . . so she's not so "Twisted" . . . but very creative!

It's the first day of Autumn today - we had a beautiful day here in Water Valley - over 20 degrees, clear blue skies and a bit of a breeze.  Until next time - here's to Autumn from the Little House.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Three Sisters . . .

Three Sisters mountain - it's about an hour west of where I live - isn't it gorgeous?

Well this post isn't really about three sisters - but three sisters-in-law.  Heather, Becky and Kelly are sisters-in-law that just love to make quilts - and they do a great job.  I'm happy to finish them off for them so they can be used.

I'm not sure what the pattern is called, but it is another Camille Roskelley pattern from her book Simply Retro - she makes beautiful patterns using those nice, colorful prints that are out there these days.  Heather and Becky had a "sew day" and look what they came up with . . .

 Heather's quilt - Glide Thread; Hobbs 80/20 batting; Classic Weave (reduced in size) panto

Classic Weave (reduced) panto - close up

Heather's quilt
Heather's quilt hangin' with Freeda

Heather was so excited she got it bound and washed all in one day!

Heather's quilt - all washed and bound

Becky's used softer colors in her quilt and added a border.  Glide Thread; Hobbs 80/20 batting; Baptist Fan panto

Becky's quilt - close up Baptist Fan panto

Becky's quilt - hangin' with Freeda

Kelly's quilt is not a Camille Roskelley design (I don't think) . . . it's for her daughter's bedroom in their new home - I love the vintage feel of this quilt!  Bottom Line Thread on top; Ribbons and Roses panto; Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Kelly's quilt

Kelly's quilt - close up
Kelly's quilt - hangin' with Freeda

 My version of the Three Sisters-in-law mountain!

Until next time, salud from the Little House (I'm getting ready for my winter trip to Mexico!)

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