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Friday, 2 November 2018

Queen's Garden by Maxine

This is Queen's Garden by Maxine of Seattle, USA

This newest addition to the Open Gallery has made my morning - what a stunner. I love Maxine's use of purples to tie this selection of fabrics together on the light background. Beautiful!

'Queen's Garden' 
Read more about this quilt by clicking here now

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Thanks to Maxine for sharing her finished quilt with us all to take inspiration from. If you'd like to see more finished quilts made from any of my patterns, visit my Open Gallery. It's a place for all quilters who make any of my quilts to show off their creations in a central online gallery. It's new and I hope you'll join us by adding your own quilt there. Submitting your quilt pics is easily done via an upload screen directly on my website. Click here now if you'd like to submit your own quilt.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

'Juliette' by Lennea Wolfe

Juliette by Lennea Wolfe 
of Olympia, Washington State, USA

What a knockout! That's the first thing that came into my mind when I set eyes on this stunner! I am completely in love with the striking colour scheme - how simple and effective!

Here's what she told us about her quilt:
Raw edge applique with free motion quilting done on my Tiara. As soon as I saw Juliette, I knew I had to use these fabrics leftover from a project several years ago. I much prefer how they look here as Esther’s Juliette is the perfect companion for them.

Yes Lennea, this is the perfect was to use up much loved scraps as Juliette has been designed to let fabrics shine and show themselves off. 

'Juliette' 
Read more about this quilt by clicking here now


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Thanks to Lennea Wolfe for sharing her finished quilt with us all to take inspiration from. If you'd like to see more finished quilts made from any of my patterns, visit my Open Gallery. It's a place for all quilters who make any of my quilts to show off their creations in a central online gallery. It's new and I hope you'll join us by adding your own quilt there. Submitting your quilt pics is easily done via an upload screen directly on my website. Click here now if you'd like to submit your own quilt.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

WOW: Spending the Day in Bed!

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
I'm spending my much loved weekly and always anticipated Work In Progress Wednesday in bed. 

I'm all spent. I've had back to back birthdays in my household and it's my own birthday next week. I'm battling a head cold and want to be up on my feet and actually able to enjoy my special day, so I'm taking it easy. Today will be all about endless cups of herbal tea, chicken soup and a huge stack of magazines and books to keep me occupied between recuperative naps. 

See you on the other side of this sniffling chill - not only will I be a year older, I'll also have a special reveal to share. But for now, some tea..

What's Your WOW?


Tuesday, 30 October 2018

'Shelly' by Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson
sent through this pic of Shelly hanging on display.

Isn't it a beauty? Now, from what I remember from comments over in my Group, Karen made this quilt in memory of her brother and it includes his Hawaiian shirts in the fabric selection. This really touched me. As a quilter, I know that every quilt has a story and when you learn and hear about the stories behind the wonderful quilts being made, it make you feel good. It makes you feel connected to other people who are living their lives just as you are: full of hopes, happiness, ideas and sometimes sadness. 
Quilts really do become a part of the 'fabric' of our lives and working with fabric to make something tangible out of an idea or memory always touches my heart. I love every inch of this quilt.
A memorial is a beautiful reason for a quilt and I'm honored you picked Shelly when you decided to make yours Karen. Thank you so much for sharing it with us all. 

'Shelly' 
Read more about this quilt by clicking here now
 

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Thanks to Karen Richardson for sharing her finished quilt with us all to take inspiration from. If you'd like to see more finished quilts made from any of my patterns, visit my Open Gallery. It's a place for all quilters who make any of my quilts to show off their creations in a central online gallery. It's new and I hope you'll join us by adding your own quilt there. Submitting your quilt pics is easily done via an upload screen directly on my website. Clear here now if you'd like to submit your own quilt.

Monday, 29 October 2018

'Queen's Garden' by Diane Bertrand

Diane Bertrand in Canada has sent through pics of her utterly gorgeous Queen's Garden quilt. Isn't it just a stunner?! The top was finished this month and I can't wait to see it done and quilted, I can already tell it will be incredible!
 Fabulous fabric choices Diane, they shine!
Thanks so much for sending through your progress pics, they just made my day! It's lots of fun seeing how each and every quilter adds their own touch to my patterns and setting my eyes on them and being able to share them here on the blog is motivation indeed!

I know there are hundreds of Queen's Garden quilts out there..


How is your Queen's Garden coming along? 

'Queen's Garden' 
Read more about this quilt by clicking here now

 
--------------------------- Open Quilt Gallery--------------------------- 
Thanks to Diane Bertrand for sharing her finished quilt with us all to take inspiration from. If you'd like to see more finished quilts made from any of my patterns, visit my Open Gallery. It's a place for all quilters who make any of my quilts to show off their creations in a central online gallery. It's new and I hope you'll join us by adding your own quilt there. Submitting your quilt pics is easily done via an upload screen directly on my website. Click here now if you'd like to submit your own quilt.

Friday, 26 October 2018

'Love Always' by Dottie Cincis

Love Always by Dottie Cincis of Southern California
Dottie Cincis of Southern California has created a jaw dropping Love Always in this beautiful colour pallette. Dottie tells us it's 'machine appliqued on an old 1970 Singer sewing machine using a zig zag stitch. Home machine quilted by Irene Chang. This is my favorite quilt I’ve ever made. It will be given to my daughter after I’ve had it in my home for a while (it’s going to be very hard to part with!)'
Well Dottie, I quilted my best quilts on a 1950s Elna so I can attest that old machines are the best machines and certainly no barrier to making incredible quilts. Wow, yours is a true beauty and I know your daughter will cherish it. Although, you may be tempted to make another. I'm personally making 3 x!

'Love Always' 
Read more about this quilt by clicking here now
 
--------------------------- Open Quilt Gallery--------------------------- 
Thanks to Dottie Cincis for sharing her finished quilt with us all to take inspiration from. If you'd like to see more finished quilts made from any of my patterns, visit my Open Gallery. It's a place for all quilters who make any of my quilts to show off their creations in a central online gallery. It's new and I hope you'll join us by adding your own quilt there. Submitting your quilt pics is easily done via an upload screen directly on my website. Click here now if you'd like to submit your own quilt.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

'Queen's Garden' by Glenda Jean Hepburn

Be still my beating heart! Oh Glenda, you've done it again! 

Isn't this just drop stitch gorgeous? Glenda's Queen's Garden is a riot of colour and sunshine. The dark background just makes all these vibrant blocks zing into a happy, blooming scene. I love how all these blocks have come together and I love it when a quilt is so happy, it's infectious.

Every inch is fabulous, it just brightens my day.

'Queen's Garden' 
Read more about this quilt by clicking here now

--------------------------- Open Quilt Gallery--------------------------- 
Thanks to Glenda Jean Hepburn for sharing her finished quilt with us all to take inspiration from. If you'd like to see more finished quilts made from any of my patterns, visit my Open Gallery. It's a place for all quilters who make any of my quilts to show off their creations in a central online gallery. It's new and I hope you'll join us by adding your own quilt there. Submitting your quilt pics is easily done via an upload screen directly on my website. Click here now if you'd like to submit your own quilt.
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