Wednesday, 10 February 2016

red oak quilts

Now we are in February and I have hardly blogged at all, just once so far this year, my quilting has been just as slack...
These are a few gifts I have made for the some of the family. I love the Flying Geese design but haven't made much in it. The first two photos below are of a quilt I made for my youngest daughter for Christmas. I have used lovely plain cotton fabrics on calico. I dont know if others have noticed but IKEA sells beautiful calico fabric at just £2 per metre.
I have hand quilted this using very fine embroidery/crochet cotton in a natural colour. This is lovely to use and glides through the fabric and wadding smoothly.

The following photos are cushions I made for my eldest son, one for his birthday and two for Christmas, I have one more top waiting to be hand quilted and then made up into a cushion cover. I have use Irish linen for these cushion covers and hand quilted with sashiko thread which is also lovely to quilt with.

We have just returned from a week in Devon celebrating Gilby's fifth birthday, Amy's birthday and our 40th wedding anniversary.Hopefully I will get to blog about those events before the month ends :)


Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthdays and Anniversary!!! How wonderful to have much to celebrate!!! Beautiful quilt, I especially love the yellow, really pops out - in a very good way!! The cushions are great too and very "manly". xx

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

The flying geese quilt is lovely and sure to be cherished both for the workmanship also because of hands who made it.

The pillows are of a great design and even better with your choice of fabrics. You truly are a gifted and talented quilter and seamstress as it shows in your work.

Happy anniversary, dear friends!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a gifted mother your children have, and what thoughtful and beautiful gifts they receive from you! The flying geese quilt is one everyone would love to put on a bed, and the pillows look like they would be out of a lovely department store.
Thank you so much for sharing your work. I admire it and you, and how it is all so perfectly done!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Happy Easter My Friend!