This was a quilt on display in my former LQS, Lori's Country Cottage, in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Lori's was one of the Top Ten shops in Quilt Sampler, Spring 2012. The centre is a panel, and I believe they gave you a pattern sheet with instructions to complete the checkerboard and piano keys frame. I remember collecting fat quarters and quarter metre cuts of various flannels in several local shops in and around the Edmonton area. I made the quilt in 2005.
I FMQ-ed around the motifs and the frames in the panel, and then did ribbon-like swoops à la Kathy Sandbach, pumpkins and leaves in the piano keys.
|Closeup of quilting detail|
|One of my favourite blocks in the panel|
Speaking of Debbie Mumm, here is a little quilt made in 2003 from a pattern in one of her books. It is hanging at my front door. I thought I'd include it today.
I was into the Sulky rayons and metallics back then (still love 'em). The leaf blocks finish at 3"!
The quilt took longer than I anticipated for being so small, just 15.5 X 17.25".
|Laid it in the morning sun so the quilting shows up better, all FMQ and embrodiered by hand|
I wish all my Canadian friends, family and followers a peaceful and happiness-full Thanksgiving, and for my international friends, the same wish for the first day of another week in October! Now I'm off into yet another glorious Fall day here in southwestern Ontario to walk Rocco. Above the sumac trees in the photo below, is, I believe, a huge Silver Maple. I just love how these trees turn: it looks like Mother Nature has dipped their tips into orange icing!