Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lap Quilt and Journal Cover

Apologies for the quality of the photos.
This is a large lap quilt I made for a colleague at work who is turning 60 years old next week.  He doesn't know about if yet but the funny thing is that last week he saw me looking at a quilting magazine and casually said "one day you have to make me "...
So I think he'll like it or at a minimum will be surprised that he's getting one.

Here is a close-up of the quilting; having the quilting machine allows me to finish a quilt of this type in less than a couple of days.
The block is the Disappearing Nine Patch and all the fabrics came from my stash.

After cleaning up my studio I didn't want to start anything large, so I made this journal cover to give my aunty as a gift.
The applique is wool and were left overs from a previous project.

And now for some music:

It's no secret that I adore Chris Botti's music so when he joined Michael Buble in this beautiful song "A song for You" I had to add to the list of all time favourites.
The other version of this song that I also love is done by  Mike Hucknall from the group "Simply Red".


Monday, June 10, 2013

Birthday Quilt

I have made a few quilts for my brother over the years but he asked me to make him one for his 50th birthday coming up...
I didn't want to do anything traditional this time so the design is based on what he's special in his life.... his children, his vast book and art collection, his birthplace and his family..
All the fabrics are from my stash and I used a couple of techniques ; the letters from Tonya Ricucci's book "Word Play Quilts" and the blocks are sewn on paper foundation ending up as 4 1/2' squares.
As soon as I get an appropriate backing fabric it will be on the HQ18.
Has to be ready by late next month when we are going to be at his party ! Can't wait.
I also been doing some more charity quilts on the Handi Quilter to practice my skills.
For this one I tried different free motion on different blocks..
My garden at the moment...


Long ago I used to do folk-art painting, this is my mailbox....
Wish I had time to do it still....