"Belle Canto" by Judy

This quilt is HUGE~  I needed a 120" square batting for it.  But, it's also stunning!  All batiks in purples and creams, lovely and scrappy.

 Just a couple of shots to show the "Tangles" pantograph for quilting

"Bright Flowers" by Leigh

 Where does she find the time, and the inspiration?   I love all the amazing embroidery stitches that Leigh has included.  Just blows my mind.  Lots of wool applique, and a few cotton prints in the background.











Cat Silhouette and Cats and Birds by Gerry.


 Two quilts for Gerry's grand-daughter.  I've seen the cat silhouette pattern before, but  have never made one myself.  Gonna have to research that I think. 
Gerry chose the "Flat Cat" panto for quilting this one.
 And this is Cats and Birds.  The black snowball blocks are cat fabrics, and the white has birds in them.  Quilted in hot pink and teal thread, perfect match for the colors in the quilt top.
The backing, above is actually black, but the camera made it greenish.  Quilted with hot pink bobbin thread, appearing orange here.  But it does really show the "Kitty Kat" panto quilting design.

Squares by Ali


This is Ali's first quilt!  Well done to her.  She mentioned in her initial email that she needed "a win", so it made me that much happier to help her finish her quilt. 
Quilted with the "Vanilla Cream" panto, something with lots of circular motion to interact with the squares in the piecing. 

"Snowflake Spendor" by me

 My friend Kathy got me hooked up with an online mystery quilting group.  Oh dear.  I'm in trouble!  This one was my first one.  Only 2 colors, so chose orange and purple.  Of course, I went for scrappy, because it makes me happy, but this may have been a bit too much.
 Difficult to see in the photo above, but it's quilted with cat silhouettes, and the reason I chose that design is because of the cats in the border.
Then on Christmas Eve I'm madly stitching the binding down in the hope of finding a cop to give it to.  Found one, but he was behind me at a traffic light, and probably not the time to leap from the car and run back to him.
The following Saturday on my way home from an appt. I saw an officer pull into the parking lot of the church near our home.  Followed him, and then waited outside his vehicle.  "Well hello there." he says when saw me.
Nice officer, on his way to a meeting, but came over to pick up the quilt after his meeting.  And to get a bit of the story behind why.  It just warms my heart to "stalk a cop" and give them these.