Inch by Inch Quilting

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  • Ladders Quilt 21 March 2019

    Made for her sister Pat, Shirley’s Ladders quilt is all flannel, I’m not sure where she finds such a nice variety. 
    The Hot Cocoa pantograph By Jessica Schick is a great choice for this cozy quilt. 
    A little back art happening, in cuddly flannels. 
    Hot Cocoa shows nicely on the back as well. 
    Hot Chocolate is like a hug from the inside.

    And Pat’s birthday quilt is a warm hug on the outside.

  • Tone it down quilt 20 March 2019

    Sandra’s scrappy quilt pattern is from a February 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, it was a quilt-along.  I have the pattern because it is definitely on my to do list.  The scrappy colours are great and I especially like the scrappy low volume background fabrics. 
    The Easy Orange Peel pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter is a nice match for this antique looking quilt. 
    The back of Sandra’s quilt is so appealing, if the front wasn’t so gorgeous I’d be tempted to put the back side up sometimes. 
    Orange Peel looks good back here too. 
    The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.  ~ Neil Gaiman

  • Terry’s Snowball quilt 19 March 2019

    Of course I just love the fabrics in this quilt and wish it was mine.  Terry knows I love blue and white and so she is a little extra happy when she sees her blue and white quilts again after I’ve done the quilting.
    The easy orange peel pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter is very fitting for this quilt. 

    Terry has a back art trick, instead of worrying about matching up patterns on the back of a quilt, she uses some sashing, which distracts the eye.  Who knows (and who cares) if the prints match up? 
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. ~ Vince Lombardi

  • Lakes and Ladders 18 March 2019

    A pleasing combination of colours in this quilt by Linda, and I love the catchy name. 
    The Square Dance pantograph by Anne Bright along with a Marine blue thread are excellent choices for this quilt.  

    Such luscious fabrics. 
    Isn’t this one with Inuksuk fun? 
    I had to get a picture of Linda’s backing, so many great blues and greens that play nicely together i this quilt. 
    Advice from a Lake

    Be clear

    Make positive ripples

    Look beneath the surface

    Stay calm

    Shore up friendships

    Take time to reflect

    Be full of life

    ~ Ilan Shamir

  • Geisha Girls 17 March 2019

    Doreen named her version of the Aussie Shadow Box pattern ‘Geisha Girls’ for the some of the fabrics which she included. 
    She chose the Angel wings pantograph by Jodi Beamish because it looked like butterflies, a motif found in some of these fabrics. 
    Doreen almost always includes Back Art in her quilts.  Here you can see more of her Geish Girls. 
    Butterflies… flowers that fly and all but sing. ~ Robert Frost

  • Green Leaves 16 March 2019

    This is my third set of leaf potholders, as I prepare for an Artisan sale in November.  If I keep on track and make a set each month, I should be somewhat prepared. Green is the colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, here they are in green.  Each month they are getting a little easier to make. 

    So far this year I have red leaves and yellow leaves.   You can find the leaf potholder pattern at Patchwork Pottery. 

    Working from my fabric scraps and stash I’ve pieced the fronts and found these lovely greens for the back. These green leaves did required a trip to the fabric store for a fat quarter for the bias binding. 

    My green buttons don’t contain the same amount of cuteness as my red or yellows, still I was able to find a button for embellishment. 

    Green leaves are in abundance in nature, and I wouldn’t mind spending time in this green place. 

    Photo by Chris Abney on Unsplash
    Learn character from trees, values from roots, and change from leaves. ~ Tasneem Hameed

  • More Quilts by Janet 15 March 2019

    Janet has certainly kept me busy with her completed quilt tops, here are a few more to show you.

    Looking back over my pictures, I’m just a little confused, as I thought I quilted one Grey/Lime green quilt with appliqued circles, but I think there are actually two, one just grey and one that is grey and lime, or perhaps it’s one very large quilt folded in half? 

    Quilted with the Spirals pantograph By Denise Schillinger. 
    At least one of these quilts has this lovely back art. 
    Every time I look at this picture I think I want to make this simple and delightful quilt, such a lovely combination of colours.
    Janet also made this cute pink baby quilt with bunnies. 
    For this quilt we outlined the bunnies with quilting and filled in the rest of the quilt with the ‘I Love It’ pantograph by Anne Bright. 
    Next is a wall hanging, getting ready for Halloween, with The Witch is In. 

    Again we outlined the details on the quilt and used a pantograph by Hermione Agee called Gossamerfor the background, very fitting for Halloween.
    The last of Janet’s quilts to show this time is a quilt called Gemini by Villa Rosa Desings. 
    For Gemini, Janet chose the Popcorn pantograph by Jodi Beamish. 
    Here you can see part of the back on this really fun quilt. 
    Again, so many lovely quilts from a very productive Janet. 

                                       WITCH – Woman ITotal Control Here! 

  • Getting Ready for Christmas 14 March 2019

    Three quilts by Terry, she was getting ready for Christmas, or to teach a class or both.  This first green and white quilt with Christmas balls, is quilted with the Spirals pantograph by Denise Schillinger. 
    I like how one of the spirals ended up right in the middle of one of the Christmas balls. 
    The red and white nine patch is quilted with the Winter White pantograph by Dave Hudson. 

    This Joyous Panel is also quilted with Dave Hudson’s Winter White pantograph. 

    Backed with a light blue and white snowflake pattern, where the snowflake in the quilting fits right in. 
    The reverse of the quilt is decorated with more of the Joyous fabric. 
    All ready for Christmas.

    Deck the Halls with lots of quilts.

  • Hunter’s Star 12 March 2019
    Carol first saw this quilt in a shop in Nova Scotia, and knew she had to make it. 
    I think the ‘Blowing in the Wind’ pantograph by Irene Steele is a good choice, as these colours remind me of Autumn leaves.  The top thread is variegated thread called Sunset. 
    And the  back shows off the thread called Lava. 
    I know Carol, as so many quilter, gives most of her quilts away, I wonder who was the lucky recipient of this beauty?

    Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~ Albert Camus

  • A Sweet Baby Quilt 12 March 2019

    Made by Kathleen, such fresh colours and a lovely design. 
    Quilted with the Popcorn pantograph by Jodi Beamish and a light pink Glide thread called Cotton Candy. 
    Kathleen included a little strip of back art on the reverse side of this quilt. 
    I’m very sure Kathleen made this sweet quilt as a baby gift. 
    No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~ Aesop

  • A Batik by Della 11 March 2019

    I didn’t get a name for this quilt by Della and I don’t even know what the pattern is called, but I sure do like it. 
    Quilted with the Paisley Max pantograph by Jodi Beamish and a khaki coloured thread. 
    Della added some attractive back art to the other side of her quilt. 
    I had to include this picture of my oriental poppy in bloom. 
    Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Les’ Quilt 10 March 2019

    Beatrice made this brown with blue (or steely grey) quilt for Les, lucky Les to receive this labour of love. 
    I love her combination of colours. 
    We used a Glide thread called Titanium, a gentle addition and contrast to the chocolate fabrics.   For the quilting Beatrice chose the Trellis pantograph set by Patricia E. Ritter, which included a trellis for the edges.  

    A circular trellis for the center of the squares. 

    And a  little corner trellis. 
    Backed with a chocolate brown flannel.

    I’m wondering how Les felt to receive this special gift? 
    I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.~ Maya Angelou

  • Quilted Storage Box 9 March 2019

    Angela at Soscrappy has chosen green as the colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and my first green project to play with is a quilted storage box for my little green scraps. 
    I also wanted to practice quilting spiral circles, as my OneMonthly Goal for this month is to quilt a twin size quilt with spiral circles, so I’ve made my first attempts on this little box.  I can see I need a little more practice, especially in the beginning circles. 

    My least favourite part of making these boxes is inserting the cardboard, and I still had a black box which was waiting all soft with no supporting cardboard, so I finished it up as well. 
    You can find the pattern for the Quilted Storage Box in Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg, and Cheryl Arkison.

    Now to use up a few more scraps from my little green box for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over the weeks of March.

    Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. ~ Henry Ford

  • Janet’s quilts 8 March 2019

    A feast of quilts today, as I have six quilts by Janet to show you.  This first quilt is called Star Fling.  
    Here is what the whole front looks like. 
    Quilted with the Shooting Star pantograph by Sue Schmieden and a Celery coloured Glide thread. 
    Next we have a couple of nine-patch baby quilt, Janet is always ready to welcome the next baby of friends and family with a quilt. 
    One is backed with a Berenstain Bears fabric. 
    So Janet choose the Tumblin’ Teddy Bears Pantograph by Patricia E Ritter. 
    The other is backed with Letters fabric. 
    For this quilt Janet choose the Animal Crackers pantograph also by Patricia Ritter. 

    Next we have a quilt called Movie Night, which was quilted with the Baptist Fan pantograph by Hermione Agee and a salmon coloured thread.  

    Next up is a Fig Tree nine-patch. 
    Quilted with a mini Baptist fan pantograph, again by Hermione Agee using a lemon ice coloured thread. 
    Janet’s last quilt is called Rubix Too, a pattern by Prairie Grass Patterns. 
    For Rubix Too Janet chose the ‘I Love It’ pantograph by by Anne Bright and a light grey thread. 
    I really like the back of this quilt, such a good way to utilize extra bits left over from the front. 
    A lot of quilty eye candy for you to enjoy today, from a very prolific Janet.

    The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. ~ Ayn Rand

  • My OMG for March 7 March 2019

    Time to post my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for March.

    I have one quilt with a backing ready to go in my stash of quilts to finish.  I’ve been stalling for a while on this one as I want to quilt spiraling circles and will have to do that on my domestic machine.  I did find a video/tutorial which was helpful, and I do think I’ll practice on a smaller project first.

    This month my goal is to quilt and bind this neutral coloured twin size Mile a Minute quilt. 
    Okay, now it’s time for me to layer and quilt.

    If you have a moment check out all the other monthly goals at Elm Street Quilts, and be sure to check back here near the end of the month to see how I’ve done.

    You have three choices in life: Give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got.

  • Two Crib quilts 6 March 2019

    Two new babies in Lynda’s life and therefore two new baby quilts.  Both quilted with the ‘I Love It’ pantograph by Anne Bright. 

    Isla’s Pink panel, quilted with Cotton Candy pink thread.  
    And Jackson’s Blue panel, quilted with a soft blue thread called Cloud. 
    The moment a child is born the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new. ~ Rajneesh

  • Slice of Cake quilt 5 March 2019
    Joan said this quilt is based on a pattern by Terry Morberg called Slice of Cake, so that’s what she’s named her quilt. 
    Joan chose the Morning Glories pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter and Marybeth O’Halloran and a mint coloured thread for the quilting.  
    I have a couple of layer cakes in my stash, I think this would be a nice way to use them.

    Layer Cakes are collections of 10″ x 10″ squares of fabric. They are similar to a charm pack but a larger size. Layer Cakes are available by collection and typically include 42 pieces of fabric, though the number may vary.


    You can’t buy happiness but you can buy cake (or layer cakes) and that’s kind of the same thing.

  • Levin’s Baseball quilt 4 March 2019
    Della made this baseball themed quilt especially for Levin (I believe he’s a grandson). 
    I think her choice of the Little Hands pantograph is excellent for this quilt, just about the right size to hold those baseballs. 

    You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball. ~ Cal Ripken, Jr.

  • Whispering Bouquets 3 March 2019
    A king size quilt by Jane.  I believe this is from the pattern Winners Bouquet by Atkinson Designs.  Jane has added sashing which gives the quilt a really nice look. 
    The Orange Peel pantograph is a pleasing match for this quilt block.  Quilted with a Light Turquoise Glide thread. 

    Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet. ~ Earl Nightingale

  • Della’s quilt 2 March 2019

    A king size blue and soft yellow batik quilt by Della, I like what she did with the sashing.  It was difficult to find the right place to get a good picture of (most of) this very large quilt.  
    Quilted with the Rambler Rose pantograph and a cream coloured thread. 

    You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. ~ Carl Jung


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