Monday, December 15, 2014

Northern Lights reveal!

Ah yes - the reveal!  The last session of any of these on-going classes is the most exciting! Why? Well we get to see the final quilt top (and in some cases a COMPLETED quilt).  Everyone has worked so hard - got all the fabrics together, cut, sewed, pressed and well let's get at it.................

Mary - she is going to add TWO more borders to her quilt. Great colour combination!
 Shoot - I have to find Jane's picture. She wasn't at the reveal - off cruisin!  However she did bring in her top last month so she is off the hook!

AHA - found it - can't have Jane without Mary close by!!!   They are good friends and notice the colouring is very similar - yet it is different.    Great job Jane - can't wait to see it with the borders on!!!!

Oh yes - notice as we go through the pictures - everyone placed their blocks in different positions!!!!

Mary  (yes there were THREE of them in the class) - love it in neutrals

Love that little flat flange border!  Just a hint of colour - perfect

And look at the awesome back. All the leftovers!!!!!   I believe she is almost done (or done) the quilting.  AWESOME job.  I love when people just bite the bullet and get started.  It just means that the next one will be easier - the designs will be smoother and you will be more confident!!!!   Way to go Mary!!!!!

Karen's wild top.  Yes - it is an eclectic colouring, but you know - it WORKS and it is SO Karen.  I really like the colours!!!

Beth made her quilt smaller and added a sashing between the blocks.  Completely changes the look of the quilt!!!!

Raili - check out that border she added!!!!   Love it and I love the statement that center block makes in her quilt!!!

Marlene - a subdued look to her quilt. But.............

She did a LOT of fussy cutting with hers and it looks awesome. I love that striped fabric!!!

Genny - a real keener - her quilt was quilted (by herself on her long arm)

And it was even BOUND!!!!!

Some of the quilting - I LOVE IT!!!!!!    Great job Genny - 

This is Mary's quilt - she also had hers quilted (by herself on the long arm). Just needs a binding!!!!!

The back of the quilt! Love the quilting. Again - no fear - just load the quilt and GO!!!!!   I love that!!!!

Speaking of just going with the quilting - Marlene brought in another quilt for show n tell and she even did FREE MOTION stitch in the ditch. I am so PROUD of her for doing that.  She will never look back now!!!!

Susan - love this colourway. And YES - you can do green/red together and it doesn't look like Christmas!!!!

OH - another little flange, but it pops the colour in the quilt. A very useful little border!!!!

Helen Anne really changed things up - she used the templates to make the SMALL blocks, but then made way more blocks to get a BIG quilt. She is NOT putting borders on hers. Awesome - I do like the look of the small blocks in a bigger quilt!!!!

Flo - do you remember Flo from last month. She didn't know what to do with the borders?   Well - shall we look at what we suggested for her???

YES - it appears that this is what we choose!!!!!  Oh yes - that group was good with choosing borders and colours. Again Flo used sashing in her quilt and it looks fabulous - a very different look!
Karen with another wild combination. It would appear that the TWO Karens in the class LOVE wild and funky colour combinations. I love those bright "blue" star points!!!!!

And this is my small quilt. I made TWO - but didn't pull out the big one for the picture session. 

Here are some pictures from people who were not able to attend on the last day. These pictures were taken at the October meeting.

These blocks are from Nancy's quilt 

Marilyn's quilt - I thought I had a picture with the borders on - but not sure where that is

Extra blocks that will make up the backing of Marilyn's quilt

This belongs to Judith 

Oh yes - here is the picture of the borders we chose at the October meeting.  I didn't have enough of that blue - but I found a similar blue. 

Oh yes - this is my colourway for my big quilt. 

It is pretty neat to see all these quilts finished. Go back and have another look. What stands out in one - disappears in another. It mostly has to do with the VALUE of the fabrics they used, although in some instances the colour takes over. But it is mostly about VALUE.  Seriously - go back and study the pictures.

Oh yes - this is Northern Lights by Marti Michell - we used her templates sets - Set A and C for the small blocks and Set B and D for the larger blocks.

We had "other" show n tell and this belongs to Mary B.
Raindrops (pattern by Judy Neimeyer) - this quilt is stunning!!!   Mary's FIRST paper piecing!!!!!  Which goes to show that once you figure out the paper piecing technique - the complexity of the quilt has no bearing.  I have seen many people start paper piecing with something complex.  Looks complex, but when you break it down - it is very doable.  

On that note  - I am out of here.

Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!


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