Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Our Maple Leaf

 A wonderful quilt made by Rose with our Canadian Flag in mind.

Made for her son, it is wonderful.  Wanting to show off the colors and the bright red maple leaf meant matching threads and keeping the topstitching simple.

It was fun to topstitch the water pattern up and down as I had to load the quilt on its side in order to take advantage of thread swapping.

It turned out fabulous. I'm sure her son is going to love it!!

Pieced back.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Lisa's Sedona Quilt

 What a wonderful quilt, bright, white, and colorful all mixed into one.

The Sedona was a fun quilt to work on and Lisa loved the meandering feathers that gave the quilt a little motion besides.

Lisa decided to make her Sedona quilt linier rather than the more traditional of mixed blocks and designs. 

Pretty back.

A lovely quilt Lisa, fun to topstitch.

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Keyhole quilt

 Anne From Calgary commissioned me to make this wonderful Keyhole quilt for her.  It is large, about 108" x 115".

The view shown above is only a quarter of the quilt.  It used 2 Bali Pops and about 3m of blue fabric for the top.

All the squares are randomly placed and topstitched with a large meandering feather pattern.  Non computerized of course.

I just love using wide back fabric, you can match the front to the back and make the binding consistent with the rest of the quilt.

I am sure Anne is just going to love it when she comes to pick it up in May.

Monday, 29 March 2021

Beach Glass

 Elizabeth brought in this lovely quilt called Beach glass,

Another very large quilt that almost took up the whole longarm.

Elizabeth came in with definite instructions for big swirls or whorl pools for her quilt.  The pale mist thread was perfect.

The back

A wonderful quilt and what a lot of work sewing all those little squares.  Aren't quilters wonderful!!

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Bunnies, birds, and dancing shamrocks.

 I had a lot of fun with Kathy's spring hangers and table toppers.

Once again done on the same backing and at the same time saving a few easter dollars.

The bunnies turned out great with a little thread and a few starts and stops.  Worth the extra time.

This is the smaller one.

They will make wonderful wall hangings, one for Kathy and one for her daughter.

A little more thread play to show off the birds.

Then of course the dancing shamrocks, made it to Kathy's house before Saint Paddy's day.  A little bit of luck is always welcome.

Had to show a closeup of the bunnies though,  To cute and all with a different hairdo.  lol.

Monday, 22 March 2021

Grassy Creek Mystery Quilt

 Don't you just love the colors in Rose's Mystery Quilt!!

The orange and grey with a splash of bright green is a wonderful combination.

The zig-zag border finishes it brilliantly.

Large meandering feathers in sterling silver thread was the perfect topstitch pattern.

They also really matched the backing.  Beautiful quilt Rose.  

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Hello Kitty, in blue.

 Rose has done it again. Always a pleasure to work on her quilts as they load so beautifully.

So many tiny pieces.  I loved the Hello Kitty fabric that she used and the kitty faces that popped up here and there.

Rose had especially asked for whirls.  Always a fun pattern to topstitch.  Big ones and small ones to fill in spaces. Perfect for a quilt with a lot of straight lines.


the back

Our Maple Leaf

 A wonderful quilt made by Rose with our Canadian Flag in mind. Made for her son, it is wonderful.  Wanting to show off the colors and the b...