Thursday, September 17, 2020

Blowing Up Bunnies


How fun is this quilt?  My friend Reneta is a pattern tester for Art East Quilt Company so I got a sneak peak of this quilt when it arrived at my studio.  The pattern is called Blowing Up Bunnies - Rabbits Chewing Gum and it available for purchase as of today.

Reneta selected one of my newest pantographs called "Lilac" and a love how it looks on this quilt top.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Jacob's Birds

I recently had the pleasure of doing some custom quilting for Marion on this fabulous applique quilt.  The pattern is from Manitoba designer Katie Friesen at House of Creations and is called Jacob's Birds.
Marion chose a selection of Tula Pink fabrics for her turned edge machine applique.

Marion and I discussed some different ideas for the quilting.  I stitched around all the applique and added a branching curl fill behind the birds.  I used a geometric quilting motif in the sashing blocks that created a nice pattern on the back. 

I do love helping other quilters get their quilts to the finish line.  Thanks for trusting me with your treasure Marion.


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Cute Animal Applique

Wow- I can't believe it has been more than a month since I have shared quilts on this blog.  I have been been so have a number of wonderful things to share over the coming days to get caught up!  First up is the adorable animal applique quilt made by Heather.

Heather adapted the "Oh Deer" pattern from the Animal Parade 2 book by Cheri Leffler.  Heather used animals from other patterns in the book and adapted the layout to meet her needs.  Heather requested custom quilting from me as she wanted it to be extra special for her grandson's first birthday.

I did a lot of ruler work to highlight Heather's beautiful piecing and applique.  The outer border was the perfect size for the curved echo order treatment that I haven't had the opportunity to quilt in awhile.

The lovely aqua Fireside backing is very cuddly and shows off the quilting so nicely.


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Two More Beauties for Sherry

The first of Sherry's two quilts that I'm sharing today is a pattern called Arboretum by Saginaw Street Quilts.  Sherry started this quilt in a workshop a number of years ago, and decided to change up the size and layout to suit her needs.

Sherry chose the Zephyr pantograph and I love the feel of the wind blowing across the leaves.


Sherry is always drawn to fabric that includes text, and I love how the border and the backing tied together.

The second quilt started out to be one thing but ended up being another.  Three Churn Dash blocks, a little applique and a fitting pantograph make for a simple but elegant quilt.

I love the "Pieces of My Heart" pantograph.  I have had the chance to stitch it out on all different kinds of quilts and I always like the result.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Cindy's Not Your Mother's Rail Fence 3.0

Cindy sent me this crisp Not Your Mother's Rail Fence quilt.  I never get tired of quilting a pattern that is part of the Highway 10 Designs collection.  I know that Cindy enjoys making this pattern as I have quilt two for her in the past.  Check them out here and here.

Cindy thought she was probably going to donate this quilt so she left the panto and thread choice up to me.   I decided to "go for it" with the thread color and picked a bright blue-green that popped on the solids.  The panto is called "Dazzle" and is a nice gender/age neutral design  that will be suitable for whoever the final recipient may be.

Not Your Mother's Rail Fence is a great pattern if you want to use up some of your stash, need a quick gift  or if have someone in your life who would like to learn how to quilt.  PDF and paper patterns available at 


Friday, August 7, 2020

Neutral Strings

I can honestly say that making a quilt entirely out of neutral fabrics would never have crossed my mind, but I love this so much and now want to make one of my own!

This Scrappy Neutral String beauty was made by Sherry.  Sherry has a confidence in combining fabrics that many of us would second guess over and over.  This peaceful soothing quilt was made to reduce her fabric stash.

Sherry selected the Knit 1 Purl 2 pantopgraph and asked me to select one of my wide backings for her.  She used one of a piece from Northcott's Canvas line for the sashing and I had a wide back coordinate from the line that matched perfectly.

Do you need a neutral quilt in your life?

Monday, August 3, 2020

Animal Hugs Quarter Section

Reneta made this absolutely adorable baby quilt using the Quarter Sections pattern by Highway 10 Designs. Did you know that all you need is 5 fat quarters and 3/4 yard of border fabric to make this top that measures a generous 39" x 45"?!?

Reneta chose the Gingersnap pantograph to complete the look. 

The fabric line that Reneta used is Animal Hugs by 3Wishes Fabrics.  The prints are so cute!


The next time you are in need of a fast and fun baby quilt think of Quarter Sections.