Sunday, July 21, 2024

Folksy appliqué

Leslie brought this cozy quilt with a mix of pieced blocks and appliqué .  We opted for an edge to edge design, which sometimes is the best choice, even over applique which might come as a surprise to some.

We used the Fanciful Fliers pantograph and one of my favorite threads to blend with both reds and greens in a quilt - So Fine #489 Lewis and Clark.  This is a budget friendly option that recedes into the background and lets the fabric and appliqué be the star. 

There is never one right way to quilt a quilt, so consider all the options and see what feels right for you.  (I wasn’t struck down by lightning for stitching over the appliqué!)

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Celtic Solstice

Leslie brought this amazing quilt that has so many pieces! The pattern is called Celtic Solstice from Quitville's Bonnie Hunter.

Leslie chose the Knit 1 Purl 2 pantograph which has nice movement and it dense enough to catch all pieces with a quilting stitch.

Leslie opted for one of the Northcott wide backs that I keep on hand.  The colours in the Stonehenge back work really well with the front.


Friday, July 19, 2024

Mary's Home Quarter

Mary made this lovely serene quilt using the Highway 10 Designs Home Quarter pattern that is fat quarter friendly.  It is available in both a PDF instant download or a paper copy  from .

The  fabric collection Mary used is Northcott's Shimmer Dragonfly Moon in the Tranquility colourway..

Mary chose the Tickle pantograph and a shiny Magnifico thread in color 2165 Stainless Steel to compliment all the metallic elements in the fabric collection.


Northcott Shimmer Dragonfly Moon, in the Tranquility colourway.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Pretty Posies

Mary brought this pretty purple, yellow and floral quilt that she intends to donate to a cause close to her heart.

Mary selected the Pretty Posies pantograph to continue the theme, and it looks absolutely fabulous on the cozy flannel backing.


Thursday, June 27, 2024

Roundabout Placemats


Reneta made this lovely set of placemats for her daughter from the Highway 10 Designs Roundabout Pattern.  All of the fabrics that Reneta used are from the Dawn on the Prairie collection by Fancy That Design House for Moda.

  I have often done custom quilting on this style of placemat, but this time Reneta requested an edge to edge design.  She sent one large piece of backing so that I could line up all of the placemats and stitch the Wildflower pantograph across them all. A pretty and economical approach!

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Flannel Scrappy Trip

Reneta made this cozy quilt from a large variety of flannel scraps.  The pattern is a free Bonnie Hunter tutorial called Scrappy Trip.

We selected an oldie but a goodie for the pantograph - Fascination.  I love the nice even texture and the density seems just right.


Sunday, June 23, 2024

Sylvia’s Block on the Month

This quilt was made by Sylvia.  Her sewing group was following a Block of the Month pattern. and she made changes along the way that better suited her taste.  

Sylvia asked for a simple meander that wasn't too small in scale.  I hadn't quilted an all over meander in ages so this was fun for me.