Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Gemini Twins

Tammy made this fun pair of quilts for newborn twins in her family.  The pattern is Gemini from Villa Rosa Designs and it couldn't be more fitting.

Both quilts received the Gingersnap pantograph for the quilting design. The first quilt with the white background had a lovely purple Fireside backing and we used a light lavender thread for the quilting.

We chose a dark teal thread for the quilting on the black background.  It doesn't disappear completely, but also doesn't distract from the graphic design.  These quilts also when home bound and ready to gift thanks to the binding service I facilitate through my associate Marion.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Vintage Grandmother's Flower Garden

Susan brought this wonderful vintage Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.  It is entirely hand pieced!  Susan told me that she stopped working on it in 1981 when she changed jobs and picked it up again during her extra time at home during COVID.

It was fun to see Susan remembering what was originally made out of the these great fabrics.   

Susan left the quilting plan up to me.  I decided that  simple custom quilting of freehand continuous curves would keep the vintage feel.  


Friday, December 1, 2023


Val made this lovely "Keynotes" quilts.  Val began making quilts for all her siblings for their 65th birthdays and this is the final one. 

Val chose the Lilac pantograph for a pretty finish.  We used a shiny Magnifico thread to complement the metallic elements in all of the fabrics.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Val's Twist on Simply Dashing

This is Val's unique interpretation of our Highway 10 Designs Simply Dashing pattern.  The pattern is written as a two fabric quilt that utilizes strip piecing for a fast and easy finish.

  Val made it her own by starting with some ombre fat quarters and doing a whole lot of organizing and planning along the way.  It is great to see quilters take your pattern and run with their own vision.

Val chose the Gingersnap pantograph and a vibrant orange thread to add to the fun and match her backing.


Sunday, November 26, 2023

A Trio of Jelly Roll Quilts

Roberta made this trio of Jelly Roll Race quilts for her grandchildren.  I think she did a great job of making them equal but unique.

The first batik version with a purple Fireside backing was given the Fascination pantograph.

The second quilt featuring the Ruby Star Society Hole Punch Dots collection received the Flirtatious pantograph.  The fabric makes me think of confetti and the pantograph streamers so let the party begin!

And last but not least this batik version received the Gingersnap pantograph which seems to be the most popular in my collection.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Building Blocks

Donna brought this cheerful quilt.  The pattern is called Building Blocks from Missouri Star quilt company and she used a Kaffe Fassett Layer Cake in the Equator colorway.

Donna selected the Fanciful Fliers pantograph and a bright pink Magnifico thread.

I just love how the quilting shows up on the fun orange Fireside backing.


Thursday, November 16, 2023

Scrap Crazy

Glen and Angela made this pretty quilt for their granddaughter.  She helped pick the fabrics that were going to be included, but she will be surprised with the final product.

Glen and Angela decided on the Pieces of my Heart pantograph which adds a pretty flowing design.

The backing is a soft blue, that began its life as a flat sheet.  Angela always removes the hems and gives the sheet a good wash and press before she brings it to me.  Some longarmers don't like to use sheets, but when they are a good quality and have been washed, I haven't encountered any issues.