Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Celtic Crossing

Shalane sent the fabulous quilt and I have to say I absolutely love it!  The pattern is called Celtic Crossing from Lo & Behold Stitchery.  The fabrics are from a beautiful line designed for Art Gallery Fabrics by Sharon Holland called Kismet.

Shalance requested the Tickle pantograph and a thread similar to the color of her backing fabric.  I think the end result is just perfect.


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Baby Lone Star

Reneta made this baby sized Lone Star quilt using a really fun fabric line from Art Gallery Fabrics called Little Forester Fusion.  The quilt measures abut 50" square so is a nice generous baby/toddler/lap size.

I used the Oak Breeze pantograph for the quilting and a turquoise thread that matched the background fabric.


Monday, August 8, 2022



This fun quilt with a bit of a groovy retro vibe was brought to me by Brittney.  The pattern is called "Dance" and is from Melissa Marginet.

Brittney selected the Sweet Pea pantograph.  I think it adds a nice delicate touch and some great movement. I love the flannel backing that Brittney supplied.  It is from the Gloria line from Art Gallery fabrics and it felt wonderful.

I know Brittney made this quilt for someone special and I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled to receive it!

Friday, August 5, 2022

Lorenda's Sampler

Lorenda brought this lovely jewel toned sampler.  She wasn't sure if she wanted an all over design or custom quilting so we discussed both options.

The final decision was to add a simple all over design.  Many of the seams within the sampler blocks were pressed open which makes custom quilting, specifically stitching in the ditch more challenging.  I think the Windswept pantograph recedes nicely into the background and lets the piecing be the star of this quilt.  Less is more on this one.


Monday, July 18, 2022

Batik Stars

Glen and Angela brought this lovely batik star quilt.  Glen does the piecing but they work together for design decisions.  

They chose the "Glamourous" pantograph and I think it adds some nice movement to the top.

Using sheets for backing fabric sometimes gets a bad reputation at times.  Overall I haven't found them to be a problem if they are washed and pressed and they aren't a super high or super low thread count.  This taupe sheet quilted up perfectly on the back.


Friday, July 15, 2022

A Couple of Art East Quilts

Art East Quilting Company has some of the most fun patterns on the market today.  Recently two of them came through my studio.  First up is this darling quilt made by Shelly. This pattern is called "Cattle Call."  

I just loved the colours Shelly used.   Shelly decided on the Bora Bora pantogrpah and a medium green thread.

Next up is Cindy's "Trending" quilt that was a Block of Month project from Art East over the last year.  Cindy selected her own farbics in a very similar color palette to what was offered in the original kit.

Cindy selected the Breath of the Gods pantograph and a medium blue thread for the quilting.

My daughter helped me take a few fun photos in front the Alice in Wonderland mural on the side of our favorite tea shop here in Selkirk.  

My favorite animal in the quilt and a cute detail of the mural!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Stellar Mosaic

This fabulous quilt was made by Cindy.  The pattern is called Stellar Mosaic by Cotton and Joy and the kit was curated for Cindy by Jennifer at Needle Crafts and Studio in Beausejour, Manitoba.  Sometimes when a quilt arrives in my studio it tells me that it would be extra special with some custom quilting.  This was one of those quilts.  Cindy told me to surprise her.  After thinking about things for a while I sent Cindy some doodles and she told me to go for it.

The first area that I came up with a plan for was the black background.  I used a handful of rulers to add the lotus shapes.  Some loops in the peach squares added a fun motif.

The focus fabric squares were filled with some simple curves.

And the most fun part was the floral motif that I quilted in the white stars.

Cindy provided this great pink Fireside backing and it shows off the quilting so well.  I love the designs that emerged on the back.

Thanks for trusting me to play on your quilt Cindy!