Saturday, November 26, 2022

Two for Fern and Binding Services


Fern sent two lovely quilt tops that were pieced by her sister who lives in another province.  Fern wanted to help get these quilts across the finish line.  I was happy to do the quilting and send them on to my associate for binding - more on that later.

Fern prefers lighter quilting so I tried to choose pantographs that weren't too dense.  The sage green quilt received the Mimosa pantograph.

This pretty blue quilt received the Windswept pantograph which really has become one of my go to favorites.

Both of Fern's quilts were returned with completed binding. I don't have the time or interest to offer binding services myself but I have found someone to partner with to offer this service to my clients.  Marion has perfected her machine binding technique and says she enjoys the process.   If you are interested in this service, all you need to do is provide the binding fabric.  Marion will make the binding, attach and finish it by machine for $.20 per running inch.

Here are some close ups so you can see how beautiful Marion's work is!

Fern was happy to receive her finished quilts ready to use.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Two Fabric Bargello and more

Carol brought three lovely quilts for me to help her finish.  First up is this Two Fabric Bargello.  Carol chose the Ebb and Flow pantograph beautiful turquoise shiny Magnifico thread.

For this Drunkard's path quilt Carol opted for the Fascination pantograph, and I always love the movement it adds.

And last up is the beautiful Queen sized quilt that gives me beachy Caribbean vibes.  The Fanciful Fliers pantograph was the choice and a turquoise thread to add a pop to the front that coordinated with the back.


Maple Leaves

This lovely fall quilt was made by Olga.  The maple leaves are raw edge applique with a lovely detail of hand embroidered veins.  The wide variety of fabrics that she included was really wonderful to see.

Olga selected the Terrace pantograph which is a nice open leaf design as she prefers light quilting.


Monday, November 14, 2022

Cross and Crown

This beauty was made by Marlene for one of her daughters.  The pattern is a traditional block called "Cross and Crown" and this pattern is available free from Quilting Daily here.  It was originally published in McCall's Quilting in May/June 2017.

The pattern is Fat Quarter friendly and Marlene said she used a selection of Corey Yoder fabrics.

Marlene selected the Sweet Pea pantograph and I think it compliments the pretty floral prints perfectly.  Marlene found the perfect color of Fireside backing to match the grey squares on the front.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Log Cabin

Marlene decided it was time to make a cozy quilt for herself and try to work through some scraps at the same time.  She went with a classic Log Cabin pattern with a lovely little cream and red nine patch in the centre of each square.

Marlen selected the Come Dance with Me pantograph and a blending brown thread for the quilting.


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Foxes and Bunnies in Bed

Reneta is a new grandma to twins and she had to make them each a special quilt.  The quilts are part of of a three in one pattern from Sew Fresh Quilts called "Bears, Foxes and Bunnies in Bed."  Reneta and I don't often get to shop together in person since we no longer live in the same area, but when she was visiting me, we went to see Jennifer at Needle Craft and Studio in Beausejour to pick fabric for these quilts.

Reneta immediately fell in love with the rainbow print and Jennifer helped Reneta pull complimentary fabrics for the bunnies.

I had fun doing a little custom quilting.  I outlined the features on the bunny faces and added a daisy meander to the background.

For the quilting on the blanket part, I followed the shapes of the rainbows freehand.

Could this be any cuter?

I tried to keep the quilting on the fox quilt similar but different.  I added a basic meander behind the fox faces.

The foxes needed a little more quilting that just the outlining so I added a couple of strategically placed curved lines.

I added quilting in the blanket part to every gold line of the print.  

Monday, November 7, 2022

Two for Patrice

Patrice made this quilt for her nephew.  The low contrast  blue color palette makes for a lovely neutral quilt.

Patrice selected the Galaxy pantograph which added a lovely amount of texture.

Patrice selected a navy Stonehenge from my collection of wide backs to continue the theme on the back.

This second quilt will be a donation to one of Patrice's favorite charities.  The blocks might look familiar as a placemat pattern.  Patrice revamped this project part way through and made a lovely quilt instead of a set of placemats. 

Patrice chose the Terrace pantograph and a lovely beige Stonehenge wide back from my backing fabric collection.