Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Dawn's Alternate Routes

I recently had the pleasure of quilting this gorgeous version of our Highway 10 Designs Alternate Routes quilt made by Dawn.  The batiks Dawn selected were vibrant and had great contrast to let all the hard work she did piecing this quilt shine.

The Alternate Routes pattern contains 20 layouts but the possibilities don't stop there.  Dawn and her son who will be recipient of this quilt decided on this layout together after she had made all the blocks.

Dawn asked for Quilter's Dream Puff batting and selected the Ebb & Flow pantograph.  The texture created by that combination is fabulous and makes you want to reach out and touch it.

The navy Northcott Stonehenge backing as the perfect fit.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Crossed Paths

Audrey made this Crossed Paths quilt using the tutorial from A Crafty Fox.

The fabrics have a bit of a bohemian vibe, and there seemed to many pantographs that looked good on the top.  Audrey chose the Balcony pantograph and it was the first time I had a chance to stitch it out on a quilt.  I love the result!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Karen's Memory Quilts

I recently had the privilege of quilting three very special quilts for Karen. Karen made three unique memory quilts for her sisters out of their father's shirts.

The first one based on the Crossroads quilt block, got the London Fog pantograph.

The second one got the Gingersnap pantograph.

The third one, based on the "Chandelier 2 " pattern got the Plush pantograph.

When Karen came to pick up the quilts she brought along the labels she had made, and I think they are awesome.  She used the shirt collars in the most creative way.  Each of her sisters selected a different photo of Dad that was meaningful to them.   Karen also included the pattern inspiration and date as well as my name as quilter under the collar.  The quilts were already aweome but the labels are just the icing on the cake!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Freehand Quilting Fun

I recently had some fun doing some freehand designs on two quilts that were made by a member of the Manitoba Prairie Quilters to be used in the charitable ABC quilt donation program.  I like to do a few donation quilts a year and try to make room in my schedule to accommodate them.

I haven't quilted one the topography design in awhile and thought is would look good on the quilt. I find this a very relaxing design to quilt.

The second top was almost identical to the first, but I decided to try out a new to me design that Angela Walters refers to as a "Hook Swirl".  I took a little bit of time to get the path settled in my brain, and hopefully it sticks so I can use it again in the future.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Forest Critter Baby Quilt Mashup

This is another fabulous forest critter baby quilt made by Reneta.  Reneta combined blocks from two of her favorite designers to come up with this unique layout.

The bear, the moose and the leaves are from Art East Quilt Company's Wonderful Woodland block series.

The foxes and bunnies are from Elizabeth Hartman's Fancy Forest quilt pattern.

As usual I played only a small part in this quilt by adding the wood grain quilting.  I must say woodgrain has become one of my favorite designs to quilt out.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Nine Patch Star

There is just something about a blue and yellow quilt that I always love.  This pretty one was brought in by Pam.  

Pam decided on the Tickle panto and I think the movement is adds is wonderful.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Volleyball & New Pantographs

This fun volleyball quilt was made by Reneta.  She found the pattern on Etsy from Vickers Quilt Company and it is simply called "Volleyball Quilt Pattern"  I love how Reneta changed up the colors from the original pattern and added a little personal touch in the corner.

This one came into my studio at just the right time as I had ordered some new pantographs and "Arrowful" seemed to be a perfect fit.

Here are the new pantographs that have been added to my collection.  
(I have a separate page on this blog where I show all the pantograph patterns I have on hand, you can find it by scrolling back to the top of the page.)