Sunday, January 30, 2022

Cindy's Wonderful Woodland


Cindy made this fabulous Wonderful Woodland quilt as a gift for a baby that will be arriving soon to friends in Japan.  What a perfect choice to send a little bit of Canada over to a new baby from its "Canadian Grandma".

I did my freehand woodgrain quilting pattern as I love the texture it adds and I like to plan my stitchhing path to avoid stitching through any cute little eyeballs!

Cindy chose a lovely grey fireside for the backing and this is a super sweet and cuddly quilt.

I also had the opportunity to quilt up this stunning digitally printed panel for Marion.  The panel is called "Winter's Wings" and is from Hoffman fabrics.  Marion wanted some simple but denser quilting for this one and she chose the Soho pantograph.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Patchwork Swoon

This pretty is quilt was made by Reneta.  The pattern is called Patchwork Swoon by Thimble Blossoms and Reneta used a lot of Bonnie and Camille fabrics.

Reneta selected the Pirouette pantograph and I love how it looks on this one.  Do you see pinwheels?  Feathers?  Reneta is not a feather girl, so I was a bit surprised she selected this one, but I do think it is a perfect fit.


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Scrappy Anchor


Reneta is the queen of the scrap quilt and she has done it again with this scrappy anchor quilt.

Reneta left the quilting plan up to me so I decided to use my freehand topographic quilting on the scrappy background sections and did some continuous curves on the white square making up the anchor.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

My Crayon Box

Eileen made this "My Crayon Box" quilt for one of her great nephews.  She found the pattern in the September/October issue of Quiltmaker magazine.  It is also available to purchase on the Quilting Daily website here.

Eileen selected the Galaxy pantograph as it reminded her of the shapes a child would make doodling with a fresh crayon.  The hardest part for me was suggesting an appropriate thread color.  I tested a couple of variegated threads, but they were too overpowering so So Fine #504 - Silver Screen was the perfect subtle light grey than wasn't as bright as white and didn't take over.

Eileen used a lovely peppered cotton on the back.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Storm Trooper

This Storm Trooper quilt was made by Crystal for her teenaged son.  It is dramatic and awesome!  I am not a Stars Wars fan, but I can appreciate how much this quilt will be loved by someone who is.  Below you can see this quilt on my queen sized bed.

There isn't a commercial pattern for this quilt.  Crystal got out her graph paper and pencil crayons and drew it out referencing images she saw online.  She has already had requests from other family members for one of their own!

This quilt was dramatic and perfect in its unquilted state, and I didn't want the quilting to distract from the graphic image.  I felt it was important to use black thread on the black fabric and light grey thread on the light fabrics.  So freehand quilting was a better option than a pantograph in this case.  We decided on my freehand topographic pattern and since seeing the quilt, Crystal's son said it looked like some sort of Star Wars map, so bonus there!

Crystal also found the most the most perfect flannel for the back of this quilt.

Thank you for trusting me with your show stopping quilt Crystal,  I know it will be loved!