Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Quilter's Panel Quilt

Marion brought this fun quilt made with cute quilt and sewing machine themed panels and a fun layout.  She originally was thinking of custom quilting.  When I saw the fabrics , and wasn't sure how much of the quilting would actually show at the end of the day, I gave Marion another option to consider.

I suggested using an all over design, but with a very thin thread that would not detract from the panels that are the focus of the quilt.  Marion went for this option and we used Superior's Microquilter thread in #7006 Champagne.

The Allium pantograph adds some texture, but the thinner thread recedes and lets the printed designs be the star, and this ends up being a much more budget friendly option.


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Memory Quilts and More

Jukipa brough 4 quilts for special little people in her life.   The first two are memory quilts that she was asked make for two little boys from pajamas and jeans of her daughter.

This first of the two memory quilts received the Quirky pantograph that is shown above and the second received the Gingersnap pantograph.

Jukipa also made two identical quilts for her granddaughters.  I love the cute llama print.  We decided to use similar but different hear pantographs - Ginger Heart on the first and Heartstrings on the second.


Monday, November 28, 2022


This eye catching quilt was brought to me by Dorothy,  the pattern was originally a Block of the Month Design from Southwind Quilt Designs called Atlantis.  Dorothy said a friend helped her bring this quilt to completion and now she intends to donate to her church to use as a fundraising raffle.

I though the top was stunning on it own.  It could have gotten a lot of custom quilting, but sometimes less is more.  Dorothy left the quilting decision up to me. I wanted to keep this budget friendly, and let the piecing shine so I opted so the simple Raindrops panto, and a very fine thread that almost disappeared on the quilt top.  The magic thread of choice was Superior's Microquilter in #7007 Silver.  It is a 100 wt thread and I love using it when I really want the thread to disappear.

I/m sure this beautiful quilt will raise lots of money! 


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.