Friday, May 24, 2024

Bjorn Bear

Reneta used the blocks from Elizabeth Hartman's Bjorn Bear quilt pattern to build this sweet baby quilt.

Reneta chose the Lilac pantograph and I think it was a great choice with the pink background fabric.

Reneta found the perfect alphabet print in her stash that made a really cute backing.  


Thursday, May 23, 2024

Two for Madeline

I had the pleasure of quilting 2 lovely lap quilts for Madeline.  The first is called Topsail by Quilt Cakes.

Madeline selected the Gatsby pantograph that has a bit of a modern geometric feel.

The second one is called Agnes by Penelope Handmade.

The Wildflower pantograph complimented the fabric prints and was just the perfect choice.


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Penguin Party

Leslie made this absolutely fabulous Penguin Party quilt.  The pattern is from Elizabeth Hartman and Leslie supersized this into a generous Queen Size by using 56 penguin blocks,

Leslie chose the Windswept pantograph that provides a nice even design that compliments the penguins without competing with them.

Leslie opted to have the binding added by my associate Marion, and the black frames it very nicely.

I am happy to have a high ceiling and a willing quilt holding husband to be able to get a full picture of this one!


Tuesday, May 21, 2024


Amy made this beautiful nature inspired quilt for some friends.  The pattern is called Pivot from Modern Handcraft.  

Amy used a wonderful mix of solids, wovens, linen and a print to build this quilt top.  She chose the Terrace pantograph to keep with the theme.

I love the rich green Northcott Canvas fabric that she put on the back.


Monday, May 20, 2024

Fancy Forest x 2

These are the 5th and 6th Fancy Forest quilts that I have quilted for Reneta.  She made a full sized one and then a series of baby quilts.   (If you type "Fancy Forest"  into the search bar on the side of this page you can see all the different variations.)

Reneta loves digging into her stash to find interesting fabrics for all of the different animals as you can see in both versions.  My freehand woodgrain quilting is always the choice, and I love doing it as I find it quite relaxing and I love the finished look.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Hunter Star


Anne brought this bold Hunter Star quilt.    She chose the Bora Bora pantograph, which offers a nice density of quilting and lets all her beautiful piecing shine.

I like the detail at the corners and the variation in the background fabrics throughout the quilt.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Lone Star

Susan made this pretty Lonestar quilt for her granddaughter, who chose the fabrics herself.   All the shades from the butterfly batik border were pulled out for the star and the background making a really cohesive and attractive quilt.

Susan chose the Windswept pantograph for a simple finish that lets the star shine.

Susan really did a great job putting this one together.  The center where all those seams converge laid flat and didn't require any extra attention from me.  Lone Star are notorious for needing a little extra longarmer love, but not this time!


Thursday, April 25, 2024

Vintage Lonestar


Cynthia brought this vintage top that was made by her great grandmother.  She decided it was time to get it finished and enjoyed instead of hiding in the closet.  It was my pleasure to work on this family treasure.

We decided on some light custom quilting.  Continuous curves in the star diamonds and free flowing open feathers in the background.

I'm sure that the background fabric was flour sacks and it has a feeling that just can't be replicated.

Cynthia opted to have Marion bind her quilt using the same fabric she used on the back.  This modern fabric complimented the vintage top very nicely.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Skinny Stirps

Karen brought this lovely quilt that she made for her sister.  The base pattern is a free download from All People Quilt called Skinny Strips.  Karen always like to put her own twist on her quilts, so she enlarged the throw pattern to a queen size by adding the smaller sections along the edges.

Karen also likes to add something unique to the back of her quilts, and often adds some piecing.   This quilt has really become reversible with this interesting back.

Karen selected the Curl and Swirl pantograph for a pretty finish.