Olga’s Quilt

My great Aunt Olga asked me to make her a quilt. Her favourite colour is purple. This was so much fun to put together – and I got to use up some of my fabric collection also! It’s a Schnibbles pattern. I quilted it using the Bumpity pantograph in a white thread.

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Dan’s Quilt

Dan wanted a masculine pantograph design for this quilt. I think we nailed it with “bluster” which now happens to be one of my favourite to quilt and use on quilts. The golden thread works so well with the fabrics also. Sharing this post with these linky parties.

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Jean’s Modern Quilt

This lovely modern quilt was a pleasure to longarm for my client, Jean. Since there were so many hard lines in the piecing of the quilt top we decided to go with a modern swirl pantograph titled “Bubbles” to soften the look of the quilt using a white thread colour. Enjoy the photos.

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Quilt Restoration

A client approached me to restore a quilt her grandmother had made her many years ago. Amazingly the top was intact but the binding was very much coming apart. It came apart very easily. As the original batting was an old polyester and since the quilt had been washed so many times over the years it was falling apart. I advised the client that we could keep the original batting but it would be nice to add an extra layer of cotton batting. We did this and it really added to the cuddle quality. It was also interesting the tie

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Fall Quilt for My Grandparents

My grandparents are my biggest fans when it comes to my quilting. I made the king-sized “Christmas Beast” quilt for my parents (their daughter) and every time we are all at my parents house my grandfather looks at it and talks about how great he thinks it is. How could I not want to make them their very own quilt? I presented this one to them at our Christmas 2014 celebration. I had purchased an autumn themed layer cake because I loved the tones of the fabric. When the Missouri Star Quilt Company came up with their mystery quilt-along for

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Lady with Parasol Quilt

I quilted this beauty for a client whose mother-in-law appliqued the ladies it by hand. The pieces were coming up so we decided to quilt over them to tack them down better. I used white thread so that it blends in very well and for a distance you cannot see the threads at all. Here is the full layout of the quilt. I did not bind it so this was as complete as I worked it. I’m sharing this project finish on these Linky Parties.

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Nash Schnibbles Quilt

I finally finished the queen-sized quilt I have been wanting to make for my daughter. My son got one when he was two but I didn’t have just the right one in mind for my daughter until a girlfriend and I went to a quilt show and I found the most adorable jelly roll of Snap Pop by Moda. She told me that she had the matching charm pack so I got both and was on the search for a pattern. Now that Ava is 9 years old I wanted it to be something that could grow with her into

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Keeping Busy with Crafts

I haven’t had the mindset or the arm strength to finish any projects but here is what I’m playing with this week craft-wise. I wasn’t really looking for a new project but I found this really fun pattern that uses two contrasting variegated yarn colours to make a scarf. This yarn is Bernat Mosaic. I’m loving how it’s working up! I have some gorgeous alpaca/silk blend yarn to crochet a pair of baby sandals. Still on the first one but isn’t it adorable?! I’m working on machine quilting this lovely quilt to be donated through the Victoria’s Quilt organization. After several

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Quilting Injury

I had a marathon quilting session on the Easter weekend (April 3-6). I successfully long-arm quilted two queen-size quilts and one king-size quilt in 2.5 very long days. There was a push for me to finish these all as we were visiting my mother-in-law who has a king-sized frame (mine only holds up to a queen) and since I had 4 days up there I decided it was the perfect opportunity to focus and complete these quilts. The downside was that after 13 hour days my arms started to hurt. Turns out I gave myself “tennis elbow”. I have been

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Project RED

I volunteer my longarm quilting services for Project RED, an organization that makes quilts which are then given to local agencies such as Grand River Hospital Pediatrics and Children’s Aid, as well as those in need around the world. This time I received two panels to make up. It was great practice for my new pantograph “Modern Twist”. The first quilt is a Mary Engelbreit piece. You can see the quilting very nicely on the back. The second is a tractor. Do you make crafts for charity and, if so, what do you make?

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